What I Read: April 10-30

People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry: This hasn’t dethroned Book Lovers as my favorite Emily Henry book, but I did like it more than Beach Read. (The verdict is still out on Happy Place, but i’ll be reading that at some point in May!)

A medley of historical romance: Did another historical romance readathon (just me, myself and I…) and this one was absolutely WILD compared to the first. More details here.

Famous for a Living by Melissa Ferguson: This was SO cute. Elements of found family and figuring things out after life throws you a major curveball. Bonus points for thoughtful commentary on social media addiction. Thank you Thomas Nelson for the ARC!

Terms and Conditions (Dreamland Billionaires #2) by Lauren Asher: This was a little bit too long (what’s with these 500 page romance books!?) but WOW was it romantic. Declan gives off Mr. Darcy vibes (icy on the outside but oh-so-soft and gooey inside) which is always a plus. I’ll definitely read book three even thought it’s almost 600 (!!! seriously, stop it!) pages.

The Bullet That Missed (Thursday Murder Club #3) by Richard Osman: Absolutely perfect. No notes. These books can be read as standalones, but I highly recommend starting from the beginning of the series to get fully acquainted with the crew.

Curated by Nellie Wilson: Dr. Ryan Andersson is a hot dinosaur-loving nerd, and I feel like that’s enough. I’m pretty confident that another book with the museum crew is coming eventually, and it had better feature a certain best friend and her tattooed bartender…

Need S’More Time by Nellie Wilson: One teacher struggling with career burnout plus one socks-with-sandals-wearing camp director equals a cozy book that will make you anxious for warmer weather and camp fire dinners (hot dogs and s’mores are a MUST).

Soft Flannel Hank (Elements of Pining #1) by Eliza MacArthur: Oh HANK. A gentle giant with a LOT of baggage. Tuck him in with a bowl of apple crumble and a forehead kiss. This has some paranormal elements but they never feel heavy-handed. Eliza is also an absolute gem of a human being, so this is worth your time for that reason alone. She also sets up book two in the BEST way, and I cannot wait to have more time with those particular characters.