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A Little Mystery and a Rom Com

I am so happy I finished two more books.. this is going to be a good year for reading.. less travel -officially cancelled our spring break flight and hotels last week.. we knew it had to be done but were putting it off till the last week just in case this all turned out to be a nightmare and we just needed to wake up. Not the case :(  

       

Synopsis: Coworkers Ruby and Harry are in love--but they're married to other people. They decide to tell their spouses that their marriages are over and to start their new lives together. Ruby, who has wanted to leave her controlling husband for a while, tells him she's leaving him and waits at the hotel where she and Harry are to meet. But Harry never shows up. Suddenly, Ruby's life has fallen apart, and she's lost everything. Harry won't answer her calls, and she's fired from her job. She finds a cheap apartment in a run-down part of town, all the while wondering what happened to Harry. Just as Ruby thinks she's hit rock bottom, strange and menacing things start to happen--someone is sneaking into her apartment, and someone is following her home late at night--and she is going to have to fight for her survival.

Thoughts: It took me a while to get into but I kept reading to find out what the hell happened to Harry. The initial chapters were written in Ruby's perspective and then a few chapters in a second character perspective is added.. and it's not Harry's. I went through the book pretty quickly.. I won't necessarily say I loved it but I did enjoy it, not to intense nor too light. 



Synopsis: Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world, she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests. Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.
Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.
Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of... lucky.

Thoughts: This is my first Christina Lauren book, they are in fact two authors Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings who co write books. I have another one of theirs on my TBR - Josh and Hazels Guide to Dating. This was your typical hate each other till they love each other rom com but it was such a laugh out loud fun read. 


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29 comments:

Jennifer said...

I'll need to check both of these out.

Jennifer
Effortlessly Sophisticated

Rach said...

I've been wanting to read Christina Lauren books. Unhoneymooners seems like a good book to read to put me in a good mood!

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Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I'm sorry about your spring break trip!! It's good you're getting lots of reading in. I haven't been able to concentrate on books lately!

Jeanie said...

I've been reading a lot, too. It's a good time to be able to do it. I hope your boys aren't too stir crazy yet. Take care.

Ruth Josey said...

I'm so sorry for your spring break plans :( I'm so sorry for all of the little ones who are having birthdays during this. And I'm really so sorry for all of the Seniors who won't be graduating on schedule because of this. What a mess! There are some perks, though, and getting to catch up on reading (well, between home-schooling sessions - how's that going?). Those two books both sound like fun reads and they'll go on my "To Read" list. Thank you for the reviews! Stay safe and stay healthy!

Ruth
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Polyester Princess said...

Had to cancel our Easter break too ... But you said it, it will be a great time for reading. I have definitely been reading more already. I haven't read any of these books, nor do I know the authors. Sometimes books are harder to get into, but I think I would have persevered with the first one as well! xxx

Kelly said...

I'm far more intrigued by the first book, but find the co-author arrangement of the second book interesting.

A shame about having to cancel your trip. If only it really was just a nightmare.

Stephanie Jane said...

Sorry you've had to cancel your travel plans. It's the same for us here. Still at least we've still got reading time! I'm intrigued to find out more about Ruby and Harry

Kathrine Eldridge said...

Thanks for these book recs! Perfect while we stay at home. Be safe my friend!

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Chatty Crone said...

Those sounded good - do you have more?

I am sorry you had to cancel your travel plans. Something I know you had to do,but hurts too.

PLEASE STAY WELL!
sandie

Sparkles and Lattes said...

I want to read the Unhoneymooners since it was part of Younger. I love that show.

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

I've been looking for a light hearted book, Hena. Thanks for the recommendation.
XOOX
Jodie
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Veronica Lee said...

So sorry you had to cancel your travel plans. Same here.

Today is Day 21 of our lockdown!

Stay safe, Hena!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Now is the perfect time to escape into a good book!

awhite said...

Such a bummer about your spring break plans- these times are something our generation hasn't seen before. It's wild and scary. But I'm glad you're getting more time to read! :) Such a relaxing hobby to get lost in a story.

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Anyone who wants to read more should make the most of the time now. These both sound like they would be good breezy reads.

Deborah Kos said...

Wow, both books really sound intriguing to read. I love a good romance mystery so to speak.

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

I read the UnHoneyMooners and just LOVED it! Such a fun laugh out loud book! Sorry you had to cancel your Spring break plans. My son's 8th grade trip to Chicago (which I was going to go on with him) was canceled! Boo!

Carrie
curlycraftymom.com

Heather said...

The UnHoneymooners sounds so fun!!

Margot said...

I would love to read the closer you get book.
It sounds like the kind of book you can't put down until you read the end.
xx
Margot
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karen said...

I'm making it a priority to read more today, I've been slipping with my reading goals because instead of reading I'm consuming news (not a good choice) however my knitting is going like blazes. The second book looks great!

Monica Hein ~ Beauty Diary said...

I didnt read any :(

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your first Christina Lauren book. Their books have been such fun reads for me. Josh & Hazel is my favorite so I'm excited to hear you have that one coming up on your TBR too. :)

Debbie said...

it's good you are able to find time to read. i'm sure you are busy keeping up with your ever changing roles!!! i think i have mentioned, i am a want-to-be reader!!!

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Thanks for recommending these books, I need to check them out.

Stay safe dear <3
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R's Rue said...

Stay safe.

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

Both of these sound like great reads! I'm adding them to my list!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Jill said...

I'm trying to get more book reading in as well, but I feel the days are going by so quickly! Stay well and have a wonderful weekend!

blessings,
Jill

Stefanie said...

The second book sounds fun and good; right up my alley. Yay for reading the written word.

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