Books I Read Last Month

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Books I Read Last Month

OoOoOoOO. It’s been a minute since I’ve shared the books I’ve read and last month I blew through them. I needed a tech break and devoured several books in just a few short weeks. I shared a while ago the list of books I have read recently (Click here to read the blog post), and I’m back to do it again. Book opinions that no one asked for 😂. 

Please note some of these books have a trigger warning (TW) and these are my opinions (IMO) some blurbs may contain spoilers (SPA).

Books I Read Last Month
Books I Read Last Month

Lotus” by Jennifer Hartmannn

This book was so unique and had such a different story than most fiction or romance-style books that I’ve read. The main character’s name is Oliver, which obviously I love and the story revolves around Oliver’s disappearance as a young boy. The surprise revelation at the end of the book was shocking! Once one secret came out, the rest of the story just made total sense. I would definitely recommend reading this book—I finished it in one day!

*TW* This book does contain sexual assault, child abuse, and kidnapping.

The Infinity Between Us” by N.S. Perkins

This book was okay. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. I did like the idea of the story, but it just fell kind of flat. I think that the back and forth chapters, while sometimes can really make a story exciting, in this case it gave away the ending. It also took way too long for the characters to like “get together” so to say. I think there could have been more build up and more of that “haters to lovers” chemistry moments. *SPA* Violet and Will were just too vanilla for me 😂. Like damn the girl you love is right there—do something about it. I also hate how much Violet compained about the same thing over and over again. It just didn’t make sense for someone to be so unhappy yet they were inviting the unhappiness into their lives. I finished the book because I kept thinking an exciting chapter was coming, but it never did. Even when they finally got to the part about *SPA* Violet’s mom’s suicide I was left with more questions. They didn’t even really explain why her mom took her own life or if there was an affair. So I don’t know, it was just—boring.

*TW* This book does contain suicide.

Right Man Right Time” by Meghan Quinn

I loved this book! I love a good fiction romance book but sometimes these stories can be repetitive. This storyline involved a journalist pov which I definitely related to. And the professional athlete pov was so interesting. I really liked the instant chemistry the two characters had while they also became really good friends. This was like top 3 of the books that I read this past month and I can’t believe I’m saying this but I have no *TW* to give! It was a clean book with no drama or dark storylines. Just a fun, clean and totally realistic romance!

Until You Can’t” by Brittney Sahin

This book gets a solid B from me. Another unique storyline that did not fall flat. I loved the chemistry between the characters, as much as they tried to fight it. I just didn’t like how often they mentioned the fact that *SPA* Natalia and Anthony had been together and were once engaged. I think that they could have dated, but to be engaged once upon a time is cringy now that she’s with his brother. Even though I get why the engagement came to play later on in the book, but still. Just weird. I also loved the Navy Seal characters because as you may know I have such a soft spot in my heart for military men. I did like this book though and it was a solid read!

 *TW* This book does contain hospitals, trauma, fighting, and gambling addiction.

The Deal” by Elle Kennedy

I struggled with the review about this one because I’m indifferent about it. I think I liked the concept of the story, but again it just fell flat for me. First off, some of these covers are horrible 😂. This cover particularly just looks like a bad porno hah, but the story is about *SPA* two college students who find themselves needing to strike a deal. *SPA* Obviously they end up falling in love and I do enjoy the chemistry between Hannah and Garrett, but what lacked for me was their backstories. I think that the *TW* abuse that they both faced in their pasts could have come into play a lot sooner. They really tip-toed I feel like around their pasts and if it was explained earlier on I think it would have given a lot more depth into their characters. It was an okay read overall.

*TW* This book does contain rape and physical abuse.

The Broken One” by Brittany Sahin

This one isn’t going to take long. Just save your money. The characters lacked chemistry in my opinion. The girl's pov was super annoying and whining. And I’m sorry, but as someone who has aspired to work in the fashion world and who does have experience in content creation and marketing—the *SPA* idea that a girl from a small town with 60 followers on Instagram would have a major fashion mogul from Europe track her down and ask her to model is…stupid. Nothing about this story makes sense and It’s boring. PASS!

Darling Venom” by Parker S. Huntington 

Another one I’m going to tell you to save your money on. In this case, you can judge a book by it’s cover because the insides were cheesy as well. This storyline makes me cringe. I’m all for a brother romance storyline but this one was weird and awkward and…weird. I don’t even care to go into details I’m bored just writing this. Next!

*TW* This book does contain suicide and alcohol addiction.

Maybe Now” by Colleen Hoover

If you read my previous post about books I’ve read recently then you know that I love the characters from “Maybe Someday” by Colleen Hoover. Ridge, Sydney, Waren, and Bridgette try to navigate this new life while still holding on to their old one with Maggie. I really loved the introduction of Maggie’s pov in this book too and I think that the way her character pov explains her health situation is really inspiring. Also, MAJOR *SPA*, I LOVEEEEE the 3-way wedding at the end. Ugh, just love these characters so much.

This Girl” by Colleen Hoover

Okay, so I kind of messed up here. I thought that this was a reprint of an original book but from the male character’s pov. Like how Stephanie Meyer did it with “Midnight Sun.” And I thought, “SWEET!” I can skip the whinny female pov book and read the male pov. I just have always gravitated towards male-character pov books/chapters. Except that’s not what this was and I basically skipped two previous novels 🤦🏼‍♀️. I have the other two novels, but I don’t think I’m going to read them. This story is cute and all but *SPA* the dude is her teacher!!! I don’t care when or how they met. I don’t care that she’s 18 and I don’t care that they didn’t date until after she graduated—HE WAS HER TEACHER! The whole story is so cringy to me. So if you’re going to read this series start with book 1 “Slammed” and go from there.

*TW* This book does contain death.

Confess” by Colleen Hoover

I had to save the best one for last. How does one even begin to explain perfection? This book is ranked #2 for CoHo books for me. Verity still holds the #1 spot, but this book comes pretty damn close. I loved the main male character Owen and I loved the concept of his art gallery. *SPA* Turning people’s confessions into art is a genius concept and I can’t believe it doesn’t exist already. The surprise ending too is just soooo beautiful. There’s a tiny detail that’s mentioned in the beginning that doesn’t reveal itself until the end that just ugh, warms my heart. I don’t want to give too much away because I think you just need to read this one to see what I see in it.

*TW* This book does contain death, physical and sexual assault, and drug addiction.

You can find all of these books are more linked on my Amazon Page! And I love some good recommendations so please comment down below on what I should read next!

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