You heard me right! I just don’t feel like it right now. Sometimes I’m really in the mood to write reviews, but right now, not so much.
I do want to share my 5 latest recommendations, though, because despite not wanting to write up a review, I still want to gush a little over them.
I read The Wish Collector in December a couple years ago. Y’all, I can’t even remember what I read last week, so that tells ya something. I LOVED that book! I loved it so much that I was honestly scared when she released Savaged because it just sounded so very different. It sounded like a murder mystery, and while I enjoy those from time to time, it wasn’t what I was wanting from her….Oh how I wish someone would have whacked me in the head with this book. I should have just seen Mia Sheridan splashed on the cover and picked it up. Can y’all believe this book has been sitting on my shelf for months now…UNTOUCHED?!?!
So yes, there’s a murder mystery taking place, but this book is so very much more!! How do I describe this book??? Let’s see ~ and abused alpha Tarzan wrapped up in a double homicide with a romance pulling the reins. This guy is all wolf in the bedroom with the sweetest and most neglected heart. 5 amazing strong stars! Great plot with fantastic character development!
Okay…so maybe I felt like writing a review??? Next up ~ Empire of Lies series
I’m just going to comment on this series as a whole. These books are novellas and really altogether make up what would typically be one book. If you’re looking for something edgy, dark, suspenseful, and HOT, then this just might be the series for you. ****Major Trigger Warning**** This series deals with sexual abuse of children and has some graphic scenes.
These books are short, but addictive, and they pack a punch! I give this whole series 4.5 Stars!
Next on my list ~
I can’t tell you how pleasantly surprised I was with the fantastic storyteller quality of this book. I was curious about the book as a C.S. Lewis fan, but I honestly expected this to be one that I slowly trudged through. That was not the case. I was constantly finding chores that needed to be done, so I could continue to listen to this while working. It made me think of Lewis as a person and not just a writer. I definitely recommend this to all you Lewis fans out there that enjoy historical fiction. This book surprised me in more ways than one! It was so very touching and brought tears to my eyes! 5 Stars!
For a while this year it seemed like all I could stand to read was romantic comedies, but thank God I’ve finally gotten over that hump. Obviously, I still love my rom-coms, though, and this is one that kept a smile on my face. It was definitely a bit cliche with an instalove romance, but I was just fine with that. If you’re looking for a quick read with a spunky grandma that’ll have you laughing out loud, I recommend this one! 4 Stars!
Last, but certainly not least ~
I almost always take notes while I’m reading books. I always like to be able to go back and look at my thoughts as I’m writing reviews later. But, that just didn’t happen with this book. I wrote 3 comments after the start of the second chapter and that was it. Why? Because this book just consumed me. You won’t feel like you’re reading about a girl who became a forger in France during WWII. You’ll feel like you’re witnessing everything through her eyes. This book will bring about all the feels. The romance won’t feel like the main point, but is so impactful. And the ending will just have you a complete ball of mush. If you enjoy WWII historical fiction, especially if you like them with romances, then I can’t recommend this enough! 5 fantastic stars!!
So that wraps up my 5 recommendations for you. This was fun! I might have to go back through some of the other books I’ve read and loved this year but didn’t review.
What recent reads would you recommend?