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!


6 thoughts on “August Wrap Up (Where did this month go??? Ft. books books and more books)

  1. Ahh.. So glad you enjoyed Ice Planet Barbarians. I have seen the books around but I hadn’t heard many reviews! I love the sound of it!
    Thank you so much for sharing my post! I hope you have a wonderful September ❣️

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