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Books of April

It was such a good month. It finally feels like spring over here. It seemed like overnight everything turned green and there are flowers blooming everywhere. There is something in the air, the smell of a fresh start. Just looking outside it's making me feel good. Sunshine was often chased by the afternoon rains. There is nothing quite like reading, when there is a storm brewing outside. :)  I've read 15 books this month. Last month I started a Percy Jackson re-read and it's still going strong. I've read through Percy Jackson and the Olympians' book and finished the Kane Chronicles. I also peppered in a few romance books, but my heart is with Percy this month. :) Next up is the series Heroes of Olympus series, which I also love, but the first book is not my favorite-I'm not a Jason fan. Here are the books I've read this month:  The Titan's Curse by Rick Riordan The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan The Red Pyramid b

Under a Greek Sun by Mandy Baggot

Eve works two jobs, and as much as she likes her life, it's time for a break. Her best friend Gabby works at an animal sanctuary in Corfu and is eager for her to visit. Eve imagines a relaxing time on the beach, but it's a bit more chaotic than that. Not only is Gabby spread too thin and in need of help, but she also took with her brother, who lost his job. She is desperate for them to connect, but nothing seems to work. And then there is Gianni, an heir to the coffee empire in Italy, who just lost his father. His life was shaken by his dead bed request, for Gianni to find his biological father. He had no idea and his whole identity goes through a wringer. Under a Greek Sun is a love story, of two very different people finding each other in the midst of chaos and falling in love. But before their could a HEA, they both have to deal with their past and family issues. There is mad chemistry between the characters and the sparks just fly from the screen. The story deal with heavie

No Rings Attached by Mona Shroff

Sangeeta has her whole life planned out. She is a wedding planner and the last wedding she planned was her own. Only, just before she had to walk down the aisle, she ran. She ran straight into Sonny. Their encounter was filmed and quickly went viral. Now on top of all the personal drama, she had to deal with internet fame.  Sonny and Sangeeta meet a while ago and spend a little time together. He still can't get her out of his mind or forgive her for just leaving him, but there is something between them, mad chemistry that people are loving.  They get a chance to use the internet fame to their benefit, to help their careers and his sister's, but only if they pretend to be in a relationship. But all that time spent together, holding hands, looking loving at each other, starts to feel very real.  It's a story full of all kinds of feelings. The chemistry between them is off the charts, you can just feel the sparks between them as you read the story. It's not without its fai

Chasing Dreams on a Sunshine Island by Georgina Troy

Jax is a special character, he still lives with his parents, likes waking barefoot on the beach, no matter how cold it is and has the biggest heart. Still recovering from a broken heart he accepts an invitation to a Christmas party. There he bumps into Phoebe. When there is a snowstorm, Phoebe and Jax have to work together to transport the people. And the more time they spend together, the closer they get. It's a standalone book in the series, but I felt like it would be nice to read in order, so I would get to know all of the characters.  It is set on an island, in a small town in the winter. The romance developed slooowly, but worth the wait. It's a quick read, but worth the time. rating❤❤❤ cover❤❤❤❤ book info genre romance, contemporary, adult published April 17, 2023 number of pages 314 Goodreads || Amazon about the author Georgina Troy writes bestselling uplifting romantic escapes and sets her novels on the island of Jersey, where she was born and has lived for most of her

One Last Summer at Seabreeze Farm by Jo Bartlett

Georgia only has a little time left. She makes a list, of thing she want to do before her time runs out. On top of that list is spending the summer by the sea.   Most important she wants that her best friend Gabe would be a part of it all.  It's the kind of story that pulls at all of your heartstrings and makes you feel all of the feels...  rating❤❤❤❤ cover❤❤❤❤ book info genre romance, contemporary, adult published April 13, 2023 number of pages 222 Goodreads || Amazon about the author Jo Bartlett is the bestselling author of over nineteen women’s fiction titles. She fits her writing in between her two day jobs as an educational consultant and university lecturer and lives with her family and three dogs on the Kent coast. Her first title for Boldwood is The Cornish Midwife – part of a twelve-book deal. Happy reading, anie I got the ARC, all thoughts are my own

Odin's Betrayal by Donovan Cook

Jarl Sven was forced to leave his young son behind, after a failed raid on the Frankish coast. Torkel was taken as a hostage and if Sven ever raided again, he would die. Now Torkel has a young son, Charles. They live in a small town in East Francia. Torkel is every bit as dangerous as his father, but Charles is quite the opposite. One night they are ambushed in their home. Torkel sacrifices himself so that Charles can run away. He tells him to go back to Denmark and find his grandfather. But Charles is afraid and seeks protection in town. That is when he realises just how things have changed, but then it's almost too late to escape. His path to the north is anything but straightforward. And when he finally arrives, what he finds is far from expected. It's a treat to read a historical novel, where the historical setting and facts are part of the story and we discover it through the character's eyes, throughout the story, and not all piled in a huge infodump. The story has a