Recently Read Mini-Reviews: March 2019

My house is, yet again, a sick house.

My oldest had a fever on Friday which turned out to be a bad cold and an ear infection that we are treating. Then, today, despite me separating the girls since my 6yo had symptoms, I got a call from my 4yo’s school saying she was running a fever.

And now my throat is scratchy.

Oy.

Wish us luck! At least next week is Spring Break for them, so they can recover.

ANYWAY…

Here are the mini-reviews for books that I’ve read recently!

Trade Me (Cyclone #1) by Courtney Milan ★★★★★
There were so many things to love about this book! For some reason I haven’t picked up the next book in this series, but it’s definitely on my TBR. I so appreciated the very Apple-esque company implied in this book, it was such a fun concept. I’ve grown tired of the billionaire trope lately that I was hesitant to read this one, but I’m glad I picked it up anyway, because Blake is not the frustratingly common billionaire that has been so popular in recent years. He’s much more likeable and less douchey than they tend to be!

+++

Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren ★★★★
The Christina Lauren duo has always been hit or miss for me, do despite this being a favorite for many, I still had my reservations. More often than not their books tend to be fairly mediocre for me, however Autoboyography is one of my all time favorite books, so there’s that. As for Love and Other Words, I really, really enjoyed this book. Many times when books flip back and forth between past and present, I usually have a strong preference for one over the other, but that wasn’t the case for this book. I loved both timelines. I can see why so many people really love this book and although it didn’t live up to the greatness of Autoboyography it was still really good!

+++

Roomies by Christina Lauren★★★★
This was one of the Christina Lauren books that were just kind of meh for me. If I’m being totally honest, I pretty much forgot what it was about almost immediately after reading it. Which is sad because the premise was so appealing. I loved that the main character was so drawn to the street musician and the whole broadway aspect, but… I don’t know… maybe it was timing, but this book was just an entertaining shoulder shrug for me.

+++

Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase★★★★
The first book in this series was surprisingly good, the second book is one of my all-time favorites, and this book was pretty good. I think I was a bit more let down by this book only because I am so in love with the second book in this series. I’m also a huge fan of the bodyguard trope, so I expected a bit more from it. I really did enjoy this book, just not as much as I thought I would.

+++

Mr. Nice Guy
by Jennifer Miller & Jason Feifer
★★★
This book was almost good, but just… not quite. There were things that made me uncomfortable about our “Nice Guy” in this book. To me, he wasn’t really likeable at all, and I think it is because of his responses to Carmen’s articles. I know they were supposed to be funny and witty, but some of the time they came off as a butthurt whiny dude. I never really connected to him, but I did like Carmen. I also really like the premise of the book, but I think similar themes have been done better by other authors.

Which of these books have you read? Thoughts?

 

 

 

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