One of us is truly very sad to see July go, mainly because that means the day job resumes and summer vacay is over. The lazy days of reading all day, hanging with the girls, and having no obligations is the absolute best! Also the best? Our picks for this month are really great reads. If you see something that looks good, click on the cover and it'll take you to Amazon.
The Red by Tiffany Reisz-- "The Red is a short novel that will check off many boxes for many readers: interesting characters and situations (I'm betting google image search will be used often by readers) and sensual erotica in blending of fantasy and reality that will hook you in from the first chapter." Our review is here.
Give Me Hell by Kate McCarthy-- "I didn't realize how much I'd missed the Badass Brigade and their hot mamas until I started reading Give Me Hell and within one paragraph I was completely entrenched in their world and simultaneously trying to speed up my reading to see how everything would be resolved, and slow down because I knew I'd be sad when it was over. Unfortunately? Fortunately?, my desire to see what would happen with Jake and Mac superseded everything and I COULD NOT STOP READING until I was finished. And guess what?! I loved every second of this read and am, in fact, really fucking sad that it's over. Seriously sad, y'all." Read more from this review here.
Trust by Kylie Scott-- "What makes this novel so readable, though, is that those harder emotional moments are balanced out with a lot of humor and vulnerability and awkwardness and I think that, especially, is something that teens will relate to. It's that jumble of all sorts of emotions that may not always seem to go together (and they way she expresses them) that makes Edie so fun to read. " From our review here.
Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker-- "KA Tucker can write anything. Right? Aren't we all in agreement? I mean seriously everything she writes has me glued to my kindle and completely absorbed--so absorbed that when I reach the ending I'm always trying to tap for the next pages and am sad when there aren't any." Take a look at what else we thought in our review, here.
The Darkest Sunrise Duet by Aly Martinez-- "The moral of this story is that Aly Martinez knows how to pack an emotional punch and she will not hesitate to knock you out with it. She'll hit you with the sads, the happys, and the laughies and I'm telling you once you start this duet you will not be able to stop. The story of Charlotte and Porter and all of the people impacted by the disappearance of Lucas is one that will grab your attention quickly and you won't be able to put it down until you're finished (so block out some time to read uninterrupted so you don't have to yell at people when they are trying to do things like talk to you). Grab this duet and enjoy!" Our reviews for this duet are here and here.
The Unrequited by Saffron A. Kent-- "Starting The Unrequited at 7 pm probably wasn't my smartest idea ever because once I started it I had to finish it. There was no way I was going to sleep without knowing how Kent was going to end this story. Having never read anything by her, I wasn't entirely convinced there would be a HEA...maybe a HFN but HEA? I wasn't sure. And you know what, because of the way Layla and Thomas were written, I was really going to be okay with however it ended with them because I believed the characters could handle it. So I read all evening and early morning until I finished, which was about 3 am and holy hot hell, Layla and Thomas are some fucked up characters (and I mean that in the nicest way possible, I think)." Find our review here.