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