For those of you living in the US, Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re safely enjoying your day off with your family! It’s nice to have a long weekend but more importantly to remember those who have lost their lives protecting our freedom.
I’ve enjoyed reading some books this weekend and am excited to share them with you! This post originated over on Book Date, so thanks for the idea and letting me continue on the discussion about what books I am reading.
I discovered this really good series about the first woman to be drafted into the NAHL, the fictional version of the NHL. I LOVE all of the really detailed hockey scenes and am enjoying these characters a lot. If you haven’t read this series and like sports novels, please give this series a shot. This is book two in the series and book three comes out today!
Synopsis: Entering her second season in the North American Hockey League, Sophie Fournier sets her expectations high. The Concord Condors will make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They have the veteran core to do it and the new talent to give them the extra push.
From the beginning, things don’t go according to plan. The season begins without one of their best players, and they lose others to injury and trades as the season progresses. Hockey is a team sport, and Sophie can’t drag them to the playoffs on her own. Is her voice loud enough to convince her team to believe the way she does?
Click this link to purchase!* Sophomore Surge (Sophie Fournier Book 2)
I have been speeding through the above hockey series this weekend, so for a change I’m going to switch gears to this ARC by Emily Giffen. She is never disappointing and I’ve heard good things about this novel!
It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the big city—and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew.
As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours—and shots of tequila—the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn’t be worse—Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can’t seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head.
Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn’t who heseemed to be?
The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.
Click this link to purchase!* The Lies That Bind: A Novel
I hope you have found a great book to read this week. I’d love to hear what you’re reading!
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