Monthly Round-Up: June – July – August, 2016

A monthly summary of the books I’ve written about in the blog.

I’m gonna start doing this every month, this should be the only one with more than one month’s worth of posts.


Read the Thing (3):

Maybe Read the Thing (2):



Read the Thing (3):

Don’t Read the Thing (1):



Read the Thing (4):

Maybe Read the Thing (1):


Will & Patrick Wake Up Married (Wake Up Married #1) – Leta Blake & Alice Griffiths

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“Seems I went and married a stranger and I could lose everything important in my life.”


In a word: Read the thing! Absolutely read the thing! This is part one of a six part series, and this part is free so if you end up not liking it all you’ve wasted was your time. One thing you have to understand about this one is that the premise is ridiculous. It’s about Will and Patrick (obviously) and how they accidentally get drunk-married and can’t get divorced because it’ll piss off Will’s mob family and he’ll lose the money that he inherited from them. So now these two have to pretend to be completely in love so that the mob doesn’t get suspicious and come after them. For as silly and outlandish as the whole thing sounds, it’s actually pretty good. Also funny, there is a lot of humour here, as well as some heavier themes and hints of dark things to come. These two strangers have to somehow convince an entire small town, including family and friends and the mob, that they are head over heels in love with each other while at the same time trying to deny that they are actually falling for each other. It’s very well written and the jokes work, as does the minor angst that comes up about Will’s relationship with his ex-boyfriend. It’s very easy to become attached to the main couple enough that you want to keep reading to know what happens with them and if they will get their happily ever after (with each other, of course, because we all know where this is going).

[available for free at Chapters and, also available for purchase in bundles]



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