Book Haul: August 2023

I’ve been very well-behaved recently and haven’t really brought any books, not even on my Kindle. Not sure why, I just haven’t been checking the daily deals recently.

Secretly Yours by Tessa Bailey

I’ve only read It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey so far and while it wasn’t the best read, it was still enjoyable. I do like a slightly crap romance book, no offence Tessa Bailey. 

I can’t remember exactly how much I paid for this, but it must have been around £2-£3. Man, I love The Works.

Synopsis: Hallie Welch fell hard for Julian Vos at fourteen, after they almost kissed in the dark vineyards of his family’s winery. Now the prodigal hottie has returned to their small town. When Hallie is hired to revamp the gardens on the Vos estate, she wonders if she’ll finally get that smooch. But the grumpy professor isn’t the teenager she remembers and their polar opposite personalities clash spectacularly. One wine-fueled girls’ night later, Hallie can’t shake the sense that she did something reckless–and then she remembers the drunken secret admirer letter she left for Julian. Oh shit.

On sabbatical from his ivy league job, Julian plans to write a novel. But having Hallie gardening right outside his window is the ultimate distraction. She’s eccentric, chronically late, often literally covered in dirt–and so unbelievably beautiful, he can’t focus on anything else. Until he finds an anonymous letter sent by a woman from his past. Even as Julian wonders about this admirer, he’s sucked further into Hallie’s orbit. Like the flowers she plants all over town, Hallie is a burst of color in Julian’s gray-scale life. For a man who irons his socks and runs on tight schedules, her sunny chaotic energy makes zero sense. But there’s something so familiar about her… and her very presence is turning his world upside down.

This Lie Will Kill You by Chelsea Pitcher

For some reason I always forget to include audiobooks in these posts. I think it’s because I use a credit for them and not actual money, so I do forget that they technically cost real money. 
I’m definitely going to read and review this during spooky season. I love a full cast audiobook and I’m so ready for a creepy mystery.

Synopsis: One year ago, there was a party.

At the party, someone died.

Five teens each played a part and up until now, no one has told the truth.

But tonight, the five survivors arrive at an isolated mansion in the hills, expecting to compete in a contest with a $50,000 grand prize. Of course…some things are too good to be true.
Now, they realize they’ve been lured together by a person bent on revenge, a person who will stop at nothing to uncover what actually happened on that deadly night, one year ago.

Five arrived, but not all can leave. Will the truth set them free? Or will their lies destroy them all?

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