Review Recap: July 2018

July was a fun month! So many awesome reads that made me laugh, cry, swoon, and cheer. Check out my 9 new reviews below!


Review Recap: July 2018 | About That Story



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Review: The Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley #3) by Devney Perry | About That StoryThe Lucky Heart (Jamison Valley #3) by Devney Perry

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Loved, loved, loved this! Such an amazing story filled with so much emotion. There were so many  wonderful characters and great moments. I couldn't read it fast enough! [Full Review]




Review: Jed Had to Die by Tara Sivec | About That StoryJed Had to Die by Tara Sivec

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I cannot begin to tell you how much fun I had reading this. Seriously entertaining and hilarious, I wrote hahahahaaaa in my notes way to many times. Right from the start I was smiling and lost in the story. [Full Review]




Review: Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don’t #2) by Lauren Layne | About That StoryRunaway Groom (I Do, I Don’t #2) by Lauren Layne

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This was such a fun read! It had just the right amount of snark, fantastic characters, and a wonderful HEA. It was super sweet and full of so much heart. Excellent read! [Full Review]




Review: Ruthless (Playboys in Love #2) by Gina L. Maxwell | About That StoryRuthless (Playboys in Love #2) by Gina L. Maxwell

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Hello hot, entertaining fun! I loved this! Addison and Roman were awesome and I loved them coming together, they're animosity, and heated adventures. It was really exciting to read and I couldn't stop smiling. [Full Review]




Review: Highlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks | About That StoryHighlander Most Wanted (The Montgomerys and Armstrongs #2) by Maya Banks

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This was such an awesome read. I love getting lost in the historical’s that Maya Banks has created. It's such a wonderful world to be a part of. [Full Review]





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Review: The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely | About That StoryThe Real Deal by Lauren Blakely

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This was so incredibly sweet, fun and flirty! A seriously entertaining and heartwarming read! [Full Review]





Review: Fighting Silence (On the Ropes #1) by Aly Martinez | About That StoryFighting Silence (On the Ropes #1) by Aly Martinez

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This was a really great story with well developed characters who had real pain and struggles they were dealing with. There was a lot of emotion and intensity throughout. I felt really invested and enjoyed it all! [Full Review]




Review: A SEAL’s Honor (Military Match #3) by J. M. Stewart | About That StoryA SEAL’s Honor (Military Match #3) by J. M. Stewart

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This was so great! After it ended, I pretty much sat there with a smile on my face totally immersed in the happiness that was Marcus and Mandy's story. Loved it! [Full Review]




Review: Restrained Under His Duty (Dirty Little Secrets #3) by Stacey Kennedy | About That StoryRestrained Under His Duty (Dirty Little Secrets #3) by Stacey Kennedy

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This was such an exciting story! I was pulled in right away to the push and pull between Ryder and Hadley and I loved the element of mystery involved. It was awesome and I was hooked! [Full Review]


 

 

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I felt like I had technical difficulties this month when it came to audio books. I tried sample after sample but nothing was really connecting. Narration really is everything because I was looking forward to rereading a favorite from last year but the woman’s voice just didn’t do it for me so I gave up. Thank goodness The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare was available from the library. It was brilliant to listen too. I think I might just buy the audio to listen to whenever I want, it was that good. Now I’m all ready for The Governess Game which releases at the end of August. The lovely Jessica Lemmon mentioned on her Instagram that her Billionaire Bad Boys series was available on audio so I listened to The Billionaire Bachelor next. It was such an excellent read the first time around (one of my favorites of 2016!) and the audio was just what I needed.


I have no idea what to listen to in August. I’m pretty much going to fly by the seat of my pants. I feel like I need to reread The Hating Game again (6 stars y’all, it was one of my favorites of 2017!) so that might be up soon. Who knows. I’m totally winging it!


Do you listen to audio books? Feel free to share your favorites!



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School starts mid August for my youngest. It’s been a pretty easy, uneventful summer but I very much prefer the school schedule. School clothes and supply shopping are done… I think. I always have more to buy after school actually starts.


My Netflix addiction seems to be out of control but I’m rolling with it. I binged Glow (total awesomeness!) and now I’m on to Orange is the New Black. I’ve seen Orange is the New Black before but I’m prepping for season five so I got it stuck in my head that I needed rewatch them all. Good thing too, I forgot half the stuff that’s happened!


Summer has been hard blogging and social media wise. I seem to be easily distracted with a kid at home. I guess that’s why I enjoy the school schedule so much more, lol! As always, I’m adjusting and adapting how I share, what I read, how many ARCs I take and all that jazz. I continually say it’s all about ebb and flow for me when it comes to blogging. My main goal is to keep it fun!


Thanks for hanging out with me! I appreciate all of you.


Have a great August!

xo

Gretchen


 

What books are you looking forward to in August? Let me know!!!




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