April Wrap-Up

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Hello fellow booklovers! I’ve been avoiding doing this wrap-up because I don’t think I did that well in April. I was busy with LIFE in general and had all these events and also got a new puppy. So… I was only able to finish 6 books. I am also now 7 books behind my Goodreads Challenge and barely made a dent on my Netgalley TBR. I did really enjoy all the books I read, so that’s definitely a good thing.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at all the books I read this month. 


 

Fighting Fate (Joining of the Souls #2) by Shaila Patel

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 BREATHTAKING, HEARTFELT, AND A LOT OF FUN

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Fighting Fate was even more breathtaking, heart-wrenching and completely electrifying than the Soulmated! Shaila Patel without a doubt knows how to create the best emotional chaos that will have you undeniably hooked turning page after page after page. It’s undeniably fascinating, romantic, thrilling, and so heartfelt leaving you breathless and impatiently waiting for the next installment.

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Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

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SINFULLY EXCITING AND FUN

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I had such a great time reading this book. The world building intrigued me from the very beginning. It was creative, mesmerizing, and whimsical! Although there were a few confusing parts here and there, I really enjoyed reading about the different kingdoms, gangs, talents and basically just everything that existed in the City of Sin.

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Sinister Love (Dark Intentions Duet #2) by T.L. Smith

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Satisfyingly Sexy, Deliciously Dark, and Amazingly Addictive

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his was such an agonizing but wonderfully affecting story — distorted, sinister, but so real and beautiful in its own way. Sinister Love was dark, exciting, intoxicating, and satisfyingly amazing! Even when I figured out the main plot twist in the end, I was not expecting T.L. Smith to drop another bombshell. I just love stories that do that. You think you have it all figured out and you’re feeling pretty good… then bam — the author sneaks in one more crazy surprise that you never saw coming. This series may not be for everyone, but if you dare to read outside your comfort zone then add this to your TBR. You might just be surprised and end up falling in love just like I did.

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Barefoot Chaos (Beach Squad Series #3) by Marika Ray

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(4.25 Stars) Chaotically Swoony, Sweet and Delightfully Entertaining

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Barefoot Chaos by Marika Ray is a pleasantly fun read that will make you laugh, aww, and smile. It’s lighthearted, funny, romantic, and satisfyingly entertaining until the end. I’m definitely crossing my fingers for more books in the Beach Squad series.

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A Prom to Remember by Sandy Hall

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(3.75 Stars)   DELIGHTFULLY CUTE, FUN, AND ADORABLE

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Overall, A PROM TO REMEMBER by Sandy Hall was a quick, fluffy, and cute read. I did have a minor issue with the multiple POVs, but I still had a great time reading this book. I really liked the fun friendships, charming characters, cute couples, diverse representation and lighthearted teen drama.

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Traveler (Starstruck Series #3) by S.E. Anderson

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INFINITELY SO MUCH FUN THAT LEFT ME WANTING MORE

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I didn’t think it was possible to fall deeper in love with a series, but that’s exactly what happened with the Starstruck Saga. S.E. Anderson is simply brilliant and once again had me completely hooked from beginning to end. This book is hands down my favorite so far. I traveled to fascinating destinations, met new characters that were quirky and fun, and saw the awesome trio take on the universe once again. But what I loved most about Traveler was how admist all the chaos, mishaps, twists and turns, Anderson managed to incorporate some real life issues… Issues that are actually very present right now in the real world. addongoodreads


How did you do with your April TBR? What was your favorite book? Have you read any of these books? Any recommendations for me?

Let me know in the comments down below!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

Book Review – The Dating Experiment by Emma Hart

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Hello fellow bookaholics! I hope you’re all doing just great. Today, I have my review for The Dating Experiment by Emma Hart. This book was hilarious and so much fun! I hope you enjoy reading my review and add this on your TBR.

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1.Get over my best friend’s brother.

2.Remember that I’m over him.

3.Prove I can date other people.

It should be easy.

It’s not.

Setting up a dating website with the guy I’ve been in love with since I was five wasn’t my smartest idea.

Especially since he’s my best friend’s brother—thankfully, she’s okay with the fact I’m pulling a Sandy and I’m hopelessly devoted to him.

Which is why it’s time to get over him.

So I do something crazy and ask Dominic Austin to find me a date. He does—if I find him one, too.

Since we own Stupid Cupid, it should be easy, right? And it is.

My date is perfect. His date is perfect. Everything is perfect.

Until he kisses me…

Three dates.

One kiss.

And a big-ass mess…

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Hilarious and Satisfyingly Entertaining

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The Dating Experiment was absolutely a delight to read. I’ve never read anything by Emma Hart before, but I’m definitely intrigued and really interested now. This was such a fun and satisfyingly entertaining story and I loved every moment!

I don’t want to give too many details and ruin all the fun, but this was probably the most angsty story I’ve read in a very long time. The bantering between Dom and Chloe was too much sometimes, but surprisingly worked really well for them. They were both too stubborn, too ridiculous, and too crazy about each other that they would argue until there’s no tomorrow. It was insanely fun watching them together and I’d be lying if I say I didn’t laugh and enjoyed every single second. Dom and Chloe were so frustratingly adorable and hilarious that I could not get enough. Totally loved their unique chemistry — deliciously intense, incredibly passionate, and so swoony.

I also really adored all the characters and thought they were fantistically charming and fun. Chloe, Peyton and Mellie were awesome and I loved how honest they were with each other. Aside from the ridiculously angsty romance which I LOVED, I certainly enjoyed the friendship between these women. They were supportive, loyal, and absolutely hilarious together. If you can have girlfriends like them, I don’t think you’d ever be bored.

This book was fast-paced, easy to read, and undeniably entertaining from start to finish. It’s funny, realistic, steamy and sweet. The ending was romantic and left my heart feeling happy. It’s totally the kind of book I love curling up with. Definitely recommend you check this book out.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author via the Inkslinger Blooger Program. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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1.Hate-screw my high school nemesis.
2.Remember to hate him.
3.Prove my brother wrong.
It should be easy.
It isn’t.

As the owner of Pick-A-D*ck, New Orleans’ premier hook-up website, my job is simple. Connect two people for a no-strings, no-expectations hook-up. The plus for my clients is that I’m the one who gets to sift through the d*ck pics—except this time, they’re required.

My problem? My brother, co-owner of Pick-A-D*ck’s sister dating site, doesn’t believe it’s possible to hook up with someone three times and not fall in love.
I disagree. I know it’s possible.

And my disagreement is exactly how I end up reconnected with my high school nemesis, Elliott Sloane. The guy who asked me to junior prom and then stood me up. Who egged my car when I rejected him, and convinced my senior homecoming date to ghost me.

It should be easy to hate-screw him. If only he was still that person, instead of a hot-as-hell single dad, working as a builder to make ends’ meet, fighting for custody of his daughter.

Three hook-ups.
One outcome.
Right?
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By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies—usually wine—and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy—unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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sincerelykarenjoendsign