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Mini Book Reviews – June 2024

Mini Book Reviews – June 2024: What To Read & What To Skip

Welcome to my regular round up of mini book reviews of what I’ve read this past month!

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 June 2024 mini book reviews.

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Mini Book Reviews – June 2024

 

Physical Books:

 

dixon rule

The Dixon Rule

by Elle Kennedy

A spicy enemies to lovers hockey romance full of delightful banter. Elle Kennedy is a master of sports romance books and this was no exception! The Dixon Rule is a follow up to The Graham Effect but can easily be read as a standalone. Diana Dixon is our main girl this time around and she’s less than thrilled to find out hockey jock Shane is moving in next door.

He’s obnoxious and loves pushing her buttons, so their bickering starts immediately. However, when Diana’s ex also moves in to the apartment complex, she needs a way to get him to stop harassing her. Enter a fake relationship with literal guy next door – Shane. The chemistry between them is undeniable and they eventually turn this blooming friendship / fake relationship into a friends with benefits situation. But she has no interest in actually giving Shane her heart, even when he starts to prove he might actually deserve it.

I’m so in love with the Briar Hockey romances!! Diana and Shane have the best banter and bicker in the most hilarious ways. It was adorable to see them soften toward each other over time too.  | 5 Stars | Buy From Amazon | Free on Kindle Unlimited | Buy From Target 

 

 

 

summer romance

Summer Romance

by Annabel Monaghan

This author is incredible at writing relatable stories about women/moms in their 30s. Her main character is facing the second stage of her life after she gets a divorce and balances the needs of her kids with a potential once in a lifetime chance at a love she never knew was possible. I adored following along with Ali as she navigated life after loss and a divorce, balancing the needs of her kids and the potential for a life-changing love.

This is a novel that doesn’t shy away from difficult situations and decisions but is full of hope and love – and it manages to be light hearted enough that you’ll want to bring this along on any vacation this summer! | 4.5 Stars | Buy From Amazon | Buy From Target 

 

 

 

murder road

Murder Road

by Simone St James

Another compelling mystery from Simone St. James! She’s the master at spine-chilling mysteries with just a hint of the paranormal that will have you completely invested in the story. A newlywed couple find themselves caught up in the investigation of a string of murders along a country road and discover this wasn’t just a coincidence.  | 4.5 Stars | Buy From Amazon | Buy From Target 

 

 

 

AudioBooks:

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kilt trip

Kilt Trip

by Alexandra Kiley

I’ll admit I was fully roped in by the cover of this Scottish romance! I’ll read literally anything set in Ireland or Scotland, so I was eager to get into this one. Unfortunately, it was a fairly generic romance that just happened to be set in Scotland.

A tour guide consultant is assigned to a family business who need to update their business model. On her first day, she realizes the handsome tour guide she met the day before is actually the owner’s son…and he’s downright angry that she’s trying to commercialize their business. We’ve got the enemies to lovers / coworkers tropes but ultimately the writing was trite and the characters one-note. 2.5 Stars | Buy On Amazon | Listen on Libro.fm (Get 2 FREE Audiobooks When You Try A Membership!)

 

 

 

 

eBooks:

 

 

phony

My Phony Valentine / My Lucky Charm

by Catherine Walsh

Did you know that non-steamy hockey romances existed?? They seem rare, but this is one and it’s incredibly entertaining! A happenstance encounter turns a small town chef into the new girlfriend of a hockey star.

The next book in her small-town hockey series features the sister of the main character from Book 1! I adored this just as much and it felt like enough of a standalone story that you don’t need to read them in order.  | 5 Stars | Free on Kindle Unlimited! | Buy From Amazon 

 

 

 

king of sloth

King of Sloth

by Ana Huang

The 4th book in the Kings of Sin series was sadly my least favorite so far! But that’s only because the first 3 were phenomenal! In King Of Sloth, a Public Relations professional and her client find themselves drawn to each other after finally spending time together.

As much as I love the billionaire lifestyles in Ana Huang’s books, Xavier’s lazy, party going, reckless character in this one wasn’t as interesting to read. I just kept thinking that Sloane deserved better.  | 3.5 Stars | Free On Kindle Unlimited | Buy From Amazon | Buy From Target

 

 

For more mini book reviews, check out What I Read in May 2024!

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