Month: August 2020

TBR Tour #4 | Mermaids

TBR Tour is a weekly meme created by Deanna @ The Comfy Reader. TBR Tour will be posted every Friday with a different theme or genre 📚😊


Happy Friday!!!

Today I have a day off work which is fabulous! Sometimes you just need that day to relax and refresh yourself (and even better when it gives you a long weekend) haha!

So last week I said that I was hoping to get on a better schedule for posting and GUESS WHAT? It didnt happen haha. But we can only hope it gets better from here right? I think I put too much pressure on myself to post all the time and forget its supposed to be fun and not stressful. However, once I get myself in front of the computer I have no problem… I guess its like they say – the hardest part about running is putting on your shoes!

So anyways, I hope you all had a great week and have an ever better weekend. Let me throw some books on my TBR your way and see if theres anything I can interest you in! Maybe we have similar book interests, lets find out!

This weeks TBR Tour theme is…….. MERMAIDS

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A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow

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Okay so, if you haven’t heard of this book yet I am about to change your life! I have been SO excited to read this one since I saw people posting about it on IG. Basically its about Tavia, a siren who has to hide the fact she is a siren BECAUSE she lives in Portland, Oregon! What!! Not in the water you say? Apparently not!

There is a siren murder trial that happens and this really rocks the nation. Tavia is struggling with the aftermath of this and accidentally lets her magical voice out in front of a police officer. Tavia feels she isn’t safe and that Portland will no longer be a safe place either.

This sounds very interesting to me. First of all, mermaids are cool and I’ve always liked them. This one twists my love for mermaids but also real life drama into one! I honestly don’t know what to fully expect from this one but it seems to be popular and well liked!


Mermaid Moon by Susann Cokal

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YA Fantasy mermaid story? Yes please! I will take that!

Sanna is a mermaid, but only half. She had a sea-witch cast a spell on her the night of her birth which made everyone forget that she was born (including her parents). Sanna is 16 and wants to find her mother (who is from land) SO she works for the witch to learn magic! Sanna has to do a job for the witch and it sent on land and finds herself in trouble as the people on land are not as she expected.

Interested? I am! I love this! It seems like it will be the perfect fix of fantasy, fairytale-esque, and possibly dark? I don’t know but I cannot wait to read this one!


The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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Let me just give you a gist of this story in point form because it will be easier for everyone 😂

  • Flora is a girl who takes on the identity of a man so she will gain respect among the other pirates on the pirate ship
  • Flora is drawn to Lady Evelyn and they form a strong bond
  • They want to escape and hope to free a captured mermaid
  • The mermaid is able to cause men t have visions and lose memories so obviously the men want her blood

While I feel like this story is a little all over the place haha it sounds interesting! Mermaid and pirates? I’m on board!

Plus, the cover is soooo fun and pretty!


The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

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This is a feminist retelling of The Little Mermaid! OKAY! I can get with this! Lately I’ve been all about retellings and The Little Mermaid is one of my favs! So this really sounds like it could be something I like!

Gaia is a young mermaid who wants to escape her father. She swims to the surface and of course, meets a human boy! She wants to join his world but doesn’t know how much she will need to sacrifice for that. She goes to the sea-witch to determine what she can do to be on land with the boy. The sea-witch then OF COURSE says, its simple little mermaid, just give me your voice!

I am wondering if this is based more off the Disney movie or the actual fairytale but honestly I don’t really care – this sounds so fabulous and I can appreciate a good retelling so I hope this hits the mark for me!!


Well that is all for today! I hope you are inspired to read some mermaid books because I know I am! If only I could find the time to read like 24 hours of the day because then MAYBE I could get to all these books! Haha!

Have a great weekend you guys!

Chat with me in the comments 🙂

Roaring 20’s Book Tag

Hey friends! Im back with another book tag that I wasnt tagged in. Are we surprised? Not at all!

I haven’t done a book tag in a while it seems… so weird because I LOVE them! I’ve seen this one a few times and thought it was cute so now I am doing it!!

I came across this fun book tag on Chelsies Reading – however, this was originally created by Monica Kim


1. Roaring 20s: 2020 release you can’t wait for

So we are already over half way through 2020 so I will be picking a book from September on. I honestly change my mind constantly about books I am excited for and I always find new ones I didn’t know about before haha.

So I will give a couple I am excited for!

  • The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel (Sept 5)
  • The Cousins by Karen M McManus (Dec 1)
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2. That’s The Berries (That’s Wonderful): New release you loved

Ahhhh so hard to pick one! There have been so many new releases this year that have been amazing. I will give a recent fav – The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

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3. Now You’re On the Trolley (Now You’re Right): Series that took a book or 2 to get good

Hmmm… I’m not sure I have an answer for this one! I have really enjoyed all the series I’ve read. Maybe one that took a few books to really grow character wise would be The Agency series. I think the story started off strong but the last 2 books were great character wise!

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4. Bluenose (Killjoy): Book that put you in a reading slump

I don’t think I’ve ever been in a true reading slump. However, after reading Wilder Girls I did take like a week(ish) before picking up another book!

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5. Hotsy Totsy (Attractive): Book with a beautiful cover

SO MANY!!! But just to name a few recent ones I’ve picked up…

  • Clap When You Land
  • Darling Rose Gold
  • Regretting You
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6. Let’s Blouse (Let’s Get Out of Here): Book you DNF’d

I always finish books haha I just cannot stop reading once I start. It is both a blessing and curse!

One book I really had to push myself through was The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass.

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7. Zoozled (Drunk): Book that caused an epic book hangover

The Heir Affair! I felt like nothing I picked up after that would just not be as fun and awesome as that one!! I had a hard time picking my next read after that haha

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Do you have any good answers for these prompts? Anyone else loving the fact people are referring to time as “the roaring 20’s” because I’m loving it!

Chat with me in the comments 🙂

TBR Tour #3 | Royals

TBR Tour is a weekly meme created by Deanna @ The Comfy Reader. TBR Tour will be posted every Friday with a different theme or genre 📚😊


Hello friends! How is everyone doing? How is August treating you so far?

I can tell you right now that August is making me feel tired haha. I don’t know what it is lately but I feel tired and overall just unmotivated. I am trying to get back on a schedule for posting on here though and I am feeling confident that having a set schedule will help!

So, I missed a few TBR Tours but FEAR NOT, I have planned some good ones for the remainder of August and I am going to give you all the themes so if you want to join in you can!! ❤

Just a reminder about what TBR Tour is – a fun meme that showcases some of the books currently on my never ending TBR that focuses on a theme or genre!

For this TBR Tour the theme is: Royals! To me this means any books about royal families, royal people, or royal life in any way!

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American Royals by Katharine McGee

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I have loved the idea of this book from the second I found out about it!! What if America had a royal family?? This is such a fun idea to me and I honestly love anything royal so I’m on board!!

General George Washington is given a crown for winning the Revolutionary War and centuries later… America is still royal! It follows Beatrice who is close to becoming Americas first Queen.

I’m sure others can relate but I have always thought being a Princess would be an amazing life haha so this idea of America having Princesses and Queens and whatnot, just makes me happy! ALSO there is a second book!!!


Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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I will start off by saying this cover is amazing and that is 100% the reason I was initially interested in this book!! Then I started hearing others say it was great and I actually read the synopsis and I was like YUP I need that!

What does this book offer you ask?

Well, in this book there is a fake friendship leading to potential love. BUT not just any fake friendship!! The First son of the American President and Prince Henry!!! They must prove that the relationship between America and England is strong and how do they do this? By showing both these guys are best buds. However, they then start to fall for each other and well if that isn’t awesome, I don’t know what is!


Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins

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So, I recently read The Royal We and The Heir Affair. I LOVED THEM. This makes me think of those books in a way and honestly if I even have the smallest feeling they may be similar I will read it. Hand down, no questions asked. I haven’t seen this one around like really at all… but it sounds so up my ally. I cannot wait to read it!

Daisy is 16 and lives in Florida. Her older sister is engaged to a Prince from Scotland. Daisy ends up having to join her sister in the castle and she just does not fit in and has no desire to. Miles is appointed to make Daisy regal but there are roadblocks and Daisy is not making it easy!!

This sounds so fun and entertaining! I am so the opposite and would be down to be royal haha (I say this now but honestly who knows haha).


The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

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So this isn’t technically royal. BUT it is old England and the main characters name is “Monty” so I mean, I think we can still count this. Plus, Monty’s family is very high class and the book follows him through his Grand Tour of Europe where he gets himself into all sorts of trouble and adventure! ALSO – If this cover does not scream fancy important men then I don’t know what does and royalty was all about fancy important men (and still is)!

This has been on the TBR for a super long time and I know there are 2 other books in this series so I really should get on it! This is also historical fiction which I LOVE!


So that is all folks! Do you enjoy royals? Have you read any of these? I really need to read them but when will that happen? Who knows! Haha. Tell me your royal TBR books!

Here are the other topics for the remainder of August! Feel free to join in and tag me if you do!!

  • Aug 14 – Mermaids
  • Aug 21 – Historical Fiction
  • Aug 28 – Books set in schools

Review: The Night Swim

“A blistering plot and crisp writing make The Night Swim an unputdownable read.” –Sarah Pekkanen, bestselling author of The Wife Between Us


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Title: The Night Swim

Author: Megan Goldin

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Format: Physical ARC

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


SYNOPSIS:

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.


MY REVIEW:

The Night Swim was full of twists and turns and I thought it was perfectly written! Every chapter ended on a cliff hanger – I could not put this book down!

I really enjoyed the different POVs – the story is told by 2 different perspectives (Rachel and Hannah) and also told in the format of a podcast

Rachel has a true crime podcast. She solves unsolved crimes and most recently she is following an active rape trial in hopes to bring people into the court room and to solve the crime alongside her. While she is in Neapolis attending the trial, Hannah finds Rachel and asks her to help solve a 25 year old crime… her sisters death.

I loved every aspect of this book. The dual mysteries and the interconnected story lines was amazingly done. I was trying to figure out what the connection was the whole time and while I sort of figured it out at the end I was still SHOOK

If you like true crime then you will love this! I thought it was the perfect mix of police/court procedural and investigative mystery. I was hooked right from the start!


Have you read this one? I’ve been seeing it all over the place and so many people are loving it (including me)!!

Double Review: The Royal We + The Heir Affair

“I might be Cinderella today, but I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends on what I do next.” – Goodreads

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Title: The Royal We

Author: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Genre: Romance

Format: ebook from Kobo

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


SYNOPSIS:

American Rebecca Porter was never one for fairy tales. Her twin sister, Lacey, has always been the romantic who fantasized about glamour and royalty, fame and fortune. Yet it’s Bex who seeks adventure at Oxford and finds herself living down the hall from Prince Nicholas, Great Britain’s future king. And when Bex can’t resist falling for Nick, the person behind the prince, it propels her into a world she did not expect to inhabit, under a spotlight she is not prepared to face.

Dating Nick immerses Bex in ritzy society, dazzling ski trips, and dinners at Kensington Palace with him and his charming, troublesome brother, Freddie. But the relationship also comes with unimaginable baggage: hysterical tabloids, Nick’s sparkling and far more suitable ex-girlfriends, and a royal family whose private life is much thornier and more tragic than anyone on the outside knows. The pressures are almost too much to bear, as Bex struggles to reconcile the man she loves with the monarch he’s fated to become.

Which is how she gets into trouble.

Now, on the eve of the wedding of the century, Bex is faced with whether everything she’s sacrificed for love-her career, her home, her family, maybe even herself-will have been for nothing.


MY REVIEW:

The Royal We was such a fantastic read! If you have any interest in the royals then I think you will like this story!

It follows Bex and her love interest Nick. Bex is in England to attend University and just happens to meet and fall in love with Nick (the Prince of Wales)… like what??? What are the chances!

Bex and Nick get into a relationship but of course, there are complications because she is American. You follow them through their relationship ups and downs and all sorts of other dramas they get themselves into!

I really enjoyed this! I loved the drama between Bex and the royal family. I also really liked the media aspect to this story! It really shows you how much the media can damage people and just how involved they are in the royals life! At times I was so upset with the media and LET ME TELL YOU… no one can be trusted when it comes to the media! There is a pretty shocking twist that happens that really hurt my heart!

The characters are so perfect!! Each character is well developed and purposeful. I personally think the characters made this book. They were all so relatable and I felt connected to them like they were my own friends.

I felt the pace of the story was good! I could never put the book down lol at the end of the chapters I always needed to read on to figure out what happened next! It was well written and just a really fun story! I loved every second of it.


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Title: The Heir Affair

Author: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Genre: Romance

Format: Physical ARC

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5


SYNOPSIS:

Making it up the aisle was the easy part: After marrying the heir to the throne, Rebecca “Bex” Porter must survive her own scandals as she adjusts to life in the glamorous British royal family, in this “highly anticipated” follow-up to The Royal We, the “fun and dishy” bestseller and NYT Summer Reading List pick inspired by Will and Kate’s romance (People).

After a scandalous secret turns their fairy-tale wedding into a nightmare, Rebecca “Bex” Porter and her husband Prince Nicholas are in self-imposed exile. The public is angry. The Queen is even angrier. And the press is salivating. Cutting themselves off from friends and family, and escaping the world’s judgmental eyes, feels like the best way to protect their fragile, all-consuming romance.

But when a crisis forces the new Duke and Duchess back to London, the Band-Aid they’d placed over their problems starts to peel at the edges. Now, as old family secrets and new ones threaten to derail her new royal life, Bex has to face the emotional wreckage she and Nick left behind: with the Queen, with the world, and with Nick’s brother Freddie, whose sins may not be so easily forgotten — nor forgiven. 


MY REVIEW:

If you like crazy royal family drama then you will like this book!

The drama in The Heir Affair was fantastic. I loved every second. In this one, Rebecca and Nick have to come back from hiding because of a family emergency. They quickly discover it was just a trick and they now have to deal with the mess they left behind.

Character wise – I enjoyed the focus on Rebecca and Nick. We really get to see Rebecca grow and change. She really steps up and takes on some responsibility in order to prove herself to the royal family! However, I missed all the friends in this one. They take on a different role so they are part of the story, but its just different. Queen Eleanor was also a large focus during this book and let me say, I LOVED IT. It was so entertaining having her be more part of the story. She is totally witty and rude throughout but we also get to know her and uncover some family mysteries which I liked!

I really liked how the story did not rush through anything. There is a lot of family drama and hurt feelings in this one. Some books would just touch on the surface of these and then quickly resolve the issues… but not here. I loved how we get to feel the hurt and sadness along with the characters and how the authors let those feelings drag through the book like they would in real life.

I loved The Royal We and thought it was so fantastic so I was worried this one might not live up to it but NOPE! The Heir Affair was just as juicy and awesome! I think this time around the character development was better and I felt so connected to Rebecca and her sister Lacey. Love those characters

Overall, this was a great sequel and I loved it so much. The characters were so good and relatable! The insight into Nick and the royal family was awesome. I enjoyed the drama and the secrets!! If you like anything to do with the royals or just like a good family drama with some laughs along the way then I think you will like this!!


Have you read these books? I thought they were just so much fun to read. I love royal stuff so these were a treat!!

New Releases – August 2020

Anyone else finding so many amazing books this year?? I feel like my TBR just keeps growing with all these new books. I also have been finding that I NEED the new books like asap haha. Anyone else feeling like this?

I know that August is going to have so many good releases and I just cannot wait! I wish I could show literally all of my anticipated releases but then we would be here ALL DAY and I know you important people have things to do SO we will look at 10 new releases I am excited about 😊

Lets go!!


Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

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This unforgettable tale as told through Edward’s eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting beautiful, mysterious Bella is both the most intriguing and unnerving event he has experienced in his long life as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward’s past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he let himself fall in love with Bella when he knows that he is endangering her life?

Pub date: August 4, 2020


The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

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After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

Pub date: Aug 4, 2020


Heart Bones by Colleen Hoover

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Beyah comes from a life of poverty and neglect; Samson from a family of wealth.
When the two find themselves spending the summer as neighbors, they soon realize money is one of the few things they don’t have in common.

Their bond is too intense to ignore, but with only ten weeks separating them from the start of their new lives on opposite ends of the country, Beyah and Samson decide to stay in the shallow end of a summer fling.

What they don’t realize is that a rip current is coming and it’s about to drag both their hearts out to sea.

Pub date: Aug 27, 2020


The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

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It’s 1913, and on the surface, Laura Lyons couldn’t ask for more out of life–her husband is the superintendent of the New York Public Library, allowing their family to live in an apartment within the grand building, and they are blessed with two children. But headstrong, passionate Laura wants more, and when she takes a leap of faith and applies to the Columbia Journalism School, her world is cracked wide open. As her studies take her all over the city, she finds herself drawn to Greenwich Village’s new bohemia, where she discovers the Heterodoxy Club–a radical, all-female group in which women are encouraged to loudly share their opinions on suffrage, birth control, and women’s rights. Soon, Laura finds herself questioning her traditional role as wife and mother. But when valuable books are stolen back at the library, threatening the home and institution she loves, she’s forced to confront her shifting priorities head on . . . and may just lose everything in the process.

Eighty years later, in 1993, Sadie Donovan struggles with the legacy of her grandmother, the famous essayist Laura Lyons, especially after she’s wrangled her dream job as a curator at the New York Public Library. But the job quickly becomes a nightmare when rare manuscripts, notes, and books for the exhibit Sadie’s running begin disappearing from the library’s famous Berg Collection. Determined to save both the exhibit and her career, the typically risk-adverse Sadie teams up with a private security expert to uncover the culprit. However, things unexpectedly become personal when the investigation leads Sadie to some unwelcome truths about her own family heritage–truths that shed new light on the biggest tragedy in the library’s history. 

Pub date: Aug 4, 2020


The Heatwave by Kate Riordan

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When Sylvie Durand receives a letter calling her back to her crumbling family home in the South of France, she knows she has to go. In the middle of a sweltering 1990’s summer marked by unusual fires across the countryside, she returns to La Reverie with her youngest daughter Emma in tow, ignoring the deep sense of dread she feels for this place she’s long tried to forget.

As memories of the events that shattered their family a decade earlier threaten to come to the surface, Sylvie struggles to shield Emma from the truth of what really happened all those years ago. In every corner of the house, Sylvie can’t escape the specter of Elodie, her first child. Elodie, born amid the ’68 Paris riots with one blue eye and one brown, and mysteriously dead by fourteen. Elodie, who reminded the small village of one those Manson girls. Elodie who knew exactly how to get what she wanted. As the fires creep towards the villa, it’s clear to Sylvie that something isn’t quite right at La Reverie . . . And there is a much greater threat closer to home.

Pub date: Aug 18, 2020


Now That I’ve Found You by Kristina Forest

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Following in the footsteps of her überfamous grandma, eighteen-year-old Evie Jones is poised to be Hollywood’s next big star. That is until a close friend’s betrayal leads to her being blacklisted . . .

Fortunately, Evie knows just the thing to save her floundering career: a public appearance with America’s most beloved actress—her grandma Gigi, aka the Evelyn Conaway. The only problem? Gigi is a recluse who’s been out of the limelight for almost twenty years. Days before Evie plans to present her grandma with an honorary award in front of Hollywood’s elite, Gigi does the unthinkable: she disappears.

With time running out and her comeback on the line, Evie reluctantly enlists the help of the last person to see Gigi before she vanished: Milo Williams, a cute musician Evie isn’t sure she can trust. As Evie and Milo conduct a wild manhunt across New York City, romance and adventure abound while Evie makes some surprising discoveries about her grandma—and herself.

Pub date: Aug 25, 2020


The Last of the Moon Girls by Barbara Davis

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Lizzy Moon never wanted Moon Girl Farm. Eight years ago, she left the land that nine generations of gifted healers had tended, determined to distance herself from the whispers about her family’s strange legacy. But when her beloved grandmother Althea dies, Lizzy must return and face the tragedy still hanging over the farm’s withered lavender fields: the unsolved murders of two young girls, and the cruel accusations that followed Althea to her grave.

Lizzy wants nothing more than to sell the farm and return to her life in New York, until she discovers a journal Althea left for her—a Book of Remembrances meant to help Lizzy embrace her own special gifts. When she reconnects with Andrew Greyson, one of the few in town who believed in Althea’s innocence, she resolves to clear her grandmother’s name.

But to do so, she’ll have to decide if she can accept her legacy and whether to follow in the footsteps of all the Moon women who came before her.

Pub date: Aug 1, 2020


The Wedding Disaster by Avery Flynn

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Hadley Donavan can’t believe she has to go home to Nebraska for her sister’s wedding. She’s gonna need a wingman and a whole lot of vodka for this level of family interaction. At least her bestie agreed he’d man up and help. But then instead of her best friend, his evil twin strolls out of the airport.

If you looked up doesn’t-deserve-to-be-that-confident, way-too-hot-for-his-own-good billionaire in the dictionary, you’d find a picture of Will Holt. He’s awful. Horrible. The worst―even if his butt looks phenomenal in those jeans.

Ten times worse? Hadley’s buffer was supposed to be there to keep her away from the million and one family events. But Satan’s spawn just grins and signs them up for every. Single. Thing.

Fine. “Cutthroat” Scrabble? She’s in. She can’t wait to take this guy down a notch. But somewhere between Pictionary and the teasing glint in his eyes, their bickering starts to feel like more than just a game…

Pub date: Aug 25, 2020


You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria

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After a messy public breakup, soap opera darling Jasmine Lin Rodriguez finds her face splashed across the tabloids. When she returns to her hometown of New York City to film the starring role in a bilingual romantic comedy for the number one streaming service in the country, Jasmine figures her new “Leading Lady Plan” should be easy enough to follow—until a casting shake-up pairs her with telenovela hunk Ashton Suárez.

After his last telenovela character was killed off, Ashton is worried his career is dead as well. Joining this new cast as a last-minute addition will give him the chance to show off his acting chops to American audiences and ping the radar of Hollywood casting agents. To make it work, he’ll need to generate smoking-hot on-screen chemistry with Jasmine. Easier said than done, especially when a disastrous first impression smothers the embers of whatever sexual heat they might have had. 

With their careers on the line, Jasmine and Ashton agree to rehearse in private. But rehearsal leads to kissing, and kissing leads to a behind-the-scenes romance worthy of a soap opera. While their on-screen performance improves, the media spotlight on Jasmine soon threatens to destroy her new image and expose Ashton’s most closely guarded secret.

Pub date: Aug 4, 2020


The Best of Friends by Lucinda Berry

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Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent’s nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak.

Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb?

They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community.

With the illusion of happiness and safety long gone, these women must now confront the hazards of heartbreak, the consequences of jealousy, and the dangers of living double lives.

Pub date: Aug 18, 2020


Any of these on your tbr?

I think I am most excited for The Lions of Fifth Avenue! Love me some historical fiction!

Chat with me in the comments!