Book Reviews

Act Your Age, Eve Brown (The Brown Sisters, #3)Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Out out all of the Brown Sisters books, Eve's story was my favorite! Don't get me wrong, I also liked Chloe's and Dani's stories, but there was just something more magical with Eve.

I really enjoyed reading her journey and seeing her find her niche. In the first few chapters, I found myself chuckling at the ridiculous situations and crying when the struggles were apparent. It was amazing to see how the universe really can come together to help you find yourself when you need it the most.

Thank you to Avon, Harper Voyager, and Netgalley for early access to an e-galley of this title.

Love Your LifeLove Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

During the few first chapters of this book, I honestly could not stand Ava. She seemed so flighty and her friends could hardly keep her focused on anything. Once she started dating Dutch/Matt, I started cringing at how frustrated I was with all of the dynamics. But I was far enough into the book, that I decided to keep going. Once I was about 3/4 of the way through, I started to enjoy the characters and the ridiculous situations and dialogues. I appreciated that prior to ending the book, that there was a significant lapse in time. Most books seem to take a week and then all of the problems are magically fixed. I ended up loving how this ended and how all of the characters seemed to transform and grow.

Overall, it ended up being a really fun read once I got over the few issues I did have with the book.

Thank you to NetGalley and Dial Press/Randomhouse for access to the e-galley.

Majesty (American Royals, #2)Majesty by Katharine McGee
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved that there seemed to be more character development in this second book! I was able to actually connect more with Sam and better understand her. I found the growth in the characters to be interesting too, but I really hope there is a third book because I have some questions about how the book ended...

Thank you to Penguin Randomhouse and Netgalley for the access to the e-galley to review this book.

Tools of Engagement (Hot & Hammered, #3)Tools of Engagement by Tessa Bailey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this story and I can see why these characters are Bailey's favorites (she noted that she likes to save the best stories for last). As someone who is a perfectionist I could relate to Bethany's need to always have everything look picture perfect and I loved seeing her transformation as she begins to work with Wes.

You Are Not AloneYou Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I 100% enjoyed this book! I am always a fan of a good thriller and I wasn't really sure which way this was going to go. I can completely understand how Shay would feel finally finding a group of friends that seem to be loving and caring. To feel accepted. Adult friendships are extremely difficult and seem even more difficult for women which is why I really felt for Shay.
Imagine how you would react if you were at the lowest point of your life and didn't know where to go with it. You'd probably be pretty excited if someone came along and took you under their wing.
I tried to read slower with this book so I could fully enjoy it and I'm really glad I did.

The Turn of the KeyThe Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ware proves yet again why she is one of my favorite authors. I was immediately pulled into the story - a nanny who is living in jail is writing a letter to a lawyer to help prove she never murdered a child who was in her care. Ware does an amazing job at captivating the story. Trying to make you figure out what happened. And then the last chapter completely blew my mind.

Scrappy Little NobodyScrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book! I love how weird she is and how open she is about being weird. I totally want to be her best friend!

This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended ConsequencesThis Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences by Sarah E. Hill
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"You are a different person on the birth control pill than you are when you're off the pill. And there's no bigger deal than this."

Through reading this book, I have answered so many questions about myself.

Well Met (Well Met, #1)Well Met by Jen DeLuca
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a super cute read. I definitely had a smile on my face through 90% of it. If you're looking for a read that will make you saw awwww, pick up this book!

We Met in DecemberWe Met in December by Rosie Curtis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two people. One house. A year that changes everything.

I was immediately pulled into this book based off of that line. What could happen in a year that would change everything? A year is a long time but also goes by in the blink of an eye. As the story begins we meet Jess, a single 29 year woman who is a big season of change in her life. She’s moving to a new city and into a house shared by a lot of other people she doesn’t know all to start a new and exciting job in the field of her dreams. Great right?

The big house rules is that you can’t date any of the other housemates.So what happens when Jess suddenly feels sparks with another housemate? She doesn’t act on them!

This whole time through this story I was internally screaming “JUST SAY SOMETHING ALREADY!!!!!” But like any good rom-com book, we go through a whole lot of other things while the chemistry between these two is the silent yet awkward elephant in the room.

Overall, I loved how attached I got to the characters, even the supporting ones. Curtis does a good job at pulling you through the story and making you experience everything Jess and Alex are feeling. Once I started reading this book, I did not want to put it down because I was hoping the next chapter something would be said or maybe the chapter after that but of course, like the characters, you have to experience all of the things they are going through to get to the happy ending.

A Big thank you to Net Galley and Harper Collins for the advanced egalley read.

FakerFaker by Sarah Smith
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Totally loved this book!! This is such a fun read! I picked up this book and could not put it down once I entered the world of Emmie. I enjoyed the dynamic created between Tate and Emmie. I seriously started and finished this book in one sitting! I can relate to how difficult it is to be a female amongst an all male staff so I get why Emmie had to put on a tough face all of the time and not allow her co-workers to walk all over her.

I love a good rom-com read through this read I found myself reacting when Emmie had experienced something. When it was good or silly, I smiled and giggled. When she was hurt, I was upset. Overall I loved rooting for her to kick butt and be a strong woman through every chapter.

Most rom-com books leave me wanting so much more at the end, but the way Smith ended this book was perfect. I was really happy that she didn't throw in some quick last minute details into an epilogue, but rather ended it when she did.

Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin RandomHouse for allowing me early access to this title in return for leaving an honest review.

It Ends with UsIt Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Woah I seriously enjoy reading Hoover's books but they leave you emotionally drained. This storyline is really good but it's also intense.

No Judgments (Little Bridge Island, #1)No Judgments by Meg Cabot
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I had a lot of high hopes for this book. Growing up Cabot was always one of my favorite authors with her Princess Diaries series and a few others. I did like the main character Bree but the rest left me wishing for better development. I felt like the main love interest really only wanted to hurt people. I am all for animal rights and making sure animals are treated well, but that was the only angle I got from him. I was hoping there would have been more of a story and there really wasn't. I got through this read quickly bu mainly because I just wanted to finish it.

I thank NetGalley and Harper Collins for allowing me to have early access to this title to leave an honest review. I just wish I had a better review for them.

Love and Other MistakesLove and Other Mistakes by Jessica Kate
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a really cute read! I picked it up not knowing or having a lot of expectations and I'm so glad I did. The author does a great job at making you feel what the characters are going through all three of them and it is just an overall sweet read.

The Giver of StarsThe Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Upon reading the synopsis of this book, I was immediately intrigued. Moyes has a great skill for making you fall in love with her characters. Reading this story I felt the struggles each woman faced in my heart. I was constantly rooting for them to over-come the challenges they face as they work to deliver books to a rural community.

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