Happy last day of August friends! I am here with my second round up for the month! This one was a pretty easy one to get done but my last one for the month is going to be a doosey! I honestly don’t think I could pick a favorite this month because they were all great books and in different genres but For Your Own Good probably wins by a tiny fraction!
With You Forever by Chloe Liese – 4 Stars Chloe Liese has become an auto but author for me. Her Bergman Brother’s series just does not disappoint. This book 4 and we are following Axel who is the loner of the family and likes to live his quiet life up in Washington state. Rooney is his little brother’s girlfriends best friend who has become a part of his family and the attraction is mutual but neither one wants to act on it. Rooney needing some time alone to reflect goes to the Bergman’s mountain property but it turns out that Axel is there doing some major repairs so what follows is the two of them having to share a one room cabin! So if you love the trope of forced proximity and only one bed you should check this one out. It is also a grump and sunshine which I am a total sucker for! I can’t wait for the next Bergman story! Thank you Netgalley and Chloe Liese for my gifted copy for review!
Highland Wolf by Lynsay Sands – 4 Stars Lynsay Sands has been an auto buy author for me for YEARS!! I love her Argeneau Vampire series and I love her Highland Bride series. Highland Wolf is book 10 in Highland series and it is following Claray MacFarlane who is being held captive and is about to be forced to marry a man against her and her father’s wishes. On the way to the alter poor Claray is abducted again but this time it is by a man known as The Wolf. What Claray doesn’t know is that she and The Wolf share a history and her father sent him to rescue her. Claray is this soft hearted woman who befriends all animals and has a menagerie for her rescued friends. At first The Wolf is annoyed by this but then just comes to accept it. I read a review that said this was a very unbelievable trait in a character and while I agree I don’t mind it at all, I found that this trait would offer humor at the right times. One of my favorite scenes is when her rescued ferret was riding on the back of her pet wolf like a soldier going into battle, yes that will never happen but the picture in my head was perfect. I love how Lynsay crafts her stories and while she has written dozens they each have their own voice and I always look forward to reading them. Thank you Avon and Harper Voyager for my gifted copy for review!
For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing – 4.5 Stars After DNF’ing Samantha Downing’s first two books I was a little skeptical about this one but I am so glad I picked it up. I felt that this one was more mystery than thriller. It was a slower story about a teacher Teddy, at this private school who is very self centered and does not like that his students are all entitled. We also follow one of the students that Teddy has decided needs to be brought down a peg or two and also a string of recent deaths. This book was very addicting to read and I couldn’t put it down because I just needed to know what happens next! I keep hearing this book described as dark academia but I wouldn’t really classify it as that because its more about the people than then the actual school. Highly recommend this one!