At sixteen, Hadley Moore knows exactly who she is—a swimmer who will earn a scholarship to college. Totally worth all the hard work, even if her aching shoulders don’t agree.
So when a guy dressed as Hollywood’s latest action hero, Heath Hall, crashes her swim meet, she isn’t amused. Instead, she’s determined to make sure he doesn’t bother her again. Only she’s not sure exactly who he is.
The swim meet isn’t the first event the imposter has interrupted, but a little digging turns up a surprising number of people who could be Heath Hall, including Hadley’s ex-boyfriend and her best friend’s crush. She soon finds herself getting caught up in the mysterious world of the fake Heath Hall.
As Hadley gets closer to uncovering the masked boy’s identity, she also discovers some uncomfortable truths about herself—like she might resent the long shadow her late brother has cast over her family, that she isn’t as happy as she pretends to be with her life choices…and that she’s falling for the last guy she ever thought she would like.
So I recently started The Moment of Truth by Kasie West, and I’m actually almost done with it. I probably would have had it finished by now, but I got distracted by some other things going on. But from what I’ve read, I’m enjoying it.
However, like the previous Kasie West book I read, this feels like it’s a little juvenile for me. But that’s probably because I’m no longer 16 years old like the main character of the story. While there are many lessons that the main character learns during the story – or at least so far from where I am in the story right now – some of the ways that she deals with them and reacts to them is kind of childish.
USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon launches a new series about three young women who become friends when the live Tweeting of a disastrous date leads them to discover they’ve all been duped by the same man.
Samiah Brooks never thought she would be “that” girl. But a live tweet of a horrific date just revealed the painful truth: she’s been catfished by a three-timing jerk of a boyfriend. Suddenly Samiah-along with his two other “girlfriends,” London and Taylor-have gone viral online. Now the three new besties are making a pact to spend the next six months investing in themselves. No men, no dating, and no worrying about their relationship status . . .
For once Samiah is putting herself first, and that includes finally developing the app she’s always dreamed of creating. Which is the exact moment she meets the deliciously sexy, honey-eyed Daniel Collins at work. What are the chances? When it comes to love, there’s no such thing as a coincidence. But is Daniel really boyfriend material or is he maybe just a little too good to be true?
I first saw this on Book Coffee Happy‘s blog. I really like doing these posts every once in a while because they keeps me accountable for the books that I’m reading and the books that I want to read next. Again, thanks so much to Sam from Taking on a World of Words for hosting!
In light of everything that’s going one in the world, I want to sit and think about all of (or a majority of) the diverse books I’ve read and the ones I really want to get to. Because being that I’m not a person of color, I feel like I should educate myself as best as I can. I know I can’t ever imagine what it’s like for those who are going through this hardship firsthand. but I do know I stand with them. Even if I can’t go to protests or anything, I stand with them. Because they matter just as much as I do or anyone else. I know it’s a lot more complicated than this, but we’re all human regardless of our skin color, and it saddens me to think that there are people out there who don’t see that. But unfortunately that is the reality.
A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.
Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.
They’re polar opposites.
In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they’re living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer’s block.
Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She’ll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he’ll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really. “
I’m a couple days late in posting this TBR, and honestly, I don’t know how much I’m going to push myself to stick to it. There are a few books that I’m pretty set on, but the rest I’m not too sure if I’ll be in the mood to read them this month.
So another month has come and gone. I swear this year is going by a lot faster than normal, and I can’t exactly pinpoint why. Maybe it’s because I’m home and the days are basically just blending together lately.
But a new month means I need to wrap up the previous month. And overall, I’d say May wasn’t too bad of a reading month for me. I read the average amount of books I normally read each month, so I really can’t complain. Especially since all of them were 3 stars or more.