Sometimes books are “quick reads” because they are short, or because they are compelling, or because they are un-put-downable. This time, I have a mix of all of those things…
The Assistants by Camille Perri is just a super fun, super fast novel perfect for Gen Xers. Tina works for one of the richest men in America, so when an opportunity to capitalize on that wealth comes along, she has to decide…do it, or not? This is rife with pop culture references, moral conundrums, and lots of funny moments. Totally beach-worthy!
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys was un-put-down-able. This young adult novel is about a little known tragedy from World War II, but this novel is much more about the characters who are a part of it – their fear, their struggle to survive, and their connections to one another. Emotional, heart-wrenching, fast-paced, multi-voiced and ultimately uplifting, I can’t stop recommending this novel to people. So, SO good.
The Hunter by Kerrigan Byrne is the followup to her superb first Regency, The Highwayman, and this one did not disappoint! Intrigue, scandal, longing…this Regency is far from formulaic, and I loved every page of it! If you want a Regency with more spice and danger, this is a great one! Who doesn’t love a feisty heroine and a damaged by redeemable hero?!
I also listened to the audio edition of Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline – another solid stand-alone from this always-reliable author!