WEEKLY WRAP-UP: April 14th

I’m just getting over a nasty cold, so I didn’t get as much reading accomplished as I would’ve liked (since it was such a FANTASTIC release week!), but I still read a couple of great books. My favorite of the week is The Plus One, an emotional and heartfelt brother’s best friend romance. It was heavier than I anticipated, but I very much enjoyed the history between this couple – and the audio was good. I also checked out a tension-filled debut, Love Marks, which had two strangers turning into instant enemies. It was sexy and engaging, and another solid read. I ended up DNFing Until You, a small town/single dad romance, because it just didn’t offer anything fresh. Not bad, but didn’t hold my interest. And I watched Rye Lane, a fun and unique rom com movie that kept me entertained while I was home sick. So not a bad week all-around!

There were some VERY exciting books released this week, and I’m in the middle of one that’s excellent so far, so here’s hoping that I get in some good reading time this weekend! My TBR is exploding this month, so I think I’m going to be playing catchup for weeks, lol. Not a bad problem to have, I suppose!

If you read my Teaser Thursday post (found here), you know that there are some exciting books on the way soon! I’ll have reviews going up throughout the week.

If you missed any of this week’s reviews, I’ve got the blurb and rating for each below. There’s also a link to my new release list.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Emotional and engaging 🎧

What starts out as a fake wedding date turns into something these childhood enemies never expected in The Plus One, a sparkling romantic comedy by Mazey Eddings.

She’s not looking to fix him. She’s looking to love him, if he’ll let her in.

Some facts are indisputable. The sun rises in the east, sets in the west. Gravity exists. Indira doesn’t like Jude. Jude doesn’t like Indira. But what happens when these childhood enemies find the only thing they can rely on is each other?

On paper, Indira has everything together. An amazing job, a boyfriend, and a car. What more could a late twenty-something ask for? But when she walks in on her boyfriend in an amorous embrace with a stranger, that perfect on paper image goes up in flames.

Jude has nothing together. A doctor that’s spent the last three years traveling the world to treat emergencies and humanitarian crises, a quick trip home for his best friend’s wedding has him struggling to readjust.

Thrust into an elaborate (and ridiculously drawn out) wedding event that’s stressing Jude beyond belief and has Indira seeing her ex and his new girlfriend far more frequently than any human should endure, the duo strike a bargain to be each other’s fake dates to this wedding from hell. The only problem is, their forced proximity and fake displays of affection are starting to feel a bit…real, and both are left grappling with the idea that a situation that couldn’t be worse, is made a little better with the other around.

Read the audiobook review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3THZmrk

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Solid debut

What do you do when your worst enemy turns out to be your new boss?

Quinn Taylor is flat broke and stuck in the same Brooklyn apartment she’s lived in her whole life. Struggling with student loan payments and medical bills, she works at The Phoenix, an elite Manhattan lounge known for its confidentiality. She’s not waiting around for Prince Charming; in fact, she learned to forget that dream a long time ago. Now, her dream is to open her own restaurant. The only problem? The handsome and elusive real estate mogul Wesley Marks just got her fired.

When Wesley unexpectedly inherits his father’s position as CEO of Marks Properties, he’s desperate to take care of his family and prove he’s nothing like his father. But after the beautiful hostess at The Phoenix betrays his trust, leaking a story that nearly destroys everything, he has a new plan. You know what they say – keep your friends close, and your enemies on your payroll. Both Wesley and Quinn are determined to get their way.

But can they put down their weapons for long enough to discover the connection between them?

LOVE MARKS is a dual-POV, open door enemies-to-lovers, billionaire boss contemporary romance. Please note that this book has content warnings for adult language, adult content, a parent with cancer, alcoholism/rehab, brief references to suicide, sexual assault, and sex work.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3GxFBO6

Mini audiobook review 🎧

A single dad, forced proximity, standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg.

Crew Madden needs to find a place to recover.
For his twin girls.
For himself.
From the woman who left them without a backward glance.

Recovering from a traumatic event, a summer in the small town of Redemption Falls was the perfect solution for him. For his family. The only drawback? The rental cottage at the end of the drive.

But then he met its tenant.

The quiet, guarded, sexy-as-sin woman who took Crew’s breath away.

Tennyson West moved to Redemption Falls to hide.
From her previous world of abundance.
From the woman she used to be.
For a chance to start over . . . and be free.

She’s settled into her new life on the outskirts of a small town, content with her solitude. Her peaceful life.

And then she met her new landlord.

Crew Madden—and his sweet daughters—entered her life with a bang. She learned how to laugh again, to love again, something she never thought would be possible.

It was only meant to be a summer fling, but as demons from their past knocked on the door, their relationship was tested. Was their love strong enough to keep them together or would danger drive them apart for good?

Read the mini audiobook review here

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3TWtbVl

Movie review

Two youngsters reeling from bad breakups who connect over an eventful day in South-London.

Currently streaming on Hulu!

Read the movie review here

Check out this week’s new releases here.

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