Adult Fiction book review

Vince by Amanda Shelley

Vince is the second book in the Perfectly Independent series. This is a contemporary new adult romance with college age characters and lots of steam. I read it as a standalone, and I didn't feel like I was missing any important plot by doing so. The first book is about Abby and Drew. Abby's best… Continue reading Vince by Amanda Shelley

Adult Fiction book review · New Adult

Little Lies by Helena Hunting

Lavender Waters and Kodiak Bowman grew up together and used to be close friends. Their fathers worked and played for the same NHL hockey team, and their mothers are also close friends. Kodiak is a few years older than Lavender and her twin brother River, and he's always been best friends with Lavender's older brother… Continue reading Little Lies by Helena Hunting

YA book review · Young Adult

What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

Review originally appeared in School Library Journal, June 2020. Gr. 9 & Up: Seventeen year old Alexa (Lex), known as Poppy by her pimp, Mitch, is forced into sex trafficking and drug use, living in a motel with other young victims. After a police bust, she recovers at Sparrow Brook where she enjoys the horses… Continue reading What Unbreakable Looks Like by Kate McLaughlin

Adult Fiction book review

The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

About the Book I know I should stay away from Ian Parker. But when my drug-dealing stepdad kicks me out, I have nowhere to go. Squatting in an abandoned shed on Ian’s grandpa’s farm seems like as good a plan as any. Ian finds me there, of course, and he insists on me moving into… Continue reading The Wreckage of Us by Brittainy Cherry

Adult Fiction book review

The Comeback by Ella Berman

An August Read with Jenna Book Club pick, The Comeback, debut novel by Ella Berman portrays a behind-the-scenes look at the not-so-glamourous side of growing up in the spotlight of Hollywood fame. This book tackles tough subjects of sexual assault, drug and alcohol abuse, and crumbling marital and familial relationships. The plot is rather timely… Continue reading The Comeback by Ella Berman

Adult Fiction book review

Engagement & Espionage by Penny Reid

Engagement and Espionage, an all-new romantic comedy meets cozy mystery featuring fan favorites Jenn and Cletus Winston from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is now available! About the Book Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged! But all is not well in Green Valley. A… Continue reading Engagement & Espionage by Penny Reid

Adult Fiction book review

Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Fern Douglas and her husband Eric, a doctor, are ready to start a family, but are having some trouble conceiving. Fern is on summer break from her job as a school psychologist. During a time when she is supposed to be relaxing and enjoying time off from her often-stressful job, Fern is having reoccurring nightmares… Continue reading Behind the Red Door by Megan Collins

Adult Fiction book review

And They Called it Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

Originally published in Library Journal, March 2020. Thornton's novel is an intimate portrait of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis through the best and worst of her legendary life. A writer for the Times Herald at age 23, she marries war hero turned Congressman, Jack Kennedy, devoting herself fully to him through surgery and serious illness, years… Continue reading And They Called it Camelot by Stephanie Marie Thornton

Adult Fiction book review

The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

Originally published in Library Journal, February 2020. Based on the incredible true story of her mother's life, Abriel's novel set during and immediately following WWII is both moving and captivating. Jewish teenagers in Budapest, Vera and Edith, narrowly escape from the cattle car headed to Auschwitz, carrying both of their mothers. Believing their parents and… Continue reading The Light After the War by Anita Abriel

Adult Fiction book review

Star Bright by Staci Hart

If this book doesn't bring you Gatsby vibes, I don't know what will! Star Bright is a new contemporary standalone romance novel by Staci Hart that brings all the glitz, glam, and lavishness of the social lives of a super rich group of trust fund kids. This is the first book in the new Bright… Continue reading Star Bright by Staci Hart