The Most Likely Club is a blast from the past and a lesson in not living in your past at the same time. Four friends are faced with their 25-year high school reunion and find that they haven’t all lived up to their “Most Likely to” superlatives. They feel it’s time to take their lives to the places they thought they would be 25 years ago and make a pact to step it up.
So, I liked this story, and I really connected with these women. I really enjoyed all the 90’s references. I mean I am a 90’s kid, so all the references really resonated with me! I enjoyed the plans that they put in place, and the actions they took to get where they wanted to be. I did find that there were a few too many things going on to really keep me invested enough to make this a 4-star story though.
This is a beachy, summery, heartwarming story that will just make you feel happy! I really enjoyed reading this one, and I thought it was such a cute story.
When Abby’s claim that her advisor stole her work goes ignored by her grad program directors, she finds herself snubbed by the department and without a summer job. She turns to her tutoring group and lands a job tutoring on a luxury yacht for the summer. Not too shabby when you think about it! It turns out that the father of her student is quite the handsome, and while it’s against the rules to get involved in a parent, she finds herself enjoying his company an awful lot.
What an amazingly moving and impactful story! This book is hard-hitting, and it really presses the reader the live through the journey with the characters! This will make a great book club read and will create great discussion dialogue!
Two women with a lifelong friendship find themselves drifting apart at times and being ripped apart at others. The importance and difficulty of motherhood for the two of them begin to strain their relationship.
This was a really cute story that really leans towards a women’s fiction story, but it has some great romance moments as well!
Libby and Frank meet on a bus. Libby finds out that Frank has been riding the bus since the 60’s looking for his lost love…💔…right?? So Libby begins a search for Frank’s lost love, and she teams up with another person, Dylan, who is also connected to Frank.
Okay, Colleen Hoover can do no wrong in my book. Her stories are an immersive experience that will make you forget your real-world exists!
So when I finish a CoHo book, a lot of times, I’m completely wrecked. She has twisted me up and wrung me out, and I need a minute before I tackle another one. This one though, it was a really good balance of emotion, character development, and plot. I found myself in love with the characters and invested in their stories, but I feel like I could pick another one up right away this time!
This was such a lighthearted story, and it just made me feel happy! When a wedding falls apart, but everything is booked…why not throw yourself a Double Quinceañera!
This had a nice mix of rom-com and women’s fiction, which is something that I am continuing to love more and more! This definitely a love interest, and it’s a bit of a second-chance, but this also has the storyline of the growth and changes that our MC goes through. Nadia has a lot of family pressure and expectation, and it’s a really high bar to reach for. I felt frustrated at times for her, but I enjoyed watching the story and her inner strength grow!
This book was absolutely stunning. Emiko Jean has quickly become a favorite author for me! I love the cultural perspective she provides, and the stories that tug at my heart strings! Read this if you enjoy strong character growth, family stories, and imperfect lives.
Mika is living a messy life. She’s 35 without a job, constantly needing money from her parents, never able to live up to the traditional Japanese expectations of her parents, and she her most recent relationship just crashed and burned.
And then she gets a phone call from Penny and everything changes. You see, Mika gave Penny up for adoption 16 years ago, but they have never spoken before. They begin to get to know each other over the phone, but Mika finds herself creating the perfect life for herself as she inflates and adjusts the truth.
When Penny announces that she’s coming to meet and spend time with Mika, she finds herself trying to make this fantasy life become a reality.
I absolutely love Julia Whelan’s narration. I will enjoy any book she ever reads to me. When I discovered that she had a book coming out that she WROTE and she was NARRATING the audio, holy cow, I was excited! And guess what…I wasn’t let down!
Sewanee is the main character in this story. She’s an audiobook narrator but has a history in the movies too. At an audio convention, she has quite a connection and a nice little romp in the hay with a mysterious man. After heading home, she is asked to narrate a romance novel, which she refuses to narrate after her own tragic story. But with some life pressures breathing down her neck, she agrees to do it, and finds that she’s narrating with Brock McNight, a sexy voice and incredibly popular narrator. As they work long distance to narrate, they find quite a connection, but Sewanee has a lot of baggage she has to work through to really give herself over to another person.
So, this book was a great mix of magical realism and self-discovery, and I really enjoyed it! I loved traveling with Lolly to see what her life could have been as well as learning about what she truly wants and already has.
When I read American Royals, I fell in love with this alternate United States world. I loved the characters, the family, and the problems. I, of course, gobbled up book 2, Majesty, when it came out, and THEN, book 3 came out, and I was ecstatic!
This book was such a growing point for so many characters. Like the other books, the story is told through a variety of POVs. I enjoyed each of them and found myself particularly interested in the growing friendship between Nina and Daphne. Daphne is one of my least favorite characters in this series, and I almost found myself liking her in this book.
I absolutely loved Oona Out of Order, so when I saw that Margarita Montimore had a new book coming out, I was so excited to get my hands on it! Montimore has a fantastic way of creating a magical realism element to her stories that makes you believe in magic.
In Acts of Violet, we are brought into the story of a missing person, Violet Volk. Violet was a famous illusionist with a volatile life that was lived in the spotlight. When she announces one last show after a hiatus, people flock to see her show. When her final act approaches, things appear to have gone wrong and Violet vanishes…for real.
This story was impossible to put down! It’s a book that I got incredibly emotionally invested in and needed to know what was going to happen!
Annie is a warzone photojournalist. While working in Afghanistan, she is attacked by the Taliban, and witnesses some incredibly horrific things. When she returns home is haunted by what she experienced. She is asked to teach in an Afghanistan school, and she accepts, but when she gets there, she can’t help but feel watched.