It’s book day! Linking up with Steph and Jana. I have read books from some of my favorite authors this month! So much goodness sprinkled in just a few weeks!

In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren

In a Holidaze

So this book is basically Groundhogs Day, Christmas style. While I am not sure I completely loved that part of the plot line in the beginning, the book definitely rallied for me. I really loved the chosen framily and getting together every year in the same place for Christmas. Getting to see the different relationships in the group and the nostalgia of their traditions gave me all the feels. Once we get into Mae and Andrew’s story, it definitely picked up for me. I found myself smiling a lot. I really loved the ending. Christina Lauren is definitely a favorite of mine. I am going to say that this one and their last one are not my absolute favorite reads from them. But they are still enjoyable!!

Bottom Line: Cute read!

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

When No One Is Watching by Alyssa Cole

When No One Is Watching

You guys, this book!!!! So this is a social thriller, with a little romantic subplot thrown in. I loved both Sydney and Theo, and you really get a lot of build up in the beginning about who they are, and their neighborhood. I am going to be honest and say that the pacing of the book is a little off. I feel like not much happened in the beginning, other than you are getting to know the characters, the people of the neighborhood, the neighborhood app where some side stuff is going down. Then stuff starts coming together some, and then everything happens right at the end and you are like OMG OMG! And then it is over.

Like any good thriller, the plot of the story really has you thinking about how this can and does really happen! And that is quite scary. Gentrification of a neighborhood isn’t always a good thing. This book shows you to follow the money to uncover the power. It also talks a lot about injustices that some black communities endure.

Bottom Line: Everyone needs to read this. It was hard to put down and left me thinking a lot.

**I received a copy of When No One Is Watching from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich

Twisted Twenty-Six (Stephanie Plum, #26)

I do love Stephanie Plum! Of course we have all the crazy shenanigans, a good who done it story line to follow, and we get lots of Grandma Mazur in this one. Who is suddenly very wise. Stephanie finally admits that the bond agent life might not be for her. There isn’t as much about the triangle with Morelli and Ranger as there usually is. Overall, another solid, enjoyable read!

Bottom Line: I love this series, the characters are some of my favorite. There are so many books, you have to be committed! Definitely recommend.

The Trouble with Quarterbacks by RS Grey

The Trouble With Quarterbacks

I absolutely loved Candace and Logan! Logan might be one of my new favorite book crushes. Seriously though, this is definitely what I have come to expect from RS Grey. I laughed and had all the warm fuzzies while reading this book. I love the British preschool teacher vs professional football player plot. It sort of reminds me of royal love stories where you have the drama of living in the spot light. I also enjoyed the banter between Candace and her two roommates. Squad goals!!! This was such a fun read and just what I needed.

Bottom Line: Read it!

**I received a copy of The Trouble with Quarterbacks from RS Grey in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are of my own.**

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Layla by Colleen Hoover

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 11, 2020 at 8:02 am

    I really want to read the first two! You’ve turned me into a Christina Lauren fan.

  • Reply Laura August 11, 2020 at 9:11 am

    That Alyssa Cole one sounds straight up my alley!! I’m going to need to get on that asap!! And of course, I’m going to need to get my hands on that Lauren book.

  • Reply SMD August 11, 2020 at 10:53 am

    I pre-ordered the Alyssa Cole from Harriett’s Bookshop! It ships Sept 1 and I can’t wait. I also can’t believe how close that is LOL.

    I like when there’s a lot of Grandma Mazur. But do we think Stephanie is ever going to quit the bond agent life?

  • Reply Kate August 11, 2020 at 11:41 am

    I’ve been wanting to dive into another social thriller since Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train so I need to read When No One is Watching!

  • Reply Kristin August 11, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I’ve been denied the Alyssa Cole book on Netgalley LOL. And it’s not out yet to get from the library. So…on the TBR it stays!

  • Reply Missy@MySh*ttyKitchen August 11, 2020 at 12:24 pm

    Sounds like a good month of reading. When no one is watching is going on my list and I think I will suggest it to book club!

  • Reply Michael August 11, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    No One is Watching sounds like a good book! Adding it. I think Layla is on my TBR.

  • Reply Kay R.D. August 11, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    The CL sounds cute. How is the Colleen Hoover going? I have a love hate relationship with hoover. I either absolutely love her books or despise them lol

  • Reply Nancy @ NY Foodie Family August 11, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    I didn’t realize Colleen Hoover had a new book coming out…..I’m going to have to read that! I just put When No One is Watching on hold. It had been on my to read list, but I need a good suspense book to read. Holidaze sounds like a fun holiday read. Will try to read it in December.

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 11, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    I really want to read When No One is Watching so I’m glad you loved it. Good to know it can be a bit slow in the beginning though.


  • Reply Rebecca Jo Vincent August 11, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    OK – adding When No One is watching to my list!!!!
    I laughed you read a christmas book 🙂 Christmas in July!

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says August 11, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    The Alyssa Cole book sounds like one I’d enjoy.

    Does R.S Grey publish a book every month? I feel like there’s always one or two reviews of her books during every SUYB.

  • Reply Julie August 11, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    I have the holidaze book on my tbr list, can’t wait!

  • Reply Kimberly August 12, 2020 at 12:15 pm

    I’m popping Holidaze on the TBR with the hopes of reading it closer to Christmas. The cover of When No One Is Watching is gorgeous!

  • Reply Becki August 12, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Sounds like you enjoyed some good reads this month 🙂 I’ve got an older Christina Lauren book on my TBR pile – I haven’t read one yet but I hear great things about them as authors. Thanks for sharing and have a good monthy!

  • Reply Danielle August 13, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    I heard Layla was good. I just put When No One is Watching on my list.

  • Reply Tanya @ A Mindful Migration August 15, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    I was a diehard Stephanie Plum fan but then the formula started to get a little stale for me. But every so often I pick one up again and enjoy the heck out of it. It’s probably time for me to pick up another one!

  • Reply Heather August 18, 2020 at 12:14 pm

    Yay I’m glad you enjoyed both of those first two – they are on my immediate TBR!!

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