First Line Fridays: August 7th

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews

Here’s the line…

It was Jenny’s death that killed my mother.

Now the book…

Blurb

After the first season of her true crime podcast became an overnight sensation and set an innocent man free, Rachel Krall is now a household name―and the last hope for thousands of people seeking justice. But she’s used to being recognized for her voice, not her face. Which makes it all the more unsettling when she finds a note on her car windshield, addressed to her, begging for help.

The small town of Neapolis is being torn apart by a devastating rape trial. The town’s golden boy, a swimmer destined for Olympic greatness, has been accused of raping a high school student, the beloved granddaughter of the police chief. Under pressure to make Season Three a success, Rachel throws herself into interviewing and investigating―but the mysterious letters keep showing up in unexpected places. Someone is following her, and she won’t stop until Rachel finds out what happened to her sister twenty-five years ago. Officially, Jenny Stills tragically drowned, but the letters insists she was murdered―and when Rachel starts asking questions, nobody seems to want to answer. The past and present start to collide as Rachel uncovers startling connections between the two cases that will change the course of the trial and the lives of everyone involved.

Electrifying and propulsive, The Night Swim asks: What is the price of a reputation? Can a small town ever right the wrongs of its past? And what really happened to Jenny?

Blog Tour: Lies, Lies, Lies @adeleparks #NGEW2020

Thank you to Justine Sha and Harlequin Trade Publishing for my advance copy of Lies, Lies, Lies in exchange for my honest review!

Wow. Lies, Lies, Lies delivers a packed punch! Touching on subjects of alcohol addiction, depression, and sexual abuse, you never knew which way this book was turning.

Daisy and Simon are married with a child. A child that took multiple rounds of failed IVF. Simon starts to drink more and more and Daisy looks to leave the marriage. Before any of that can happen, there’s a tragic accident and Simon ends up in jail. What will happen when Simon comes home and sees Daisy has been friendly with an old friend?

There isn’t much more I can say without giving something away. Just when you think you know what is going on…you don’t, because there’s a twist and turn and well, these flawed people are lying their way through life. Haha. You’re on their wild train wreck of a ride, but it will all play out in the end!

This book was a good twisty thriller. I didn’t expect the ending to play out how it did…BUT I LOVED IT.

4 stars.  I didn’t know if I was coming or going with this tale. In the end, I ultimately enjoyed the path each character took and the growth they made. If you are a fan of twisty, turny thrillers, pick this one up!

Title: Lies, Lies, Lies

Author: Adele Parks

Genre(s): Fiction, Suspense, Mystery, Thriller

Publisher: MIRA

Release Date: August 4, 2020

Find it here on Goodreads

Sundays In Bed With…

Today I’m going to feature the physical book I’m reading right now…

The backstory behind this one, is JoJo Siwa just announced she will be starring in her very first film. I happen to have a 7 year old daughter who LOVES JoJo Siwa. I know I will be seeing this (probably on its release day…you should see how many bows my daughter owns) so I thought, why not read the book it’s based off of?

What are you reading today??

End Of Month Netgalley Update


I have read AND reviewed SIX books this month for Netgalley (I doubled what I did last month)!!

My feedback ratio is currently 70%. Last month it was 66%…I know…6 more books, how did it only go up so little…weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell, I may have added some more books to my shelf. I KNOW! I KNOW! Someone slap my hand now…

What I read and reviewed this month…

What I plan to read next month (including one I am SOOOO close to finishing, grrrr)…

I’m giving myself a goal of 6 this month…let’s see if I stick to it (I strayed a little last month, haha). Are you on Netgalley? What are you reading on there??

Top Ten Tuesday: July 28th

It’s Tuesday which means it’s time for another TTT courtesy of That Artsy Reader Girl! This week’s topic is…

Freebie!

I kept thinking what should my topic be today? So I decided…

Top Ten Places I Like To Read

I thought I would start by sharing a few pictures…

At the Splash Pad

At a Camp Ground

Even at night…next to the river!

Poolside!!

Local coffee shops

On an airplane

My front porch

There’s nothing else I love more than when I’m on a cruise too and I wake up early and sit on a deck outside in the quiet with a gentle breeze. I was so looking forward to that this past May, but… 😦

I also love curling up on my couch and getting sucked in, especially if it’s cloudy or rainy outside (and living in the desert this does not happen that often). I always make sure to have a book in my hand when I travel though because I love reading in new places, especially when we take our trailer out places!!!

Where are some places to enjoy to read??

Bookish Problems

*sigh* Let’s talk bookish problems…books…haha.

Buying books and reading books are two different things…agree? Disagree? I thought with quarantine I would blow through books at home…*looks around* that’s a negative. I’ve been reading a lot, but not from my stash!!!

Take for example this gem…

Released June 11, 2020. I had it delivered to me on June 11th. Have I read it yet? Nope. Why? My library…

Once my local library started back with curbside I started to pick up a few books here and there and when I would see a good one on here, I’d put it on my library list and well…now I have 3 books sitting atop my 28 Summers that I’m reading BEFORE I make it to that one…BUT I WANT TO READ IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I won’t because I’ll read the library books first, but, ugh…does this happen to anyone else?!?

Let’s talk about our bookish problems!

Off Topic Chatter: Face Wash Check In

*looks around* I started this so gung ho and then dropped off…*hangs head in shame*

My skin still feels so smooth, but I just have not kept up with it daily. (Side note: I don’t wear makeup so don’t freak out and think I’m going to bed with stuff on my face, I promise I’m not!!!)

I am happy I have found and stuck with a face wash though…do I notice my wrinkles still? Yes…I don’t think it’s done anything for that, but I do find my face to feel smoother and it hasn’t set my face on fire so I’m going to stick with it for now! Maybe when I run out I’ll try something different…

Any good face care recommendations???

First Line Fridays: July 24th

As always First Line Friday comes courtesy of Hoarding Books Blog.  I discovered this magic thanks to Crystal at Must Love Reviews

This week I am featuring a book from Netgalley…

‘Would it be possible for you to move a little to the left?’ I enquire politely.

What am I making my way through today?

Blurb

Meet Hannah Thompson: wife, mother, teacher and… secret erotica author?

My Guilt List:

1. If we have a date night then I’m always asleep before it’s halfway through and honestly, if I had to choose, I’d rather have a hot bath and read my book than engage in any other nocturnal activity.

2. If we do actually have you-know-what then it’s not unheard of for my mind to wander… and I’m not talking about sexy things – I’m talking about what food there is in the fridge and when the car is due for its next service.

3. I am struggling to write about anything that could be classed as even a little bit sexually adventurous which is a problem when I’m supposed to be an erotica writer and I am speaking at Sex Con in exactly one month.

With a book to publicise, Hannah has no choice but trade her M&S cardis for S&M parties, and become her writing alter-ego. What could possibly go wrong…

What are you reading today??