I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This month has been a busy one for me, and I spent a lot of time waiting at the airport. Lucky for you, that means I get to tell you about more books! Over the last two weeks, I have been between four different cities for work, a wedding, and a holiday. (Denver, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and Cleveland!) This month I read three great books and one I should have given up on but painfully made it through. Let’s get to it…
If you missed my October Book Review:
I loved it! If you need a sweet rom-com, this adorable story fits the bill perfectly! Nora, a middle age single mom, sells a movie script based on her recent divorce to a big production studio. Once filming starts, the studio needs to shoot for a few days in her backyard, and that’s where Nora meets the hot Hollywood actor playing her ex-husband, Leo. I loved Nora. She was sassy and so relatable. I loved Leo and their quirky relationship. Who wouldn’t want a hot Hollywood actor in their home?! This book would be the perfect beach read! It has the perfect amount of cheesy and fun that keeps the story going. It is one of my top books of the year!
I have known about the love language concept for years, and I thought I knew what my love language would be, but I wanted to read the actual book. The author says there are five love languages in the book, but you can’t just focus on your love language because you also need to understand your person’s love language. I completely love this theory. These languages apply not only to significant others but children, parents, and friends. Luckily, Pete and I have the same love language of words of affirmation, but the order we rank the other love languages varies. This book has helped me better understand the loved ones in my life, and I recommend it to anyone wanting to love their people better.
Sigh… I’m conflicted about how I feel.
Without giving anything away, I’ll need to be vague in my summary. I wanted to like this book, but I almost gave up on it so many times. I enjoyed the ending. However, I wonder if the end was a big enough payoff. I will admit that the entire story is a big twist, and I could not guess the twist ahead of time. Throughout most of the story, I felt very confused and bored because I didn’t understand where it was going. This book is about three women; their story is light, clever, and original. I can appreciate the unique idea behind this book, but I kept waiting for the pace to pick up.
Before I start this review, I want to give a warning. I want to clarify that I am okay with strong language and sexual scenes in most books. However, I think this book has many unnecessary sex scenes and disturbing storylines that I almost gave up.
Now that you’ve been warned, I am also conflicted about this book. Typically, most Colleen Hoover books are overly hyped, so I avoided this one for a while. This book is either the best or most horrific book I have ever read. I finally gave it a try and FLEW through it in a day. I’m sure most people know the premise by now, so I’ll make it short and not give anything away. This story is about a struggling writer who takes an offer of a lifetime to ghostwrite the remaining books of a bestselling author. Throughout the process, she uncovers something beyond horrific. The story captured my interest immediately, and I found it very unique. The ending will forever haunt me.
I DON’T KNOW WHO TO BELIEVE!
That wraps up my November book review!
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