I’m back! A little tired but the long weekend was so worth it. It’s the best day of the month, book review day! I’m extra thrilled because I had an amazing reading month. I’m joining Steph and Jana to their book link-up. So make sure to check them out to find more book reviews. Let’s get right to it.
The Royal We: Bex is in England, part of a college exchange program and is ready to have all the fun. Upon arrival in her new dorm, she meets Nick and makes inappropriate jokes about the monarchy. She later finds out Nick is none other than Great Britain’s future king. I don’t want to give much away but this book is full of twists and turns. I really enjoyed it, the ending was so good. Verdict: 3.5 Stars
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler: Amy is a single parent and her husband left her 3 years ago. She is overwhelmed, working and trying to keep her kids life as normal as possible. Until her husband comes back and want to spend a week with the kids. Amy now has a week free of any responsibilities, with the help of her friends, Amy starts a social media movement and ends up finding love and more importantly herself. Verdict: 3.5 Stars
Park Avenue Summer: This historical fiction was hands down my favorite book of the month. It’s about Helen Gurley Brown when she took over Cosmopolitan and made it the sex positive magazine as we know it today. The story is said through the lens of a fictional secretary slash aspiring photographer Alice. Her story was equally captivating. They said this book is a cross between The Devil wears Prada and Mad Men, I could not agree more. This story is also very inspiring, it’s a reminder how other women paved the way for us today to have the freedom to do and be whoever we want. Verdict: 5 Stars.
Vacuum in the Dark: Mona is a peculiar girl, she has this imaginary character Terry that she is constantly speaking to. She cleans houses for a living and have some weird rapport with her clients. She loves photography and often takes pictures of herself in her client’s home and clothing. Through her journey you slowly find out about Mona’s heartbreaks and abuse. She has been through a lot and is doing her best to make it through. This book is certainly not for everyone, the writing is different. Verdict: 3.5 Stars
The Shortest Way Home: Hannah is on a gateway in Sonoma with her boyfriend and falls in love with one of the wineries and almost immediately accepts a job there. This is an issue because she was suppose to move to NY with her boyfriend after their graduation and now has to pass on a major job opportunity. This puts her relationship in jeopardy and she starts questioning the path her life was suppose to take. I loved this book, I think we can so easily get lost in the career path and lose who we are in the process. I also loved that this book didn’t have the typical ending. Verdict: 3.5 Stars
Meet Cute: I was looking for a light read and decided to go with this after seeing all the great reviews. It did not disappoint, of course it’s a romance but with more depth than I expected. Kaylin meets her TV crush in law school and acts like a crazy fan around him. Few years later she meets with him again as a big time lawyer but by now has a very low opinion of him after what went down between them at the end of law school. After a tragedy in Daxton’s life, they meet again but this time Kaylin gets to know the real Daxton. Verdict: 4 Stars
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone: Lori is a 40 something year old therapist with a son. Her boyfriend broke up with her because his kids are now in college and he doesn’t want to be with someone with kids. Needless to say Lori is shaken up, they were suppose to get married. She quickly realized that she needs help to cope and start seeing a new therapist. This is the story of Lori’s life as a therapist, helping her clients cope with all sorts of heartbreaking struggles. We also get to know Lori’s struggles and her story and how she is also learning from her therapist and her clients. I loved this book and so far this year is my #1. Verdict: 5 Stars
One True Loves: I was looking for a new read and decided to stop looking at the new releases and decided to look back at Taylor Jenkins Reid because I’ve loved every single book I’ve read from her. This was no different, she has such an amazing imagination. Emma falls for Jesse the very first time she saw him, a few years later he finally talks to her at a party and they are inseparable since. On their one year wedding anniversary, Jesse goes missing while heading on a trip to Alaska and declared dead. Emma is of course crushed but about a year later she slowly starts getting her life back together. She then runs into an old high school friend that always had a crush on her and falls in love with him. After they get engaged Emma gets a call from Jesse, turns out he is alive after all. Taylor is a great writer and now I need to continue reading all her books. Verdict: 4 Stars
Love at the Shore: This book was kind a cheesy and predictable but an easy read, perfect for a lazy Summer day. Jenna is a single mom of two and is vacationing with her kids. Her neighbor in her vacation rental is a surfer dude who doesn’t seem to want anything serious. Slowly but surely they start getting to know each other and can’t deny their attraction. Verdict: 3 Stars
The Relationship Cure: I’m always fascinated by people, why they act the way they do? What makes them tick etc… This was a great book, not only to help you understand yourself, as well as other. This is a book everyone should read. It would make a great present for a newly married couple, someone starting a new career or a new parent. Verdict: 4 Stars.