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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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This month, I read three books. I made it half way through the fourth book before I had to return it to my digital library. I started it late in my rental, so I didn't get to finish it, but I requested it again and hope to have it in a few days, so I can finish it.

The Switch - Pamela Brown
The Switch - Pamela Brown

I saw The Switch on a must read list and it came up very back logged in my digital library, but once it became available, I quickly read it. This book intrigued and scared me since the premise of the book is about twins. Identical twins. And one of the twins is murdered. This book was good, weird and kept me wanting to know the ending. I would give this 4 1/2 stars.

Here is the synopsis:
Identical twins Melina and Gillian Lloyd haven't considered switching places since childhood. So when Melina proposes that Gillian take her place as a media escort to NASA astronaut Col. "Chief" Hart, she refuses . . . at first.

The following morning Melina receives terrible news: her sister has been brutally murdered -- and Chief, though innocent, is the prime suspect. He and Melina are determined to find the killer, a megalomaniac who's nearly unstoppable -- and out for blood.

Now, with targets on their backs, they must work together to learn the truth behind Gillian's death -- before they become the killer's next victims.

All Your Perfects - Colleen Hoover

You all know how much I love Colleen Hoover books, so I keep adding them to my to read list. This one spoke to me since it has a lot to do with infertility. We experienced infertility and it sucks. We didn't have it as bad as many others I have read, but we had a hard time getting pregnant. Anyways, this book wasn't really like other Colleen Hoover books. I don't know what it was, but it was different. I enjoyed reading it, but I kept thinking that Quinn just needed to open up and talk about it more. I often got frustrated with her and I hate feeling like that since I went through a sliver of what she did. I would give this 3 1/2 stars.

Here is the synopsis:
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

The Marriage Lie - Kimberly Belle

I was very excited to read this book other than the fact that one of the main characters dies on a plane. That always scares me since Rory and I fly so much for work. Anyways, the book starts off with a couple who is very happily married. Will has to fly to Florida for a work conference, but then a plane goes down on its way to Seattle. Iris is relieved that Will isn't on that plane until she gets a phone call saying he was on the plane and has died. Iris then has to figure out what happened, why he was on the plane when he said he was going to Florida and how she will move on.

I found this book to be very good. At times, I was sure I knew what happened and why he was on that plane, but then I would be proved wrong. I guessed the ending before it happened, but it was literally right before it happened. I liked the very last paragraph of the book. I know some haven't, but it was the punch that the book needed. I give this book a 4 to 4 1/2 stars.

Here is the synopsis:
Everyone has secrets... 
Iris and Will have been married for seven years, and life is as close to perfect as it can be. But on the morning Will flies out for a business trip to Florida, Iris's happy world comes to an abrupt halt: another plane headed for Seattle has crashed into a field, killing everyone on board and, according to the airline, Will was one of the passengers. 

Grief stricken and confused, Iris is convinced it all must be a huge misunderstanding. Why did Will lie about where he was going? And what else has he lied about? As Iris sets off on a desperate quest to uncover what her husband was keeping from her, the answers she finds shock her to her very core.

What did you read this month?

17 comments :

  1. I’ve only read The Marriage Lie. I love Coleen Hoover to but they aren’t all as good so I get it. That first read looks like a winner!

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    1. It really was a great book!!! What did you think of The Marriage Lie?

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  2. That last one sounds good! I feel like Coleen Hoover writes similar books to one another, mostly about imperfect couples!

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    1. I would have to agree with you. I do love her books!

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  3. Is The Switch an older one? I think I may have it on my shelf, but have never read it yet... I've gotta look now

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    1. I am not sure how old it is since it had a pretty long wait in my library. It was good. If you have it, read it!

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  4. I need all three of these. I loved mean Streak by Sandra Brown so I know I am sure to like the Switch.

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  5. I've had The Marriage Lie on my kindle for months. Soon!

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  6. All Your Perfects has been on my list for a while and I'm adding The Marriage Lie now. That sounds soooo good!

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  7. Oh wow, these all sound pretty good, although I've heard the same thing about All Your Perfects. I really want to read The Marriage Lie now! That seems like an interesting premise for a book.

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  8. I read the marriage lie so long ago, but remember I really liked it! Colleen Hoover can do no wrong for me LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Loved the Marriage Lie! I still haven't read a Colleen Hoover book! Really need to give her books a try!

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  10. I saw The Switch at Target this week and I think I am going to have to go back and get it - sounds so good!

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  11. I love Sandra Brown, and I think I have all three of these on my TBR. Though, I think I may have read Marriage Lie. It sounds very familiar to me.

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