Hello hello my lovely bookish flowers. How are we today? Have we been reading any good books lately?
Its safe to say August was a complete whirl wind (*blink* August began *blink* August over!?!) but…. by some miracle – books were read??!
What I read:
The Rake by LJ Shen – 3 stars –
Not my favorite in the series but LJ Shen still delivered with some powerhouse UNIQUE characters that I ate up like CANDY. I think for some reason I just didn’t connect with this one as much?!?!? However LJ Shen is AMAZING and I cant wait to read more from her!!!
Ice Planet Barbarians by Ruby Dixon – 5 stars–
AHHHH THIS WAS SO FUN!!! I’ve never read anything like this book and it was STEAMYYY and super entertaining and overall just addicting fun that I devoured way too quickly.
Barbarian Alien by Ruby Dixon – 3 stars –
I enjoyed this one. It has sass – it had banter- however the plot just seemed to drag a bit more in this book for some reason?!?! But the characters are So. fun. I need the next book ASAP!!
Twisted Loyalties by Cora Reilly – 3 stars –
The beginning of this book was GOLD. I was sucked in like a storm and immediately addicted to my new character loves – but then somehow towards the middle it tattered off a bit??! I was left wanting and felt like the characters fire was dimming…but I ADORED being back in this world… and absolutely need need the next in the series!!
Book Lovers by Emily Henry – 4 stars –
AHHHH CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! Loved this book!! The characters were amazing and the banter was *chefs kiss*. I loved the references to books in this one and the fact that they were both book editors with SARCASM made this unputdownable. My heart melted like butter several times and I simply must preorder Emily Henrys next book!!!
Scandalous Desires by Elizabeth Hoyt – 5 stars –
AHHH OMG THIS BOOK!!! Soooo good!! And exactly what I needed *claps* The hero in this book is ahkhdshss – sexyyyy (pirate *ahem* hot pirate). Pair that with a whirl wind plot and a heroine to route for and I simply could not get my butt off the couch until I finished this.
Posts I’ve Loved around the Blogosphere:
Tracy @TrufflesLiteraryWonders – Talk about Booktoks influence on reading and if it made reading cool again?!
Raji @JourneyIntoFantasy– Discusses the pros and cons of plot vs character based books!!
@OneMoreBook – discusses birthstone themed book covers!!
Caro @BookChesireCat – Talks about books recommend by other bloggers (my TBR is exploding)
Sophie @MeandInk – Talks about the 5 things she loves in books!!
Books I’m excited to read next:
Hook Line and Sinker by Tessa Bailey –
I ADORED the first book in this series and can’t wait to read the sequel!!
Ruthless Rivals by LJ Shen –
This one just came in and omgggg I am dyinggg to start it!! LJ Shen is one of my favs her books are GOLDEN *snaps*
Dream Chaser by Kirsten Ashley –
This series is a GEM and I am so excited to read another one. The way family issues are woven into the romance so maturely and realistically and the way the characters care for one another and console/heal is just ahhhhhh – so. good.
What about you lovelies?? Read any good books this month? Read any of the books above? LMK your thoughts in the comments below!