I was going to do my weekend shenanigans post yesterday, but honestly, there wasn’t much to share. We took a car ride, we played around the house, cooking, dishes, same ol’ as of lately. Today I am linking up with Steph and Jana to share my books for the month.

We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin

We Are All the Same in the Dark

I am going to be honest and say that this book was slow going in the beginning and took me awhile to get into. It has really good reviews, so I powered through knowing something was coming. I saw a few people call this a thriller. I wouldn’t use those words, at all. It is more of a slow-burn mystery. It started out with Wyatt’s POV, and I cared nothing about it. Then came Odette, and I enjoyed her more…but my attention was still not all there. Finally when we get Angel’s POV, I really started getting into it. There was definitely a twist at the end that I did not see coming!!! And maybe if I cared more about details in the beginning I would have picked up on it more? But who knows. So it has the surprise element going for it.

Bottom Line: If you have the patience for a slow burn mystery, this might be for you. I thought the writing itself was great, and it was definitely an interesting story.

**I received a copy of We Are All the Same in the Dark from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

Burn For Me by Lea Coll

Burn for Me (All I Want, #3)

This is the third book in the series. I didn’t read the first two, but the characters from them are in this book. You don’t need to read it them enjoy this one. And enjoy I did. I couldn’t put it down. A good enemy to lovers story that was hot hot hot with chemistry. I liked both Ashley and Logan. Obviously, all good love stories include miscommunication between the characters, holding back because of past hurt, etc. I plan to read the next in the series and may go back to read the first two even though I know how those turn out.

Bottom Line: Good romance read.

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

The Unhoneymooners

I have been on the wait list for almost a year on this one! I just love CL! I really loved both Olive and Ethan, and the chemistry between the two was perfect. The book was fall to black romance scenes, which I wasn’t expecting from Christina Lauren. So if you aren’t a fan of that aspect of a romance book, then you might like this one. I laughed out loud so many times throughout this book, and smiled, and got angry, and felt it all.

Bottom Line: Highly recommend this one! Especially right now, the perfect summer/beach read.

No More Bad Dates by Kate O’Keefe

No More Bad Dates (High Tea, #1)

This was a cute book about bad dates, trying to find the right one, and finding yourself in the process. It was a quick, fun read. I laughed out loud at some of her dating experiences, because I have been there.

Bottom Line: Fun Romcom that passed the time just fine. I thought the cover was really cute.

Rounding Third by Michelle Lynn

Rounding Third (Infield, #1)

This one is full of first love, second chances, heartbreak and tragedy. I am going to be honest, I am not a huge fan of college romance novels. I didn’t realize that was what this was before starting it. But both characters are so broken from the tragedy that they went through together, it didn’t feel too light. I love a second chance romance if it is done right, and this one was! Watching the characters grow and overcome their past was heartwarming.

Bottom Line: This isn’t usually my favorite type of romance, but I actually really enjoyed it. I grabbed it for free on Amazon and felt it was worth the read.

Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey

Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered, #2)

I am becoming a huge fan of Tessa Bailey. I read the third book first, but that is neither here to there. This series is really fun, and I definitely plan to continue with it! I really liked Rosie and Dominc.I felt like the assessment of their marriage was realistic. That you get comfortable in the every day and let things slide, take things for granted, etc. I read the Love Language book many years ago, and I think I might revisit it after reading this book. They definitely talk about that a lot. I will say, I absolutely hated Dominic calling Rosie “honey girl.” I don’t know why, but it drove me crazy. It was fun getting to see the start of Bethany and Wes which are in the third book, and reading about all the other characters in this series.

Bottom Line: Really cute romcom series, definitely recommend!

Currently Reading

This one just came off hold from the library. I have been on the wait list since November 2019.

Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26)
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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer July 14, 2020 at 8:49 am

    The Unhoneymooners has been on my list forever! And I really liked Love Her or Lose Her!

  • Reply laura July 14, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Unhoneymooners!!!! Yay!!! I’ve heard some really good things about Tessa Bailey – I need to hop on that train for sure!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag July 14, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Woah, that is one LONG hold. I hope it’s an awesome book.

    I have one book by Christina Lauren that I need to read, but they have a few I’m super curious about.


  • Reply Dani July 14, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    I’m so glad to see one of CL’s more recent books that everyone seems to love- I was getting nervous after I didn’t really like The Honey Don’t List! Are you working backwards on the Tessa Bailey?! I get annoyed when I read them out of order because I often get confused, so definitely starting with Fix Her Up, which is already on my TBR! I had no idea the Evanovich series was still going- you’ve got patience, girl!

  • Reply Maureen July 14, 2020 at 1:16 pm

    The Unhoneymooners is on my list! So glad you liked it and I cannot wait to read it for myself. Come on waitlist! Happy Tuesday!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  • Reply SMD July 14, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    Whenever a number book comes up, I have to go and see if I’ve read that. As it turns out I am more than a few behind.

  • Reply Kay R.D. July 14, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    The unhoneymooners was definitely a cute read. Im reading the Tessa Bailey shortly!

  • Reply kristen July 14, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    ugh college romances. not my jam at all. burn for me sounds cute. holy moly, can’t believe you were on hold for that long for the new stephanie plum book! it better be good!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent July 14, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    SO I guess CL is a great writer? I loved the unhoneymooners but that was my first book of hers & everyone keeps saying that. I’lkl have to see what else she’s written

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says July 14, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    This online bookclub I semi-belong to is reading The Unhoneymooners this month. As you know, that’s not really my thing so I’ll pass on it. But it does seem to get a lot of good reviews.

    November 2019?! That is INSANE.

  • Reply joanne July 14, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    I love Stephanie Plum! The Unhoneymooners was great too.

  • Reply Carly July 15, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Yes, I really liked the Unhoneymooners– definitely a perfect read for right now. And YAY for getting a book you’ve been waiting on for so long– that’s always so exciting, yet always crazy to wait so long, lol.

  • Reply Danielle July 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm

    That is a bummer about the first book. It is on my to be read list. I have wanted to read Unhoneymooners since it was on Younger.

  • Reply Carolann and Nick Chambers July 15, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    I just added We Are All the Same in the Dark to my list – it seems like something I would enjoy. I requested it from Netgalley but if I don’t get it I’ll try to get it from the library when it comes out

    • Reply carolann July 15, 2020 at 3:04 pm

      Oh my gosh I don’t know why Nick’s name came up there! Hahaha!

  • Reply Biana July 15, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    The unhoneymooner’s has been on my list for the longest time! I’m currently reading two books right now – one on my kindle and one in hard copy LOL! xo, BIana BlovedBoston

  • Reply Kristin July 15, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve never read a Stephanie Plum book and I don’t plan on starting now lol.
    But I totally believe that the wait list was that long…people freaking love them!

  • Reply Dara July 16, 2020 at 8:46 am

    I loved The Unhoneymooners. I didn’t really like Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey so I haven’t picked up the others in that series!

  • Reply Audrey July 17, 2020 at 10:48 am

    The Unhoneymooners is on my list, too! I need to pick it up soon! I want to read Love Her or Lose Her because I didn’t really enjoy Fix Her Up but I liked Rosie & wanted to see how it all plays out with Dom!

  • Reply Becki July 17, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    I have a different Christina Lauren on my TBR pile now, but I haven’t read one yet! I’m looking forward to it since so many people enjoy them 🙂 Thanks for sharing and enjoy your month

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