Loving Right Now: Revenge Books

I’m trucking away at my 2020 reading and found that book #96 and book #97 had a bit of a theme… revenge. Or, more specifically women who decide that they’re not going to take it anymore and do something about it!

I love a good comeuppance story and both of these books were great for different reasons, so I wanted to share them with you.

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Undercover Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams (find it here on Amazon)

This book is the second in the Bromance Book Club series and just as fun as the first one. The premise is that Braden Mack is a man who thinks he knows it all about women, since he was one of the founders of the Bromance Book Club and spends his free time reading romance novels. Liv Papandreas is a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant, until she walks in on the celebrity chef owner harassing a young waitress and ends up fired. The book is a lighthearted romance, but also deals with #metoo and getting revenge on people who deserve it. I thought it was great and loved the strong friendship, love story… and of course, some revenge.

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They Never Learn by Layne Fargo (find it here on Amazon)

Holy crap, this one was a page turner that had me totally holding my breath! Scarlett Clark is an English professor, but she’s also a serial killer who searches out deserving men and plots their murders. The book follows Scarlett’s latest plans for her next kill, while also focusing on Carly Schiller. Carly is just trying to survive her freshman year when her roommate is sexually assaulted and Carly becomes obsessed with making the attacker pay. The writing in this book truly has you rooting for the serial killer and I’m not kidding when I say I COULD NOT put it down until the very end. Just a little warning: this IS about a serial killer, so it’s not for the squeamish.

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What I’ve Been Reading: The Simple Wild series

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When I started sharing my books on my Instagram account earlier this year, one of my followers recommended that I read The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker. It finally came up in rotation on my kindle and I read it and loved it!

The Simple Wild centers on Calla Fletcher, a city girl who travels to the Alaskan wild to reconnect with her estranged father. Along with connecting with her father, she also connects with the friends that he made his family… including a grumpy, but hot (of course) pilot.

I loved the ups and downs of the book and was left somewhat unsatisfied with the ending. So, I was THRILLED to find out that there was a sequel, Wild at Heart.

I can’t tell you too much about the sequel because it will spoil a plot point from the first book, but I enjoyed the second book even more than the first. Even better… there is a third book coming out on December 1, 2020 called Forever Wild.

So if you are looking for something to add to your reading queue, I definitely recommend this series. If you’d like to find the list of all the books I’ve read so far in 2020, you can find the post here: 2020 Book List

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Book Recommendations: 2 Epic Female-Centered Book Series

I’ve been kicking some reading butt lately and recently read not one, but two awesome female-centered series with strong women role models.

Fun Fact: I totally had to google how to do the plural of series, which according to Merriam-Webster is a zero plural. So, the plural of series is… series.

Anywhoo, I know a bunch of you are also big readers, so I wanted to pass on my recommendations. As always, be sure to check your library (or online library though Overdrive) first to save yourself some money!

A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

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Book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury

Book 3: A Court of Wings and Ruin

I borrowed the first book through my online library for free and HOLY MOLY it was so good that I couldn’t wait for the next two books to become available and had to buy them for my kindle. And now that I’ve read them all, I think I need to buy them in physical form so that I have them handy for re-reading. This series just sucks you in and doesn’t let you go until the last book. Which, I guess, isn’t the last book because a fourth book centering on the main character’s sister will be coming out this winter.

The Court of Thorns and Roses series centers on nineteen-year-old huntress, Feyre. After killing a wolf in the woods who ends up to be Fae, she is dragged off to a magical land and held captive. This was touted as a new twist on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which is what originally attracted me to it, but it is about so much more. Feyre is a amazing strong character who is human and makes mistakes and grows and learns over the course of the series. This series blends adventure, romance and fairy tales into an action-packed series that I could not put down. Highly, highly recommend!

Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard

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Book 1: Red Queen

Book 2: Glass Sword

Book 3: King’s Cage

Book 4: War Storm

In Red Queen, there are two classes of people: those with Red Blood and those with Silver Blood. Silvers have superhuman abilities and are the royalty of the world. While Reds are born simply to serve. Seventeen-year-old Mare Barrow was born Red, but a twist of fate throws her into the Silver’s world. I want to stress how great this book is, but I also don’t want to give away anything important! This book series follows Mare though many, may changes in her life. She basically grows up from a teenager to a woman over the four books and learns to fight back against the world that she was born into. Another series where I was glued to the pages reading as quickly as I can.

If you want to follow along with all the books I’ve read so far in 2020, you can find them here: 2020 Book List. I also post mini reviews on my Instagram stories after I finish reading each book and keep them ‘pinned’ to my Instagram home page: The first 50 book mini reviews are saved as ‘Books 1’ and the rest are currently saved as ‘Books 2’.

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