Recent Reads Mini Reviews

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

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: July 19, 2022

Really cute, charming, and funny romcom with some good action and flirty banter. I love that we had a story focusing on a female bodyguard – it was such a unique premise and I loved seeing Hannah’s knowledge and capabilities showcased throughout the story. The situations are over-the-top and ridiculous and that’s what made this such a fun read. Combined with some of my favorite tropes – fake dating, bodyguard romance, only one bed, slow burn romance – this was a definite win for me. It was so easy to picture Hannah and Jack growing closer and catching feelings. What a perfect summer read.

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

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

A Good Marriage by Kimberly McCreight

Rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: May 5, 2020

I liked this. Very engaging. Good reveals to keep you guessing and trying to piece together the clues alongside Lizzie. I’d also highly recommend the audiobook. I loved how we got the plot information from a few different mediums – Lizzie researching and talking with Zach about his wife’s murder, and through court proceedings and testimonies. I loved a courtroom mystery, – it’s so fun to really follow along and try to piece the story together along with the characters. This one definitely kept me guessing.

Set on You by Amy Lea

Set on You by Amy  Lea

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: May 10, 2022

This is a book that makes you smile, and honestly what more could I want right now. I loved seeing a Crystal Shen, curvy fitness influencer, finding love and a (short term) gym nemesis with firefighter Scott. Crystal and Scott had a really cute relationship and excellent flirty banter with lots of playful ribbing and bonding over cheesy pickup lines. They felt like such a genuine couple. I loved how internet/troll culture was handled in the story as well and showcasing the positive and negative sides of the body positivity movement.

Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Hook Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.75 Stars)
Release Date: March 26, 2019

Another win from Kennedy Ryan. I was so happy to finally get Kenan and Lo’s story and I really enjoyed it. These two have had obvious chemistry from the first time they met and I loved actually seeing their relationship develop and them grow closer. I was expecting to see more of Simone, especially with this pitched in part as a single parent romance, but we really didn’t see her that much which I honestly didn’t mind because she read more like a 10 year old than a 14 year old and it honestly took me out of the story a bit. Despite my issues, Kenan and Lo had such great development and selflessness in their relationship that I wanted them to be together long before this book and I’m really happy to see their happiness bloom.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.


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