This was a such a fun and cute book and I realized after reading it that it’s a series! I enjoyed the characters and the wittiness between them. Tessa was a great character. I loved her awkwardness and felt it very relatable. She was just an all around great character to connect with. I also enjoyed Prince Arthur. At first, I didn’t like his character at all but as the story went his character became deeper and I really started to like him. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Synopsis: Ultra-private, ridiculously handsome Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart. Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first sight, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends… Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?
I love love love this book! This was such a fun, laugh out loud read and I absolutely loved it! I enjoyed the characters and the chemistry they had with each other from the first page until the last page. I enjoyed it so much that I had the hardest time putting it down and read it in two days. If you haven’t read this one but a love great and funny rom com then this book is definitely for you! Plus is being made into a movie so it’s a much read before the movie is released! I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Synopsis: emesis (n.) 1) An opponent or rival whom a person cannot best or overcome. 2) A person’s undoing 3) Joshua Templeman Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude. Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.
Thank you to @berkleypub and @netgalley for this ARC. This was another fun read by Jen DeLuca. I read Well Met earlier this year and when I received this ARC I immediately started reading and ended up finishing it in one night. Those sleepless hours were lost but not regreted. I love that this story tied in with the characters of Well Met and focused on Emily’s friend Stacy (Anastasia). I laughed out loud many times trying not to wake my husband sleeping next me. It was such a cute and fast paced read! This book will be published Sept. 22nd. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫.
Synopsis: Stacey is jolted when her friends Simon and Emily get engaged. She knew she was putting her life on hold when she stayed in Willow Creek to care for her sick mother, but it’s been years now, and even though Stacey loves spending her summers pouring drinks and flirting with patrons at the local Renaissance Faire, she wants more out of life. Stacey vows to have her life figured out by the time her friends get hitched at Faire next summer. Maybe she’ll even find The One. When Stacey imagined “The One,” it never occurred to her that her summertime Faire fling, Dex MacLean, might fit the bill. While Dex is easy on the eyes onstage with his band The Dueling Kilts, Stacey has never felt an emotional connection with him. So when she receives a tender email from the typically monosyllabic hunk, she’s not sure what to make of it. Faire returns to Willow Creek, and Stacey comes face-to-face with the man with whom she’s exchanged hundreds of online messages over the past nine months. To Stacey’s shock, it isn’t Dex—she’s been falling in love with a man she barely knows.
I really liked this book and thought it was super cute. Emily was a fun character and extremely relatable. It takes you into the whimsical world of the Renaissance Faire and makes you feel as if you are truly there with the characters. The chemistry between Simon and Emily was perfect and made you root for them the whole was through. I also enjoyed there relationship because it showed flaws in it as well as them and that’s definitely part of reality. If you are looking for a cute and fun rom com then I highly recommend this one. There were so many great laugh out loud moments in this one! It’s also a great summer book that you won’t be able to put down. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.
Synopsis: Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him? The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying? This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.
I have many classic books that I want to read this year. I honestly hate to admit that I haven’t read them yet. I’m trying to add more classics to my tbr list because I honestly enjoy them and I feel like I always get something great from reading them.
My TBR Classics this year:
Little Women, War and Peace, Sense and Sensibility and Call of the Wild
Matchmaking for Beginners was a cute book. It took me a little while to get into the story but thought it was cute none the less. I loved the character Blitz. I found her so refreshing and loved her carefree personality. I honestly think she made the story. Marnie the main character wasn’t my favorite, I felt like the lacked some depth and was continuously indecisive which was quite frustrating at time. Over all the book was cute but not one of my favorites. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️. Thankfully I was able to read it for free through Kindle Unlimited.
Marnie MacGraw wants an ordinary life—a husband, kids, and a minivan in the suburbs. Now that she’s marrying the man of her dreams, she’s sure this is the life she’ll get. Then Marnie meets Blix Holliday, her fiancé’s irascible matchmaking great-aunt who’s dying, and everything changes—just as Blix told her it would.
When her marriage ends after two miserable weeks, Marnie is understandably shocked. She’s even more astonished to find that she’s inherited Blix’s Brooklyn brownstone along with all of Blix’s unfinished “projects”: the heartbroken, oddball friends and neighbors running from happiness. Marnie doesn’t believe she’s anything special, but Blix somehow knew she was the perfect person to follow in her matchmaker footsteps.
And Blix was also right about some things Marnie must learn the hard way: love is hard to recognize, and the ones who push love away often are the ones who need it most.
I am continuing by romantic comedy read this month and stumbled on the this book. Once again, I’m loving these female leads in the books I’ve been reading lately. The main character in this book is Kristen and she doesn’t put up shit and I love it. From the very beginning she calls it like she sees it which is extremely relatable. I would compare her to an onion and not in a bad way but because there are many layers to her and she has history that is heartbreaking. I also loved the character Josh, I mean who doesn’t enjoy reading about a good looking, smart, humorous firefighter. 😂 I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫. It was a fun read but thought that a few parts in the story kind of veered away from the story as a whole.
Kristen Peterson doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children. Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen — especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length. The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.
I’ve been on a Christina Lauren kick this month so since I love The Unhoneymooners I decide to read some of her other books. This is probably by second favorite book by Christina Lauren. I absolutely loved the main character Hazel. She was funny, witty, intelligent and extremely relatable. I loved this history and awkwardness between them. The story was so fun and took on multiple dates but not between the two of them but them pairing each other with blind dates. It was the perfect romantic comedy that makes you laugh out loud and makes you root for both Hazel and Josh. I give this book ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. If you are looking for a fun, easy going and laugh out loud read then definitely pick this one up.
Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun. Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?
I have been on a Christina Lauren kick lately. I read The Unhoneymooners back in May and loved it. I decided to take a break from thrillers this month and ready some romantic comedies and I figured the best place to start was with Christina Lauren books. Let’s just say that I was hooked. I read Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating and loved it. I fell in love with Hazel. She was smart and witty and completely okay with being herself. I then read My Favorite Half Night Stand and loved both Millie and Reid and their relationship. I also felt like Millie was extremely relatable. I then read Roomies and love the light feel of it and who doesn’t like to read about a nice looking Irish man. 😂 I was able to get into all of these books within a couple of chapters and had a hard time putting them down. My favorite of hers is still The Unhoneymooners because I just loved Olive. If you haven’t read any of her books then I definitely encourage you to pick one up now.
So far I have had a great year of reading and I have read so many great books. Being only half way through the year, I can’t wait for all the other amazing books to read. Here are a few of my favorites. I also loved The Unhoneymooners but I don’t have a hard copy of that one so it’s not pictured. What have been your favorite reads so far this year?