📚Book Review📚 Oh Jenny Colgan, you just make my heart all cozy while I read your books. The Bookshop on the Shore is another book that I can recommend when you're needing something lighter, but with some substance and bonus points for having the story filled with mentions of books. Oh, and it has a gorgeous setting in Scotland. 😍 There is some character crossover from The Bookshop on the Corner, but it can be read as a stand-alone. My only qualms about it was that it was a tad predictable and I wanted a little more depth from a few characters. 3.5/5🌟
#romancetakeover | Your Favourites [Week 3] Marriage of Convenience 💍⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Million Dollar Marriage is the second book in the Million Dollar series, but it can totally be read as a standalone. This is my first #katyevans book and I loved it so much!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luke Cross and Nell Carpenter both need money. Nell has a mountain of student loans and Luke needs to pay off mortgages to save his bar. They sign up for a brand new reality show called Million Dollar Marriage, where they are forced to get married. They both need the money, so they get married and have to survive multiple rounds of challenges together as a couple. You guys...this book fulfilled both my marriage of convenience and forced proximity kinks. The couple has to camp together in the same tent. They need to share the same room and bed. They even get snowbound!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luke and Nell are complete opposites: Luke is a highschool drop out with a history of drug abuse and Nell is a newly minted academic whose idea of fun is reading textbooks. Luke is all brawn and Nell is all brains. Some readers didn't enjoy Nell as a character. She's quite the difficult heroine, but I truly appreciated and enjoyed her character growth. Luke and Nell start off on the wrong foot, despite the attraction simmering between them. But the challenges bring them closer together in a way neither anticipated. What I loved the most is how Luke and Nell build each other up and fall in love in the process. This book made me want to start watching reality TV again LOL ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I received an arc from @netgalley in exchange for an honest review. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- QOTD: Do you watch reality TV? Which one is your fave? 📚 ❤ • • • #bookstagram#booksofinstagram#readersofinstagram#romancestagram#instabook#bookblogger#bookstagrammer#romanceblog
💫 Book Review 💫 . With it being the summer holidays I’ve not had much time to read. But madam decided to have a nap this morning, so I managed to finish this lovely book off. . . 💫 Blurb 💫 . Take a trip to the best bakery in Brooklyn, where there’s more than a sprinkle of romance and a slice of pie makes it feel like home When Sophie Bennings arrives in New York, love is the last thing on her mind. Still reeling from a painful break up, she throws herself into her work as a food editor on a top-notch magazine. Columnist Todd McLennan is everything that Sophie wishes she didn’t want. Like the gorgeous bakery below her Brooklyn apartment, he’s as tempting as the delicious cupcakes on display. Surely a little of what you fancy can do you good? As Sophie and Todd get to know one another, a love of food isn’t the only passion they share. In the city that never sleeps, has Sophie finally met the man of her dreams....? . . I really enjoyed this book, and I fell in love with Todd’s cheeky and mischievous character, even if he was a bit of a man about town. The characters were all lovely, and gave me a fuzzy feeling and I love how the book explored Brooklyn and Manhattan. I really want to go there now!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars from me . . . #bookreview#juliecaplin#bookstagram#bookblog#bookreviewer#bookblogger#bookstagrammer#instablog#instabooks#bookaholic#ilovebooks#ilovereading#bookworm#booklover#readingislife#readingiscool#alwaysreading#headinabook#bookishlove#addictedtobooks#addictedtoreading #
Elise Waters comes home a day early to surprise her husband Kiernan for their first year anniversary. Kiernan runs a clinic on the small island they live on that is always busy. Elise is shocked when she comes home to find loud music playing, clothes strewn everywhere and her husband and another woman naked in her bed. Even more distressing is the conversation she overheard- can her husband be plotting her murder? She throws him out and confides in he neighbor Chantal who lets her know her ex- husband Brandon is doing some work for her and Elise asks him for help in changing the locks. As Elise starts questioning who is the man she married- she finds more and more that makes her doubt herself. And who she can trust. This was another really light, quick read but the characters actions were unbelievable. Elise was a little annoying in being such a weak character. This is another beach/summer read for those days when you want a story that doesn’t require too much actual brain power. Thank you to #netgalley and Lake Union publishing for this advanced copy in exchange for an honest opinion. #bookstagram#bookworm#addictedtoreading#avidreading#obsessedwithbooks#poisongarden#reading#review#summerread#bookaholic
✨Review✨ Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 This book is beautifully written and heartbreaking. The story begins with Effia and Esi- half sisters who will never know one another. The story then follows their descendants, Esi’s in America and Effia’s in Ghana. Each chapter is written from a different character’s perspective and moves the story through different periods in history, starting with the transatlantic slave trade and working its way towards present day. There is so much to talk about with this book. It’s intriguing and brutal. Beautiful and disgusting. I cannot wait to discuss it in my book club. This book is absolutely worth reading. Synopsis: Ghana, eighteenth century: two half sisters are born into different villages, each unaware of the other. One will marry an Englishman and lead a life of comfort in the palatial rooms of the Cape Coast Castle. The other will be captured in a raid on her village, imprisoned in the very same castle, and sold into slavery. Homegoing follows the parallel paths of these sisters and their descendants through eight generations: from the Gold Coast to the plantations of Mississippi, from the American Civil War to Jazz Age Harlem. Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary novel illuminates slavery’s troubled legacy both for those who were taken and those who stayed—and shows how the memory of captivity has been inscribed on the soul of our nation.
📚Book Review📚 I read Before She Knew Him earlier in the month and to be quite honest, I think I've forgotten about most of it already. I remember enjoying it while reading, but for me, it's just one of those that didn't stick with me after finishing it. I did like the mental illness aspect that it focused on and was glad there wasn't an over the top, highly unbelievable, twist at the end. 3/5🌟