Recent Reads Mini Reviews

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

Midnight Kisses by Leia Stone

Midnight Kisses (Shifter Island, #1)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date: September 26, 2020


A perfectly average paranormal shifter story. Which means it was fun and I liked it, but this one didn’t really hook me. While it did have the fun, cliche bits I was expecting, there wasn’t much depth or development to the story.

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Olives (Love & Gelato, #3)

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: November 10, 2020

Another good installment in the Love & series. I feel like this one really focused on the family ties and relationships as well as the romantic ones, which I really enjoyed. And the Greece setting and the Atlantis quest were summer reading perfection.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: April 22, 2014

It may have taken me almost a month to read it, but I loved this fucked up little story. And the audiobook was fantastic. I don’t think I can say anything remotely unique about this book, so all I will say is this is a must read book that I think everyone will enjoy. It’s smart, well plotted, and is engaging from start to finish.

The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee

The Dating Dare (A Sweet Mess, #2)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date:  August 3, 2021

This was okay, unfortunately I just didn’t love the actual romance so it was a bit of a letdown, but I did enjoy the family stuff and Tara’s relationship with her brothers.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It (Finlay Donovan, #1)

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: February 2, 2021

I think black comedy mysteries is quickly becoming a go-to genre for me. They are so engaging and a blast to read – and Finlay Donovan is Killing It was no exception. It took me a minute to get into the story (I’m going to be honest and say I found Finlay really annoying at first) but the quick pace and over-the-top dramatics pulled me in and I couldn’t put the book down. I do think the plot is very convenient and Finlay lucks into every discovery she makes, it was such a fun ride. And while I wasn’t expecting the quasi love triangle (or much of a romance angle at all) I wasn’t mad at it, and I’m looking forward to seeing more in book two.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.


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