With the attention span of a squirrel at the moment, it’s a miracle I made it through four books last month (but not all the ones that I hoped to get to). What I read in June 2020 was four stars across the board, although most didn’t do much for me. So let’s jump into some reviews!
What I read in June 2020
THE KNOCKOUT QUEEN by Rufi Thorpe
My rating & review: 4 stars. I really struggled with my feelings about this book. Did I like it? Hate it? Somewhere in between? I’m still not entirely sure. It was a slow read that was heavily character-driven opposed to a strong plot. Michael’s friendship with Bunny was beyond complicated, but it was unique. I did adore Michael and how he was beyond his years, even though my heart broke for him multiple times. The writing is beautiful, and I think the story as a whole is a testament to how friendships/relationships/life circumstances can make or break you.
SOMEONE LIKE YOU (Oxford #3) by Lauren Layne
My rating & review: 4 stars. I haven’t read this series in order – I started with book four and then jumped to this. That said, it’s pretty easy to put all the pieces together and figure out the different characters/couples, etc. I enjoyed this a lot more than the other book I read. Very much a slow burn romance that I was getting antsy to resolve itself by the end. There was more character development and backstory than I expected, even though some felt overly-familiar and like it had been done before.
I FOUND YOU by Lisa Jewell
My rating & review: 4 stars. It had been so long since I picked up a Lisa Jewell book, so this felt like coming home. One of my favorite thriller/mystery writers, and this book further proves why. A little slow at first, but then next thing I knew I was up until 2 a.m. because I had to know what happened next. Definitely a page-turner that would make for a great beach read.
TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by Talia Hibbert
*ARC received from NetGalley.
My rating & review: 4 stars. I was anxious to read this after thoroughly enjoying Chloe Brown, and it didn’t disappoint. This was just as good and stands on it’s own – you don’t need to read the first in the series to know what’s happening. Dani and Zaf were adorable together. I appreciated that the author gave us an elevated version of the typical fake-dating-turns-real plot. Both characters were well flushed out with plenty of context, depth and insight. Always refreshing to read a contemporary romance with real, relatable characters and life situations.
Currently reading: Normal People by Sally Rooney
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