Sunday, May 15, 2022

Unmissing by Minka Kent

UnmissingUnmissing by Minka Kent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This one was much better than I was expecting. It is pretty slow moving, but still was able to capture my attention throughout the whole story.
This has a few twists and turns that I did not see coming. The first big reveal was great, but could have been delivered a little better. It was very anti-climatic and was almost thrown in. I was completely caught off guard with the slower pace reveal. The second was the same, but still had me saying out loud something about what we found it.
I did find the ending a little abrupt. Everything happened in the end very fast and it did not have a full complete ending. However; I still really enjoyed this one and want more from this author.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

The Catch by Lisa Harris

The Catch (US Marshals, #3)The Catch by Lisa Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the third book in the US Marshals series. I have previously read book one, but had not read book three. I was still able to read this one even without reading book two. I would not recommend reading this one first though as it is the conclusion from the other two books.

I really enjoyed the twist and turns that were involved in this one. I am not normally a huge fan of detective reads, but Harris does a great job with her storytelling to pull you in.

Overall, I really enjoyed this series and look forward to reading more from this author.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

The Confidence of Wildflowers by Micalea Smeltzer

The Confidence of Wildflowers (Wildflower Duet, #1)The Confidence of Wildflowers by Micalea Smeltzer
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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I went into this story completely blind without knowing anything about it besides seeing the beautiful cover. I was not expecting this at all. First off, this read very quickly for being almost 350 pages. I read through this in one sitting. I could not put it down.

This does deal with some heavy topics throughout the story. Most of the book mentions these things, but does not jump too into them. However; the last half of this book does! I was not expecting the author to take it where they did. It was so sad. I do feel it was all a little rushed though.

The story does just kind of end. You will be left with so many questions and wanting to know what happened next. I am hoping book two answers these. I need it ASAP.

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Saturday, April 2, 2022

The Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry

The Perfect ChildThe Perfect Child by Lucinda Berry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was immediately interested in this one as it started off with child abuse and infertility issues. I have worked within a field that deals with child abuse for fifteen years and have also been trying to have kids for around the same amount of time. I was instantly taken in by the story.

I will say that this is a great read to see the reality of taking in a child with past trauma and abuse. Yes, this one takes it to the extreme, but it is realistic in many of the behaviors displayed from Janie.
The ending was less than desired though. I wanted and needed more of a conclusion. It just ends with so many questions. Janie is just left off at the end as well.

Overall though, a quick and intense read. I liked it.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

Tutoring the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

Tutoring the Player (Campus Wallflowers #1)Tutoring the Player by Rebecca Jenshak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was sent this audiobook. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

Rebecca Jenshak wrote one of my favorite sport romance series: The Smart Jokes series. I was so excited to see this new series as she just does sports romances so well.

This one did start off a little slower for me. It took me a minute to get into the story and the characters. However; after getting to know the characters, I was really enjoying this one. It started off a little juvenile, so I liked when she added in drinking and parties for some more college age scenes.

Jordan is so swoon worthy! There was a lot of talk around his bad boy image, and I would have liked to see a little more of that intertwined with his actual sweet boy image. I loved him though!

The conflict that occurred was minimal and I would have liked to see something a little more substantial. This really did not have any surprising moments to set it apart from other sports romance reads. I still really loved it though.

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Sunday, March 20, 2022

Kamila Knows Best by Farah Heron

Kamila Knows BestKamila Knows Best by Farah Heron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This one started off a little slow for me, but I am really glad I kept going as I fell in love with Kamila and Rohan. The narrator did a great job bringing everything together. I also loved the addition of the sound effects for certain parts like the text chains.
Initially the author made Rohan come off as much older than Kamila. It was almost like he was her dad’s best friend. The talk about his age and his salt and pepper facial hair made it seem like it was going to be a large age gap. It was not as Rohan is only five years older than Kamila.
As I said earlier, this started off a little slow for me. However; I was devouring every scene between Kamila and Rohan and was loving their friendship. They were what kept me reading. I just loved their chemistry and the friends to lovers vibes that we were getting.
I loved the additional culture aspects of the story as well.
Mental health is touched on lightly but never goes into too much detail.
Overall, I really enjoyed this and thought it was super cute.

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