In June, I managed to read nine books. I was hoping to hit double didgits but it wasn’t meant to be. Thankfully, it warmed up a couple of times over the month and the nice weather pushed me to read outside, without distractions.
Meet Cute by Helena Hunting
I picked up Meet Cute for smutathon and I am so glad I got around to it.
The found family aspect was a big winner for me. I mean, I love an enemies to lovers romance but it did not top our protagonists trying to care and look out for Dax’s younger sister, which was so sweet.
The Deal by Elle Kennedy
I have posted a full review for The Deal here. But I think what you really need to know is that I did not think I’d enjoy a sports romance but it shocked me. This cover doesn’t make it look like anything but smut, but it was really funny and had low level smut!
The reference to sports was minimal and accessible also so I understood it all and didn’t get bored of it. I definitely recommend giving it a chance if you like romance and fake dating.
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Unhoneymooners is another smutathon book and it one I read in full in a day.
Enemies to lovers is 100% my favourite trope and that contributed to my enjoyment for sure. We have some fake dating too which is another fantastic trope, and who doesn’t want to read about a romance set in Hawaii?
Lessons in Love by Belinda Missen
I was part of a blog tour for Lessons in Love and you can check out my full review here.
This is another enemies to lovers, but I didn’t feel the banter and sass that comes with that was there. Overall, it was a light romantic and quick beach read.
Bride Squad Runaway by Caroline Grace-Cassidy and Lisa C. Carey
This was another blog tour book and you can check out my full review here.
But to sum up, of course a bride flees the alter and so there was a strong theme of female friendships in the book. It was short and sweet and the profits from the book go to a great charity.
Here’s Looking at You by Mhairi McFarlane
I started this book such a long time ago, it didn’t really grab me so I had kind of put it down. Then, I signed up to Scribd and I got the audiobook and continued with it.
It didn’t end up blowing me away but as the main character falls for her high school crush who was also pretty mean to her, reading about his growth and redemption was interesting.
Something to Live For by Richard Roper
Something to Live For is a book that will stick with me for a while I think.
We follow Andrew who works for the council, investigating when someone dies alone to try and find a next of kin and a way to pay for the funeral. This wasn’t the soul focus of the novel, but I found it so intriguing!
Andrew also struggles personally and has got wrapped up in quite the lie. The journey he goes on is heartfelt and I really enjoyed this one.
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
I am so pleased I received a copy of The Friend Zone as it was such a fantastic read.
The only slight issue I had with this book was the ending, but the authors note kind of cleared things up for me.
I really loved the chemistry between the two characters, even though they tried to resist it. They were sassy and headstrong which is just the type of romance I like.
Losing My Inhibitions by Olivia Spring
I was so touched when Olivia reached out and asked if I wanted to read an review this book. I have a full review coming on Friday as part of the blog tour.
Not to give too much away from my review, but this was such a fun read. Its about a 40 year old woman who has fled her abusive husband, with the help of her now boss and landlord… Then her son comes to stay and he turns out to be this hunky late twenties man and she isn’t sure she can resist!
What was your favourite read this month?