Book Review | January 2019

I have really missed sharing my book reviews each month so I am to start sharing what books I have been reading the last Tuesday of every month. I will also share reviews about each book that I finish in InstaStories. 

I know I read a lot of adult books but I do plan to throw in a mix this year. I will also include devotionals and personal development books that I read during my quiet time.

 If you are on Good Reads make sure you find me here!  My Goal is to read 40 books this year.

I mentioned on Monday that I had the opportunity to hear Annie speak. She is just amazing, y'all! I mean she is a Georgia Peach and loves the Bulldawgs so we were destined to become besties. 😉
But seriously I LOVED this book. I read a chapter each morning and then I would reflect on that chapter throughout my day. I would look for the lovely in every chore that I did. I sometimes struggle with not being enough as a stay at home mom sometimes and this book really helped me realize that I am exactly where God wants me right now. That I am enough! It's a great read. 

WOW! This book was intense and I believe that is putting it lightly. It was not what I was expecting. I could not put it down. It was CRAZY at the same time and I'm still not sure who the crazy person might be in the book. I think Colleen needs to write a sequel. This book was dark and twisted. I wanted to scream and cry at the same time. 

Amazon: Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of bestselling author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series his injured wife is unable to finish. 

Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity's notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn't expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read. Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity's recollection of the night their family was forever altered. 

Lowen decides to keep the manuscript hidden from Jeremy, knowing its contents would devastate the already grieving father. But as Lowen's feelings for Jeremy begin to intensify, she recognizes all the ways she could benefit if he were to read his wife's words. After all, no matter how devoted Jeremy is to his injured wife, a truth this horrifying would make it impossible for him to continue to love her. 

Hotshot Doc by R.S. Grey

This book was just what I needed after reading such an intense book. It was fun and flirty. Sometimes the doctors are the only ones who call the shots. 😉 I love how Bailey stepped up to the plate to take care of her sister when their parents were killed but I really loved how Dr. Russell took care of them and showed Bailey that she could count on someone. 

Amazon: Dr. Russell has a bad reputation around our hospital. The scrub techs say he’s cold-blooded, the nurses say he’s too cocky for his own good, and the residents say he’s the best surgeon in the world—really, just a swell guy!—on the off chance he’s within earshot. 

I try to avoid him and his temper at all costs. It’s just as easy to admire his sexy, grip-it-while-he’s-ravishing-you hair and chiseled jaw from a healthy distance, preferably from the other end of the hallway…half-hidden behind a plant.

Unfortunately, my plan crumbles when my trusty ol’ boss decides to swap his white coat for a Hawaiian shirt. His retirement leaves me with two terrible options: switch specialties and spend months retraining, or take an open position as Dr. Russell’s surgical assistant. 

That means I have to stand near him in the OR for hours on end and anticipate his every need without letting his biting words and bad attitude intimidate me. Oh, and as if that’s not difficult enough, my silly crush on him—the one I’ve tried to stomp on until it disappears—might just be reciprocated.

It’s fine. 
I’m fine. 

I take my job seriously. There will be no smoldering bedroom eyes across the operating table, no angry almost-kisses in the supply closet. (Well, no more of those.) 

What’s the phrase? An apple a day keeps the doctor away?
Maybe I should go for a whole damn bushel.
Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey 

I read this book because it was a "suggestion" after I finished HotShot Doc and it was on Kindle Unlimited so I had nothing to lose. It was a good book but I do feel like it went on forever. At one point, I found myself rolling my eyes at Daisy. 🙄 Lucas and Daisy fought A LOT! But overall it was a cute book. I guess you will have to read it to see if they were able to put their differences aside and fall in love. 

Amazon: Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy. It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he. The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard. I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare. The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender. Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

So what have you been reading lately??

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