Recent Reads Mini Reviews

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

To Love Jason Thorne by Ella Maise

To Love Jason Thorn

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date: December 3, 2015

DNF @47%

This is by no means the worst story I’ve read, or the one I’ve enjoyed the least, but I just can’t force myself to read anymore because it wasn’t that good. My biggest gripe from the very beginning was the dialogue. It was so incredibly stilted, awkward, and unnecessarily formal that it was distracting – use some contractions please. I also didn’t love Olive as a character, she is so naive amd obsessed with Jason from day one and never let’s up even though they go 8 years without speaking. It’s honestly a little pathetic. I’m sure this is a perfect book for someone and I hope they find it and have the best time reading it, but sadly it will not be me.

The Sweetest Oblivion by Danielle Lori

The Sweetest Oblivion (Made, #1)

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: June 20, 2018

This was fine. Nico and Elena have chemistry, but I never really felt it. But all the angst made so a super quick and entertaining read, which I enjoyed. But I wish I got more from the actual characters and then the romance might not have been so flat for me. This was a good introduction to mafia romance for me and I can see why it’s so highly recommended.

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

False Witness by Karin Slaughter

Rating: ★★★★★
Release Date: July 20, 2021

The character work throughout this thriller is unmatched. Karin Slaughter does not disappoint. While I don’t necessarily think this book was as thrilling as Pretty Girls, mostly because there’s very little mystery element involved – we know who is guilty from the beginning – this is just as engaging and terrifying. And there were plenty of smaller reveals throughout the story that kept me engaged. The lack of remorse is bone chilling and the complex relationship between Leigh and Calli is beautifully explored.

Dear Enemy by Kristen Callihan

Dear Enemy

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: March 31, 2020

I really loved the romantic progression between Delilah and Macon – lots of history and building chemistry. I think this enemies to lovers storyline was done really well, because we get to see so much progression and growth from Delilah and Macon individually. And the romance is slow burn, which works in their favor as they get to know each other again, years removed from their high school fighting.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.


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