June wasn’t the best month for me. First I had a wisdom tooth surgically removed, then I spent about a week with a nasty cold. It really messed up my writing plans – story- and blog-wise – so this month is about catching up. That’s why, the first book that I’m including on my July To Review list is actually one that I’d planned to review last month. And that book is…
Will & Patrick Wake Up Married – Wake Up Married, Book 1
Authors: Leta Blake and Alice Griffiths
Themes & Genres: LGBT, Contemporary Romance, Humor, gay, Vegas
After a drunken night of hot sex in Vegas, strangers Will Patterson and Dr. Patrick McCloud wake up married. A quickie divorce is the most obvious way out—unless you’re the heir of a staunchly Catholic mafia boss with a draconian position on the sanctity of marriage.
Stuck between a rock and a hard place, Will and Patrick don’t like it, or each other, but they have to make the best of it until they can find another way out of their marriage. To ensure the trust fund Will’s charitable foundation relies on isn’t revoked by his mobster grandfather, he and Patrick travel to Will’s hometown of Healing, South Dakota, posing as a newlywed couple in the throes of true love at first sight.
Complicating their scheme are Will’s unresolved feelings for his all-too-recent ex-boyfriend Ryan, and Patrick’s desire to get back to the only thing that really matters to him in life: neurosurgery. Will they fool everyone? Or will the mafia get wind that their marriage is a fake? Throw their simmering attraction into the mix and all bets are off!
Date of my review: Sunday, July 15
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And book #2 is…
When Life Gives You Demons by Jennifer Honeybourn (standalone)
Themes & Genres: Paranormal, YA, demons, exorcists
Sixteen-year-old Shelby Black has spent the past year training to be an exorcist. Her great-uncle Roy—a Catholic priest and Shelby’s guardian—believes she has a gift for expelling demons, and he’s put her through exorcist boot camp hell, but he still doesn’t trust her to do an exorcism on her own.
High school is hard enough without having to explain that you fight demons for a living, so Shelby keeps her extracurricular activity quiet, especially from Spencer, her cute math tutor. Secrets run in Shelby’s family, though: her mother has been missing ever since an exorcism went horribly wrong, and Uncle Roy is tight-lipped about it. But Shelby’s hell-bent on finding her mom, no matter what—even if what it ends up costing her her soul AND a date with Spencer.
Date of my review: Friday, July 20
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As I said, I have catching up to do, so only two books this month. Huh. Only two. There was a time when I posted just one review per month and now two seem too few. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them!