Second Chances (Dreams Come True Book 2) by Emma Nichols

To start: this is book 2 in a series yet I have not yet read book 1, so I consider this able to be a standalone.

I loved this book. Sebastian is a very well developed character with some dark demons from his past. Marisa has a past as well, to me not as bad but she still has to deal with her drunk father. This books gives us good backgrounds into these characters as well as many twists and turns throughout the book. I could not put it down.

Of course we get a HEA at the end of the book, but watching their stories develop separately and together makes for a great read and helps you root for them even more!

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The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins

This book started out a little slower, Rachel would ride the rain daily and watched a family (a husband and wife) and she even gave them names.  Until one day on the train everything changed and she saw something.  This book then entwines Rachel into the lives of Megan and her husband as well as Rachel’s ex Tom and his wife Anna.

A story that unfolds as you try to find out who murdered Megan.  So many twists and turns and I love that we see things from Megan, Rachel and Anna’s perspectives at times.  I was busy guessing the entire ride through this novel.  It I a rollercoaster ride and if you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend it.

As a random side note:  I read this book with my friend Tara and funnily enough there were characters named both Cathy and Tara in this book.

 

 

 

Tailored for Trouble by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

This book is as great as the title and also book one in the Happy Pants series… Taylor and Bennett have such an up and down relationship and I love how feisty she is and how really both her and Bennett are “trouble” at one point or another throughout this book. The back and forth/push and pull is amazing and I loved the ending. Their chemistry is off the charts just from my own imagination, this author knows how to deliver a romance novel. This is a book I can see myself reading over and over. I can not say enough good things about this book and will definitely be reading the rest of this series as they come out!

Landon by Kate Allenton

Landon is book 5 in the Love series….and it once again does not disappoint.  Landon hasn’t been back to town or seen him family in a long time.  His mission is to keep Alice safe and they are back, you guessed it, in his hometown.  We once again get to see our favorite Love characters and finally get more information on the elusive Landon.  Someone is out to kill Alice and it is Landon’s job to keep her alive and safe.  I love the amount of suspense and romance that went into this book.

The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton

This was not a “type” of book I had been reading normally but it was a nice break from the romance.  This is story about a guy who gets out of prison early just to have his life basically run by someone else.  So even with being OUT of prison it still feels like a prison.  When he went to prison 5 years before he was to serve a 20 year sentence, only to have “someone” dismiss the charges.  Nick now owed this person his freedom, his one task to answer the phone whenever it rang no matter what.  I love the little twists and turns that were thrown into the book.  I love that he tried to fight this life, and yet realized he couldn’t go back to his old life with his ex-wife and daughter.  While I don’t feel he got a HEA in the book, I do feel like for what is going on in his life that he got some sort of happiness by the end of it.  I did really enjoy this book.

A Colorful Life Drawn in Broken Crayon by Melissa Storm

I happened to get this book for free from the author and therefore was not sure what to expect when reading.  But I found this book to start a little slow but after the slow start it was a very enjoyable read.  I was not ready for it to end but honestly the ending was so perfect.   There is a little bit of everything in this book, love, heartbreak, forgiveness, redemption and fate.  You want to cry at points, you smile so big at points and you leave this read feeling satisfied.  I recommend this book! 🙂

 

Breakaway by Catherine Gayle

If you like romance, drama, hockey players and more this book is for you.  Dana is a girl with a terrible past she is trying to overcome.  Eric is her older brother’s best friend and is the only one who can help her fix herself.  This book is a great slow burn where both feel that the other isn’t interested, but you can tell early they both are, but since they feel the other isn’t they keep everything in check.  This is book  1 of the Portland Storm series.  (bonus points for it being in Oregon!)  This was a book I could not put down and probably read in 2 days.  I recommend this book to anyone who like romance with some drama.