Jasmine Guillory could write books as part of the “Wedding Date” series for the rest of her life and I would read every single one. They are just fun, quick, enjoyable romances with great in-depth characters and happily ever afters. This is the third in the series and I think I loved this one the most.
I am on a romance reading kick right now due to my reading group studying the genre so I was looking forward to reading this book based on the good reviews and the description: a romance set in a bookstore with literacy references and romance heroes straight from novels. However, this book really didn’t live up to my expectations despite it having some really good characters and being pretty well written.
Sometimes a book comes along that is exactly what you think it’s going to be…like when a book is called “Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny.” I went into this book hoping to read a hot romance about two attractive people and that’s what I got. However, the actual story was pretty good and there was substance to the characters that I didn’t expect. This was a great contemporary romance that I would recommend to romance fans.
This is not a book I would typically read but when the assignment for my reading group requires a contemporary romantic suspense book, here we are. This wasn’t a bad book, but I felt the description was in accurate and in the end, it was meh.
Oh Evelyn Hugo, I adore you. For a while now, I have had friends whose book tastes I trust tell me that I needed to read “The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.” So when my book club chose it for their monthly read, I was excited to finally have a reason to pick it up. I expected a quick, light read about a Hollywood starlet and her various relationships and scandals. What I didn’t expect was a heart-breaking, humorous, intriguing story that left me thinking about it for days after I had finished. I cannot recommend this book enough.
They say never judge a book by the cover but the reason I requested an ARC copy of the newest from Tessa Bailey was due, in part, to the bright and colorful cover. I expected a fun read about 2 people falling in love with the backdrop of house flipping. While this book wasn’t anything like that, I enjoyed it and would definitely read the next in the series as well as more from Bailey.
There were things that I really enjoyed about this book and found myself wanting to find out how everyone’s lives were affected by the horoscopes. There were other things that annoyed me and prevented me from giving this a higher ratting but it was a quick, fun read and I would recommend it as a summer read.
When “The Nest” was released in 2016, I remember it being on every “must read” or “best of” list I saw. It seemed to be the hottest book that year and it immediately went on my list of to be read. And that’s where it stayed….until I needed a book about a family for one of my reading challenges. I am so glad I finally read this book because it was like nothing I expected it to be and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would.
Reading poetry is a skill and one that I have not used in a while. I used to read more in my teens and twenties and have no valid reason for waiting so long to pick up a book of poetry again. That’s why I appreciated that a prompt on one of my reading challenges was a collection of poetry published since 2014. This was a great excuse to seek out new poets and new collections and I enjoyed my experience with The Black Maria, even if I found myself confused by the format.