I feel like my reading has slowed down a bit lately, I’ve had a lot of misses in books, so I’ve been trying to choose more carefully, since I really hate when I have to abandon a book!
The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
I love Guillory’s The Wedding Date, but I wasn’t a huge fan of The Proposal, so I was hoping I would like The Wedding Party more. I did enjoy the book, but I feel like The Wedding Date set the standard so high for her books, and everything since to me hasn’t compared. The one thing I have liked about these three books, is that the characters are all connected, so you get updates on Alexa and Drew from The Wedding Date and Carlos and Nik from The Proposal. Maddie, the main character in this book wasn’t my favorite character to root for, she did have some good parts, but I felt myself disliking her a lot more than I should have.
Do I recommend it? If you’ve read Guillory’s other two books, than The Wedding Party is worth a read, especially since she is continuing the series with The Royal Holiday coming out in October.
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
I was surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. I’ve been on the library Kindle wait list for Hunting’s The Good Luck Charm, so I had no idea what to expect with her writing. Its super cute book, with a little mystery thrown in, that is easy to figure out, but I didn’t mind not being blown away by that when it was revealed. I really enjoyed the characters of Kailyn, Dax and Emme and was rooting for all of them in the end.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely, its a quick read, but it definitely sucks you in!
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway
I kept seeing this on Netgalley, but something kept stopping me from requesting to try to read this earlier. I think I thought I wasn’t going to enjoy it and I hate having to leave those kind of reviews on digital arcs. This is a perfect summer read type of book, but I felt like it was very predictable. Mel, the main character, hates her job working in IT at a startup incubator, and after a while you can’t keep reading about how unhappy someone is with their place of employment.
Do I recommend it? No, I feel like if you really want a perfect beachy read book, there are so many other ones out there that are so much better!
The Overdue Life of Amy Byler by Kelly Harms
I got this book a few months back thanks to Prime Reading and finally decided to give it a try. Sidenote, I download those books each month and this is the first one I’ve actually read. A bunch of books that this has been compared to, I did not enjoy, so I wasn’t sure about this, but I really liked this book. Amy, a single mother of two, thanks to her husband abandoning his family three years ago, is faced with him coming back into her life and offering to watch their children for the summer. Amy accepts his offer and travels to New York City, where she gets to escape her life for a few months and finds herself along the way. I really liked the character of Amy, I thought she was incredibly honest in her feelings about everything, whether it was her children, her summer in the city, the men she was dating, she felt very relatable.
Do I recommend it? Definitely, it’s a quick, cute and thought provoking book with a likable cast of characters.