This was such a fun and sweet book! It is the perfect combination of sweet, sexy, hot, and heartfelt.
This is the second book in The Perez Family series by Chanel Cleeton. I'm happy to report that, in my opinion, this book is just as good as the first one! In fact, I think I liked it better.
I really wanted to like this book, but ultimately, it fell short of the mark for me. The author did a few things very well. However, this book was just not for me.
While some are calling this a romance, I would say that it is almost more of a coming of age story - even though our main character is in her 30s. It's about finding yourself, being comfortable in your own skin, and learning to stand on your own two feet. It's about relationships, understanding, and forgiveness. All that plus the beautiful Italian setting, this is definitely a perfect summer read.
Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and the Health of Our Nation by Linda VillarosaPublished by: Doubleday BooksPublish Date: June 14, 2022Genre(s): Non-Fiction, Racism, Medical HistoryHB&W Rating: 4View on GoodreadsBuy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository Synopsis In 2018, Linda Villarosa's New York Times Magazine article on maternal and infant mortality … Continue reading Under the Skin
Restrained magic, prophesies, friendship, angry ancestral spirits, betrayal, UNrestrained magic, Orisha gods…this was a great ride!
The premise of the book is truly interesting to me, and it is obvious that Laster did her research in order to write this book. But, while this story started out strong with an opening scene that's sure to get your heart rate up, as it gets into the world-building and story, it just doesn't really ever pick up again.
Based on true events, Del Munro is struggling to put food on the table, so when a traveling evangelist comes to town and offers to take the girls to the beach, Del jumps at the chance. But the girls don't return, and Del is fuzzy on the details, and where did she get the money for that new chair?
To be honest, after reading the synopsis for this one, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I loved Before We Were Yours so much that I fully trusted Wingate. Part coming of age, part adventure story, part crusade, this book doesn’t shy away from the shadowy bits of history we might want to sweep under the rug.
There are so many twists and turns in this book and they kept me guessing the whole way through, right up until the end. The story was a very original concept and totally gave me the Get Out meets Stepford vibes that it was touted as.