2 Book Lovers Reviews
Week of June 27/22
June's Anticipated Reads!
June! It is already June! How is your reading plan going? My reading plan is not exactly going as planned. According to Goodreads I am five books behind schedule. Not too bad I suppose, but I do have some catching up to do. The good thing is that I do have plenty of books to read. There really aren’t a whole lot of books that I am excited about for June…it could be a good time to get caught up on my TBR. But hold on to your hat for July…there are some exciting books coming!
- June 21 – The House Across the Lake – By Riley Sager
Riley Sager can always be counted on for a captivating suspense story to keep me flipping the pages.
Casey Fletcher, a recently widowed actress trying to escape a streak of bad press, has retreated to the peace and quiet of her family’s lake house in Vermont. Armed with a pair of binoculars and several bottles of liquor, she passes the time watching Tom and Katherine Royce, the glamorous couple who live in the house across the lake. They make for good viewing—a tech innovator, Tom is rich; and a former model, Katherine is gorgeous.
Just try and tell me that this doesn’t have all the makings of a good story.
Classic Monsters Unleashed
By Various Authors
For You & No One Else is
a novel about finding your
own happiness, being true
to yourself, and forsaking
social media in favor of
living in the present.
As soon as I began reading
this novel, I was convinced
that I was going to love it.
Two lonely people going to
visit an animal shelter on
Christmas Day? Yeah, how
could I possible resist that?
Can a cat be your favorite
character in a book? The
answer is yes. But this story isn’t just all about the cute and cuddly. It has plenty of depth, emotion, and steam, too.
June's Anticipated Reads!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been compiling my summer reading list for weeks! Yes, I’m longing for the beautiful sunny days, and that also means that I’m longing for the days of sitting outside by the pool, sipping a cold beverage, and immersing myself in a wonderful book. Yes, that’s what summer is to me. So, here are a few of the June releases that stood out to me.
- June 7 – Meant to Be Mine – By Hannah Orenstein
...two roommates, and two sisters, will learn that sometimes family--and love—find you in the most unexpected places.
- June 7 – The Lifestyle – By Taylor Hahn
A marriage in crisis...and they become swingers!
Georgina Wagman has it all—a great marriage, a great job at a prestigious law firm, and great friends. She’s living the life she always wanted, and everything is perfect. Until, that is, she walks in on her husband Nathan in a compromising position with a junior associate. Georgina has a moment of crisis. But divorce is not a part of the five-year plan, so she comes up with an idea to save her marriage and recapture the spark. She and Nathan are going to become swingers...
- June 10 - All My Love (Love Mark Fantasy #5) - By Linda Kage - The final book in the series!
...She only got one of their love mark tattoo thingies to fit in with the locals and avoid being burned at the stake or some such atrocity. Except the very day she realizes how to get back home, her freaking love mark alerts her to the presence of her soul mate nearby. And Dori can’t seem to resist her insatiable need to see what this dude’s like.
Meeting the King of Lowden, however, changes everything, and Dori soon learns her adventures in this oddball world are just beginning.
- June 14 – Can’t Look Away – By Carola Lovering - Domestic thriller! Top Recommendation!
When Molly hears her former boyfriend's song on the radio after several years, she is forced to confront her past and ask the ultimate questions: What happens when life turns out nothing like we thought it would, when we were young and dreaming big? Does growing up mean choosing with your head, rather than your heart? And do we ever truly get over our first love? Read my review.
- June 14 – Flying Solo – By Linda Holmes - I've been waiting for another book by this author! Evvie Drake Starts Over was one of my favorite books of 2019!
A woman returns to her small Maine hometown, uncovering family secrets that take her on a journey of self-discovery and new love...
- June 14 – How to Fake It in Hollywood – By Ava Wilder
A talented Hollywood starlet and a reclusive A-lister enter into a fake relationship . . .
- June 14 – The Wild One – By Colleen McKeegan – Thriller!
Amanda Brooks is a born-and-bred New Yorker with an envious life: she’s in a great graduate school program, lives in a cozy Tribeca apartment, and is head-over-heels for her handsome, committed boyfriend. But Amanda’s life isn’t as picture perfect as it seems. For over a decade she’s been hiding a dark secret—a secret that goes back to that summer at Camp Catalpa when a man died in the woods. Fellow campers Catherine and Meg were there too, and in the years since, not one of them has ever spoken about what happened that day...
- June 14 – Hey, Mister Marshall – By Saffron A. Kent – Forbidden romance! That's all I really need to know.
- June 28 – The Truth About Ben and June – By Alex Kiester - I am always intrigued by stories about marriage, and this one certainly looks good!
A heartfelt debut that explores the complexity of a modern-day marriage when a new mother vanishes one morning and her husband must retrace events of their recent past to bring her home...
Bet on It
By Jodie Slaughter
Week of June 27/22
As I was about to sink my teeth into Night of the Living Rez, a series of short stories by a Native American set in Maine, I was expecting George A. Romero, meets Stephen Graham Jones, meets Stephen King. Needless to say, my expectations were set high. I did not get what I expected, I got so much more!
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