TOP TEN TUESDAY – BOOK COVERS THAT FEEL LIKE SUMMER

Good morning, my darlings. I hope today is treating you right so far! It’s Tuesday again, so that means it’s time for another TOP TEN TUESDAY, which is probably my favorite book meme that I do.

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is BOOK COVERS THAT FEEL LIKE SUMMER. This was relatively easy for me – apparently blues, teals, and bright yellows equal summer? Who knew!

I’ve read and enjoyed most of these! Have you read any? Which one was your favorite? Alternatively — what’s your favorite summer activity?

BOOK REVIEW: IT HAPPENED ONE SUMMER BY TESSA BAILEY

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

SYNOPSIS

Piper Bellinger is fashionable, influential, and her reputation as a wild child means the paparazzi are constantly on her heels. When too much champagne and an out-of-control rooftop party lands Piper in the slammer, her stepfather decides enough is enough. So he cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister to learn some responsibility running their late father’s dive bar… in Washington.

Piper hasn’t even been in Westport for five minutes when she meets big, bearded sea captain Brendan, who thinks she won’t last a week outside of Beverly Hills. So what if Piper can’t do math, and the idea of sleeping in a shabby apartment with bunk beds gives her hives. How bad could it really be? She’s determined to show her stepfather—and the hot, grumpy local—that she’s more than a pretty face.

Except it’s a small town and everywhere she turns, she bumps into Brendan. The fun-loving socialite and the gruff fisherman are polar opposites, but there’s an undeniable attraction simmering between them. Piper doesn’t want any distractions, especially feelings for a man who sails off into the sunset for weeks at a time. Yet as she reconnects with her past and begins to feel at home in Westport, Piper starts to wonder if the cold, glamorous life she knew is what she truly wants. LA is calling her name, but Brendan—and this town full of memories—may have already caught her heart.  

Okay, this was cute. It wasn’t anything mind-blowing, though. A fun, cute little romp of a contemporary romance book. I think my reaction is probably because I wasn’t a huge fan of Schitt’s Creek. (TBF, I don’t think I made it through half of season two…idk if that changes anything.) BUT ANYWAY — I thought this was fun.

Brendan is captain of a fishing/crabbing boat up in a tiny town called Westport in the Pacific northwest. His life is incredibly structured and rigid, and when Piper blows into town, well. Everything is turned upside down and hates the change in routine and…well…he hates her at first. Piper is loud, a tiny bit obnoxious at first, and just incredibly spoiled. HOWEVER, you find out quickly that she’s not a bad person. She doesn’t think down on anyone because they’re not as lucky or well-off as her. She’s sweet, and has a big heart.

I really thought going into this that I probably wouldn’t like Piper because of how she’s talked about in the official blurb. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, I hate books about awful people. But that’s not Piper at all, and I’m so, so glad. She kinda slowly comes into herself, but the whole time she’s doing what she can to help people. Brendan is a big ol’ teddy bear of a man and I love him. He was so totally head-over-heels for Piper in the most adorable way. Not to mention these two were hot, hot, hot together. Tessa Bailey is known for the steam, and boy howdy does she deliver.

Three and a half-ish stars. I recommend if you’re looking for something fun that doesn’t make you think too hard!

WWW WEDNESDAY — APRIL 6

Going back to this meme as I don’t have a review for you today! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It’s super simple — all you do is answer the following questions!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So let’s get to it!

I’m currently reading It Happened One Summer and I’m loving it! I’m not very far into it, but it’s a sweet, short little contemporary romance that I’m sure I’ll plow through. I just finished Juniper and Thorn, and I…guess I liked it? It was a good book, but not one that I’ll be rereading. The review for it will be up tomorrow, and you’ll see what I mean! I’m not sure what I’ll read next, but I’m thinking maybe House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas. I love her books, so I’m sure I’ll dive right into that one!

Have you read these? What are you reading right now, and are you enjoying it?

MONTHLY TBR – APRIL

I read a whopping TWELVE books in March, though I didn’t actually complete my TBR for that month. I’ll get around to Juniper and Thorn in April, for sure. Everything else though, I got through or DNFed. (Sorry Just Like Magic, I just couldn’t do it!) Here’s what I have coming up the pipeline for April. The first four I have ARCs for, but the rest have all already been released.

I’m most excited for We All Fall Down and Wolf Gone Wild. I can’t wait to dive into these books. Have you read any of these? What’s on your TBR for this month? Share your link below!