Recent Reads Mini Reviews

More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks.

My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing

My Lovely Wife

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: March 26, 2019

I loved every second of this – I was reading it compulsively. A definite favorite thriller. The story is so messed up and had me physically reacting for basically the entire last half. I was so torn of what I wanted to happen for the story and what the characters ‘deserved’ but I think Downing handled everything perfectly and left no stone unturned or wasted.

The Lion’s Den by Katherine St. John

The Lion's Den

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: June 30, 2020

Rich people drama for the win. It’s always a good time and never fails to entertain me. Opulence and murder just go together, ya know, so it’s no surprise the The Lion’s Den was a good read for me. Belle, a struggling actress, joins her best friend Summer’s extravagant birthday vacation (courtesy of her new beau). But the glamourous yacht is hiding dark secrets and Belle realizes that Summer is pretending at more than being the perfect billionaire girlfriend and she needs to keep her wits about her to survive.

Layla by Colleen Hoover


Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: December 8, 2020

What a weird book. I know people told me it was paranormal, but at about a quarter of the way through I wasn’t sure. This is a light paranormal story – but the perfect amount to get you in an urban fantasy or mystery mood! Leeds and Layla have a romance that starts with a spark – they fall quickly and completely. But after someone from Leeds past comes between them, the Leeds decides to go back to where they meet to fall in love again. I think all parts of the story worked really well together and it was a good time.

Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur

Hang the Moon

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: May 25, 2021

If your looking for a romance between a hopeless romantic and a bit of a cynic, look no further. Brendon loves romance, which might be why her founded a dating app, and he is all too happy to keep her sister’s best friend Annie company while she’s on a vacation in Seattle. Annie hasn’t really put down roots since college, and with an impending promotion – and move across the globe- she’s hesitant to give her heart away now. But the two grow closer as Brendon tries to prove that romance isn’t dead an maybe turn his childhood crush into something more. Overall, a solidly cute, but wholly generic romance – but it was a great listen and sometimes that’s all you really need.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.


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