Recent Reads #34: Five Star Reads & A New Favourite Author

I have read a tonne of books this month and I am so excited to share all of these books in this post as they are some of the best books I have read in a while. One author in particular has stolen all of my attention and I have been working my way through her backlist which I know will continue in this month as well. 

Recent Reads #34: Five Star Reads & A New Favourite Author

"Memphis Ward arrives in Quincy, Montana, on the fifth worst day of her life. She needs a shower. She needs a snack. She needs some sanity. Because moving across the country with her newborn baby is by far the craziest thing she’s ever done.

But maybe it takes a little crazy to build a good life. If putting the past behind her requires a thousand miles and a new town, she’ll do it if it means a better future for her son. Even if it requires setting aside the glamour of her former life. Even if it requires working as a housekeeper at The Eloise Inn and living in an apartment above a garage.

It’s there, on the fifth worst day of her life, that she meets the handsomest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Knox Eden is a beautiful, sinful dream, a chef and her temporary landlord. With his sharp, stubbled jaw and tattooed arms, he’s raw and rugged and everything she’s never had—and never will. Because after the first worst day of her life, Memphis learned a good life requires giving up on her dreams too. And a man like Knox Eden will only ever be a dream."

I have never been so thankful for a TikTok book recommendation. I picked this up on a whim and by 40% in, I knew Devney Perry is now one of my favourite authors. There is a feeling I get when I find an author that I am completely captured by the words they have written and then I have to read every single thing I can get my hands. I haven't had that feeling in maybe a year until Devney Perry. This book is something special and I have been comparing every book I have read to it since. I have already preordered the next book and July can't come soon enough. 

Willa Nash is Devney Perry and all of the books under the Willa Nash name are included in Kindle Unlimited which is by far my favourite subscription service. After I read Juniper Hill I jumped into this series and I really enjoyed all three books and I would have to say The Brazen is my favourite out of the three. The fourth book in the series is out in march and I will be reading it on release day.  

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Elizabeth O'Roark 

"You don’t really know a guy until you’ve vacationed with him…

When Drew Wilson’s ex-boyfriend Joel “Six” Bailey asks her to go on his family trip to Hawaii with him just as her life is falling apart, she decides it's the perfect time to give him another chance.

The hitch? The Bailey family includes Six’s rude older brother, Joshua—a hot-nerd doctor who has hated Drew since the moment they met and once suggested she’d steal the family silver.

Drew is determined to win the Baileys over and give this thing with Six a fair shot…but Joshua is making that difficult. Not simply because he is in her way at every turn, but because—as one tropical adventure leads to the next—she’s beginning to wonder if obnoxious, odious Joshua might be the brother she actually belongs with."

This was one of my most anticipated reads of January 2022 and it did not disappoint. The angst, the drama, the romance, the tropical locations, this book was everything I needed while being stuck in England. Elizabeth is another author that is becoming a favourite of mine and I can't wait to dive into her backlist soon. If you have KU, I highly recommend this book as well as A Deal With The Devil which is connected to this one. 

What have you read recently?



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