Hello readers! I hope you all are well, enjoying your vacation or having a lovely summer. It was the first week of my kid’s school and it feels so good to have some routine back in life. It’s been a perfect week except for homework woes!
Her school started giving homework and it’s hard to explain her school is not just to play and do activities, you have to do homework. She likes matching letters, counting, and coloring… Did I tell she can read words now (which is a surprise to us), can write her name and most letters in ABC, but she hates tracing patterns (an important part of her syllabus). She literally threw her pattern book across the room.😐 I have a vision she might dump it in a dustbin in the future. 😁
As for the reading, I just can’t believe I managed to read three books last week! I also managed to start writing that guest post on self-hosting that I was planning to write in May but couldn’t. I also made a rough draft on another discussion post, not something new but I like to add my own thoughts to already discussed topics. I still need to work on those Blogger Support posts that I’ll this weekend.
Last week I read
The Beach Trap by Ali Brady
This was perfect summery beach read. I enjoyed reading this story of sisterhood, acceptance, forgiveness, family, how half-sisters dealt with their emotions and could reconnect through the beach house renovation project. it was heartfelt, entertaining, lovely, and a wonderful chicklit with so many emotions and laters. Check out full review HERE.
Thank You, Next by Andie J. Christopher
This started out really good and it’s also entertaining but in the second half it lost its charm. I was annoyed by both characters and it felt dragged and repetitive after some point. But it’s still enjoyable with hot and sexy romance. Review will be up this week.
For the Love of the Bard by Jessica Martin
I so much enjoyed this book. It’s sassy, fun, and entertaining with so much Shakespeareness. I loved the concept of main character, Miranda Barnes, a literary agent and writer having writer’s block after getting angry comments from fans on her second YA novel. But returning back to her hometown Bard’s Rest not just helped with her book but she got lot more than she bargained for. The setting is the best part of the book and I loved the literary references and dialogues. It’s making me want to read Shakespeare books. Review will be up next week.
It Happened One Summer (Bellinger Sisters #1) by Tessa Bailey
Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.
Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.
Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart.
I was this around a lot and I loved that cover and I was getting a big discount so how can I resist. I didn’t plan to read it this month but when I saw my buddy reader, Toni, also have this book, it was time to start buddy reading after a month of break. We are starting it today and I so hope to enjoy this book.
Next I might read
The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston
A disillusioned millennial ghostwriter who, quite literally, has some ghosts of her own, has to find her way back home in this sparkling adult debut from national bestselling author Ashley Poston.
Florence Day is the ghostwriter for one of the most prolific romance authors in the industry, and she has a problem—after a terrible breakup, she no longer believes in love. It’s as good as dead.
When her new editor, a too-handsome mountain of a man, won’t give her an extension on her book deadline, Florence prepares to kiss her career goodbye. But then she gets a phone call she never wanted to receive, and she must return home for the first time in a decade to help her family bury her beloved father.
For ten years, she’s run from the town that never understood her, and even though she misses the sound of a warm Southern night and her eccentric, loving family and their funeral parlor, she can’t bring herself to stay. Even with her father gone, it feels like nothing in this town has changed. And she hates it.
Until she finds a ghost standing at the funeral parlor’s front door, just as broad and infuriatingly handsome as ever, and he’s just as confused about why he’s there as she is.
Romance is most certainly dead . . . but so is her new editor, and his unfinished business will have her second-guessing everything she’s ever known about love stories.
Who doesn’t like ghost stories? I really enjoy them especially if it’s romance and if there is unfinished business. I can’t wait to see what’s it and where this story will go.
Words of the Week
cogent – (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing
nascent – (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential. [developing, budding, growing]
aught – Anything at all
scintilla – a tiny trace or spark of a specified quality or feeling
cockamamie – ridiculous; implausible
asinine – extremely stupid or foolish
reprobate – an unprincipled person / express or feel disapproval of
bacchanal – a wild and drunken celebration
harridan – a strict, bossy, or belligerent old woman
hammy – (of acting or an actor) exaggerated or over-theatrical
posterity – all future generations of people / the descendants of a person
iconoclast – a person who attacks or criticizes cherished beliefs or institutions
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