Every June 1st, the first thing I think of is this:
— Dear Evan Hansen (@DearEvanHansen) May 31, 2018
The second thing I think of is this:
— Bree Lauren (@inloveandwords) June 1, 2018
My birthday is June 14 and I’m putting together an exciting giveaway, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, I want to share my favorites from May.
Favorite Reads from May
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Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble—she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life. But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope….
After reading my one and only Colleen Hoover book, It Ends With Us, I expected all of her books to be intense like that one and while I loved it, I didn’t want more intensity. Maybe, Someday is not intense in the same way at all. It was sweet and refreshing and I loved it.
Sweet, Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.
But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.
When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.
This book absolutely surprised me. It’d been in my Audible library for awhile and I kept skipping it because I didn’t love my last Christina Lauren, but this book surprised me. It started off a little cliche, but it absolutely took a turn I wasn’t expecting.
Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
Something is seriously off in the Watkins home. And Julie Seagle, college freshman, small-town Ohio transplant, and the newest resident of this Boston house, is determined to get to the bottom of it. When Julie’s off-campus housing falls through, her mother’s old college roommate, Erin Watkins, invites her to move in. The parents, Erin and Roger, are welcoming, but emotionally distant and academically driven to eccentric extremes. The middle child, Matt, is an MIT tech geek with a sweet side… and the social skills of a spool of USB cable. The youngest, Celeste, is a frighteningly bright but freakishly fastidious 13-year-old who hauls around a life-sized cardboard cutout of her oldest brother almost everywhere she goes.
And there’s that oldest brother, Finn: funny, gorgeous, smart, sensitive, almost emotionally available. Geographically? Definitely unavailable. That’s because Finn is traveling the world and surfacing only for random Facebook chats, e-mails, and status updates. Before long, through late-night exchanges of disembodied text, he begins to stir something tender and silly and maybe even a little bit sexy in Julie’s suddenly lonesome soul.
To Julie, the emotionally scrambled members of the Watkins family add up to something that … well… doesn’t quite add up. Not until she forces a buried secret to the surface, eliciting a dramatic confrontation that threatens to tear the fragile Watkins family apart, does she get her answer.
This is another one I’ve skipped over a bunch of times and I’m glad I didn’t this month. It was unique with troubled, but light-hearted characters and a really likable main character.
White Knight by CD Reiss
Catherine Barrington is a rich girl. Chris Cartwright is a poor boy.
He left her to make something of himself. A man she could be proud of. A man she could bring home to her parents. A man she could marry.
On the trading floor he became the man he knew he could be. Now, it’s time to return.
She didn’t care about his money, but he didn’t believe her. Soon after he left, all the money was gone.
Her life is hell.
Now he’s back, and he’s different. Pristine. Gorgeous. Rich.
Money was never the barrier, until now.
This one was a no-brainer for me. It was on my TBR list for May and I dove right in, expecting to really like it. I loved it. There were so many butterflies in this one I could barely handle it.