October 2023 Reads

Five Things by Violet Paine: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I CRIED over Five Things. I stayed up all night and cried so hard in some chapters I couldn’t breathe. I had to stay quiet trying to breathe again so I don’t wake up my sleeping husband next to me. 😢😭😢😭😢😭 It tells the story of a juvenile mistake that had major consequences. The novel tackled mental health and anxiety wrapped carefully with a long testament of love surrounding it. READ IT READ IT READ IT!

After two years of living in the shadows, I force myself to leave my protective bubble and move to college. When I get there though, and come face to face with the casualty of the greatest mistake of my life, I have to wonder whether I’ve made the right decision. But then, as time moves on, I learn how to breathe again and that’s not something I’m willing to give up on. Maverick may be determined to push me away—something I deserve—but all I want is to hold on to my freedom, and him , tighter.
Will we find happiness with each other again, or are we destined to a lifetime of hurting one another? (GOODREADS)

The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ – I’ve read a lot of novels from Susan Mallery and have always enjoyed them. I couldn’t connect with this one though. I had a hard time finishing it actually.

The Baxter sisters come from a long line of women with disastrous luck in love. But this summer, Sunshine and Margot will turn disasters into destiny…

As an etiquette coach, Margot teaches her clients to fit in. But she’s never faced a client like Bianca, an aging movie star who gained fame—and notoriety—through a campaign of shock and awe. Schooling Bianca on the fine art of behaving like a proper diplomat’s wife requires intensive lessons, forcing Margot to move into the monastery turned mansion owned by the actress’s intensely private son. Like his incredible home, Alec’s stony exterior hides secret depths Margot would love to explore. But will he trust her enough to let her in?

Sunshine has always been the good-time sister, abandoning jobs to chase after guys who used her, then threw her away. No more. She refuses to be “that girl” again. This time, she’ll finish college, dedicate herself to her job as a nanny, and she 100 percent will not screw up her life again by falling for the wrong guy. Especially not the tempting single dad who also happens to be her boss. (GOODREADS)

The Awakening by Jill Sanders: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – I can’t remember the last time or ever I’ve read a paranormal/fantasy/ghost genre. This has all those elements and a ROMANCE 💘. I enjoyed this very much. I was so sad when it ended in a cliffhanger. Now I really gotta delve into it and I have found myself looking for similar themes. 👍🏻👍🏻. Love that cover too 💙💙💙

Christina swore she’d never return to her hometown of Hidden Creek, Georgia again. Her upbringing there could only be described as torture at best. She never asked for the unusual abilities she possesses, but was quite certain they would torment her the rest of her life. After spending years hiding and trying to escape the judgement and abuse of her family and the cruel people of Hidden Creek, she’s finally come to terms with her gift. Now she wants nothing more than to forget the past and get on with her life. But with her parent’s sudden passing, it now falls on Christina to return and take care of everything. With her parents gone, she finally hopes to close this dark chapter of her life and leave Hidden Creek behind for good. That is, until she finds herself mysteriously drawn to the intoxicating gentleman next-door, who seems to share a strange and unusual bond with her. (GOODREADS)

Worth the Risk by Evey Lyon: 3 ⭐⭐⭐ – This is not for the faint of heart in a way that the subject matter is love with age difference factor. There’s plenty of mature moments so be warned(I guess). Read at your own discretion, is what I’m saying.

Coach Hudson Arrows wants to sweep Piper off her feet, the fact she’s his niece’s best friend? May just send him into overtime.

A scorching one-night stand with a stranger was supposed to be my night of adventure to enjoy and move on. I didn’t expect that a few weeks later my friend would introduce said stranger as the man walking her down the aisle because he’s her godfather and uncle. And I certainly didn’t expect him to be a famous football coach who insists I escape with him to his small town lake house for a rendezvous. He may be old enough to be my dad, but the man’s charisma is a winning touchdown straight to my lust-filled mind that agrees.

We keep our relationship a secret. (GOODREADS)

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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