I’ve been a bit MIA but I just had to come back and blog about my favorite small town series! If you don’t already know, I had a soft spot for an Alaskan Yeti named Jonah (my main book boyfriend, ha!). So did Marie, his best friend. But she had to watch him fall in love with someone else over the span of 2.5 books. Well now our loyal friend Marie is getting her own well-deserved story. AND, I fear the Yeti may have lost his top spot as my book boyfriend to Tyler Brady (whom I pictured as Sam Hunt).
To rewind, if you haven’t read The Simple Wild series…you MUST! Besides the building love story of the main characters – you cannot help but fall in love with the quaint town and its supporting characters. Which is why I screamed in excitement when I was able to get access to an advanced copy of veterinarian Marie’s story, Running Wild. OH MAN WAS IT GOOD!It was so nice to be back in Alaska…even in the middle of winter here in the Northeast I didn’t mind the fictional cold.
Publish date: May 11, 2021 by Berkley
Category: Romance, Rom-Com
People We Meet on Vacation is now available!
Get your orders in with your local bookstores!
From the author of Beach Read (my 2020 Book of the Summer) comes my 2021 Book of the Summer: People We Meet on Vacation!
Before I jump in I know its been a hot minute since I’ve graced my small corner of the internet with my presence…you know a new baby, the pandemic, a new job and then another new job I’ve been a bit preoccupied. I hope everyone is safe and healthy: I’m sending you all positive vibes. Thank you for sticking around xo
Publish date: September 8, 2020 by Atria
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Anxious People pubs today! Backman Fans: get your orders in with your local bookstores now!
My first Backman book was A Man Called Ove, then I went on to read Beartown and Us Against You; I instantly became an auto-buy Backman fan so when Atria Books provided me with an advanced reader ebook I felt like I WON the lottery!!
Anxious People did not disappoint, the writing was MAGNIFICENT. so clever and sharp. I loved every single character. It wasn’t a thriller per se, but it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
True to its title, my anxiety level while reading was super high.
Publish date: April 28, 2020 by Riverhead
Category: Literary Fiction, Coming of Age
Little Family pubs today! Check out your local bookstore for ordering details.
I stayed up way past my bedtime one night so I could finish.When I was trying to find the words to describe my reading journey, I was having some difficulty in finding the right words to portray just how quietly beautiful the written words were. When this happens I usually re-read the book jacket for a spark and the word “tender” immediately jumped out at me. It is the perfect word to describe this book.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.
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 »
Publish date: October 22, 2019 by Gallery Books
Length: 9 hours and 30 minutes, narrated by Erin Mallon
Category: Contemporary Romance, Chick-lit
This was my first audiobook with Libro.fm and I am super thankful I was able to listen to it as part of their Influencer ALC program (Audiobook Listening Copies). I ate it up and finished in less than 3 days: which is no surprise as Christina Lauren romances are my jam.
This love story reminds me of when I was a tween playing with my Barbie & Ken dolls. After watching General Hospital with my mom (what is Sonny taking to look the same 20 yrs later) I would think up the most outlandish storylines of how Ken had to win over Barbie. Twice in a Blue Moon was reminiscent of those times: a bit over the top like the Pretty Woman love story but you still watch it, love it, and root for them every time.Read More »