Mini Book Reviews – May 2022

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

Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews for May 2022! You’ll find a rare murder mystery in among the contemporary romance this month! Read on to see what I thought of it.

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 May 2022 mini book reviews.

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Mini Book Reviews – May 2022

 

 

Physical Books:

 

 

set on you

Set On You

by Amy Lea

This is the perfect summer romance books of 2022 for anyone who gets sucked into fitness influencers or ramps up their workouts for the summer! It features an incredible message that’s a much needed play on “body positivity” and rampant “self love”. 

Self made fitness influencer, Crystal, finds a new nemesis when a brawny, annoying (but gorgeous) man steals her favorite squat rack. Their rivalry heats up each day they cross paths at the gym, until one night they unexpectedly meet in the real world.

The last thing she wants is to actually fall for this jerk, but the more Crystal gets to know Scott, the more there is to love.

4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

 

sadie on a plate

Sadie On A Plate

by Amanda Elliot

Heads up Top Chef fans! This romance novel is for you. After an incident that leaves her with no shot at a job in the Seattle restaurant scene, Sadie jumps at the opportunity to compete on Chef Supreme. The show throws a seriously unexpected twist her way though, that leaves her fighting for both her heart and her career.

I adored this foodie forward romance! Sadie was so easy to root for and it was fascinating having the backdrop as my favorite reality cooking show. 

4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

book of cold cases

The Book of Cold Cases

by Simone St James

As you can see from the rest of the books here, I read about 98% romance. So it says a lot when there’s a mystery author here getting 4.5 stars!! Simone St. James does an incredible job writing scary books that go so far beyond just a spook factor. 

The Book of Cold Cases unravels the story of a woman accused of murdering men in cold blood. As she slowly opens up to a reclusive blogger decades later, we’re left to determine if she was a victim of a male dominated world or a psychopath.

4.5 Stars | Amazon | Bookshop.org

 

 

 

 

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AudioBooks:

 

Shockingly, my only audiobooks this month were rereads!! I listened to Nothing To See Here and The Duke and I. Vastly different novels but both 5 star reads! They were just as excellent on audio as in book form.

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eBooks:

 

 

the match

The Match

by Sarah Adams

A few of Sarah Adams novels were recently added to Kindle Unlimited, so I jumped at the chance to read these!! The Match is the first book in the Charleston series and it was everything I’ve come to expect from Sarah!

A rom com with a heartfelt twist, this novel dives into service dogs and the incredible job they do to enhance lives. Evie works for a company that pairs service dogs with individuals, in addition to relying on one herself. When a girl tricks her single dad into pursuing the possibility, Evie finds herself spending way more time with the two of them than is required.

4.5 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the highland fling

The Highland Fling

by Meghan Quinn

This was another Kindle Unlimited snag! I’m a sucker for any books set in Scotland and this one certainly did not disappoint! Two American friends take a chance on a summer job running a coffee shop in a small Scottish town. Over the course of a few months, they both realize they’re finding themselves, new relationships, and purpose that they never expected.

It’s impossible not to fall in love with the characters in this book! I loved the discrepancies between the Americans and the close knit community. 

4 Stars | Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

2022 reading tracker

 

 

 

Do you have any five star reads that you finished lately?

 

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

 

 

 

 

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