A thriller, a C.L.A.S. (chick lit and smut), another thriller, a romance, and some fantasy all make up the 5 books that I read this month. Below are my reviews, along with links to each book. Happy reading!
The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson- ⭐⭐⭐/5 Stars. This book was our June pick for book club, and I had such high hopes. Lily meets Ted at an airport lounge in London, where they are both scheduled for the same flight back to Boston. After a few too any cocktails, Ted shares that his marriage is falling apart, his wife has cheated on him, and he wants to kill her. Lily, without any hesitation, agrees to help. After retuning to Boston, the two secretly meet up to plan the death of Ted's wife. However, things take a turn.
,This book had me hooked. There was even one point where I gasped out loud at a twist that I did not see coming. One heads up is that there is a good amount of death in this story, in pretty graphic details, along with sexual assault of a minor- so if that is not your thing, you should skip this book. I loved the twists and turns, however the average rating was due to the ending. The story ended the exact same way that another book I've read did- bland. If the ending was different, this book would have received a higher rating .
Mr. Garcia by T.L. Swan- ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Stars and 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5 on the hot scale. Kindle Unlimited has a ton of available free books, that I started taking advantage of this month. This type of book, I now like to call C.L.A.S, which is Chick Lit and Smut. A rom com if you will, but with a lot of sex. This book was just that, and the plot was surprisingly above average, even if it was far fetched at times. Not too much to share, but if you are looking for a quick read, that is a bit hotter than your average romance novel, this book is for you. It is also part of a series, for those interested in learning more about Mr. Garcia's best friends.
Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier- ⭐⭐⭐/5 Stars. This was my June BOTM pick, it was an early release, I finished it on 6/12, and it was not officially released until 7/19. If you want access to early releases, join BOTM here. I promise you it is worth it!
In this thriller, Paris finds herself being arrested for her famous husband's murder, inside of their bathroom, while he is lying dead in the bathtub behind her. Claiming her innocence, Paris is now worried about all of the media attention that is soon to arise, especially since this is not the first time that she has been linked to a murder. 25 years prior, The Ice Queen brutally murdered her boss in a similar fashion, but she is now up for early release. Will she share with the world what she knows about Paris? Will anyone believe a convicted killer? How did Paris's husband die? How are the two deaths related? An average thriller, with a lot of referencing to sexual child abuse, so this may not be for everyone. I preferred Little Secrets more by this same author.
Stuck with You by Ali Hazelwood- ⭐⭐⭐/5 Stars. If you loved The Love Hypothesis, this little novella is right up your alley. Part of a 3 'book' series, this is the second release from Hazelwood, each follows one of three PHD grads, all coming from STEM programs, and their messy love life after life in academia. Sadie is superstitious, and on the way into work for a big pitch, she must stop for a croissant or else nothing with go as planned that day. However, the last croissant was already purchased by a tall, handsome, Corporate Viking of a man, Erik. He willingly gives his pastry to Sadie to save the day. The two then cancel their morning meetings and chat on a nearby park bench. They then make dinner plans, which leads to a steamy overnight at Erik's place.
Fast forward a few weeks and Erik and Paris are stuck in an elevator together, and haven't spoken since their magical 24 hours together. In a classic misunderstanding troupe, will these two eventually hash out their differences? A very short read, cute and easy read. Novellas just are not enough for me from Hazelwood. I need a full length novel.
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 Stars. Book 2 in the ACOTAR series, and it did not disappoint. If you are interested in reading a book with action, adventure, love, politics, men with wings who can fly, and women with magical powers, then stop reading this review and pick up book one in the series first!
Spoilers ahead - Feyre has just freed everyone during her trails Under the Mountain and she is now spending her time between the Spring and Night Court, per her bargain with Rhys. Being plagued with nightmares from her time with Amarantha, Feyre struggles in the Spring Court with Tamlin. During her time with Rhys, she learns of an upcoming war, that will affect everyone above and below the wall. As her powers begin to develop, Feyre realizes that she may be a key part in preventing the war. An action packed, fantasy novel that has me completely hooked! A must read.