It’s Friday so that means we must check in and see what books we have read today. You can always add me as a friend on Goodreads or follow me on Twitter where I post everyday!
This week I got lucky and read some really good books. Let’s jump right in!
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake was such a treat!I was swept up in this cute story from page one. Sometimes women’s fiction can be cheesy, predictable, flimsy but then sometimes you read a book like this and its everything you want it to be: fun, cute, sweet, a likable main character and a bit of love mixed in.
Here’s the synopsis:
In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.
Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.
The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?
Read it! This book will be out in July 2015 so definitely add it to your list on Goodreads or pre-order on Amazon.
Next up is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this one. When I’m reading a thriller or suspense, I don’t really want to know much.
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?
I felt like the book was so much more than the above synopsis. Rachel just gets pulled into this mystery and as the story progresses we learn what really took place. You can’t go wrong with an unreliable narrator who blacks out for periods of time due to getting drunk! Highly recommended for a quick, satisfying read.
I’m reading Accidents of Marriage by Randy Susan Meyers right now and am totally into this novel. I can’t believe I have had it on my kindle for months and haven’t dug in until last night. I can’t wait to pick it up and keep reading when I have time!
Here’s the synopsis:
Maddy is a social worker trying to balance her career and three children. Years ago, she fell in love with Ben, a public defender, drawn to his fiery passion, but now he’s lashing out at her during his periodic verbal furies. She vacillates between tiptoeing around him and asserting herself for the sake of their kids – which works to keep a fragile peace – until the rainy day when they’re together in the car and Ben’s volatile temper gets the best of him, leaving Maddy in the hospital fighting for her life.
I am literally obsessed with books. When I read a really great book, I will usually write to the author and let them know how much I liked their work! I am on Amazon quite a lot looking for books to read and scrolling through lists on Goodreads too.