Thursday, May 28, 2020

What I'm Reading! April Books

We continued into April with just a handful of books after a heavy-reading month in March. April got BUSY with work so I wasn't able to sit as much. 

Saltwater Kisses by Krista Lakes
This one was an EASY read about a girl who wins a vacation but the person going with her cancels at the last minute and she decides to still go on her own. A beach emergency puts a stranger into her path and sparks begin to fly. As a joke, they get married on the island, knowing that it wouldn't legally uphold once they returned to the U.S. What Emma doesn't know is that she's just "married" the U.S.'s most eligible bachelor and what Jack doesn't know is that someone recognizes him and sells a photo of their union. The story unfolds as Emma realizes who Jack is and is thrust into a spotlight she didn't ask for. It was a cute book (it's the beginning of a series) and I would probably read another in the series if I could borrow it from the library, but it wouldn't be one I would spend money on. It was a super quick and easy read. It is, however, rated R, so use caution.

I'll Be There For You: The One About Friends by Kelsey Miller
Ohhhh, I have all the opinions about this one. First of all, can we just discuss the CRAZE that Friends is causing these days? All these college and high school kids that are SO obsessed with it need to SIMMER DOWN. We watched it at 8pm on Thursday nights BEFORE you could DVR anything. I can remember having to call home and ask someone to record it for me if I wasn't going to be home in time! HA! So this book was REALLY good. It has stories that I had no idea about before and gave a very in-depth look at how the show came together and was created. However, it felt SO. LONG. I would read a while and then put it down for a few weeks. It was just long. If you're a Friends fanatic, it's a great one! Just know that it's packed full and will take a little while to get through.

Verity by Colleen Hoover
Woof. Ugh. Ack. I cannot describe this book appropriately without you seeing my facial expressions. I am in a book group on Facebook and literally everyone AND THEIR MAMA was raving about how awesome this book was. I finally started reading it on Kindle Unlimited and I was quickly pulled in. Hoover is an EXCELLENT author. The story was interesting and compelling. I kept reading because I wanted to know what happened next. I could NOT put this book down. Lowen is a washed-up author who has gone bankrupt caring for her mother as she died. She is asked to come into her agent's office and is present with an offer to complete a series for uber-famous Verity Crawford who has had a car accident and is no longer able to work. She goes to Verity's home and stays with her husband and son in order to read her manuscripts. While there, she discovers an unpublished autobiography that holds CHILLING admissions of horrible things she has done over the years. Then, things begin happening that make Lowen wonder what kind of situation she's in. I can't share more without revealing too much, but I had NIGHTMARES at night after reading this and I thought it was HORRIBLE. I am in the minority according to the Facebook world, but I hated it. Now, that said, Colleen Hoover is an AMAZING writer. Someone told me the other day that every other book of hers that they've ever read they LOVED so I will not give up, but this was far too intense for me. (And I will literally read ANYTHING.) Just read with caution if you do. Also rated R for SURE.

Tomorrow I will wrap up my What Am I Reading? series with May's books. Hope you're reading some amazing books. Please share with me!

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