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It’s Monday! What are you reading? February 8th, 2021

It’s Monday! What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, a place to share and discuss what we’ve read in the past week and what we’re in the middle of or are planning to read this week.

All sections in blue are from the book blurbs on Goodreads.

What I read last week

Last weekI participated in two blog tours for the authors I already know and like.

Faking It by Portia MacIntosh

What Now? by Shari Low

The perfect house, the perfect husband and the perfect life… or is she just faking it?

Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster for Ella. Growing up as the ‘less successful’ identical twin to her ‘perfectly successful’ sister, Emma, has left her feeling isolated, inadequate and let’s face it.. a little bitter.

When Emma unexpectedly reaches out to Ella in a time of need, Ella suddenly finds herself with the opportunity to fill in for her sister and experience how the other half live.

The hilarious sequel to the bestselling What If?

Twenty years ago, Carly Cooper went on an epic quest to track down all the men she’d ever loved and lost in the hope that one of them was her Mr Right. Now, two decades and two teenage sons later, she thinks she might have got it all wrong. As the years have passed, lots of things have changed, leaving Carly asking ‘What Now?’

Both books were fun, full of banter and focused a lot on family dynamics. Then my long-neglected tbr called to me and I picked a sweet romance by Whitney Dineen.

Ain’t She Sweet by Whitney Dineen

Tara Heinz began her modeling career at the tender age of twelve. After spending fifteen years drooling over forbidden foods, she does the unthinkable. She enrolls in culinary school and becomes a pastry chef.

After a nasty breakup with her rock star boyfriend that leads to tabloid war, Tara takes a job at a rural lodge in Oregon to escape the spotlight she no longer desires.

James Cavanaugh is a farmer in Oregon. His days are spent building his business and his nights are spent sleeping, so he can get up at four in the morning.

Ruby Cavanaugh has plans for her son that involve her new pastry chef. Of course, neither James nor Tara know what’s going on until it’s too late.

After all this abundance of women’s fiction I really needed a psychological thriller.

A dejected filmmaker lets his curiosity get the best of him and plunges into a web of depravity and danger from which there might be no escape.

Theo Snyder is at the end of his rope. One minute he was on top of the world, his documentary film The Basement a massive critical and commercial hit, the next crestfallen when his latest film was canceled after an embarrassingly public misstep. As his desperation grows, he makes a bold decision: to pursue the story of the notorious “Halo Killer,” Jasper Ross-Johnson. But delving into the life and mind of a serial killer could prove more deadly than Theo ever could have imagined.

What I am reading now:

The Unwilling by John Hart

Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul in New York Times bestselling author John Hart’s singular style.

I am still in the middle of reading the book, but in the meantime, if you would like to see what other bloggers thought of this gritty, action-packed story I can recommend visiting Carla Loves To Read and checking out her wonderful review .

Super Host by Kate Russo

Warm, witty, and utterly humane, Super Host offers a captivating portrait of middle age, relationships, and what it truly means to take a new chance at life.

What I’m reading next:

Hunted by The Sky by Tanaz Bhatena

Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul’s mark is what caused her parents’ murder at the hand of King Lohar’s ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge.

Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield

In this sweeping debut, actress Asha Bromfield takes readers to the heart of Jamaica, and into the soul of a girl coming to terms with her family, and herself, set against the backdrop of a hurricane.

How did your last week go and what are you reading this week?

21 replies on “It’s Monday! What are you reading? February 8th, 2021”

      1. Sarah Pearse. It’s funny…As I was finishing it the other night, in my mind I was giving it a 3.25 rating. Then I liked the last bit so much I raised my internal rating to 3.75….

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  1. You had some good reading last week Toni. I also love to mix it up, so it doesn’t become same old, same old. I am glad you are enjoying your books. I am waiting for the library (Hoopla) to get the Portia Mcintosh book.

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