“Joy Ride” by Lauren Blakely, #5 Big Rock ★★★

Joy Ride by Lauren Blakely #5 Big Rock Narrated by Sebastian York 3* This is a romance between two gearheads, Max Summers and Henley Rose Marlowe. Five years prior, Henley was Max's shop assistant, and one of the most skilled he'd ever met, but things ended on a bad note between them when heated words … Continue reading “Joy Ride” by Lauren Blakely, #5 Big Rock ★★★

“The Art of Keeping Secrets” by Rachael Johns ★★★1/2

[I received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] The Art of Keeping Secrets centers around a group of three middle-aged women:  Neve, Emma, and Flick. The trio have been best friends since their sons started high school together and they discovered a common bond. Neve has always … Continue reading “The Art of Keeping Secrets” by Rachael Johns ★★★1/2

“Christmas in London” by Anita Hughes ★★★ [Expected Release Date: 10-3-17]

[I was given an advanced digital copy of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.] Louisa Graham puts in long hours at a NYC bakery, saving money in order to open her own restaurant. She gets an incredible opportunity to travel to London for a few days and work with some celebrity … Continue reading “Christmas in London” by Anita Hughes ★★★ [Expected Release Date: 10-3-17]

“Up the Down Staircase” by Bel Kaufman ★★★

  In Bel Kaufman's Up the Down Staircase, we step into the shoes of a harried yet still idealistic teacher.  Despite the fact this takes place in a 1960s New York City public high school, teenagers will always be teenagers and bureaucracy is timeless, so I'm sure teachers are still fighting the same uphill battles. This … Continue reading “Up the Down Staircase” by Bel Kaufman ★★★