I can’t believe it’s November already, how did it go by so fast?
I spent the first two weeks of October on holiday with two of my best friends, we travelled around Wales and saw the most magnificent and magical things. I can’t wait to go back one day and see even more new things. But being on holiday also meant that I in the end didn’t read as much as I thought I would. I ended up reading 15 books in October, one of which was an audiobook that I listened to when commuting to work. Let’s see what I ended up reading shall we?
1. The first book that I read in October was the first book in a duet that I bought through kindle. Have My Baby tells the story of Seth and Ally. They have been best friends forever and then he asks her the impossible, to have a baby with him. Seth has a daughter already who keeps asking for a sibling and he thinks she might be the perfect person to be the babies mother. I liked this book, it wasn’t the best book I have ever read but it was cute and I enjoyed it. I ended up giving the book stars.
2. I went straight into the second book of this series. Claim My Baby tells the story of Seth’s twin brother, Oliver, and Ally’s best friend, Sage. I might have liked this book more than the first one. Oliver and Sage have a one night stand in Vegas and there are consequences to that one night. Sage discovers that she’s pregnant and tells Oliver. Of course there’s a whole lot of drama involved but I really liked that. I am however not sure if I want to read four more books in this series, because to be honest, they weren’t that good. I ended up giving this stars as well.
3. Next on my list was the ARC for Moonlighter that I received. Sarina Bowen is easily one of my favourite authors out there and whenever I get the chance to read one of her books before they’re relieved I definitely will. Moonlighter is a spin-off of the Brooklyn Bruisers series by her and is also about one of the Bruisers, Bayer. He would probably be one of my favourite Bruisers and I loved his story. I can’t wait to find out more from this series. This was the easiest stars I have given.
4. October was a month of amazing new books that were being released. The Play by Elle Kennedy was one of my most anticipated reads for 2019. I love this series so much and basically anything that Elle releases (Not even talking about the combination of Sarina and Elle!). The Play was amazing and I absolutely flew through it, sadly enough I finished it way too quickly. I really do hope that there will be more books in the series than just the three that have been released now. I really loved reading about Hunter and can’t wait to read more about his friends. It was an easy stars.
5. I have heard so much about the next book that I had to read it myself. Call Me By Your Name is one of those books I think nearly everyone has read these days, but I hadn’t read or watched either book nor movie. To be honest, I don’t think I missed that much. I felt kinda weirded out by this book, sure it was cute and I loved Elio and Oliver together, but there were some moments that grossed me out (hello, peach scene). I could’ve done without some of the scenes in this book and then it would’ve been a better book for me. I am happy I finally read it and I did watch the movie after that but I don’t think I will ever want to read the second book to this.
6. After the last book, I decided to go back to an author I knew I would like. Sadly enough I didn’t know it was a first book in a new series, and the next one isn’t out yet. C.M. Stunich is famous for writing amazing cliffhangers at the end of her books, but the one in I Was Born Ruined wasn’t one I was ready for. I really really want to read the next one which I hope will be releasing very soon! I can’t wait to find out what is going to happen next, it was just so good!
7. And I went straight to another book by C.M. Stunich. Allison’s Adventures in Underland is book one in a trilogy that I keep seeing on her facebook page, but seeing as I am not the biggest Alice in Wonderland fan I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I was both right and wrong. I did like it but I felt so confused by all the fantastic things in this book. Of course knowing as I started this, I knew I was going to finish the trilogy too.
8. The second book in the trilogy, Allison and the Torrid Tea Party, might have been even weirder than the first one. Of course we continue on from where the first book left off and more guys are being added to Allison’s harem, all wanting to spend more time with her. To be fair, how one woman can entertain nine guys is beyond me and it wouldn’t be anything for me but she makes it work I guess? In the second book Allison goes back up to Topland and sees her sister again.
9. By this point I just wasn’t sure about if I wanted to read this book. I didn’t really like the second book and I wasn’t really into it anymore. But as I only had one book left in the trilogy I kinda felt I had to read it. Allison Shatters the Looking-Glass again starts off from the end of the second book. From the start it wasn’t really my thing and by halfway through the book I wasn’t sure if I was ever going to finish it. I finished it but honestly don’t think I will read this again.
10. After the last book I was in the mood for a book that I knew I would like. J. Daniels writes books that just suck you in. Down Too Deep was amazing and I was so excited to read it. To be honest I love a book with a single parent, this one had two single parents and they were just incredible together. The kids were so funny together and I loved the banter and love between the hero and heroin. I loved revisiting the characters from the previous books and adding them to these ones was just love upon love
11. Whilst on holiday in Wales I had told myself I was allowed to by one book, Serpent & Dove as I really wanted to read it. Sadly I couldn’t find it anywhere, especially not in paperback. I ended up ordering it as soon as I got home and LOVED it. Louise and Reid were everything and this book was a ride from start to finish. I can’t wait to get the second book in my hands next year, which is definitely going to be highly anticipating!
12. Last November I read Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe after my sister and a friend told me to just read it. I read it but never continued on with the rest of the series. As I wasn’t sure what to read next I decided to give the series another try and actually continue it. Tapping the Billionaire is about Kline and Georgia. I loved it the last time but I might have loved it even more the second time around. I forgot how funny these books were and how much I had wanted to read about these Billionaire Bad Boys.
13. It’s no secret that I love the Addicted series by Krista and Becca Ritchie. I will forever love going back into these books and find out new things again. Addicted After All is the latest in rereads for me. I did listen to this on audio and I absolutely loved it as much as I did reading and listening to it the other times. I love the journey that Lily and Loren go through to get to peace with their pasts and to get settled for their futures. To get settled enough for them having kids and having more than just the one child they have when having Maximoff. Kinda wants to make me want to reread the books for Raisy again now.
14. Whilst on holiday, we visited the booktown called Hay-On-Wye. The town is filled with little bookshops and it is amazing to be in when you’re a bookworm like me. Luckily my friends love reading as well and this was a stop all three of us wanted to make. I bought 3 books in this town and I decided to read one of them next. It was actually a three in one, but I read them separately. I liked Di Sione’s Innocent Conquest, it was cute but as it started on a little lie I had to get through it a little. It was a hot story and I can’t wait to read the one next in this book.
15. The last book for October is the next book in the Billionaire Bad Boys series, Banking the Billionaire. Thatch and Cassie were two of my favourite characters in the first book in this series. They were fire from the get go and I loved everything about this book. Thatch is one of the funniest guys I read about and Cassie was the perfect person to keep him on his toes. Can I just say that I really really want to get a Phil into my life?
And that wraps up my October. I loved some books, I liked some others and disliked some more. I can’t wait to see what November will bring for me from now on. I’ll see you in my next wrap up!