Looking for a thrilling read? James Patterson could be your guy.

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The Russian- https://amzn.to/3cP3Pak 
The President's Daughter- https://amzn.to/3oM4bkQ

From the best-selling author, James Patterson, I have two recommendations for you!
It's code orange after all. What better way to prepare for spooky season than to jump into a good mystery-action thriller!

The Russian...

When a serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett's wedding, he and his new partner uncover a gruesome string of cold-case homicides across the country.

Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman. And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome.

Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern—proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection.

Bennett promises Mary Catherine that the case won't affect their upcoming wedding. But as Bennett prepares to make a lifetime commitment, the killer has a lethal vow of his own to fulfill.

The President's Daughter...

All Presidents have nightmares. This one is about to come true.
Every detail is accurate—because one of the authors is President Bill Clinton.
The drama and action never stop—because the other author is James Patterson.

Matthew Keating, a one-time Navy SEAL—and a past president—has always defended his family as staunchly as he has his country. Now those defenses are under attack.

A madman abducts Keating's teenage daughter, Melanie—turning every parent's deepest fear into a matter of national security. As the world watches in real time, Keating embarks on a one-man special-ops mission that tests his strengths: as a leader, a warrior, and a father.

The authors' first collaboration, The President Is Missing, a #1 New York Times bestseller and the #1 bestselling novel of 2018, was praised as "ambitious and wildly readable" (New York Times Book Review) and "a fabulously entertaining thriller" (Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow).

The Heart of Summer by Felicity Hayes-McCoy

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Just like the long hazy days of summer,  Felicity Hayes-McCoy takes us on a warm, comfortable meandering walk of reflection. As opposed to a fast-paced plot this is different and I really like it. It’s book six in the Finfarran Peninsula series and we dive a little deeper. Now's the time for Hanna to reflect and immerse herself in a bit of the past and realize exactly where she currently is in the present.  The absolute perfect book for summer. That’s what Felicity Hayes McCoys does best.


*Thank you to Harper Perennial for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
Summer has finally arrived on Ireland’s west coast. On the Finfarran Peninsula, Hanna Casey is looking forward to al fresco lunches with friends and balmy evenings with her boyfriend Brian in their stunning new home in beautiful Hag’s Glen. With a painful divorce behind her and family drama finally settled, Hanna begins to plan a romantic holiday getaway for the two of them.

But life takes a turn when Brian's adult son suddenly moves in and Hanna unexpectedly runs into Amy, a former flatmate from Hanna’s twenties in London. Reminded of her youth—and all the dreams and hopes she once had—Hanna begins to wonder if everything she now has is enough. When Amy suggests a reunion in London with old friends, Hanna accepts.

While it’s only short hop to England, Hanna feels like she’s leaving Brian far behind. And when she’s offered a new opportunity—the chance to be more than a local librarian in the little rural community where she grew up—Hanna is faced with a difficult choice: to decide what her heart truly wants.

#HarperPerennial #TheHeartofSummer #FelicityHayesMcCoy 
#Oliveinfluencer #womensfiction #selfreflection #Summerreading

Ryder by Sadie Rose

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Fabulous short read! I love a good MC thrill from time to time and Sadie Rose is the perfect choice when I want a quick fix. Her writing is fun and flirty with a bit of edge. Always a great combo!

From the Cover...

I moved to Mammoth to blend in and hide. I’d lived in fear for years of a man I knew would eventually come for me. One night everything changed- I met Rider.

The Mystic Venom MC wasn’t just a club it was my life. I wasn’t looking for anything else, but when I saw her stranded in the snow, I knew I had to have her.

She needed a white knight, but what she didn’t realize was that I wasn’t a knight- I was a viper.

This is a standalone novel.

*Thank you to Sadie Rose for sharing your work with me!
#Ryder #SadieRose #MysticVenomMC #MysticVenomSeries

The Hookup Plan by Farrah Rochon

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I swear by all things bookish this is the best book to date from author Farrah Rochon! The Hookup Plan has everything I love in romance. Snark, wit, sexy pulse racing chemistry, and a laugh-out-loud repartee that left me breathless. RomCom perfection! 


*Thank you to @ForeverPub for sharing this title with me!

From the Cover...
Successful pediatric surgeon London Kelley just needs to find some balance and de-stress. According to her friends Samiah and Taylor, what London really needs is a casual hookup. A night of fun with no strings. But no one—least of all London—expected it to go down at her high school reunion with Drew Sullivan, millionaire, owner of delicious abs, and oh yes, her archnemesis.

Now London is certain the road to hell is paved with good sex. Because she’s found out the real reason Drew’s back in Austin: to decide whether her beloved hospital remains open. Worse, Drew is doing everything he can to show her that he’s a decent guy who actually cares. But London’s not falling for it. Because while sleeping with the enemy is one thing, falling for him is definitely not part of the plan.

#TheHookupPlan #FarrahRochon #readforever #ReadForeverPub #OutNow #BookWorm #ktbookreviews #RomCom #TheBoyfriendProject #TheBoyfriendProjectSeries #Booksta 

Husband Material by Alexis Hall

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The boys are back! I had such a good time getting to know Luc and Oliver in Boyfriend Material that I now feel like I've been invited to a dinner party with the gang! Especially since everyone has so much going on this time around.  Alexis Hall has made me a forever fan of this couple. It feels warm, funny, and comforting to be around them again. What can I say... I just love this world💕 


*Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca for sharing this title with me!

From the Cover...
Wanted: One (very real) husband
Nowhere near perfect but desperately trying his best

In BOYFRIEND MATERIAL, Luc and Oliver met, pretended to fall in love, fell in love for real, dealt with heartbreak and disappointment and family and friends…and somehow figured out a way to make it work. Now it seems like everyone around them is getting married, and Luc’s feeling the social pressure to propose. But it’ll take more than four weddings, a funeral, and a bowl full of special curry to get these two from I don’t know what I’m doing to I do.

Good thing Oliver is such perfect HUSBAND MATERIAL.

#SourcebooksCasablanca #Sourcebooks  #HusbandMaterial #AlexisHall #BoyfriendMaterial #LondonCalling #booksta #ktbookreviews #LGBTQRomance #MM

A Question Mark Is Half a Heart by Sofia Lundberg

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A beautiful cover albeit a bit sad and melancholy. I know there are readers who love to luxuriate in this feeling when it comes to escapism. I'm sure those readers will find it enjoyable. It has taken me a while to finish A Question Mark Is Half a Heart but it was worth it. 


*Thank you to Harper Perennial for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
By age 50, Elin Boals has created for herself a perfect life: her wildly successful business as Manhattan’s preeminent fashion photographer is flourishing. Her handsome, patient husband is devoted to her; her teenaged daughter, Alice, has been accepted to the ballet academy of her dreams. But then Elin receives an innocuous looking envelope. Folded inside is a star-chart, with an address written by a familiar hand.

Shaken, Elin begins to have startling flashbacks, to a life very different from the childhood in a Paris bookstore that she has so lovingly recounted to Alice. In these images, a poverty-stricken little girl cares for her two ragged baby brothers, laughing with her family on the good days, sheltering them from her mother’s sadness and her father’s wrath on the bad days. Elin also remembers vivid walks with a young classmate, Fredrik, whose steadfast friendship and starlit confidences shaped her young life. As Elin becomes consumed by these memories, though, her New York life begins to crumble dramatically. Finally, her family’s troubling questions drive her to face, at last, the brutal secret from her past.

At once a heartwarming family story and a page-turning mystery, A Question Mark Is Half a Heart traces a surprising journey across continents to reconciliation, and toward finding a true sense of home.

#AQuestionMarkIsHalfaHeart #SofiaLundberg HarperPerennial 
#OliveInfluencer #HarperCollins #outnow #booksta

Nobody's Princess by Erica Ridley

Releasing July 26th ~ Get it on Amazon

I love this series so much and having time to get to know Graham and Kuni has been an adventure. Nobody's Princess is filled with turmoil, laugh-out-loud moments, and an ending that had me cheering! Thank you Forever Publishing for sharing this with me. I'm overjoyed.


From the Cover...
Nothing happens in London without Graham Wynchester knowing. His massive collection of intelligence is invaluable to his family’s mission of aiding those most in need. So when he deciphers a series of coded messages in the scandal sheets, Graham’s convinced he must come to a royal’s rescue. But his quarry turns out not to be a princess at all… The captivating Kunigunde de Heusch is anything but a damsel in distress, and the last thing she wants is Graham’s help.

All her life, Kuni trained alongside the fiercest Royal Guardsmen in her family, secretly planning to become her country’s first Royal Guardswoman. This mission in London is a chance to prove herself worthy without help from a man, not even one as devilishly handsome as Graham. To her surprise, Graham believes in her dream as much as she does, which makes it harder to resist kissing him…and falling in love. But how can she risk her heart if her future lies an ocean away?

#NobodysPrincess #EricaRidley #TheWildWynchesters #readforeverpub #readforever #hachetteus #historicalromance #July26th

Pledge of Allegiance by Timarie ~ The Finish Line Series

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There's nothing more satisfying than discovering new authors. Especially if I know I’m going to be in a long-term booklationship with them. Well, if adding books to my bookshelf is considered a relationship. ((LOL)) Timarie’s Pledge of Allegiance is a thoroughly enchanting surprise. I was immediately transported to the gritty yet amazing streets of Beantown. There is zero beating around the bush due to the must-read prologue. It gives you this heightened anticipation of events getting ready to unfold. Timarie sets a mood and tone that dares the reader to continue. A bit of Sopranos-meets good girl-meets sexy seduction.  Insta love via tragedy, but told so compellingly well that I can't wait to begin the second book, For Which it Stands. I'll keep you guys updated on my reading journey, but I can tell you one thing for sure. I am thankful to the wonderful Timarie for sharing her works with me and I’m excited for what’s to come.


From the Cover...
April 15, 2013, Patriots Day. The city of Boston, and all of the nation, was rocked by a terrorist attack at the historical Boston Marathon finish line. Among the lives affected by the tragedy are Michael Farino and Ireland Murphy. Neither could have predicted that the act of saving Ireland’s life would lead Michael on a journey of self-discovery, while a decades old war between their rival Boston crime families threatens their happiness and lives.

While pursuing their seemingly forbidden love, they realize a profound shared secret connection between the two that began before their births. Michael and Ireland will have to either pledge their allegiances to either their families, or each other.

Intense passion, secrets, betrayal, a complicated past and a life altering love affair are working against Michael and Ireland.

The finish line is just their beginning….

The Godparent Trap by Rachel Van Dyken

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Exquisitely emotional, sublimely confrontational, and whole-heartedly endearing. I feel it’s every parent's nightmare to have something happen and you have to figure out who’s gonna take care of your kids. But when you have people in your life, like Colby and Rip, you know they’re gonna do what’s right. And hopefully, do it together. 

I can’t say this enough, so listen close. When this is made into a movie... I would like to be invited to the premiere. 😁 I want to be standing next to Ryan Reynolds with him talking about his portrayal of Rip. I want all the selfies and I want Van Dyken to be there when it wins all the things. It's what I want. All joking aside (not really joking) I haven’t been able to get this book out of my head since I finished reading it. I’ve highlighted, written notes, and added bookmarks in places that I never thought I would put a bookmark. Lol. The Godparent Trap is one of those books that when someone asks me, "do you have a recommendation for a fun flirty rip-my-heart-out kind of a love dynamic?" This. This will be the book I recommend.


*Thank you to Forever Publishing for sharing this title with me.

From the Cover...
Colby's living her best life: as a popular food blogger, she gets to fulfill her dreams of exploring the globe. But her world comes crashing down when a tragic accident leaves her co-guardian of her best friend's two adorable children. Not only does she need to put down roots—fast—but she'll be sharing custody with the one man she can't stand sharing a continent with, let alone a house.

Accountant-extraordinaire Rip values rules and plans. But when he loses his sister and his best friend and becomes an insta-guardian all in one night, Rip sees his organized life imploding. What he really doesn't need is his sister's irresponsible, flighty—albeit kind and gorgeous—best friend making it worse.

Rip doesn't trust Colby to take their new responsibilities seriously, while Colby can't believe Rip thinks children will thrive under his rigid control. Yet soon Rip and Colby discover they need each other more than they hate each other. Could it be possible that following their hearts is just what their new little family needs?

#thegodparenttrap #Rachelvandyken #lovehate #romcom #readforever 
#readforeverpub #2022favoritebook #bookworm #readthisbook

Hokuloa Road by Elizabeth Hand

Releases July 19th ~ Get it on Amazon

If you're looking for the perfect beach/camping trip read, I have found it for you! Elizabeth Hand has written a wonderful combo of mystery and murder. With the short chapters, you'll be able to put down Hokuloa Road easily and will be left with a constant urge to pick it back up again. I found myself fascinated with Grady and his thoughts and analysis of the situations he finds himself in. It's smart and calculated thinking that kept me turning the pages. Simply wonderful.


From the Cover...
On a whim, Grady Kendall applies to work as a live-in caretaker for a luxury property in Hawaiʻi, as far from his small-town Maine life as he can imagine. Within days he's flying out to an estate on remote Hokuloa Road, where he quickly uncovers a dark side to the island’s idyllic reputation: it has long been a place where people vanish without a trace.

When a young woman from his flight becomes the next to disappear, Grady is determined—and soon desperate—to figure out what's happened to Jessie, and to all those staring out of the island’s “missing" posters. But working with Raina, Jessie’s fiercely protective best friend, to uncover the truth is anything but easy, and with an inexplicable and sinister presence stalking his every step, Grady can only hope he'll find the answer before it's too late.

Perfect for fans of Peter Heller and The White Lotus, and from award-winning writer Elizabeth Hand, a master of crime fiction known for her magnetic characters, seductive prose, and fearless excavations into the darkest corners of our world, comes a chilling and illuminating new novel about a place unlike any other—and the deadly cost of keeping it so.

*Thank you to @MulhollandBooks @novelsuspects @HachetteUS for sharing this title with me. #Supernatural #Thrillers #SupernaturalMysteries #PsychologicalThrillers #MulhollandBooks #novelsuspects #novelsuspectsinsiders #HachetteUS