Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Goodnight Beautiful by Aimee Molloy


 This my a thriller! I must say it has been a long time since I have been this blindsided by a thriller...and multiple times at that! What a wild ride this was!

Sam and his new wife Annie are looking to escape the big city and back to Sam's hometown. The thing is Sam is hotter than my coffee and Annie knows it. She knows he turns heads without even trying and she knows he was quite the popular dude in town before he left. So going back to his small hometown may be a bit challenging...

So when Sam sets up his psychology office in the gorgeous Lawrence House...well you can't blame a person for wanting to keep an eye on him. When the French girl in the mini cooper shows up...well..I must admit I was worried about Sam's state of mind.

This book went from crazy to crazier! I loved it! The twists and turns were so brilliant that I never even imagined they were a possibility! If you are looking to get out of a thriller slump...this is the book for you!

I can't thank HarperCollins enough for this gorgeous finished copy they sent me in exchange for an honest review! I LOVED IT!

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

White Ivy by Susie Yang


Wow!!! There is nothing better than going into a debut and having it blow you away. ❤️ This seems to be the year of fantastic debuts and you just need to add this one to the list. This book is a slow burn that is so eloquently done that I could not look away. I could not put this down, it had an almost magnetizing element to it. Susie Yang has arrived my friends!

Ivy Lin is a girl that pulled me in a million directions. On one hand I wanted to feel sympathetic towards her. Her family immigrated to America where she lived in a low income complex, her family struggling to make ends meet. As if Ivy didn't have enough personal turmoil trying to fit in, her family sent her off to a exclusive school- Grove Prep Academy. It is here that Ivy gets a taste of the good life and decides it will be hers no matter what the cost.

For some reason Ivy has that "something" about her that just draw people to her. They would see the good in her, yet she was filled with dark, disturbing thoughts. Her moral lines were not drawn in the sand, they seemed to move about whenever she needed something. Yet still...everyone seems to love Ivy. She is a master manipulator and knows her game well. She makes people want to do things for her.

As she struggles to make it to the top, stepping on people from her past, just how far will she go? The ending was one that I never saw coming! I loved it!

Huge shoutout to Simon & Schuster for sending this gifted physical copy my way in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, November 2, 2020

Girls of Brackenhill by Kate Moretti

 A book that starts out saying..." I didn't mean to kill her" is defiantly going to get my attention and get it fast! I was instantly drawn into this dual timeline with that single sentence.

Brackenhill is an estate in the Catskills with 33 rooms. Sounds delightful doesn't it? It was delightful for two young girls that spent their summers there with their aunt and uncle. It was fun and glamorous...until it wasn't. Until one of the girls disappears......

Hannah swore she wouldn't step foot in Brackenhill again..yet she is forced to when her aunt dies suddenly and her uncle is on his deathbed. The house that holds secrets..the house that Hannah has terrible dreams about...the house that makes her sleepwalk...the house...Brackenhill...

Although it was a slow burn for me it did work. I enjoyed all the mystery surrounding the estate. I liked the use of the dual timelines. I thought the ending was very clever and I like the idea it implied of what was to come...

Thank you so much to Thomas and Mercer for my gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Don't Look For Me by Wendy Walker



Molly Clarke killed her daughter...or did she?
Molly Clarke's husband is cheating on her...or is he?
Molly Clarke's children despise her...or do they?
Molly Clarke decided to step away from her life...or did she?

Sooo many questions!! This book took off from the very first page! It got very intense and creepy right away. My heart broke for Molly so many times as she blamed herself for everything. While trying to beat the hurricane she is driving through the downpour, wind and rain whipping around..on a deserted a rundown little town....she runs out of gas.....

OMG..this town gave me the creeps. Just the overall vibe of the rundown town with the little gas station, motel and bar. Molly knew she should avoid the town, she knew nothing good would come out of it. Yet, there she was driving through the town, all alone......

I would love to say I would never put myself in Molly's place but I think we all do at some point. Not making the best decisions, derailed by things that are playing heavily on our mind. Yet, what did Molly do? Did she decide she was just going to walk away?

I literally flew through this book and I highly recommend it! 

Huge thanks to Jordy for this physical ARC that he sent my way from his giveaway! Thank you to St. Martin's press for the gifted copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Saturday, October 3, 2020

No One's Home by D.M. Pulley




 The perfect Fall read! Soooo creepy! This book was creeptastic from the very first page to the last. I really like nothing better than a story about an old, creepy house. So I was instantly drawn into this the second I started it.

Your realtor takes you into a has lovely things written on the walls like Murder House, Dead get the picture...drug paraphernalia spread about. Sure we will take it since the price is right. Whatttt? That is exactly what The Spielman's did.

Things start going bump in the night, weird images showing up on their cameras. Yeah..nope! As they unearth the house's extensive history it became even more intriguing. The house had a history of three different families throughout the decades. Oh what a history it was.

This seriously gave me the "look over my shoulder" uneasy feel as I read it. What even made it better was the author's note at the back of the book. Don't peek!! This was a fantastic way to kick off my fall creepy reads. What took me so long to read this?! This book seriously got lost in the shuffle and I regret not reading it sooner!

Thank  you so much to Thomas and Mercer for this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Accidentally In Love by Belinda Missen


Accidentally In Love

Don’t miss the new laugh-out-loud rom com from the author of One Week ’Til Christmas!

Perfect for fans of Mhairi McFarlane, Rosie Walsh and Josie Silver.

In the space of a week, Katharine Patterson has quit her job, decided to move back home, and broken up with the guy she thought was the one.

No big deal.

Because Katharine has a plan. She’s going to open her own art gallery, just like she’s always wanted. What she’s not going to do is worry about boyfriends.

Then she meets Kit, a handsome and talented local artist. He might be the most stubborn person Katharine has ever met. He might also make her feel like no one ever has before.

And Katharine might be about to fall accidentally in love…

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 My Thoughts


 When I picked up this book I actually smiled. Yes I did because I just know what to expect from this author and she delivered just as I knew she would. This book just made me feel good as it swept me away into Katharine's life.

Katharine has had enough! After being passed over for a promotion at the gallery...she packs her stuff up and leaves, without as much as a goodbye! She has lost the position she has worked so hard for to the buddy of her boss. Good thing she has her boyfriend John for support...oh wait...not exactly. John can't commit to a cup of coffee....yet she keeps hanging on to him. UGH...

When she takes off to her hometown to start her own gallery, I keep hoping she will find love. Although it seems to be unlikely with the current company she is keeping...her brother, her father...oh and there is Kit. Yes there is Kit..he is..a challenge. He gives her a run for her money and I love it. The snarky banter back and forth. They loved to hate each other. Will this be an enemies turned lovers? Will John finally see what he had?

I loved this rom-com and flew through it! The characters were so well developed that I felt I knew them. If you just want an easy read that will entertain you and make you smile this is the one for you. It will make you feel all warm inside. 

Thank you so much to Rachel's Random Resources for having me along on this blog tour. Thank you to HQ for this gifted copy via Netgalley for an honest review. Thank you  Belinda Missen for putting a smile on my face once again!

Author Bio – Author and sometimes foodie, Belinda is a ridiculous romantic who met her husband after being set up by a friend two states away.

Residing in country Victoria, surrounded by books, cat-fur, and half-eaten cake, Belinda divides her days between writing rom-coms, baking, and indulging her love of comic books.

Social Media Links

Instagram @belinda_missen

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Silent Conspiracy by L.C. Shaw


 Holy cliffhanger! I am going to go out on a limb here and say there is about 99.9999% chance there is going to be another book in this series!

I did read the first in this series...The Network, but this can be read as a stand-alone. The author does a great job of filling you in. However, I felt like I knew the true evil possessed by Damon Crosse due to my having met him the last novel.

We meet up again with Taylor and Jack. Both investigating a rash of violent crimes by otherwise normal citizen..brutal and shocking...are they connected?? Another story is brewing about an insurance company making some very questionable decisions...let's just say Taylor and Jack find themselves very busy this time around.

This was an action packed book just like the first one in the series. As the book intensified the chapters got shorter and I found myself flying through them.

If you didn't know by now, I will clue you in. L.C. Shaw in the other half of Liv Constantine..who wrote The Last Mrs. Parrish, The Last Time I Saw You and The Wife Stalker!

Thank you so much to HarperCollins for my gifted copy in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The White Coat Diaries by Madi Sinha


Grey's Anatomy meets Scrubs in this brilliant debut novel about a young doctor's struggle to survive residency, love, and life.

Having spent the last twenty-something years with her nose in a textbook, brilliant and driven Norah Kapadia has just landed the medical residency of her dreams. But after a disastrous first day, she's ready to quit. Disgruntled patients, sleep deprivation, and her duty to be the "perfect Indian daughter" have her questioning her future as a doctor.

Enter chief resident Ethan Cantor. He's everything Norah aspires to be: respected by the attendings, calm during emergencies, and charismatic with the patients. As he morphs from Norah's mentor to something more, it seems her luck is finally changing.

When a fatal medical mistake is made, pulling Norah into a cover-up, she must decide how far she's willing to go to protect the secret. What if "doing no harm" means risking her career and the future for which she's worked so hard?

About the Author

Madi Sinha is a physician, and THE WHITE COAT DIARIES is her debut novel. She lives in New Jersey with her family. You can find her at



 My Thoughts

 I loved this book! As an ER nurse this definately resonated with me. Honestly I will be excited to see what non medical people think of this book. I am not sure if I enjoyed it so much because I nodded my head like a billion times going - yep that is how the ED rolls because there is so much truth in this book. If you are expecting a rom-com I would say it really isn't that. It is more like the struggles that a new physician takes on in a crazy environment.  I flew through this book in a day as I was completely entertained.

Norah - aka Dr. Kapadia is a resident that gets thrown into the craziness of the ED. Welcome to our world Norah. I love that this book shows how things really are. The general public I believe is under the impression that if you graduate medical school, you know it all. Okay people but not every situation can be taught in med school. Although Nora made some major mistakes, I can't say I have not seen things like this happen. Although in real life I think someone would have stepped in and stopped her, but that would not make this as entertaining or as shocking as it was.

I felt Norah's pain as she questioned herself and hid in the storage room. When she had her first needle stick- yep that will make  you question- why the hell am I doing this? Better yet the abuse you take from the general public. She nailed it on some of that. Quite frankly she downplayed that because the readers probably wouldn't believe that patients actually do this stuff. HAHAHA- believe me they do. I have  had someone pour their urine on my computer keyboard...because their doctor didn't give them what they wanted. So Norah's story nailed it!

Why did give it 4 stars even though I loved it? It is because I was a bit put off by a huge moral dilemma that takes place. Let's just say I am one of those "ER nurses" that Norah thought were against her. I would not let that happen on my watch. I would go over Norah's head because it is my job to be my patient's advocate- not my job to worry if the physician is going to be mad at me.

I really enjoyed this book and it kept me flipping the pages. It was better than Grey's Anatomy because the author is a physician and knows the proper lingo. I don't know if some of this will be lost on non medical people, but it wasn't lost on me. Very enjoyable read for me. I loved it!

Thank you so much to Berkley for my gifted copy of  The White Coat Diaries in exchange for an honest review! 




Friday, September 4, 2020

For The Best by Vanessa Lillie



I loved this book! Can you say #blindsided????

Jules is living the charmed life...until she isn't.  Jules had it going on- she had the perfect man, son and job. However, Jules likes to have a drink...or two...or seven. Yes, it is fair to say that Jules has a bit of a drinking  problem. She has managed to be a functional drunk....until her life changes. When she gets a knock at the door and finds out the person she was with last night was found the alley and she was last seen with could it get worse?! Oh wait, this is how...her wallet was found next to the dead guy. Oh boy...Jules you have a problem.

So when Jules swears she is innocent, I want to believe her, but girlfriend was black out drunk and can't remember a thing. Except not everyone that night is having trouble remembering. Hmmm...So there is that. I loved, loved, loved that Jules created a vlog! I will just put out a disclaimer that this is a video blog for those of  you who are like me and will have to google it. You are welcome, I saved you a google. I really enjoyed reading her vlog transcripts. SO entertaining!

I love to pick up a book by an author I have never read before. There is always an ah- ha moment for me when I realize, yeah this author is my style of writing or not. This time, I swear I was on the very first chapter and I said to myself...WOW this is going to be my kind of book. I am telling you it didn't disappoint. I never, ever saw the twists coming...completely blinded me! I just added Little Voices to my list of "must read" books!

Thank you so much to Kathleen Carter for sending me this finished copy and to Vanessa Lillie for a great read!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Girl Gone Mad by Avery Bishop

"Once a Harpy, always a Harpy." Holy mean girls! There are mean girls and then there are MEAN girls. I can honestly say this is the meanest bunch of girls I have ever encountered. Popular, powerful, hated and envied, these 14 year old's have it all, until they went too far....way too far.

We all know them, that group of girls that just have it all and they make sure you know it. This is why the new girl Grace couldn't help herself when they invited her into their group. Ohhh Grace...please keep walking..but she didn't. The things they did to Grace, the torture, the bullying, the abuse were heartbreaking. Yet, Grace kept on being a Harpy.

What happens when the mean girls grow up? Do they mend their ways or does a leopard never change it spots? What happened to Grace that night at the barn? Something so awful that some people have erased it from their memory just because...just because..

I LOVE a good mean girls story and this took the cake. These girls were ...insane...Will they take it too far and push someone over the edge? Maybe even each other? As the dead Harpies start piling up, I began to wonder...what really is going on....Til death do the Harpies part.

Huge shoutout to Kathleen Carter for this gorgeous finished copy! I loved it. Publication day is September 1st!!

Monday, August 17, 2020

The Night Swim by Megan Goldin

In The Night Swim, a new thriller from Megan Goldin, author of the “gripping and unforgettable” (Harlen Coben) The Escape Room, a true crime podcast host covering a controversial trial finds herself drawn deep into a small town’s dark past and a brutal crime that took place there years before.

Ever since her true-crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall has become a household name—and the last hope for people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The new season of Rachel's podcast has brought her to a small town being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. A local golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season 3 a success, Rachel throws herself into her investigation—but the mysterious letters keep coming. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insist she was murdered—and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody in town wants to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases—and a revelation that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

Electrifying and propulsive, The Night Swim asks: What is the price of a reputation? Can a small town ever right the wrongs of its past? And what really happened to Jenny?

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 My Thoughts

Hands down one of the best books I have read this year. I am floored, rendered speechless. I totally underestimated just how much I would love this book. Yes, it was that good.

The past and present collide in this small town when the town hero is accused of raping a 16 year old girl. Olympic swimmer hopeful Scott Blair is the all American boy. Kelly Moore has family connections that run deep in the town. Who to believe? There were two of them on the beach that night, only those two know the truth and one is lying.

This has all the small town feels...the good and the bad. Everyone knew each other...which was the good news and also everyone knew each other.... which was the bad news. This town has some dark secrets that have been hidden for many years and they are starting to resurface with the current trial. It was much more than I bargained for. I was completely immersed with the past and the present.

This book tore my heart apart many times as I let me mind drift to what it must be like- not only for a victim of this heinous crime, but a 16 year victim on top of that. A crime that has so much judgement that goes along with it. You never hear- well she asked to be murdered. Yet you do hear this about rape. The subject matter, coupled along with the mystery had me glued to the pages.

I loved Megan Goldin's previous book The Escape Room, but I loved this one even more. I would LOVE to tag along on another season of Rachel's podcast and see what she comes up with next!

Thank you so much to St. Martin's Press for inviting me along on this blog tour. Megan Goldin- you did it again!! This is one of my favorite books this year...and I have read some great ones!

About the Author

MEGAN GOLDIN worked as a correspondent for Reuters and other media outlets where she covered war, peace, international terrorism and financial meltdowns in the Middle East and Asia. She is now based in Melbourne, Australia where she raises three sons and is a foster mum to Labrador puppies learning to be guide dogs. The Escape Room was her debut novel.

Twitter @megangoldin