“That was why they called it temptation—it never presented itself as something ugly, or tepid, or harmless; no, it came in the guise of glorious feelings and a sense of utter rightness, even when it was wrong. That was why one needed principles.”
4.5 disco balls
Published: September 3, 2019 by Berkley
Category: Romance, Historical Fiction
A sassy spirited story that I enjoyed immensely. Read More »
“Relationships are a lot like houses: without a good foundation, they’ll crumble.”
4 disco balls
Publish date: March 24, 2020 by Gallery Books
Category: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick-lit
If you can’t tell by now, rom-coms are my jam. They can be silly, over-the-top, happily ever after overload, sugary sweet, delicious, delectable…oh wait, I think I may be talking about dessert now ha!
Writing duo Christina Lauren’s new one The Honey-Don’t List did not disappoint. True to form, it included witty banter, page-turning character chemistry, and a leading man that you will want to be your book boyfriend.They really do know how to write a male lead.Read More »
Published: March 3, 2020 by Graydon House
Category: Historical Fiction, Women’s Fiction picked by Good Morning America as one of the books to read while you’re stuck at home
I LOVED this unique take on historical fiction. Also, for book cover judgers like myself…this cover is stunning! It’s easily become one of my favorites!
We meet three generations of women and a 60 year-old wedding dress designed with the iconic Grace Kelly wedding dress in mind; we will learn what this dress means to each one of these women. Who knew one dress could hold secrets, white lies, hidden lusts, heartaches, and new beginnings? Read More »
Published: April 7, 2020 by Sourcebooks
Category: Young Adult
Quick, cute read. I wonder if we are going to get a sequel…don’t fret, it doesn’t end with a cliffhanger (sorry for that light spoiler, you know how I feel about spoilers BUT I HATE cliffhangers even more). Pardon that interruption, we will now continue our scheduled programming:
Both lead characters remind me of a combination of Goonies characters. I’ll explain a bit later…Read More »
Publish date: April 14, 2020 by Forever
Category: Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick lit
<— This is how I feel about this book. I have been holding this review in, waiting for pub day and I am EXPLODING with excitement that its finally out in the world!
5 STAR HERO:
It was the perfect rom-com that snapped me out of my reading rut. I DNF’d the 3 books I picked up before this…my rut was on a serious downward spiral, but I digress.I read it in ONE DAY by alternating between audio and book; both of which I loved.
Published: March 3, 2020 by St. Martin’s Press
Category: Thriller, Suspense
This dynamic duo’s novel The Wife Between Us was one of the first physical arcs I received when I started my account two years ago. I LOVED it – as well as An Anonymous Girl– so I was pumped to get a copy of their latest suspense read: You Are Not Alone.
Thriller fans rejoice. My poor anxious heart couldn’t bear what was happening with Shay: I wanted to yell at her many, many times.
“I think we allow ourselves to hurt the people we love the most because we know they won’t abandon us.” – The Most Fun We Ever Had
5 disco balls
Published: June 25, 2019 by Doubleday
Length: 20 hours and 33 minutes, narrated by Emily Rankin
Category: Contemporary Fiction, Family Saga Women’s Prize for Fiction Nominee for Longlist (2020), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction and for Debut Novel (2019)
At 20+ hours this audiobook was at times killing me: as in I wanted to know what the heck was going to happen and when I’d look at how much time I had left it never seemed to end! I called my friend who read it and demanded spoilers, because I couldn’t take it anymore to which she lovingly declined. Thank goodness 😉
on a side note: while cooped up at home these next few weeks why not try an audiobook?! They certainly make doing chores more interesting.
When I can’t focus and my reading mojo is suffering: I give audiobooks a whirl! I will admit I never gave audiobooks a second thought until last year, and now have no idea why.
Audiobooks have been great for road trips, while running errands, and they have been my savior when I am forced to do laundry (I hate this chore with a passion). SNR Jr. and I have daily early morning audiobook sessions; her first morning bottle we cuddle in our rocking chair and listen to a chapter of whatever I am listening to at the moment.
If you’ve read my reviews before you will know how I feel about narrators: they can make or break a book! And, if you are needing some recommendations check out my Libro.fm Top Picks Playlist.Happy Listening! XO
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“People think it’s all snakes and scorpions out there in the oil patch but hell, those are the most harmless things in the country. At least the rattlesnakes let you know they’re coming.” – Karla, Valentine
4 disco balls
Pub Date: March 31, 2020 by Harper
Category: Historical Fiction
A powerful, emotion fueled debut novel that is deserving of a read.
I’m speechless and will be suffering from a book hangover for some time. From the first chapter this book had my nerves twisted and heart racing.Read More »
Author Bohjalian is a talented storyteller: you can tell how much research he put into the story and the result was a well crafted, thought provoking thriller.
– Nikki, Saturday Nite Reader
4 disco balls
Pub Date: March 17, 2020 by Doubleday
Category: Thriller, Suspense
I read most of the book while commuting on the PATH train and let me tell you, there was this one scene I couldn’t get to my office fast enough to wash my hands for what felt like 10 minutes. The dude next to me had BOTH hands on the pole and I wanted to warn him of the germs on that thing!Read More »