WWW Wednesday #8

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

currentlyreading

A Stardance Summer

Isn’t the cover just wonderful? I am pretty sure the story is going to be great as well! 🙂

recentlyfinishedreading

The Summer HouseOne Week to the WeddingMaybe This SummerJilted

Life got busy and I think I fell into some sort of book slump as well, that’s why I haven’t been posting much, but that’s what I’ve read since my last www wednesday. I enjoyed all books and now I am ready to continue reading all the  wonderful books in the world. 😀

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I have an ARC of this, I’ve already seen mixed opinions on it, but haven’t read any reviews, because I want to form my own opinion/don’t want to spoil the book. I hope I’ll like like it.

 

The Summer House by Jenny Hale

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Title: The Summer House

Author: Jenny Hale

Release Date: June 9th 2017

Pages: 282

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

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Some summers will stay with you forever…

Callie Weaver and best friend Olivia Dixon have finally done it: put their life savings into the beach house they admired through childhood summers, on the dazzling white sand of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. They’re going to buff the salt from its windows, paint its sun-bleached sidings, and open it as a bed and breakfast.

Callie’s too busy to think about her love life, but when she catches the attention of local heartthrob Luke Sullivan, his blue eyes and easy smile make it hard to say no. He’s heir to his father’s property empire, and the papers say he’s just another playboy, but as they laugh in the ocean waves, Callie realizes there’s more to this man than money and good looks.

Just when true happiness seems within reach, Callie and Olivia find a diary full of secrets… secrets that stretch across the island, and have the power to turn lives upside down. As Callie reads, she unravels a mystery that makes her heart drop through the floor.

Will Callie and Luke be pulled apart by the storm it unleashes, or can true love save them?

The Summer House is an absolutely gorgeous, heart-warming summer romance, about the importance of family, not keeping secrets, and learning how to open your heart.

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Callie and her friend Olivia decided to buy and restore the cottage across from Olivia’s grandmother Gladys. They want to open a bed and breakfast by the late summer and therefore they have a lot of work to do before that. Callie and Olivia are both focused on work and didn’t have romance in mind, but life had other plans and Callie’s path collides with a local millionaire Luke. She’s a bit hesitant, but the time she spend with Luke showed that he’s way more than a playboy with a lot of money. The more time they spend together, the more they get to know each other and feel the connection they haven’t felt before. Like usually in life, everything can’t go only smoothly and when an old diary is found in the cottage, it brings an old secret to the surface, a secret that can and is going to change a lot for some people.

Another wonderful novel by Jenny Hale, it was a great summery beach read. It had all the good elements-great location, wonderful characters, sweet romance and of course the secrets and intrigues entwined into the story. All in all it was a magnificent story to read, especially during the summer!

 

Jilted by Sawyer Bennett

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Title: Jilted

Series: Love Hurts #2

Author: Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: July 11th 2017

Pages: 232

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Eden Goodnight went to Los Angeles to make it big, not to be publicly humiliated by her cheating fiancé at a red-carpet premiere. But when Eden returns to her hometown to put the scandal behind her, she can barely find a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Turns out the locals are worse than the paparazzi, and they all think she’s turned into a spoiled brat. But in a strange twist of fate, the one person who seems to understand what Eden’s going through is Cooper Mayfield . . . the boy she left behind.

Small-town charm is no match for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. At least that’s what Coop’s been telling himself all these years. As Eden’s old flame—and the landscaper for her family’s historic home—Coop feels some responsibility for getting her out of her funk. But as soon as he sees that million-dollar smile, he’s a goner. Soon they’re making out like teenagers again. But when a life-changing role falls into Eden’s lap, Coop just hopes she doesn’t give up on a love that’s meant to be.

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Eden and Cooper were high school sweethearts, but life tore them apart. Cooper continued his life in their hometown, but Eden became a famous model and actress in Hollywood. While attending a red carpet event Eden finds out that her fiancee cheated on her and the next logical step for her is to go back to her hometown. When she gets back to her home, she find out that the house doesn’t belong only to her, but also to Cooper. Being back in town isn’t as great as it seemed, the people in town aren’t that nice to her and living with Cooper, the only man he ever loved, can it all be right again?

I did like the first book a bit more, but it was still a fun read. I didn’t warm up to Eden so much, but I really liked Cooped, he was very sweet, hard working and determined. It’s a well written novel with interesting plot and characters who stand out. Overall I enjoyed reading about Eden and Cooper’s story.

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One Week to the Wedding by Olivia Miles

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Title: One Week to the Wedding

Series: Misty Point #1

Author: Olivia Miles

Release Date: June 13th 2017

Pages: 352

Genre: Women’s Fiction, Romance

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Kate Daniels couldn’t be more excited to be planning her best friend’s wedding…in theory.
Lately, just thinking about gowns and centerpieces makes her want to hide under the covers with her dog and a good book –one that doesn’t include a romantic plot, thank you very much. Maybe it’s because her fiancé cheated. Or maybe it’s because he cheated with her younger sister, Charlotte. Or maybe it’s because her newfound reputation as jilted wedding planner isn’t exactly doing wonders for her career.

Charlotte knows she messed up. Big time. But she also knows something Kate doesn’t-something that might bring them close again, if her sister will ever take her calls. But as time passes and silence grows, Charlotte begins to realize she can’t hide from her problems forever, and that sometimes the only place to run is home.

With the wedding only a week away, Kate expects a few surprises. But what she doesn’t expect is to find herself believing…in the strength of family, and the possibility of finding love again.

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Kate is planning her best friend’s wedding and she wants it to be perfect. Kate’s life hasn’t been a bed of roses-she’s working hard, but her boss still has some sort of grudge against her and when she was planning her own wedding, she was jilted by her fiancee, who cheated on her with her own sister. Time has passed, but her sister’s betrayal still hurts and it doesn’t help that people in the town are trying not to upset Kate, when the weddings topic comes up. Kate is trying to show that everything is under control, but sometimes some things take time to heal. When things seem to get better, Kate’s life becomes messy again- her sister starts to search contact with her and the workaholic best man gives her a headache, even though there’s an attraction between them.

It was a sweet and engaging story about love, betrayal, misunderstandings, devotion and friendship. I found the characters well developed and the story well written, I thoroughly enjoyed it and can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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Book releases of July 2017

I’ll bring out the books that have caught my eye for the month of July. The books are in no particular order.

Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction:

The Cotswolds Cookery ClubFitness JunkieThe Secrets of Villa RossoSummer at the Little French GuesthouseMarry Me at Willoughby CloseSingle for the SummerThe Bookshop at Water's EndThe Little Cottage in the CountrySummer At Willow Tree FarmThe Big Little FestivalA House to Mend a Broken HeartThe Perfect Recipe for Love and FriendshipThe Forget-Me-Not Flower ShopSecond ChancesTo Provence, with LoveThe Cornish Hotel by the SeaPersuading AustenComing Home to Cuckoo CottageSummer's LeaseSunshine After the RainThe Summer of Second ChancesThe Flower Shop on Foxley StreetThe Art of HidingChasing the SunSince You've Been GoneHello, SunshineThe Almost SistersSummer SundaesEvery Time You Go Away

Contemporary Romance:

Maybe This SummerBeard UpJamesonCross CheckThe Strawberry Hearts DinerWhere I Need To BeSuddenly EngagedLucky CharmedUntil You Loved MeShamelessHearts at SeasideSummer on Firefly LakeSummer in ManhattanThe Hook UpWell BuiltAlmost NeverAssassin Next DoorA Taste of YouFinding HomeCan't Take My Eyes Off Of YouSecrets Of The Tulip SistersKeeping It HotA SEAL's CourageNeed YouMister HockeyThe Difference Between UsRoyally RomanovWreckedWhen I Need YouEvery Little KissSinful AttractionJust the ThingIndigo LakeA New Leash on LoveKiss My BootsFly Away with MeThe RedBad Boys After Dark CarsonThe Comfort of SecretsFit for YouStubborn as a MuleWorth the WaitWicked GrindTrain WreckClaiming AlexisThe Darkest SunriseThe Brightest SunsetTwo is a LieWhispered Prayers of a GirlUnconventionalThe Lucky HeartLeader of the PackDestined HeartsBig ShotHer Cowboy's PromiseHate to Love HimHer Unexpected HeroThe UnrequitedCheckmate This is DangerousAfter AllA Promise BrokenSevenBeautiful MistakeMonster Among the RosesDating the BillionaireOne LoveSinThe GardenTake Your TimePuck AholicLooking for TroubleComplicatingAll or Nothing at All

Romantic Suspense:

Fatal ThreatWiredDark RitesLocked in TemptationFuel for FireBefore the DawnSay No MoreResurrectionHOT ValorSurvival InstinctSome Kind of Hero

Thriller/Crime/Mystery/Psychological Thriller/Suspense:

Then She Was GoneEvery Deadly KissDown a Dark RoadFriend RequestOur Little SecretReported MissingA Stranger in the HouseThe Marriage PactThe Stolen GirlsGive Me the ChildPretty New DollFinal GirlsFamily TiesLittle Boy FoundDon't Close Your EyesLast BreathBring Her HomeThe Secrets She KeepsFor the Birds

Historical Romance:

Too Scot to HandleThe Misadventures of Lady OpheliaThe Wicked HeirBlackthorne's BrideThe Scandal of It AllLord of LiesScandalous Ever After

Cozy Mystey:

Death Plays a PartMuffin to FearKnot What You ThinkTo Kill a HummingbirdLions and Tigers and Murder, Oh MyDead StorageA Panicked PremonitionA Toast to MurderWrong Side of the PawAddressed to KillSowed to Death30 Second DeathKiller Party

New Adult:

Hello ForeverGetting a GripFireflyExploitedBecause of LilaCrazy GirlAll Closed Off

Young Adult:

Wesley James Ruined My LifeThe Color ProjectThe Perfectly Imperfect MatchWhat to Say NextCatching the CowgirlChanges in LatitudesPaper HeartsLucky in LoveSomebody's BabyArtificial SweetheartsThe Lake EffectTrustComing Up for Air