Hello Book Friends! I hope everyone is having a good summer! I am finding it really hard to concentrate on things. My reading is really good for the month but Im finding it hard to write down any of my thoughts about the books. So this month I am just going to dive very brief reviews except for the books that I needed to do actual reviews for. Hopefully next month is better.
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall – 4.5 Stars I basically went in to this book blind, all I knew was that Christina Lauren loved it so I needed to read it. So I was not expecting this to be a fake dating story, which I have previously said is not my favorite trope. However, this was also a little enemies to lover which is my favorite! Here we are following Luc who is struggling at his job for fundraising for dung beetles because of some bad press. In order to make sure he is not fired he has come up with a plan to have a respectable fake boyfriend. Enter Oliver, a somewhat uptight Barrister. The two have known of each other for a couple of years due to a mutual friend, so when Luc needed a boyfriend Oliver was willing to help out! I loved their relationship from the start. The animosity was just the right amount! Both Luc and Oliver have personal things that they need to overcome in this story and I thought it added some great depth. This books was at times both funny and heartbreaking and I could not put it down! I read this in less than 24 hours, it was so good!! I also loved the reference of Happy Hippos which happens to be my all time favorite candy! I can’t wait to read more from Alexis in the future! Thank you Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for my review copy!
Feels Like Falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey – 4 Stars This was my first book by Kristy Woodson Harvey and I enjoyed it so much I went and bought two other books by her. This was a story about two women who come together under weird circumstances and form a friendship that they both needed. I enjoyed the friendship between the two as well as their romantic relationships. If you are looking for an enjoyable beach read I highly recommend this one.
Long Bright River by Liz Moore – 2 Stars I am not sure what I can say about this one except the more I think about it the less I like it. This book follows a cop outside Philadelphia who works the area where a lot drug abuse goes on also while looking for her missing sister who is a user. I believe I am in the minority with my feelings on this book but for whatever reason it just didn’t work for me.
The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa – 5 Stars I absolutely loved this book! It featured my favorite trope of enemies to lovers! Loved this book and all of the family dynamics in it. Can’t wait to read more books from her.
Barefoot Season by Susan Mallery – 3.5 stars Fun, easy read about a woman who moves back home after serving in the military to run her family’s bed and breakfast. When she gets home things are not what she thought and she has to figure out where to go from there all while dealing with PTSD from the War.