Confess by Colleen Hoover, published March 2015 by Atria Books.
Read: April 2015 Genre: New Adult/Romance/Contemporary Source: Purchased #Pages: 306 Get It Now: Wordery
Goodreads Synopsis:Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.
For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.
The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…
Brandie (Brandie is a Book Junkie) and I were ridonkulously excited for this read. Seriously. I even pre-ordered it (that’s BIG). Sure, Amazon let me down and inspired a post on why I even bother preordering. But it’s cool. I got over it. Brandie and I were so hyped up that Stefani (Caught Read Handed) wanted to read it too, so here is our Babes and Books review!
Guys! Where have I been?! I know, I’ve been a terrible blogger this week. I had to organise and manage a large event for work, which took loads of time to prepare for, actually do, and then debrief on. BUT, I’m back and ready to talk books! In a recent post, I mentioned how myself, Brandie @ Brandie is a Book Junkie and Stef @ Caught Read Handed had put our heads together and come up with a mini-reading-group we’ve named Babes & Books. We have so many similar books on our TBRs, we thought it would be a great idea to read them together and then have some bookish conversational word-vomit reviews afterwords – enjoy!
Read: February 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary/Romance Source: Bought #Pages: 236 Get It Now: Wordery
Goodreads Synopsis:Four minutes changes everything. Hadley Sullivan misses her flight at JFK airport, is late to her father’s second wedding in London with her never-met stepmother. Hadley meets the perfect boy. Oliver is British, sits in her row. A long night on the plane passes in a blink, but the two lose track in arrival chaos. Can fate bring them together again?
Recently on the blog I’ve been getting into doing quite a few joint-reads and conversational reviews. These used to be one-offs I’d do with other bloggers when we had a book on our TBRs we were both excited about, but with two bloggers in particular, regular joint reviews and shared fan-girling started to sound like a really great idea. A couple of excitable Twitter chats later and we spontaneously launched a Goodreads group called Confessions of the Read Handed Book Junkies… Can you guess who’s in this group?
Yeah, we thought the group name was pretty smart 😉
Basically, the group page allows us to communicate so easily, and keep our discussions and TBR piles organised. We’ll be doing a lot more of these “conversational” reviews (to see what these look like check out our group review of Never Never and Before I Go). Although there are three of us in the group, sometimes only two of us will be reading and reviewing certain books, it just depends on our schedules and interests.
We played around with what to call these reviews so they stand out from our normal individual ones, and we’re going with Babes and Books (it’s a bit tongue-in-cheek!). We literally have random and long-winded conversations about a book we’re reading and then edit the word-vomit into something others can read! Of course, I think I speak for all of us when I say that we’re all still open to doing buddy reads and joint reviews outside of our Babes and Books feature.
Before I Go by Colleen Oakley, published January 2015 by Gallery Books.
Read: January 2015 Genre: Adult/Romance/Contemporary/Issues Source: Publisher #Pages: 320 Get It Now: Wordery
Goodreads Synopsis: Daisy is 27-years-old and has only months to live. And, each day, she’s finding her way through what needs to be done. Her major worry is what her wonderful, charming husband, Jack, will do without her. She knows that he won’t take care of himself so Daisy has to do it for him. As she searches for Jack’s next wife, she begins to realise that her plan to ensure Jack’s happiness is much more complicated than she expected.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, published January 2015 by Hoover Ink.
Read: January 2015 Genre: Young Adult/Romance/Suspense/Mystery Source: Purchased #Pages: 140 Get It Now: Wordery
Goodreads Synopsis: Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen. Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget.
When one of your absolute favourite authors is releasing a new book, and you’re eagerly awaiting it along with some of your blogging friends, the natural thing to do is download it at the same time, live tweet it and then review it together, right? This was the plan for me and Brandie (Brandie is a Book Junkie) and before long, Stefani (Caught Read Handed) joined in, so now we bring you our 3-way review!