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Monthly Round Up: July 2016

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Introducing a new feature. These days I don’t get to review every book I read so I thought at the start of a new month, I would recap and rate all the books I’ve read over the past month and didn’t have time to review. Some of these might be fully reviewed in a later post. Here are the books I read but didn’t review for July 2016.

Total Books Read: 26
On Hold: 2
Kindle Unlimited: 8

🌟🌟🌟🌟+ stars Reads:

Nuts by Alice Clayton
I really enjoyed this one. It has great humour, a great and relatable lead heroine. The couple is adorable. The story is told by the Heroines POV. I read this story just before leaving for the signing in Edinburgh so I met the author there and got a signed copy of it which makes me extremely happy.

No One Left to Tell by Karen Rose. 

There’s something about this author writing that I always come back for more. I really enjoyed this one. It’s a story about a PI and a lawyer. The suspense was great, the couple had great chemistry and I got a severe case book hangover after reading this.  
Playing with Fire by Kate Meader.
A female firefighter and a mayor at odds with each other. There mutual dislike of each other not hiding their combustible chemistry. This belongs to enemies to lovers/hate to love trope and I’m always a sure bet with these types of books. The banter and the story was pretty darn good and I am really looking forward to the next one in the series.
Fly with Me by Chanel Cleeton
I loved this one, I also cried a lot especially after the 80%. The couple meet on vacation with very different jobs (the hero is a pilot and the heroine owns a boutique in her home town) and living in different states. They embark on a long distance relationship. I thought this was just lovely, both of them loved each other so much *dreamy sigh*
Midnight Soul by Kristen Ashley.
I’ll be posting the full review for this one on its release day (11th August). I really enjoy the fantasyland world that Kristen Ashley has created. This is my favourite series by her and this is it’s last book *cries*. We get to see all the other couples and it left me with a satisfied smile.

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Star Reads

Into the Blue by Chanel Cleeton
The second book in the Wild Aces series. It’s a second chance romance about a high school sweathearts. Thor (the hero) breaks off his engagement to Becca to pursue his career as a fighter pilot, shattering Becca’s heart. Becca is trying to resist Thor since now he’s back in town and seems to want to make amends and pick up where they left off but they are now both very different people. I really liked this one.
The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken
A New adult book. Shockingly I found some pretty good ones this month, usually I tend to avoid them because of all the drama. It’s about a certain matchmaker who ends up falling for his client. A client that is the complete opposite to him. The book is told by our matchmaker hero, Ian Hunter. The plot is a bit predictable but it’s just so much fun. I had a great time reading this. It free on Kindle Unlimited if anyone want’s to give it a go.
To Hate Adam Conner by Ella Maise
Another enemies to lovers book. The book is about an Actor and his neighbour (his crazy, slightly stalkerish neighbour). I adored the hero and his relationship with his son. I also really enjoyed the banter between Adam and Lucy. There relationship and their development as characters was also quite fun to read.
More than Water Series by Renee Ericson
Another NA I really enjoyed. It’s about two students who work part time at the university campus’s library. There are both completely different to each other. Our hero, Foster is a very serious engineering student while EJ is a art major. Their relationship goes from strangers to friends to lovers. I really enjoyed the couple, their flirtation and fun interactions with each other made me smile.
Don’t make me beautiful by Elle Casey
This one was pretty touching. Nicole has been suffering from abuse for the past few years at the hands of her ex-boyfriend. Now she looks and feels like a monster. After being rescued by her neighbour Brian, Nicole is still unsure and traumatised by the abuse she suffered. I loved her relationship with Brian, the guy who rescues her, helps her get her life back together and they both end up falling for each other. It was sweet and very touching as we see the journey of Nicole from a woman who had no hope, was afraid and wanted to die to a stronger woman who got her happy ending.

🌟🌟🌟 Star Reads

The allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey 
Yet another enemies to lovers couple. Dean is Lily’s new boss and a complete ass to her. I really enjoyed their love/hate relationship with each other and their snark.
A Ruthless Proposition by Natasha Anders
Natasha anders if you don’t know writes very angsty and heartbreaking books. This one is no different. Cleo, our heroine falls in bed and in love with her boss Dante, who in my humble opinion was a complete and utter asshat. He does however win back the affections of his lady love. I enjoyed it but not as much as her other books.

Shine not Burn by Elle Casey.
This one was okayish, I just wished we could have gotten to know the hero (Mack, the cowboy) a bit more. Andie Marks, the heroine started off pretty good, but I kind of ended not enjoying her behaviour and character as the book went on. I liked the hero but again because of what happens etc it effected by enjoyment of their relationship. The book was at times funny hence the three stars.
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton
I was very excited to read this and maybe I had high expectations for this one. This one started off really well but somehow I ended up not loving the hero Oscar Mendoza, his behaviour especially towards the end of the booked irked me so much that it bought my overall enjoyment of the book down. While Natalie started off as an amazing heroine, her back story and how she grew up to be this incredible woman took a hit in her relationship with Oscar and I ended not really feeling the couple because of it. But I’m hoping that we get Natalie’s and Roxie’s other best friend’s book.