I’m still not quite recovered from my vacation. Basically, every day since I’ve been home has been jam packed. My house continues to be a disaster, and I have no idea what my husband did to my son while I was away, but the kid is consistently getting up at 5:30 AM. I am so not okay with this development.
I did manage to get a lot written and read while I was away, which was lovely… especially since I haven’t had much time since to do either.
I downloaded six books for my vacation, five of which I finished and enjoyed. (The sixth I couldn’t even get past the first chapter). So, if you’re looking for some good books to read, may I suggest the following (in the order I liked them):
1. Slow Heat, Jill Shalvis: an older book, but it had a baseball hero so I was sold. It was by far the most enjoyable read of the trip. Light, well developed, and great characters.
2. The Last Goodbye, Sarah Mayberry: Emotional, great characters, and I loved the plot arc all the way through the resolution. I could have continued to read about Ally and Tyler for a very long time.
3. Married by June, Ellen Hartman: This was such a different book. The couple was, essentially, already together at the beginning of the book. It was a really enjoyable read, I think mainly because it was so unique.
4. His Wife for One Night, Molly O’Keefe: This was another book that really felt different. I didn’t particularly fall in love with the characters, and there were a few little plot holes for me, but the people seemed so real. I love that from a romance.
5. Baby, Drive South, Stephanie Bond: I loved the premise of this book. I thought the characters were a tad underdeveloped–especially the hero. His brothers seemed far more deep and interesting than him, which I think is a common problem for books in a series. The resolution felt a little rushed or forced, but I’ll still probably feel compelled to read the rest of the series for the plot line alone.