During January and February, there were some anticipated releases and Kindle deals that I just couldn’t pass up. As a result, over the last two months, I have collected almost 15 books from the Kindle store. To really explore why I chose to purchase these Kindle deals and to give a brief summary, I have spread this haul into a few posts over the next several weeks. Here are my first four purchases:
- The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory
A couple of years ago, I read The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory and really enjoyed it. As a result, I put The Wedding Party on my TBR list shortly after, but never got around to reading it. The Wedding Party was nominated for a Goodreads choice award, so it appeared as a Kindle Daily Deal in January. Unfortunately for me, The Wedding Party did not meet my expectations. See my full review here.
In The Wedding Party, Maddie is invited to be part of the bridal party in her friend’s wedding along with Theo, a man that she despises. After several encounters, Maddie and Theo find that the other person may not be as terrible as they seem.
- The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
I have actually already read The Bride Test through my local library. However, I enjoyed it so much, I wanted my own copy in case I wanted to re-read it! This book appeared on one of my end of the year favorites list, so I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, adult romance.
In The Bride Test, single mother Esme Tran relocates from Vietnam to the United States after a woman asks her to to woo her single son. Seeing it as a good opportunity for her family, Esme agrees. However, once in the United States, Esme struggles to win the affections of her potential husband.
- First & Then by Emma Mills
I have read one other books by Emma Mills, Famous in a Small Town. While I enjoyed the emotional ending, it was an overall average read for me because the beginning moved incredibly slow. I wanted to try another book by this author, since she is considered a favorite in the contemporary genre by many people in the bookish community. For me, First & Then yielded the same results. While I enjoyed the emotional ending, the initial set-up was just too slow for my tastes. See my full review here.
First & Then follows Devon Tennyson, whose cousin recently moved in with her family. When Ezra, a star football player, recruits her cousin for the team, Devon goes into protective mode. She never expects, however, to develop feelings for Ezra along the way.
- Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Tweet Cute is a highly hyped contemporary in the book community at the moment. Out of all the books on this list, it is the only one that I actually paid full price for on the Kindle store. From the description, Tweet Cute sounded like a fun contemporary (my favorite!), so I couldn’t resist after all the positive reviews. Although I overall enjoyed this book, there were a few minor issues that made me end up giving this book four out of five stars. See my full review her.
Tweet Cute follows Pepper and Jack, two high school students who run the Twitters for their respective family business. When Big League Burgers, the chain restaurant owned by Pepper’s family, steals a recipe from the menu of a Girl Cheesing, Jack’s small family deli, their war on Twitter gains national attention. In the process, Pepper and Jack start to develop feelings for each other, much to their surprise.
- Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller
I read Daughter of the Pirate King a couple of years ago, but like with The Wedding Party, I added it to my TBR but never made it a priority to read. I will most likely have to read the first book again before this one, but I think this could be a fun, fantasy romance to read in the summer.
Daughter of the Siren Queen continues Alosas’s story. Since she has all the pieces of the map to a hidden treasure, she now races other pirates crews to find the treasure first.
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