July’s book review is here! I’ve been reading some really great books lately, so I’m super excited to share these with you. I recently signed up for NetGalley, which is a website where you can request advanced copies of books before they are released. Things have been hectic since moving home after we finally finished hurricane repairs, so these books have already been released by now, but I still wanted to feature them in my reviews here.
- It’s Raining Men by Julie Hammerle – Dr. Annie Kyle lives for her work. She is on call for her job basically 24/7, so she doesn’t really have a huge social life or the flexibility to be able to go on dates or do as she wishes at any time. One night after a fun evening out at a bar, Annie has too many drinks and sends out thirty-nine texts to guys in her phone saying she is ready to settle down and get married! Some guys respond, and their responses will shock you. Will she really marry someone that she sent out that text to?
This is my first book by Julie Hammerle, but I LOVED it. It was so cute, kept me really entertained and interested in what was going to happen, and it was a quick read. What a fun storyline for a book. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, and I would highly recommend it as a beach read. It is so sweet.
- Hairpin Bridge by Taylor Adams – Lena’s twin sister, Cambry, committed suicide a few months ago at least according to police, but Lena doesn’t believe that’s what really happened. In order to find out what happened on the night her sister died, Lena meets up with the police officer that found Cambry’s body at Hairpin Bridge. While talking to Corporal Raymond Raycevic, Lena starts to believe his story is off and something doesn’t feel right. All throughout their meeting, Lena records Raycevic’s account of what happened that night, but as his story goes on, Lena has more and more questions and will do anything to find out the truth, even if it means risking her own life. What exactly happened to Cambry?
Taylor Adams has done it again! If you haven’t read No Exit yet, then you are missing out on this author. It was creepy and thrilling but excellent, and I’ll share my review of it soon; however, what an amazing read Hairpin Bridge was that kept me guessing about what really happened until the very end. It’s not as good as No Exit, but it’s still a good read!
- One Good Lie by Jane Isaac – Ruby and Sophie have been extremely close since their mother was murdered. On the night of their mother’s wake, Sophie’s boyfriend, Ewan, kisses Ruby while she’s walking home. Ruby wants to tell Sophie what happened, but Ewan encourages her to keep it to herself and not tell her sister. The next day, Ruby learns that someone was murdered the night Ewan kissed Ruby, and the police have an image of them and are trying to track down the kissing pair.Ruby starts wondering what else Ewan might be hiding from Sophie, and when doubt starts to creep in about who actually murdered their mother, Ruby starts investigating Ewan to see what he is really up to, and if he has been involved in any of the recent murders. What’s going on with Ewan, and who actually murdered Ruby and Sophie’s mother?
This is my first book by Jane Isaac, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The book captivated my interest, and I had no idea how it was going to end. There were several little twists that kept me guessing until the end, which is always a sign of a good read!
- Deceive Me by Karen Cole – Jo’s teenage daughter, Grace, goes missing one day when she’s supposed to be at school. Jo searches everywhere and contacts everyone she knows that may have been in touch with her daughter, but while searching for answers, Jo’s fears the worst about secrets being revealed that she hoped would never come to light.
I really enjoyed this book; however, I felt like so much information was revealed in the last few chapters, and it seemed like it was a bit rushed. I wish the book would have spread out all of the reveals a little longer that cramming it all in the end. The book was good though, and I would recommend it to my readers!
- The Guncle by Steven Rowley – Gay Uncle Patrick or GUP for short finds himself in a tricky situation when his niece and nephew are left needing someone to care for them after tragedy strikes their family. The mom is gone, and their dad is struggling with his own problems dealing with the situation, so GUP steps up to take care of Maisie and Grant, but Patrick has no idea how to be a parent to these two kids. How can help keep them alive and teach them things they need to know and how to cope with their loss?
This book is cute; however, I saw so many people recommend it and say it was their favorite book of the year so far, and I just didn’t feel that way. It’s good. It’s sweet and funny, but it’s definitely not my most favorite read this year. Is it worth reading though? Yes, definitely if you are looking for something light or a beach read. There’s a lot of good little nuggets of life advice in it. It’s cute, but I do feel like it was over-hyped just a bit.
Are you adding any of these to your reading list? Share some of your new favorites in the comments!