Mini Book Reviews – April 2022

Mini Book Reviews – April 2022: What To Read & What To Skip

Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for April 2022! This month was INSANE. I basically stopped blogging and put 100% of my time into reading and BookTok (yes, I’m now obsessed with making these videos – please come follow me!). 

The craziest part though, is how many 5 and 4.5 star reads I happened to pick up. This list is chock full of highly recommended books!

In my list of mini book reviews, I include everything I’ve read recently that I finished.  I like to share both my five star reads and any misses to help you get a better idea of what you should read or might want to skip. 

As always, I love to hear if you agree or disagree with my ratings! Let me know in the comments what you thought of my April 2022 mini book reviews.

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Mini Book Reviews – April 2022

 

 

Physical Books:

 

 

part of your world

Part Of Your World

by Abby Jimenez

When you have to force yourself to slow down your reading pace to draw out your enjoyment of a book, but then still finish it in two days, you know you have a winner. This might just be my best book of 2022. It’s that good.

Part of Your World is a classic trope of characters from two different social classes, trying to make their connection work. Alexis only knows the high pressure, high status life her family has dictated for her. So she’s completely taken off guard by how much she’s into Daniel and the tiny town she stumbled upon one evening.

What starts off as merely a fling quickly turns into a far deeper connection. But there’s no way their worlds can combine…

I completely fell in love with these characters and the insane electricity between them! The progression of their relationship felt so natural. Plus, Abby transforms a simple love story into this novel that touches on harder topics, like emotional and physical abuse, what chances are worth taking, and discovering the value of a simpler life.

5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

starry eyed love

Starry-Eyed Love

by Helena Hunting

Starry-Eyed Love is a phenomenal sequel to When Sparks Fly – this time featuring London. All business London has no time for men while she’s drowning in work at the Spark hotel she runs with her sisters.

When a new opportunity arises and she finds herself forced to work with someone she can’t deny she’s attracted to, there’s no way to avoid mixing business and pleasure.

I love love love the emails and texts that help build the relationship between London and Jackson. This was a delight to read and a couple you couldn’t help but root for!

5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in a new york minute

In A New York Minute

by Kate Spencer

This book was a completely unexpected surprise!! I picked it up on a whim at the library and devoured it!!

Even as someone who strongly dislikes New York City, I couldn’t get enough of this story!

This has a classic embarrassing meet cute that leads to the sweetest relationship (and many many odes to NYC).

4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

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april 2022 book recommendations

 

 

 

 

 

 

AudioBooks:

 

 

suite spot

The Suite Spot

by Trish Doller

The follow up to Float Plan, now featuring the other sister Rachel, is possibly even better than the original! Rachel’s story is extra sweet because of the involvement of her adorable daughter. 

After getting fired from her job, for maddening reasons, Rachel takes an opportunity out of state to continue her career as a hotel manager. She’s taken aback when she arrives and realizes the cottages need to be entirely renovated.

Leading the helm is an aloof, closed off proprietor who desperately needs her help, both professionally and she comes to learn, personally.

4 Stars | Amazon | Libro.fm (code CHOOSEINDIE to get 1 free audiobook)

 

 

 

 

 

 

eBooks:

 

 

beach trap

The Beach Trap

by Ali Brady

I’ve got another co-authored book, but this time from debut authors! Two estranged friends are reconnected when they take dual ownership of an old beach house. Over the course of the summer, they begrudgingly discover what they missed and loved about each other all those years ago.

This is the perfect blend of women’s fiction and romance. Finding a beloved friendship again with a few opportunities for romance along the way. These polar opposite characters each have redeeming qualities so you’re hoping for the best for both of them!

Preorder this now so you can add it to your beach bag in June!

5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

something wilder

Something Wilder

by Christina Lauren

This second chance romance is part love story, part adventure! Lily is the daughter of a famous treasure hunter, but learned early on to fend for herself due to her father’s long absences. Ten years after the love of her life and the ranch she adores are taken away, she’s struggling to stay afloat leading cowboy tours. 

Everything changes when Leo shows up on one of her trips. She refuses to engage with him, but Leo is desperate to set the record straight and win her back. Over the course of a week in the wilderness, they find themselves wondering not only if their love is real, but if the treasure Lily’s father hunted is actually real as well!

I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It was insanely fun to read: fast paced, heartfelt, full of twists and turns. Christina Lauren did an amazing job combining their typical romance with an adventure story!

5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

 

mr wrong number

Mr Wrong Number

by Shelly Painter

Thanks to my bookstagram friends for putting this on my radar! As someone who loves flirty texting and mistaken identities, this romance was right up my alley! Olivia is the family screw up, with chaos following everywhere she goes. After accidentally burns down her apartment building, she moves in with her brother (and his ridiculously hot best friend).

One night she receives a flirty text that was clearly meant for someone else, but her response leads to a deeper connection than she ever imagined. 

This book was such a great combo of fun and flirty alongside a meaningful and real relationship. I flew through it!

4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

 

unmissing

Unmissing

by Minka Kent

This is a rare thriller I picked up based on a podcast recommendation! You can access it for free with Kindle Unlimited and it’s 100% worth it! 

A woman turns up on a family’s doorstep claiming to be the husband’s dead wife, who went missing a decade ago. Their undeniably shaken, and unsure whether to believe she is who she says she is.

As the story develops, secrets are revealed that you’ll never see coming.

4 Stars | Amazon 

 

 

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For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in March 2022!

 

 

 

 

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