Books I Read Last Month #1

For some weird reason, I only tend to read during the Summer. I have never known why I do this but I am determined to get back into reading all year round. As I have a Kindle, I have been stocking up on books from my wishlist whenever I notice the price drop, I haven't paid more than £3.99 for a book this month and a few were free! I have gone for a bit of an accidental summer theme too. I am going to keep all my mini reviews spoiler free too so nothing will be ruined! 
Books I Read Last Month #1

Books I Read Last Month #1
Books I Read Last Month #1
The Summer I Gave Up Boys by Kassandra Kush


''Kaliyah Simon just broke up with her cheating boyfriend, and now that summer break is here, all she wants is a quiet, boy-free summer. To focus on work, reading, and her tan. But then she meets up with her old high school nemesis, Isaiah Winters, on the way home, and he seems more interested in being friends than enemies. Can Kaliyah lower her walls and get over seven years of pushing Isaiah away and find out what it would be like to actually be with him?

With her best friend going boy-crazy, a twenty-first birthday looming on the horizon, Isaiah continually showing up on her doorstep, and an ex that seems to want her back, Kaliyah’s summer promises to be anything but quiet.'' 

This was the first book I picked up in June, I wanted something quick and easy to ease back into reading and this was the perfect book for that. This was an Amazon freebie and I would have happily paid for it! I loved this short book from cover to cover, I couldn't put it down and read it within one sitting! I was gutted when it ended as I was left wanting so much more. 

When It's Real by Erin Watt


''Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.There's nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star's got Grammy Awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he's settling down–and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary. 

Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley's image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She'll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little.Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there's no telling what your heart will do…''

This was one of my favourite reads this month! I loved how the story was current with social media playing a huge part in it. This was one of the books that I really couldn't put down, I finished it within two sittings and I now want to read even more from Erin Watt. If you like a book with a happy ending, this one is for you. 

The Unexpecting Everything by Morgan Matson 


''Andie has a plan and she always sticks to the plan.
Future? A top tier medical school. Dad? Avoid as much as possible (which isn't that hard considering he's a Congressman and never around).
Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby - pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else?Relationships? No one's worth more than three weeks.So it's no surprise she's got her summer all planned out too.

Until a political scandal cancels her summer pre-med internship and lands both her and Dad back in the same house for the first time in years. Suddenly she's doing things that aren't Andie at all - working as a dog walker, doing an epic scavenger hunt with her dad and maybe, just maybe, letting the super cute Clark in closer than expected. Palmer, Bri and Toby tell her to embrace all the chaos, but here's the thing... can she?''

I was really excited about reading this book as I had had it on my Kindle for a while and had loved the other books from the author that I had read previously. This book had a pretty slow start but I am glad I continued on with it before I did really enjoy it after the first 30%. Who doesn't love a good story that involves puppies?

Diving In by Gretchen Galway 


''Determined to spice up her life, a schoolteacher flies to Hawaii for the summer, only to be forced to share a condo with a man who broke her heart a decade ago--and he doesn't even remember her.
For schoolteacher Nicki Fitch, a summer in Hawaii is the perfect opportunity to overcome a lifetime of phobias and heartbreak. But when she gets to Maui, she discovers a guy who broke her heart in college is living in her paradise. How can she tackle her fears when the biggest one of all is walking around shirtless--and refuses to leave her alone?

About to turn thirty, Ansel has never wasted his life of privilege--if only his father saw it that way. When Dad cuts him off financially, Ansel moves into his family's vacation home to make his own fortune in real estate. The last thing he needs is his sister's leggy, beautiful friend distracting him. Unfortunately, he's had little practice resisting temptation...

As the days and nights unfold along the luxurious Maui shores, Nicki and Ansel find themselves sharing more and more... and more. But will either one of them have the courage to bring what they find together home with them when the summer's over?''

This was free on Amazon so I thought I would download it and give it a read, little did I know I was going to love it so much! This book is set in Hawaii and is the perfect pool or beachside read. I found the main character to be relatable in some ways and I liked how the book wasn't just about love it was about her overcoming her anxiety. The book wrapped up well, I am so thankful for these types of endings! 

Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan

''Great friends. Amazing Apartment. An incredible job. Paige has ticked off every box on perfect New York life checklist. Until disaster strikes and instead of shimming further up the career ladder, Paige is packing up her desk.
Her brother’s best friend Jake might be the only person who can help her put her life back together. He also happens to be the boy she spent her teen years pining after, and Paige is determined not repeat her past mistakes. But the more time she spends with Jake, the more Paige realises the one thing that was missing from her world all along: The perfect New York love story…''

This was the last book that I read this month and I did really like it, I actually read it start to finish on a Sunday and it was bliss! I hadn't read anything from Sarah Morgan before but I am definitely going to be getting a few more of her titles soon. I loved how you got to read both characters points of view. 


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  1. I've read a book by Gretchen Galway before and really enjoyed it. I think I may have a book on my kindle by Sarah Morgan so I'm looking forward to reading that x

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  2. And I now have more books which I want to buy!! I need to finish The Circle! Haven't had a chance to sit down and just read it!!! Em xx

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