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August Book Review

The First Mistake - Sandie Jones - ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alice's first husband passed away over a decade ago. She has met Nathan who seems like a total catch, but after some time he starts to act curiously. Alice and Nathan have a perfect family, have continued Alice's company and are about to take a huge step in the family business.

Alice has always relied on Beth, her best friend, so when Alice starts to question Nathan's behavior, she immediately turns to her friend. When the two start digging into Nathan's path, Alice starts to question if she should've ever trusted Beth.

Alice's friend says Alice has every right to be suspicious. Does the friend know more than we think? DUN DUN DUN

This book was good, but not great. I often found myself getting mixed up and not loving the characters and felt like the book was quite predictable, but still had a few unexpected twists and turns.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish - Liv Constantine - ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I have heard so many great things about Last Mrs. Parrish, and I'm kinda with them, but while reading it, I didn't know how much I loved this book.

I really needed a good thriller, and I would say this did live up to the hype. I do feel like some details were made minor, when I wanted them to play a bigger part in the story line. Without giving away too much, I felt like I wanted more info on Amber's life PRE-book writing.

Amber Patterson is sick of being a "nobody", she wants to be just like Daphne Parrish, or so she thinks. Amber's envy could eat her alive if she didn't have a plan, but she does! Sometimes the people who seem to have it all together, really are just the opposite.

There were some parts of this book which made me so uncomfortable, but then really resonated and made me think... wow, this shit really does happen! This book kind of changed my way of thinking of those people with the "perfect life"!

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An Anonymous Girl - Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen - ⭐️⭐️

UGH! Why didn't I love this as much as I wanted to?! It was ~fine~ but I did not find myself dying to read the next chapter, like I had expected. It took me about 3 weeks to finish and that's pretty uncommon, especially because now I have more alone time to read!

I don't know exactly how "long" it is because I read on my kindle, but this book felt really long and I kept finding myself looking into how much longer I had left.

When I did sit down with the intent to read and cleared my head, I found myself enjoying it!

Jess agrees to take part in a psychological, morals/ethics study in order to earn some extra cash. There have been many studies before, so it should be fine... right?! Maybe not. Jess becomes such a great participant, that she is chosen to continue on in the study. With that, Jess is starting to second guess everything she is doing because she isn't sure what is part of the study and what is actually "real life".

I felt like this story line was AWESOME, but I didn't like the way this book was written. It took me a while to catch on that each chapter alternated different point of views. I wished that the chapters would've had some sort of marking to say who's POV they're speaking from.

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Unfortunately, I didn't get to read as much as the past few months with the move and excitement of being back in JAX, but ready for some more good reads as Fall approaches!

As always, please feel free to share recommendations of books that you think I should check out too! 😊I think I might start with a sappy love story!!

CHEERS! Happy reading!!

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