My Fab Reads – August

For the past few months I have really struggled to keep up my blog. I think I just lost my mojo trying to keep up with reading and then blogging. Whilst I love reflecting on my thoughts on each book, at the moment it’s just too hard and it’s been months since I published any reviews, so I’m trying a new approach.

This is what I have loved in August.

The Ravenhood Duet (Flock and Exodus) by Kate Stewart

You will suffer big time with this one. I had the worst book hangover I’ve ever had. It will kill you.

I won’t tell you another thing about it, the less you know the more you will love it.

The Girl in the Love Song by Emma Scott (Lost Boys #1)

What an unexpected treat. Yep it’s a rockstar romance but not the story I expected. At every stage as it challenged what I thought would happen next I fell a little bit more in love. It’s complicated and with a good bit of angst but overall it’s got the feels and it’s so uplifting. I felt wonderful when I finished it.

Oh and what a gorgeous cover!

The Silent Treatment by Abbie Greaves

A debut?! That’s actually quite extraordinary.

This is the retelling of a 40 year relationship, it’s sweet and tragic. It’s beautifully set and written. The pacing is just perfect, it will have you engrossed but comfortable to put down and come back to it. I loved both characters, it’s told in such a gentle familiar way that I felt I knew them.

Hands Down by Mariana Zapata

I read a bunch of sports romance this month it is my fave after all but this was the best. MZ is the Queen of slow burn and unveiling real romance to the reader. No one manages the build up quite like her. She’s in her element with this one, if you’ve read MZ’s Winnipeg, you have a few treats in store!

A Secret Surrender by Darcy Burke (The Pretenders #1)

Ms Burke always delivers, of late her books have had a greater depth to them. They actually have a little sprinkle of contemporary themes. And thank God for that. I’ve realised that I’ve moved away from historical romance in the last year or so, as I’ve not found enough originality, too much gender stereotyping and/or complete historical inaccuracies. None of that here. This story is so original with outstanding use of research.