The Spanish Love Deception – Elena Armas

Catalina ‘Lina’ Martín has made a huge mistake. She has promised her family in Spain that she will be attending her sister’s wedding with her American boyfriend. The problem is, she doesn’t actually have an American boyfriend. She doesn’t have any boyfriend..not even a potential one. So now her options are either find a boyfriend in a matter of weeks, or admit to her family that she doesn’t have a date, and face attending the wedding alone. A wedding that her ex-boyfriend will be at, along with his new fiancee.

When her work nemesis, Aaron Blackford, steps in and offers to be her fake date to the wedding, Catalina refuses to consider it. Aaron is insufferable, pompous and the last person she wants to spend time with, never mind introduce him to her family. But as time goes by, Catalina starts to realise that maybe she has no other choice.

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The Love Hypothesis – Ali Hazelwood

Olive Smith – a driven, focused young Ph.D student. She has no interest in relationships – she is far too concerned with researching ways to detect pancreatic cancer early, to give more people a chance of fighting it. That is her goal in life, and nothing will get in her way. Until she has a chance encounter with Adam Carlsen, a legendary biology professor – legendary for both his brilliance in his field, and for being ‘an ass’ to his students. In an effort to encourage her best friend to pursue a relationship with her barely an ex ex, Olive starts ‘fake dating’ a surprisingly willing Adam. While doing so, she learns a lot about him, and herself – maybe she’s not too busy for love after all.

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Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover

Meet Tate – a beautiful, innocent young nurse, recently moved into her older brother’s apartment while she studies medicine. She’s hardworking, studious, and too busy for love. Enter Miles – her brother’s handsome, brooding friend, colleague, and neighbour. Miles has a past that he doesn’t want to speak about, a past that has made him put up walls around his heart. Walls that Tate wants to break down. Miles only wants a physical relationship however, and has warned Tate that he has two rules that she must follow if she wants to keep seeing him – don’t ask about his past, and don’t expect a future. But can Tate really be satisfied with a meaningless fling?

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Healer Of My Heart – Sheila Turner Johnston

One young woman, a newly qualified teacher, trying her best to carve a life for herself, trying to figure out a way to live with her past traumas and experiences. A student, a confident young man, popular and well respected, with his own secret that he’s trying to cope with. Despite outside forces trying to keep them apart, they find themselves drawn together again and again. But is either one of them strong enough, and able enough, to save the other, and prove that love is possible even in the face of terrible trauma?

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Beautiful World, Where Are You – Sally Rooney

Four adults, muddling their way through life, love and friendship. Alice is a successful author, recently returned to Ireland from New York. She meets Felix on Tinder, and arranges to meet him for a drink in the local bar. Felix works in a warehouse, that he hates. Alice’s best friend Eileen lives in Dublin. She’s recently single and depends a little bit too much on her friend Simon, who she has known and secretly loved since childhood. Simon is the politician of the group, a regular church goer and can always be counted on to turn up when needed.

Beautiful World, Where Are You tells the story of this unlikely mix of people, in the way that only Sally Rooney can. I should have loved it – I really enjoyed both of her previous novels, and have read Normal People more than once, but sadly, this novel just didn’t really do it for me.

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Wild – Kristin Hannah

Two women. Two very difference careers. One small child to bring them both together.

Dr. Julia Cates is a well respected child psychiatrist, at the top of her field – until a tragic scandal involving one of her patients changes all of that. Shunned and avoided by all but the media, she finds herself lost.

Ellie is the prom queen turned police chief in a small town – the worst thing she has to worry about are the townspeople getting behind the wheel after a night at the bar. Unlucky in love, she’s trying to come to terms with the fact that she’s almost 40, single, with only her two boisterous dogs to share her life with.

All of this gets flipped on its head when a young, nameless, seemingly feral girl appears in Ellie’s town, accompanied by her pet wolf cub. She has no name, she can’t speak, and she acts more like a wolf than a child. Ellie knows that the only way to help this girl is to call in the best – and the best is Dr. Julia Cates.

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One Of Us Is Lying – Karen M. McManus

‘One Of Us Is Lying’ is the first novel in a series of 3 by Karen M. McManus. It follows the story of five high school students, who are all sent to detention under suspicious circumstances. Of the five who go in to detention, only four leave alive. Now the focus is on the remaining four students – did one of them kill their schoolmate? Or did they all have a part to play? They all had a motive afterall – their deepest secrets were about to be published on the most popular gossip app in their school. The owner of that site? The student who just died. It’s up to each of them to prove their alleged innocence, and find out who the real killer is.

Did I love this book? No, I’ve definitely read better murder mystery novels.

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A Different Time – Michael K. Hill


Hello, and welcome to my stop on the WriteReads Ultimate blog tour for A Different Time, by Michael K. Hill.

‘Keith Nolan falls in love with a remarkable young woman from the past, talking to him on a home video she recorded in 1989. To keep their conversation going, he must find more of her tapes – while forces work against them both, and time is running out.’

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June Wrap-up


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So I kind of forgot to do monthly wrap up posts for April and May, but not this month! This month I am on it! Most of my reads this month were for book tours, only two of them were from my TBR pile – I think I’ve become a bit addicted to tours! I think it’s quite a good mix of books though – some thrillers, a heartbreaker, and one quite controversial one…

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