The summer bookshelf…

Summertime for me usually means getting lost in quite a few books. And that has held to be true this summer as well. I actually even purchased two ebooks – the first money I’ve spent on books in quite a while – so I thought I’d start with those!


The One by Kiera Cass — Originally read the first few books via NetGalley, I actually spent money to download this one, and it was worth every penny – even though I finished it in one day. It was just that good. I loved the entire premise of Cass’ Selection series. It’s like romance meets Hunger Games, and there are just four girls left. America is a girl you want to root for, and when she’s this close to winning Prince Maxon’s heart (and becoming a princess, duh!) there are so many things that can go wrong…

Tear by Rachel Van Dyken — I originally read my first RVD books via NetGalley, but I snagged this one off Amazon for free recently. Now I want to read the whole series. Figures, right?  Tear is the first book in RVD’s Seaside series, and it’s a good one. Natalie is bored with her life. And then famous band members from AD2 show up and start attending her sleepy little school. Nothing boring now!



I’ve also been doing a LOT of reading thanks to NetGalley, which is always fun to share. Here’s what I’ve been reading and loving (for the most part at least):

Come Dancing by Leslie Wells — A novel set in the early 1980s, this book will make you laugh with it’s details. Julia is trudging along though the publishing industry, trying to climb the ladder, when she catches the eye of one of the biggest rockstars in the country. And he’s not going away. This book is sweet, fun and unpredictable. (Read via NetGalley)

Danger at the Border by Terri Reed — This was an incredible book, with so many twists and turns it almost made my head spin – in a good way though! Dr. Tessa Cleary heads to figure out what is polluting wildlife near the US-Canada border, and winds up in over her head. Kidnapped with a border patrol agent, she finds herself racing the clock to escape and save the locals from the mysterious toxin.(Read via NetGalley)

Firewall by Diann Mill — Taryn Young thought she was headed on her honeymoon after a whirlwind romance and marriage. Then, everything explodes and she finds herself picking up the pieces in the aftermath of a terrorist bombing. Great Christian fiction, with an intriguing plot line. (Read via NetGalley)

A Woman of Fortune by Kellie Coates Gilbert — I loved this Texas Gold novel about socialite Claire Massey. Her world is filled with every material possession she could want, but it all comes crashing down when her husband is arrested for fraud. Not your typical Christian fiction novel, this book kept me guessing as Claire battled to keep her family together. Great book, highly recommend. I’ll be reading the rest of the Texas Gold novels when they come out! (Read via NetGalley)

Begin with Goodbye by Kelly Walker — I can’t imagine my first love marrying my sister. It would send me into a tailspin I bet. But that’s exactly what happened to Samantha, or so she thought. The truth is never just what you think it is, and Kelly Walker’s novel proves that. It had my head spinning by the end! Fun beach read. (Read via NetGalley)

Rushed by Gina Robinson — Alexis is headed through rush, and doesn’t know what to expect. She falls for a house – and a houseboy, a huge no-no. This book is fun, but as a sorority alum and chapter advisor, none of it rings true to my ears. While a fun story, it’s definitely fiction that doesn’t make much look good about the experience. And that’s hard to enjoy when you know many things to be different. (Cover not pictured/Read via NetGalley)

That’s all for now y’all. I’ll be back with more books soon, I promise!

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