Linking up with Steph and Jana. I knocked a couple more off my Netgalley shelf. Yay!!! I had four solid reads, and one very meh cant recommend it one this month. What about you?

Royal Player by Katie McCoy

Royal Player (All-Stars #1)

This was a cute read! It reminded me a lot of The Royal We, but also not. The male character in this book is a prince, but also the underdog in Wimbledon . I have never really read a book that involved tennis before, nor am I much a fan of the sport in general (boring!) but I actually quite enjoyed that plot line for the book. I liked both Charlie and Emmy.

Bottom Line: If you are looking for a light romance read, this is a cute one.

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier

Little Secrets

This books covers one of my worst fears, missing children. It hooked me from the very beginning, and alternates between the two female characters. Both are rather unlike-bale, if I am being honest. It didn’t take anything away from the book for me though. I love a book like this, there are twists and turns. It is dark and emotional, and you know something is off but you cant put your finger on it. This was definitely a solid read for me.

Bottom Line: Read it!!!

**I received a copy of Little Secrets from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

The Trouble with Tabbies by A. Ge. Henley

The Trouble with Tabbies (Love & Pets, #2)

I picked this one up for free on Amazon. These types of books can go either way for me. I haven’t read anything by this author before, but that is about to change. This book was totally adorable! I loved Bea and Seb, and even though the book was rather short, I didn’t feel like it was rushed at all. You definitely see them grow and develop. I loved the troubled family drama throughout the book. It was a really cute read, and I hope to continue on with the series and read more from the author.

Bottom Line: Adorable, read it! For those of you who don’t like the steamy scenes, this one is for you. There really aren’t any.

One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase

One Night at the Lake

So this book goes back and forth between Leah (7 years ago) and June (current day.) We know something happened to Leah 7 years ago at the lake, and now June is engaged to the same guy Leah was back then. The thing is, we don’t find out what actually happens until about 80-85% into the book. And to me, it was sort of a huge lead up to a bunch of nothing. There was a twist, but it wasn’t a shocking twist. And I was starting to get bored with the story. To me there is an ick factor of the weird little love triangle. I did like Leah and June as characters, but it wasn’t enough for me to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

Bottom Line: Meh, I would skip this one.

**I received a copy of Little Secrets from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey

Love the One You Hate

A new RS Grey book? Sign me up! There was something different about this one versus some of her others, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Not in a bad way, just different. I really enjoyed Maren as a character, and loved Cornelia! I felt like I wanted to get to know Nicholas a little more.

There were a lot of side characters and side plots in this one as well. We really get to see Maren grow as a character, and I think maybe that is what is different about this book? It is more about Maren and her growth, and the romance is more of one of the subplots. It focuses not only on the relationship between Maren and Nicholas, but also Maren and Cornelia. Honestly though, it worked in this book. I couldn’t put it down.

Bottom Line: Read it. RS Grey fans will enjoy.

**I received an ARC of Love the One You Hate from the author in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

Currently Reading

Neanderthal Seeks Human by Penny Reid

Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City, #1)

I need a palette cleanser after the disappointment of One Night at the Lake.

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  • Reply Kristin Darhower May 12, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Jennifer Hillier’s Jar of Hearts kept me up at night because it was so disturbing. I would read this one but the missing kid thing is a huge trigger.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer May 12, 2020 at 8:41 am

    I mean that first book cover…

    The Trouble with Tabbies looks right up my alley!

  • Reply Laura May 12, 2020 at 11:03 am

    OOOO, I’m reading Jar Of Hearts now by Hillier, so I’m going to have to check that one out too!! I love your love for RS Grey. 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent May 12, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Since tennis IS the only sport I watch, I’m totally checking out that first book. That excited me the idea of mixing that & The Royal We!!!

    • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent May 12, 2020 at 11:49 am

      YAHOOO – just download it – saw it was FREE on Kindle. Thanks for the heads up on this one!

  • Reply Carolann May 12, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    Curious what you end up thinking about Neanderthal Seeks Human!

  • Reply Dani May 12, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    I still want to read Jar of Hearts by Hillier, but I’ll probably read this one first!!

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration May 12, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    So you had me at Tabbies and while it’s normally not my kind of book, these are weird times so let’s read things I normally don’t. 😀 I feel like I’m the only one who hasn’t read an R.S. Grey book and need to take care of that soon.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says May 12, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    I struggle with stuff about missing kids, too.

  • Reply Julie May 12, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    That Jennifer Hillier looks like an interesting read. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply kristen May 12, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    i’m glad you say skip the one night at the lake book since i did skip it years ago lol. hope you like the penny reid book. very interesting about the RS Grey book! i wonder if that’ll be her new style…

  • Reply Nancy @ NY Foodie Family May 12, 2020 at 7:35 pm

    Little Secrets is on my to read list. I really liked Jar of Hearts. I’ve never read anything by R.S. Grey….and just looked on Goodreads and didn’t realize she’s written so many books!

  • Reply Biana May 13, 2020 at 9:22 am

    I really like bethany chase books and such a fan of RS grey, getting her new one ASAP!! I just finished the housekeeper and it was really good! xo, Biana

  • Reply SMD May 13, 2020 at 9:44 am

    I love the cover of the lake one. Shame it was meh.

    I liked the Jennifer Hillier!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag May 13, 2020 at 10:34 am

    One Night at the Lake has such a good premise – that’s a bummer it just didn’t work. Thanks for sharing! I’m glad you liked most of your current reads.


  • Reply Tanya May 13, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    I can’t wait to read Little Secrets! I loved Jar of Hearts. My latest book reviews ~ Tanya – The Other Side of the Road

  • Reply Becki May 14, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Sounds like some fun reads this month. Thanks for sharing and have a great month!

  • Reply Audrey May 18, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Adding that R.S. Grey one to my tbr list! (Thanks!) Royal Player sounds cute- I loved The Royal We!

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