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August Reading Wrap Up

Is it just me or did it seem like August just slipped away? I spent some time reading by the lake.

First up was the uber popular Fourth Wing. Think I'm still processing the end. Not the end end, but the events of the last battle. (That is not a spoiler, this book is full of battles, physical and mental) Quite the ride in this book and Rebecca Yarros keeps up an almost breathless pace that had me zipping through the book.

Tried one of Colleen Hoover's earlier books, Slammed. The story kept moving for the most part and held a few twists, all against the backdrop of poetry. One of the things I like about Colleen Hoover is her characters are always a little off center. Makes them feel real to me.

Zach is a love story told as diary entries. Written by well-known audiobook narrator Chris Brinkley, the romance unfolds over a year and is only seen through the eyes of the male character. I'm not sure we even know the female character's name. It's a quick hit and best listened to - for obvious reasons.

Sign me up for season tickets to Ruby Rana's new series. Snap Shot is the authors debut novel. This hockey romance is stuffed full of locker room hijinks, steamy sex-capades and witty banter that had me turning the page for more. Landon is a worthy cinnamon bun hero and I really want to be best friends with Indi.

Even though the nostalgia was high with Every Summer After (I had a cottage in the Muskoka's in my youth and have just returned to the area) I don't think that biased me on a great romance book. The writing is beautiful, the characters are layered and complex and the story is full of angst and satisfying. Another reviewers said "It's not summer without a Carley Fortune book" and I completely agree.

The Bodyguard by Katherine Center reverses the roles and gives us a female bodyguard hired to protect a male movie star. Fake dating is taken to a new level in this book, both with forced proximity and the actor personality. Jack is another cinnamon roll character and Hannah is a bit hard to like at first but quickly becomes a character you are routing for.

Did you read any of these books?

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