Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner

Ages 18+

Big Summer

An excellent book about body positivity filled with twists and turns! Daphne has been big for her whole life, and whether it was kids in school or her own grandmother, she was teased and made to feel bad about herself because of her weight. Now as an adult, she is an influencer on Instagram and has just landed a new job in the fashion world, tasked with taking photos and promoting the clothes. In addition, Drue Cavanaugh, her frenemy from her school days is getting married and asks Daphne to be her maid of honor after a less than stellar apology for how she treated her back in the day. Will Daphne forgive her and be able to move on?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

The Happy Ever After Playlist by Abby Jimenez

Ages 18+

The Happy Ever After Playlist

Sloan Monroe finds a lost puppy named Tucker and is having trouble tracking down his owner. When she finally does weeks later, she finds out that he and his band are on tour in Australia. Jason wants Tucker back, but after all this time caring for him, Sloan isn’t going to give him back without a fight. 

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, Romance

Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Ages 18+

Virgin River (Virgin River, #1)

Now a Netflix original series, Virgin River is in the vein of Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove. Mel Monroe is a big-time nurse practitioner from L.A. who is looking to escape her harried past. She finds herself in small-town Virgin River working with the town doctor who is nearing retirement. She realizes her mistake in moving early on, and would have left long ago if it weren’t for an abandoned newborn on the front steps of the clinic, and friendly face Jack Sheridan who is proving a valuable friend – and maybe more – to Mel.  

Adult Fiction, Romance

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Ages 18+

If I Never Met You

Laurie is devastated when her boyfriend of 18 years ends things. She feels utterly lost when she finds out he got another girl pregnant and is staying with her. When Laurie and her colleague Jamie Carter become stuck in an elevator together for hours, the two cook up a story to pretend to date – she is looking to start a rumor with a new man on the horizon and he needs a girlfriend to impress his bosses. It’s the perfect scenario and they turn to social media to make their story believable.

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews

Girls of Summer by Nancy Thayer

Ages 18+

Girls of Summer

Lisa Hudson is a divorcee with two adult children of her own named Juliet and Theo. The three of them all get love stories and romance ensues on Nantucket. Lisa is taken with her carpenter, Mack Whitney, despite the fact that she is ten years older than he. Juliet meets newcomer Ryder Hastings who is looking for a new adventure, and Theo falls for Mack’s daughter Beth, but will it work out for everyone involved?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Ages 18+

Beach Read

January Andrews and Augustus Everett are writers who polar opposites. January writes romances with happily-ever-afters and Gus kills everyone off by the end. They also each have writers block and are searching for a way to combat it. Then one thing leads to another and they have a deal to write in each other’s style to squash the writer’s block once and for all. Can Gus write a juice romance novel and will January bring herself to write a bloodbath?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Horror/Thriller, Mystery

The Wife Who Knew Too Much by Michele Campbell

Ages 18+

The Wife Who Knew Too Much

Tabitha Girard and Connor Ford dated when they were younger, and he broke her heart. To her, it meant more than just a summer fling. As it turns out, Connor married for money, but his heart always belonged to Tabitha. Years later, when Connor’s wife Nina takes her own life, Tabitha sets her sights on him again. She stops in her tracks, however, when she finds a diary written by Nina, who fears for her life: “If I die unexpectedly, blame Connor — and her.” Who is “her,” Tabitha wonders, and what secrets has Connor been hiding?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

 

Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

What You Wish For by Katherine Center

Ages 18+

What You Wish For

Samantha Casey loves her job as the local elementary school librarian and is devastated when the school loses its principal. The replacement is Duncan Carpenter, a teacher Sam never thought she’d see again in her life. Sam had a major crush on Duncan back in the day, and she’s worried the feelings will come back with a vengeance for her new boss. Not only that, but Duncan is nothing like she remembers, and it seems he’s out to change their school for the worse.

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.