Reading Round Up – August 1st – 10th

Hey Friends! I am so behind on writing my reviews and getting my roundups posted this month! I am finding it hard to find things to say right now. So my next few might be short and sweet!

The Disappearing Act by Catherine Steadman – 4 Stars This was my first book by her and I am so glad I have more of her on my shelf to read! I really enjoyed this thriller about the lengths people will go to to be famous. I know Catherine Steadman is also an actress and I felt that a lot of scenes in this were authentic. Highly recommend this one if you like thrillers that revolve around the movie industry.

So We Meet Again by Suzanne Park – 4.5 Stars In this book we are following our main character Jessie Kim who has just been laid off on a zoom call. Not knowing what to do she ends up moving back in with her parents and then almost immediately comes in contact with her old rival Daniel Choi. Growing up both parents of Jessie and Daniel used the other as an example of what the perfect student looked like. Deciding to use her time off to work on her side project, which is a youtube cooking show and ends up needing Daniel’s help with streaming it. I really enjoyed this story and Jessie’s journey with starting a new venture and the support she gets from her mom and Daniel. One of my only complaint for this one was that things happen a little too quickly. Within like 6 months she becomes so popular that she gets a line of cookware in Target and in reality I just don’t think that would happen that fast. However, the writing was fantastic and every dish she made I wanted to make and eat right along with her. This book makes you so hungry! One quick note is that I would say this book is more woman’s fiction than a romance but still really cute! Thank you Avon and Harper Voyage for my gifted copy for review!

Just Folking Around by Penny Reid – 4 Stars This is a prequal to Penny Reid’s new series Good Folks: Modern Folktales. This one take place during Jethro and Sienna’s wedding and it is where Jackson meets Raquel. The two spend a memorable night together but then both goon their way. Beacuse this is such a short novella I don’t want to give to much away but just now it is a fun read!

Totally Folked by Penny Reid – 5 Stars So this book picks up about 5 years later after the events that take place in Just Folking around. Jackson James was introduced to us way back in Beauty and The Mustache, he was the ex of Ashley the heroine of that story. I am so happy that we finally got his story, I have always had a soft spot for him. This book is the start of a new series but I would highly recommend reading Beauty in The Mustache which is book 4 in the Kitting In The City series and the beginning of the Winston books. The Winstons are amazing and they all show up in Jacksons book and I think it would be helpful to have the background, especially on Cletus!

Delia Suits Up by Amanda Aksel – 1.5 Stars Have you ever wondered what it would be like to wake in a different body and live a life not like your own?  Thats what happens to Delia after playing a game of Truth or Dare with her friends.  After being unemployed for months and not able to get a job she plays a game with her friends and says that she wishes she was a man because Ethen she could get a job.  The next day Delia wakes up as a man and promptly freaks out.  Delia spends the day as a man and basically goes all Alpha to get stuff done.  This books deals a lot with the differences between sexes in high powered jobs on Wall Street. I really wanted to like this one unfortunately I felt it was rather immature and at times sounded like an adolescent teen wrote the book.  I did really like her two friends and their scenes were always cute. Thank you Berkley, Netgalley and LoveARCtually for my gifted copy for review.

Survive The Night by Riley Sager – 3 Stars This was third book by Riley Sager and so far my favorite has been The Last Time I Lied. This book is an ode to 90’s slasher films and while I liked the tone of the book I just wasn’t a fan of the plot and characters. I was also a little confused with how mental illness was used in this as a plot device. However, his writing is still very engaging and I couldn’t put the book down.

Mile High With A Vampire by Lynsay Sands – 4 Stars The Argeneau Vampire series is one of my favorites and I eagerly await her next book in the installment. Mile High With A Vampire is #33 and it follows human pilot Jet Lassiter who on a routine flight crashes with 6 immortals on board, 3 of which are very injured and out for blood which they need for healing. So it is up to a reluctant and somewhat newly turned immortal Quinn Peters to keep him safe. I really enjoyed Quinn and Jet’s story, we got a glimpse of Quinn in her sister’s book which is #29 in the series. I am rarely disappointed with this series because I always know what I am going to get which is a lot of steamy times with great dialogue and story telling. This doesn’t need to be read in order but it does help to read some first, especially when the events referenced in this one happened in another book. I also love that we get to see past characters randomly show up in these books and it’s nice to see what past favorites have been up too! Thank you so much to Avon and Harper Voyager for my gifted copy for review. I can’t wait for her next book!!

Published by Becky Lewis

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Becky and I am a Real Estate Agent/Stay At Home Mom and I live in the beautiful state of Colorado with my husband, two kids, dog and cat. I am an avid reader and read on average 2-3 books a week. I started my blog because I needed a place where I could talk about books and put down my thoughts on all things book related.

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