May Reads

May, I’m not going to lie, I’m okay bidding aideu to you. I read 13 books in May and for the most part, they were books I enjoyed. A few weeks ago I got a little click happy on NetGalley so I’m trying to get through all of my advance copies and I knocked five off the list this month.

Every Last Secret by A.R. Torre
This book was okay, not really memorable and one with incredibly unlikeable characters. I wanted more twists and turns in it and I found the action to be slow. If you have Kindle Unlimited I would give it a try since it is free on there.

Shipped by Angie Hockman
Really enjoyed this one, it was like a mash up of some of my favorite enemies to lovers books. You can read my full review here.

Home Sweet Mess by Allison Ashley*
I enjoyed Ashley’s debut, Perfect Distraction, and didn’t realize this book featured characters you are introduced to in that book. I’m part of the book tour for the release of this book, so I’ll be sharing my full review in the middle of June, but I really enjoyed this book and I like the way that Ashley writes about heavy topics while showing compassion. This will be released on June 21.

Just One Look by Lindsay Cameron*
Looking for a fast-paced thriller with crazy characters? Add Just One Look to your TBR! You think you know which way this book is going and about three quarters of the way in, you are hit with another twist that makes you re-evaluate everything you just read. This will be released on July 27.

The Siren by Katherine St. John
This was one of my most anticipated 2021 releases and I really enjoyed it. You can read my full review here.

Only for You by Barb Curtis*
I loved Curtis’ debut Forever with You so I couldn’t wait to return to Sapphire Springs with this book and I think I may have loved it even more than the first. You can read my full review here, this book will be released on July 27.

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Loved this book! It is such a fun book that will have you laughing throughout it. You can read my full review here.

We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
Unpopular opinion on this book, but I did not enjoy it. I gave into the hype and had to read this book and I had a hard time connecting with the story. I found the storyline very slow and I also did not find myself rooting for Duchess, the main character. I do think Whitaker is a beautiful storyteller so I would give his other books a try.

The Matzah Ball by Jean Melter*
This book will definitely be one of my favorites of the year! I’ll have a full review coming for this because it deserves it, but as a quick review, this book was everything I ever could have wanted in a Hanukkah romance book.

The Fiancée by Kate White*
This was my first book by White and I’m adding her other books to my TBR. I was guessing what was going on until the very end and I loved all the twists throughout the book. If you are looking for a good thriller, highly recommend this one and it will be released on June 29.

Summer at Firefly Beach by Jenny Hale
I have so many books by Hale on my bookshelf and Kindle and finally read one of them! If you like Hallmark movies, this book is for you because it definitely reads like one. It was a sweet romance with a good family storyline as well.

The Wreckage of My Presence by Casey Wilson
I’ve been a fan of Wilson since her days on Saturday Night Live and I really enjoyed listening to her narrate this collection of essays. I loved hearing about one of my favorite shows, Happy Endings, and how the cast all became close friends and her essays on her weight struggles were incredibly relatable.

The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda
I got this book last month as Amazon’s Prime First Reads and I’m glad I picked it because I loved this book! It was a great thriller that left me stunned with the things revealed on the final pages. Highly recommend this one.

* I was gifted a copy of the book either through NetGalley or the publisher in exchange for an honest review. 

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