Book Review: The Two Lila Bennetts by Liz Fenton, Lisa Steinke

*Thank you to the publisher and KCCPR for this gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Title: The Two Lila Bennetts

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

Publish Date: July 23, 2019

Publisher: Lake Union, Amazon

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What I Loved/Thought:

okay, I loved how clever Liz and Lisa were to take the idea of a parallel universe to lay out Lila’s life before her with two different ways her life could go.

Lila Bennett has made one bad decision after another, and her lies are catching up to her. As a criminal defense attorney, she sees one life where she’s taken hostage by a stranger that knows too much about her secrets and bad choices. In another life, she is being blackmailed by all the secrets of her past.

It’s a race to survival in this fast paced mystery! I flew through this book and it gave me all the ‘Maybe in Another Life’ vibes, which I loved.

3.75 stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

About the Book:

“One fateful decision. Two unexpected endings. A perfect summer read!” —Wendy Walker, bestselling author of The Night Before

Lila Bennett’s bad choices have finally caught up with her. And one of those decisions has split her life in two. Literally.

In one life, she’s taken hostage by someone who appears to be a stranger but knows too much. As she’s trapped in a concrete cell, her kidnapper forces her to face what she’s done or be killed. In an alternate life, she eludes her captor but is hunted by someone who is dismantling her happiness, exposing one secret at a time.

Lila’s decorated career as a criminal defense attorney, her marriage, and her life are on the line. She must make a list of those she’s wronged—both in and out of the courtroom—to determine who is out to get her before it’s too late. But even if she can pinpoint her assailant, will she survive? And if she does, which parts of her life are worth saving, and which parts must die? Because one thing’s for certain—life as Lila Bennett knew it is over.

Praise:

“Intriguing…Chapters headed ‘captured’ and ‘free’ alternate, each describing a parallel reality…Along with two perfect endings, this satisfying thriller offers food for thought. Flawless pacing will keep readers on the edge of their seats.” Publishers Weekly

The Two Lila Bennetts is a thought-provoking thriller that will have you thinking about the choices you’ve made and how your life could change in an instant.” —POPSUGAR

“Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke create an imaginative and unpredictable story of modern life, the choices we make and their consequences. The Two Lila Bennetts is an excellent summer read.” —Authorlink

The Two Lila Bennetts is heart-pounding action from start to finish. It’s Sliding Doors with a killer twist. I couldn’t put it down!” —Aimee Molloy, New York Times bestselling author

“One fateful decision. Two unexpected endings. A perfect summer read! The Two Lila Bennettscleverly weaves together two sides of one story in an engaging thrill ride that keeps readers on their toes—and turning pages. Thoroughly enjoyable!” —Wendy Walker, author of The Night Before

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Book Feature: The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets by Molly Fader

*Thank you to Harlequin Publicity Team and Graydon House Publishing for this gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Who doesn’t love a book about deep family secrets?

I’m excited to start reading this one! I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump this week and this sounds like the perfect book to bust me out of the dreaded slump!

About the Book:

“The talented Molly Fader will keep you turning the pages right down to the oh-so-satisfying final twist.”
―Susan Wiggs, New York Times bestselling author

What drove their family apart just might bring them back together… 

It’s been seventeen years since the tragic summer the McAvoy sisters fell apart. Lindy, the wild one, left home, carved out a new life in the city and never looked back. Delia, the sister who stayed, became a mother herself, raising her daughters and running the family shop in their small Ohio hometown on the shores of Lake Erie. 

But now, with their mother’s ailing health and a rebellious teenager to rein in, Delia has no choice but to welcome Lindy home. As the two sisters try to put their family back in order, they finally have the chance to reclaim what’s been lost over the years: for Delia, professional dreams and a happy marriage, and for Lindy, a sense of home and an old flame—and best of all, each other. But when one turbulent night leads to a shocking revelation, the women must face the past they’ve avoided for a decade. And there’s nothing like an old secret to bring the McAvoy women back together and stronger than ever. 

With warm affection and wry wit, Molly Fader’s The McAvoy Sisters Book of Secrets is about the ties that bind family and the power of secrets to hold us back or set us free.

Review: The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo

Title: The Most Fun We Ever Had

*Thank you to netgalley and publisher for this complimentary e-book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

About the author: (credit to Amazon)

Publish Date: June 25, 2019

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Publisher: Doubleday, Penguin Randomhouse

Pages: 532

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Literary Fiction

Synopsis: (credit to publisher website)

When Marilyn Connolly and David Sorenson fall in love in the 1970s, they are blithely ignorant of all that’s to come. By 2016, their four radically different daughters are each in a state of unrest: Wendy, widowed young, soothes herself with booze and younger men; Violet, a litigator-turned-stay-at-home-mom, battles anxiety and self-doubt when the darkest part of her past resurfaces; Liza, a neurotic and newly tenured professor, finds herself pregnant with a baby she’s not sure she wants by a man she’s not sure she loves; and Grace, the dawdling youngest daughter, begins living a lie that no one in her family even suspects. Above it all, the daughters share the lingering fear that they will never find a love quite like their parents’. 

As the novel moves through the tumultuous year following the arrival of Jonah Bendt–given up by one of the daughters in a closed adoption fifteen years before–we are shown the rich and varied tapestry of the Sorensons’ past: years marred by adolescence, infidelity, and resentment, but also the transcendent moments of joy that make everything else worthwhile.

Spanning nearly half a century, and set against the quintessential American backdrop of Chicago and its prospering suburbs, Lombardo’s debut explores the triumphs and burdens of love, the fraught tethers of parenthood and sisterhood, and the baffling mixture of affection, abhorrence, resistance, and submission we feel for those closest to us. In painting this luminous portrait of a family’s becoming, Lombardo joins the ranks of writers such as Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout, and Jonathan Franzen as visionary chroniclers of our modern lives.

What I Loved/Thought:

I started reading The Most Fun We Ever Had, and was immersed right away into the lives of the Sorenson family. I loved how the story opened and we first get to see the love between Chicago couple Marilyn and David, the matriarch and patriarch of the family tree, and their four daughters.

Little by little we get to meet each of the four daughters, from eldest Wendy, to baby Gracie, and I am once again reminded at how much I love a novel with rich family dynamics.

Spanning over the years from the 1970’s to 2016, this book takes you through the ups and downs of marriage, parenthood, friendship, trust, lies, adolescence, infidelity, resentment, joy, affection, love and at the true center, sisterhood.

*Thank you netgalley and DoubleDay books for this free ebook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

Praise:

An Amazon Best Book of July 2019: Claire Lombardo’s debut, The Most Fun We Ever Had, is the best kind of family saga—tightly woven with characters who are flawed and human, and who submerge us face-first into the messiness of familial and romantic love. Marilyn and David Sorenson have been inseparable since the 1970s, and even as life has thrown them challenges, their love is the sun around which all else orbits. In 2016, we see their four daughters all suffering from unique dysfunctions—and all fearing that they will never have a relationship as strong as that of their parents, “two people who emanated more love than it seemed like the universe would sanction.” Eldest daughter Wendy has suffered a devastating loss and soothes herself with alcohol and men; Violet is faced with a buried secret—the son she gave away in a closed adoption 16 years ago; Liza, pregnant by a man she’s not in love with, is weighing single parenthood; and Grace—the baby of the family, struggles to launch and is keeping a secret from her family. Told through flashbacks interspersed with the present day, The Most Fun We Ever Had is a beautifully written, intricately detailed look at a Midwestern American family. It’s an up-close examination of life, love, and the inevitable changes wrought by the passage of time that places Lombardo in the company of talented chroniclers of family life such as Celeste Ng and Meg Wolitzer. –Sarah Gelman, Amazon Book Review

Review: The Whisper Man by Alex North

*Thank you to Celadon Books for this gifted copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Title: The Whisper Man

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Genre: Mystery/Thriller

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Publish Date: August 20, 2019

Publisher: Celadon, Macmillan

Pages: 368

Synopsis: (credit to Amazon)

In this dark, suspenseful thriller, Alex North weaves a multi-generational tale of a father and son caught in the crosshairs of an investigation to catch a serial killer preying on a small town.

After the sudden death of his wife, Tom Kennedy believes a fresh start will help him and his young son Jake heal. A new beginning, a new house, a new town. Featherbank.

But the town has a dark past. Twenty years ago, a serial killer abducted and murdered five residents. Until Frank Carter was finally caught, he was nicknamed “The Whisper Man,” for he would lure his victims out by whispering at their windows at night.

Just as Tom and Jake settle into their new home, a young boy vanishes. His disappearance bears an unnerving resemblance to Frank Carter’s crimes, reigniting old rumors that he preyed with an accomplice. Now, detectives Amanda Beck and Pete Willis must find the boy before it is too late, even if that means Pete has to revisit his great foe in prison: The Whisper Man.

And then Jake begins acting strangely. He hears a whispering at his window…

What I Loved/Thought:

“I’ve told you many times that there’s no such thing as monsters. I’m sorry that I lied.”

All the stars for The Whisper Man!!

I started reading this book and couldn’t put it down! There were so many things I loved about it. The quick pace, multiple POV’s, the short chapters, police investigation, the father/son dynamic, and the mystery leading up to The Whisper Man, not to mention the creepy factor that it gave me the whole time reading.

As with all mystery/thrillers, I think it’s best to know as little going into reading them as possible. Just know the creepy factor was high and I loved it!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

Praise:

Review: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Title: Ask Again, Yes

About the author: (credit to Amazon)

Genre: General Fiction

Publish Date: May 28, 2019

Publisher: Scribner, Simon & Schuster

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Pages: 400

Synopsis:

How much can a family forgive?

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next 40 years. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood—villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peter’s love story, while haunted by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.

What I Loved/Thought:

The thing is, Peter, grown-ups don’t know what they’re doing any better than kids do. That’s the truth.”

All the stars for this wonderful, multi-generational family drama!!

Ask Again, Yes takes readers through the lives of two families, the Stanhills and the Gleeson’s, told over the course of several decades, with themes of love, family, hope, loss, lies and forgiveness.

As two police officers befriend one another, their stories unfold as their lives intersect throughout the years and one tragic day. I can see how this novel has been awarded all the praise and hype amongst the bookish community, and chosen as a BOTM pick, because it’s just such an endearing story, and I will miss these two families.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

*Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for this free ebook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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Blog Tour! High Flying by Kaylin McFarren

Title: High Flying

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

About the Author

Kaylin is proud of the fact that her great aunt Bessie B. Cordell, an evangelistic missionary during WWII, was instrumental in opening an orphanage in Tientsin, China and also wrote two published novels, Precious Pearl and Blossoms of the Flowery Kingdom, documenting her dangerous, harrowing experiences. 

She keeps a glass of wine close by while writing love scenes, Kleenex on her desk while writing heart breakers, and has been known to empty a box of chocolates when she’s completely stumped. 

A consummate “pantser” and perfectionist, she writes and edits as she goes, and uses photographs of models and actors from tabloid magazines to visualize her characters. 

She loves her husband of 46 years dearly, however, if Josh Holloway, Hugh Jackman or Ian Somerhalder came knockin’, well… their marriage just might be put to the test.

Publish Date: May 18, 2019

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Genre: Sci-Fi/Mystery

Pages: 277

Synopsis (credit to Suzy Approved Book Tours)

About The Book :

…ten minutes to survive the past.

Skylar Haines has struggled with personal demons most of her life, going to dark extremes to subdue anxieties rooted in her tragic past. On a perpetual hunt for the next adrenaline hit, she discovers a passion for flying and becomes a hard-edged stunt pilot, verging on obsession. In the sky, following her most daring airshow, she encounters a mysterious storm and almost collides with another aircraft, sending her into a perilous dive. Guided by a mysterious voice, she manages a safe landing but finds herself transported to another time.  

Eight months before she was born.

One week before her father was murdered.

Though baffled by her circumstances, Skylar soon arrives at a single certainty: Before her lies a remarkable chance to change her family’s destiny drastically for the better—or possibly even worse—depending on the choices she makes, before her window of opportunity closes.

What I Loved/Thought:

Thank you to @suzyapprovedbooktours and @getredpr for this gifted book #partner

🌅I took this photo as the sun was just starting to set. My favorite time of day! Which do you like better—sunrises or sunsets?

🌅High Flying is suspenseful, drama filled read, and I flew through it! Skylar Haines is an adventurous risk taker, as a stunt pilot. With her troubled past, she finds solace through performing in air shows, performing aerial stunts.

I found this novel to be part science fiction and part mystery/thriller, which I have to say I haven’t read many books with that fun combo.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

*Thank you to Suzy Approved Book Tours and GetRedPR for this complimentary book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Praise:

  • “I truly enjoyed the relationships between the main characters and found the tension between the two both engrossing and believable. Overall the story is engaging and entertaining. I highly recommend it.” – Literary Titan
  • “High Flying is an amazing suspense thriller, full of twists and surprises. It’s a book about second chances, forgiveness, and finding out who you really are.” –  Anastasia Gkaitatzi, Seattle Book Review
  • “Well-handled time-travel, aviation, drug-crime thriller!” – Kirkus Reviews
  • I would recommend High Flying to anyone who enjoys romance novels or adventures because it combines the two.” -Rachel Dehning, San Francisco Book Review (Star rating: 5/5)
  • High Flying is a book that makes you think about the past, present, and future. With brilliant characters and a plot that keeps going until the end, it is a must-read for anyone who loves a good adventure.” -Kristi Elizabeth, Manhattan Book Review (5 Stars!)
  • High Flying is one of the most unique suspense thrillers I have read in a while. I highly recommend reading Kaylin McFarren’s story for intrigue, deception, kidnapping, and an excellent perspective of
  • self-harm.” -Carol Hoyer, Reader Views

Review: The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman

Title: The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Genre: Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Romance

Publish Date: July 9, 2019

Publisher: Berkley, Berkley Romance, Penguin Randomhouse

Pages: 352

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Synopsis: (credit to Amazon)

Description

Product description

“Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin

The author of Other People’s Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings delivers a quirky and charming novel chronicling the life of confirmed introvert Nina Hill as she does her best to fly under everyone’s radar. 
  
Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own…shell. 
  
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. 
  
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They’re all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She’ll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It’s a disaster! And as if that wasn’t enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn’t he realize what a terrible idea that is? 
  
Nina considers her options. 
1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.) 
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee).
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.) 
  
It’s time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn’t convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It’s going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.

What I Loved/Thought:

I’m over here living my best life with my best book friends and absolutely loved The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman!

Nina basically has my dream job, working in a bookstore, and picking up a new book every chance she gets. She would much rather be in solitude with her cat named Phil, or playing trivia with her team, than the thought of having to deal with strange people. This book has it all, and it’s already made me laugh out loud because I find so much of myself in Nina.

Things really take a turn for her when her father shows up that she never knew existed, and then her trivia nemesis turns out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Just what Nina wasn’t looking for! I loved this adorable book so much and it’s such a cute summer read!

💛💛💛💛💛/5

*A big thank you to Elisha at PRH, for this gifted copy, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own

Praise:

Praise for The Bookish Life of Nina Hill 

“Move over on the settee, Jane Austen. You’ve met your modern-day match in Abbi Waxman. Bitingly funny, relatable and intelligent, The Bookish Life of Nina Hill is a must for anyone who loves to read.”—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author of Good Luck With That 

“The author of 2017’s heartfelt  The Garden of Small Beginnings is back with another winner.”—PopSugar 

“In this love letter to book nerds, Waxman introduces the extraordinary introvert Nina Hill…. With witty dialogue and a running sarcastic inner monologue, Waxman brings Nina to vibrant life as she upends her introverted routine and becomes part of the family. Fans of Jojo Moyes will love this.”— Publishers Weekly 

“Waxman has created a thoroughly engaging character in this bookish, contemplative, set-in-her ways woman. Be prepared to chuckle.”— Kirkus Review (starred review) 

“Book nerds will feel strong kinship with the engaging, introverted Nina Hill, who works in a bookstore, plays pub trivia, and loves office supplies… Readers will be captivated by Nina’s droll sense of humor.”— Booklist (starred review) 

Review: Reinventing Jenna Rose by Joni Marie Iraci

Title: Reinventing Jenna Rose
About The author: (credit to Amazon and @suzyapprovedbooktours)

http://www.jonimarieiraci.com/
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Twitter: @JoniIraci

Publish Date: May 5, 2019

Publisher: Fat Dog Books

Pages: 220

Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Synopsis: (courtesy of SuzyApprovedBookTours)

About The Book:
“Reinventing Jenna Rose,” propels the reader on a fast-paced journey through the life of a young girl, Jenna Rose, who is determined to realize her self-worth and overcome the trauma of a childhood where she was forced to be the “muse” for her child photographer father’s “art.” Jenna’s “what now” moment arises when she is left alone in the loveless California lake house she shares with her mostly absent mother after her parents divorced. Jenna, while ransacking her mother’s closet, uncovers evidence of a grandmother, whom she never knew existed living in New York City. This soon proves to be the first of many family secrets.
Seemingly, pulling courage up from her socks, Jenna resourcefully takes herself across the country and lands on the Upper West Side of Manhattan doorstep of her affluent maternal grandmother, Katherine O’Connor. Katherine, imposing at first, softens and begins to weave a tale of her own traumatic upbringing in an effort to get Jenna to open up.
Yet, with the help of a street-smart New York neighbor girl, a quirky therapist, a white German Shepherd and a story-telling grandmother, Jenna overcomes the hardships of her past, and comes into her own at the age of thirty without retaining the veil of victimhood. This sad, funny, quirky novel, is Infused with humor and literary references while relating a multi-generational family saga and legal thriller in the voice of a young woman on a courageous solo journey

What I Loved/Thought:

Reinventing Jenna Rose was a story about self discovery, as we see a young girl, Jenna Rose, move through life as a child in California, to a woman as she navigates through life. These are often some of my favorite stories because as a reader I find myself rooting for the character, and in the case of Jenna Rose, as we see them grow up before our very eyes.

There are many secrets that surround her childhood, with a mother that seems to never be around much, and a father that turns to alcohol. There are issues present within this novel, such as abuse, drugs, and abandonment, but there are also pivotal moments of friendship and love, and finding ones self worth.

Overall, a beautiful and compelling story!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

*Thank you to SuzyApprovedBookTours for this complimentary book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own


Review: Temper by Layne Fargo

Title: Temper

About the author: (credit to Goodreads)

Publish Date: July 2, 2019

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Publisher: Scout Press, Gallery, Simon & Schuster

Pages: 352

Genre: Mystery/Suspense

Synopsis: (credit to Amazon)

Product description

For fans of the high-stakes tension of the New York Times bestsellers Luckiest Girl Alive and The Lying Game, a razor-sharp page-turner about female ambition and what happens when fake violence draws real blood… 

After years of struggling in the Chicago theater scene, ambitious actress Kira Rascher finally lands the role of a lifetime. The catch? Starring in Tempermeans working with Malcolm Mercer, a mercurial director who’s known for pushing his performers past their limits—onstage and off. 

Kira’s convinced she can handle Malcolm, but the theater’s cofounder Joanna Cuyler is another story. Joanna sees Kira as a threat—to her own thwarted artistic aspirations, her twisted relationship with Malcolm, and the shocking secret she’s keeping about the upcoming production. But as opening night draws near, Kira and Joanna both start to realize that Malcolm’s dangerous extremes are nothing compared to what they’re capable of themselves . 

An edgy, addictive, and fiendishly clever tale of ambition, deceit, and power, Temper is a timely, heart-in-your-throat psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.

What I Loved/Thought:

Like most mystery/suspense novels, I think it’s best to go into them blindly. If you’re looking for a passionate, angsty story, with a sexual appetite, you’ve come to the right place. I was starting to get Black Swan vibes in the beginning, but then there were some dark twists and I wasn’t sure where this slow building drama was headed, but Temper gets the applause from me!

I loved Luckiest Girl Alive by Layne Fargo, so I was excited to read her newest book.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars!

*Thank you to Scout Press, Simon & Schuster for this free copy, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. I won this galley in a Goodreads Giveaway!

Praise:

 Temper is raw, ingenious and utterly fearless. I devoured every word as the story bent and twisted in ways I did not see coming. Layne Fargo delivers psychological suspense at its very best – without tricks or misdirections, just brilliant story telling and profoundly astute observations about human emotions and relationships. Temper is the real deal.” Author: Wendy Walker, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Before 

“In her dark, sultry debut, Layne Fargo delves deep into the psychological war zone of the theater, perfectly capturing its hothouse world of rivalries, dalliances, and duels–both onstage and off. Toying with the line between victim and villain, real life and fantasy, Temper revels in its mind games, delivering twist after twist as it races toward a Shakespearian climax. The final page will leave you gasping.” Author: Amy Gentry, author of LAST WOMAN STANDING 

“Twisty, sexy, and so believable it’s scary, the pages of Temper bleed an irresistible blend of voice, subculture, and character. Compulsive reading for fans of Black Swan, Mozart in the Jungle, or (dare I say it?) real-life backstage theatrics.”  Author: Jessica Strawser, bestselling author of Not That I Could Tell 

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸

Happy 4th of July bookworms! My town has their annual celebration on the 3rd each year, which makes for a great way to get out and see fireworks but be home for the actual holiday. This year we went on the boat and watched the fireworks from the lake, which was so fun!

What are your plans for this long holiday weekend?

*Thank you to St Martin’s Press for this free copy in exchange for an honest review.

I just finished my second thriller for July, so I’m ready for a genre palate cleanse, and I’m excited to start Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center. I have heard the most wonderful reviews about this book, and great things about this author! I’m here for it, and can’t wait to cut out some time to start reading this one.

What books are you hoping to read this holiday weekend?