Linking up with Steph and Jana. I debated about linking up today, because I only have two books to share with you. I hit a major reading rut this month. It was really nothing to do with either of these book, and everything to do with my mood. I just didn’t feel like reading. Work has been busy, not doing anything has been getting to me, I am just over everything. I spent way too much time getting angry about what I saw on social media, and I just wanted to chill out and not read. Very unlike me. I feel like I am coming back though, so here we go!
Layla by Colleen Hoover
I love a good Colleen Hoover book. She is usually a solid read for me. I don’t know what I was expecting when I picked up this book, but this was not it!!!! I don’t really know what I want to share about it, because I don’t want to ruin this book for anyone. I highly suggest you don’t read reviews, because you can barely talk about this book without giving spoilers.
Let me just say that this is very different than any Colleen Hoover book I have read. I was not expecting this. This book creeped me the hell out for awhile. I found the whole premise interesting, though, if I had known in advanced, I may not have reached for it. So I am glad I didn’t know. I loved the format of the book. You start out in an interview, and then the book goes back and forth between Leeds recollection over the past few weeks, and then back to present day in the interview. You get mad at Leeds for awhile, or at least I did. Basically your emotions are a roller coaster in this book. And when the end comes, it is the end, no epilogue. I sort of wish there was one, but it isn’t exactly unfinished either. I think have just gotten used to there being just a little more at the end, you know?
Bottom Line: Read it! Go in to it knowing nothing. It will make it so much better.
**I received a copy of Layla from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are of my own.**
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras
I finished this one in just a few sittings. It was just what I needed to get out of my rut! This was such a cute book, but also had some depth to it. The main character is a social media influencer and youngest from a family of doctors. You learn about her problems pretty early on, and things she is working on to overcome them. She also has a rift with a few family members. And I loved meeting the Navarro family as well! Luis has his own secret from the past, and trouble with his youngest brother. The way they met and he agreed to this charade in the beginning was a little quick, rushed and easy. But the rest of this book was so good! The chemistry, the banter, and the characters in this book were great. I really love that we got to see the two main characters grow, as well as the family dynamics change.
Bottom Line: Read it This is my first from this author, and wont be my last.