July Book Review

Y'all today is my babies FIRST day of school for the 2017-2018 school year! Ian started 7th and Ella started 4th. I'm going to blink and Ian will be graduating! My mama heart can't take this growing up! 😥
But life must go on and it's time for another issue of "What We're Reading" So I hope you will grab our graphic at the end of this post and join us! 



I didn't get to read as many books this month as I did in June but I have a NEW running for my all time FAVORITE book for 2017!



This is a book that will stay with you FOREVER! I know I will read it again. 
I love the twist in this book! I literally could NOT put it down. I stayed up way past midnight reading and woke up again around 4:30 to finish the book. Yes, It was THAT good! Do yourself a favor and order it NOW

Here is the description from Amazon:

I was warned about Tristan Cole.

“Stay away from him,” people said.
“He’s cruel.”
“He’s cold.”
“He’s damaged.”

It’s easy to judge a man because of his past. To look at Tristan and see a monster.

But I couldn’t do that. I had to accept the wreckage that lived inside of him because it also lived inside of me.

We were both empty.
We were both looking for something else. Something more.
We both wanted to put together the shattered pieces of our yesterdays.

Then perhaps we could finally remember how to breathes



Silent Waters was a much slower read for me. It wasn't that I didn't enjoy the book because I did really enjoy it! But I read it right after The Air he Breathes, so I was still on the "high" from that book. It wasn't anything like I thought it would be. 

Here is the description from Amazon. 

Moments.

Our lives are a collection of moments. Some utterly painful and full of yesterday's hurts. Some beautifully hopeful and full of tomorrow's promises.

I’ve had many moments in my lifetime, moments that changed me, challenged me. Moments that scared me and engulfed me. However, the biggest ones—the most heartbreaking and breathtaking ones—all included him.

I was ten years old when I lost my voice. A piece of me was stolen away, and the only person who could truly hear my silence was Brooks Griffin. He was the light during my dark days, the promise of tomorrow until tragedy found him. A tragedy that eventually drowned him in a sea of memories.

This is the story of a boy and girl who loved each other, but didn’t love themselves. A story of life and death. Of love and broken promises.

Of moments.

(Book Three in the Elements Series. Complete Standalone.)



Y'all know my love of Kelly Elliot runs deep and once again she did not disappoint! This one pulled at your heart strings!! 

Here is the description from Amazon (excuse the language) 

Moving back home to my parents’ cattle ranch in Texas was the last thing I thought I’d be doing. 

But, here I stand … in front of my high school girlfriend. A beautiful, confident woman has replaced the young girl I once knew and loved. Hell. I’m still in love with her.

Yep. Paxton Monroe was my first love and the one girl in town who now hated my guts. So much so, Paxton swore her revenge on me if it took her until the day she died. The last words she spoke to me were a vow to cut my dick off and shove it down my throat. 

The fight between my heart, my head, and last, but certainly not least, my dick starts tonight. Because all I can think about is how I want to be buried so deep inside Paxton she won’t remember how I broke her heart, or how I left her when she needed me the most. 

But who will win? My heart is too broken to listen to my head. And my dick, yeah it’s not listening to anything or anyone. Not until it gets what it wants and what it wants is Paxton Monroe. 

Lost Love is book one in the Cowboys and Angels Series. 



Now, I know y'all are chuckling to yourselves that this devotional came after Lost Love. #gulitypleasures #keepingitreal

Y'all may remember that I had the honor and privilege of meeting Sophie back in May at our church. 


Well, her new All in All Journaling Devotional released last month and it was in my Amazon cart faster than lightening! I started it on July 24th. It is for 100 days. and once my 100 days are over, I am going to be devastated. 

Each day it has a quick devotional and then a bible verse to read, a few questions to answer, then a place to journal your prayers for the day. I LOVE it! It was WORKED perfectly for me and my quiet time! Thank you, Sophie! 


Don't forget Summer Reading Club on August 22nd! 







Now, it's time to share what you have been reading! 


Johannah from The Sirois Family
Whitney from Work it Mommy
Crystal from Hall around Texas 
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
Whitney from Polka-Dotty Place
Heather from My Glittery Heart
Justine from Little Dove Blog
Keri from Keri Lynn Snyder