I miraculously managed to read a lot of books this past month. I also fell head over heels in love for R.S. Grey! Her books are engaging, funny and the characters are completely relate-able. If it wasn’t for BookBaristas, I would never have moved out of my reading slump.
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen: 4/5 stars This book was recommended to me by NorthernBelleBookworm. We challenged each other read 5 books from our favourites, outide our usual genre. I was so surprised by this book! I read it in one day and the cliffhanger ending just killed me. Both characters have dark secrets and some how find their way to each other. If you are looking for a light, fluffy teen romance this is not your book. It is very real and I could relate to a lot of what Callie has been through. Despite the crazyness, I found myself rooting for Callie and Kayden. I cannot wait to see what happens in book 2.
Roommates by Erin Leigh: 3/5 stars This book was a fun quick read! Perfect for the beach or out by the pool. Natalie and Brady find themselves in quite the predicament when their friends set them up as roommates. Natalie is a finally out on her own, away from her mother and trying to make her way in the world before settling down with her long time weathly boyfriend while Brady is an all star hockey player working his way up through the league. It’s an absolutely hilarious story of attraction.
Scoring Wilder by R.S. Grey: 5/5 stars This book is so HOT! Kinsley and Liam cannot deny their growing attraction or the trouble it will bring to their respective roles on their teams should anything come of it. He is so off limits and she has sworn to focus on soccer and making it onto the Olympic team. But Wilder is a force to be reckoned with. With her scene stealing bestie Becca in tow, this book is both light and sexy. If you have not read any of R.S. Grey’s books, mark this one down for your next beach day.
The Duet by R.S. Grey: 4/5 stars Brooklyn and Jason are your classic miscommunication story. Of course, this being an R.S. Grey novel it’s delightfully filled with twists and a buildup to sure to make you sweat. This was another quick read, as I could not put it down! Jason’s complicated past has the potential to ruin the growing attraction between himself and Brooklyn, if her stubbornness doesn’t first. I am fairly sure I received numerous stares while reading this at Starbucks for sheer number of times I cracked up laughing.
The Design by R.S. Grey: 4/5 stars This is a standalone novel even though it is based off Brooklyn’s sister, Cammie and Grayson from the Duet. I love Cammie and her relationship with Brooklyn. I felt her character was not too old or overly immature based on their past. Her interactions with Grayson were both hilarious and relateable. Who hasn’t been attracted to that slightly-older-feels-unattainable-older man? Stairwells have taken on a entirely new aspect for me. I loved it!
Over all it was a great month for #dropyourgenre! All of these books are outside of my normal shelves and I must say, it was absolutely wonderful experiencing something new. Tell me about the last book you read that was outside your usual go-to genre in the comments below.