After making the most of various book series’ last month, I had made the goal of crossing off some of my ARC books from my What I’m Kindle Reading to-do list. I’ve been partly successful in crossing a few of these off my list and would have liked to have crossed more off. However, October seems to have been a good release month for several books on my Kindle Unlimited list. Many of them either continue a series I have started or provide that all-important final book to provide closure.
I’ve also been inspired by the Paige Toon Buddy Read over on Instagram. Loving the chance to re-read her books one month at a time. Do you ever go back and re-read books by your favourite authors?
What I’m Kindle Reading In October…
Rocked by Stella Andrews
Full review HERE
I Love You, I Hate You by Elizabeth Davis
With student loans coming out of her ears, Victoria took the higher paying in-house counsel route in her law career. Whilst working for the largest food retailer might not be saving the world it is at least providing her enough to pay her bills and send money to her mom each month. It does mean that she comes across her arch-nemesis Own more and more often as he fights for the employees suing the retailer. Their hatred in the courtroom overflowing outside, but there is a fine line between love and hate.
Victoria loves a good debate, which is a good thing when you’re a lawyer. Taking to Twitter she tweets with a range of different people. Finding herself a ‘girl gang’ who regularly have her corner as well as Luke who after tweeting for a while now, often slide into each other’s DMs. Preferring the anonymity of it all Victoria (aka Nora) doesn’t wish to meet Luke (aka Owen) or share names etc. They chat about anything and everything becoming a welcome distraction in both their lives.
As they find each other drawn together in real life despite not realising who they are online they navigate an ‘I should hate you but I want you’ relationship. However, with Victoria guarded about letting people into her life and Owen a rich boy who doesn’t understand her issues they crash and burn. Nora reaches out to Luke to meet – but what happens when Luke (Owen) realises it is Victoria (Nora) he has been tweeting all this time?
A modern-day, social media take on the classic You’ve Got Mail. It was lovely to see the conversations and relationships they each had with their own circle of friends alongside their own interactions.
Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition
Unexpected Surprise by Mia Faye
Returning to Chicago after attending university in England, April is pleased to have landed herself a marketing position – even it does mean subbing as an assistant in the short term alongside her usual duties. Officially starting work on Monday she arrives on Friday to meet her co-workers etc. just in time for the Halloween party that evening, A last-minute costume is sorted via her best friend, Heather’s wardrobe she is a little nervous about the party. Getting into a debate with a masked stranger about whether or not she is missing white gloves from her ‘Rose from Titanic’ costume.
Irritated that nobody seems to get his Mask of Zorro costume, William turns his attentions to the hot read in the Titantic costume. Finding out it’s his lucky night when they get together – although waking up to find her gone was a blow. Pushing this aside he needs to focus on his temporary assistant as he has a host of projects on the go at the moment. Not quite ready for coming face to face with the angel from the party – especially when he finally realises that she is his little sister’s best friend.
Keeping things professional, they have a push and pull relationship which is great for getting the job done, however, leads to some frustrations on either side. A trip to Florida for a seminar leads to a couple of realisations for April, firstly she is pregnant with William’s baby and two he appears to be dating their new client. Swiftly followed by being pushed full time into her marketing role as the new assistant starts. Tensions between the two bubble to the surface at Thanksgiving and what happens when Heather finds out about William and the baby?
Available to buy from Amazon in Kindle Edition
One Night on the Island by Josie Silver
Did you know that flamingoes mate for life? Something that Women’s Weekly dating columnist Cleo Wilder knows all about. Sharing her dating highs and lows over the last few years. As she approaches her 30th birthday her friend and editor Ali pitches an assignment to her. Following Emma Watson’s recent marrying herself revelation, her editor thinks it would be a great thing for her to do too, Arranging for her to stay on Salvation Island off the Irish coast in the Atlantic Ocean.
Finally coming around to the somewhat wacky idea, Cleo finds herself on the island and face to face with the American she encountered on the boat. A mess-up over accommodation bookings and weekly boats to the mainland leads to them becoming roommates – somewhat begrudgingly (and involving a chalk line). Photographer Mack Sullivan is on the island from Boston, there to discover the heritage, charm and magic of the island he has heard so much about from his mom and gran. Separated from his wife for a year now, things have become difficult to bear and his two sons become affected by things he thought that some time away would be best.
Tissues at the ready for a story of self-discovery, moving on from a life you thought you were always going to have and micro-love affairs. As Cleo and Mack navigate their own personal journeys alongside the growing connection between them. Loving the three things they share each night in the dark before going to sleep. Discovering a warm welcome on the island Cleo makes some big decisions about her life, love and what the future holds for her.
Available to pre-order from Amazon in Paperback, Audiobook and Kindle Edition – due for release 14th February 2022
Hot Desk by Zara Stoneley
I stopped and started this book twice before persevering through it in order to tick it off my reading list. It took over halfway until I found myself really getting into the story. A return to the workplace story following the pandemic. However, the lead seems too interested in her possessions on her desk.
Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition
Royally Rearranged by Emma St. Clair
Finally finishing university Princess Serafina is now able to concentrate on the small matter of her arranged marriage before she is due to be crowned Queen when her father celebrates his fifty-fifth birthday. But as she turns up to see her Prince and betrothed Callum, she finds out that he has been sowing his wild oats since the summer and has a new American girlfriend. Finding out that whilst she was aware of the arrangement between the two families, Callum was somewhat in the dark until he received her drunken-fuelled letter at the end of the summer.
Better known as the Royal Rogue, Duke Rafe has attempted to clean up his reputation over the past few years. Focusing on getting out of the conservatorship his uncle holds over his duchy. Seeing Seraf hurt and upset over Prince Callum has Rafe offering his shoulder to lean on and help make him jealous. Sacrificing his own true feelings for Seraf in order to see her happy with her chosen man by her side.
Spending time with Rafe and fake dating (which leads to a fake engagement too) Sera is torn between the life she had planned out with Callum versus the feelings she has for Rafe. With it clear that the arranged marriage is in tatters, she knows she must marry someone with a title, but will she be able to marry for love or will it be out of duty for the crown and to her parents?
Available to buy from Amazon in Paperback and Kindle Edition.