Hey Friends! so I am here today with my last round up for April and unfortunatly I didn’t write my reviews right away so some of my reviews won’t be as in depth and just more of a general feeling. I also will probably not be recapping the books I read in my reviews. Let me know below if you like summaries in your reviews.
Lover Unveiled by J. R. Ward – 4 Stars – I am so far behind with my reviews and I read this one so long ago that I am struggling with the particulars of this book. I know we got Sahvages story and I always love when we get to meet Brothers from the past. This book is number 19 in the series so we get to see some of our favorite characters again. If you love fun urban fantasies with vampires I would highly recommend picking up this series and I would start with book #1 Dark Lover because there is a huge sweeping story that covers the entire series.
To Love and To Loathe by Martha Waters – 3 Stars This story follows the widow Lady Diana Templeton as she decides to help out her friend the Marquess of Willingham in matters of a delicate nature. After breaking things off with his lates mistress Jeremy learns he may not be as good at certain things as he assumed so he asks Diana for some feedback. The banter between these two was pretty good and I enjoyed the story. I had a few small problems one of which was that after learning something delicate about another character who she says she will tell no one of, she then goes onto blab it to multiple other people. I just found this a bad character trait and took away some of my enjoyment of the book. I am curious as to who the next book will be about but I think I can make a guess and I will pick it up once it comes out. I really enjoyed the setting and characters and will be glad to revisit them all again. If you enjoy friends to lovers with some angst between them then I would recommend picking this one up. Thank you to Atria books and Netgalley for my gifted copy for review.
The Secret Bridesmaid by Katy Birchall – 4 Stars I am not usually of fan of books that are centered around weddings but this cover really drew me in. I am so glad I read it because The Secret Bridesmaid was a delight to read! Sophie is a professional bridesmaid meaning she is hired by the bride to help out with wedding stuff and no one knows that she is paid to be there. Sophie gets hired by Marchioness Meade to help her daughter behind the scenes but the daughter Cordelia is having non of it!! In between Sophie trying to not get fired or run off by bride and also trying not crush on the bride’s brother we get snippets for what she has to go through for the other weddings she has been hired for. My favorite was the Star Wars themed wedding where she is asked to dress up like Chewbacca and also learn to sound like him. I was impressed with how Sophie could keep her calm during all the different things she had to go through. I already know I wouldn’t have lasted a day. I really enjoyed the different relationships that Sophie had with the brides, the wedding parties, her friends and family and even a crush. Highly recommend if you are in the mood for a very funny read! Thank you St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for my gifted copy for review.
Love Her or Lose Her by Tessa Bailey – 2 Stars I basically hate read this book. I didn’t like either character and the main male really made me angry. This book follows a married couple who have some problems and the main character decides she wants to separate and the husband does not. I usually like books about married couples as I have been married a long time and I like seeing that in my romances but this one just didn’t work. I think I could have liked it more if the main male character didn’t only have two mind sets, to have sex or protect her. Thats all his inner thoughts were about and it got really old! I don’t have a lot to say other than I loved Fix Her up which was book #1 in this series and was sad this one didn’t work for me.
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne – 4.5 Stars I wanted to go into this book with no expectations because The Hating Game is one of my all time favorite books and Im not sure another can replace it. I am happy to say while it didn’t reach THG status it did give me all the feels and I really enjoyed it. I loved the main characters Ruthie and Teddy and he was a like a big teddy bear that I just wanted to cuddle! I also was surprised the other relationships in this book. I loved Ruthie’s friendships with some of the residences and her co-worker. I also loved the turtles in this book 🐢 Ruthie is a shy sheltered girl who works and lives in a retirement home and she suffers from anxiety and refuses to ever leave the property. Teddy on the outside
The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda – 3 Stars This book took some getting into. I had started it over a year ago and set it aside because it just didn’t grab me. I ended up listening to the audio book and I ended up liking it. It is not my favorite Megan Miranda book but it was still enjoyable. There were some twists at the end that I did not see coming and thats what I like in my mystery/thrillers.