Recently Read | Volume 2

February 17, 2020
Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all are enjoying the long weekend! We have a full week of birthday celebrations ahead so before I get to that, I wanted to share a few recent reads! This was a really good reading month for me. I enjoyed every single book I read and got through them so quickly that I felt so much excitement reading!
The Story of our Life (Kindle Unlimited) || I may have found my new favorite author, Shari Low. Colm and Shauna have a once in a lifetime love that spans 15 years. The story alternates between the years that they met and the present (2016). After receiving devastating news, they both come to terms with a future that doesn't seem to be the fairy tale they had signed up for. It was such a beautifully written book, so full of emotion and character development, you just really felt for both Colm and Shauna as well as many of the supporting characters. One of those stories that isn't so far fetched after you read it. Even though I didn't cry, there were moments that I could have! Loved it!
The Moment of Truth (Kindle Unlimited) || Laney, Millie and Tash run a proposals agency so when a woman comes in wanting to do a surprise proposal for her boyfriend, Laney starts to think she's hallucinating because it can't possibly be her loving and supportive husband. She has two options, go through with the proposal to see if it's really him or confront him and her right away - I think you know which direction she went in. Millie is the hopeless romantic that can't seem to get her boyfriend Leo to think of marriage and Tash is the happily single girl that loves her no commitment style affairs! I thought it was a charming and fun read, but it did drag on a bit and probably could have been cut down by about 50-75 pages. Over all for a free read, it was perfect!
Doctor Dearest (Kindle Unlimited) || Any book that takes place in Boston keeps my interest and this latest one from RS Grey didn't disappoint. Natalie and Connor are both doctors in the burn unit and while they have the same specialty they've really never practiced together. Connor is a walking legend around the hospital and also happens to be Natalie's brother's best friend. So when her brother goes out of town and Connor has to move in while his house is being renovated, the sparks that were always there between them really fly. Both of them are weary of anything happening, but Connor really can't help the way he's always felt about Natalie. I could envision all the characters walking some of my favorite streets in the city and going to the places I always go to. It was a quick, fun take your mind off of other crap read! 
Open Book || If you read one book from this list, I hope it's Open Book by Jessica Simpson. I could not get enough of this - it was so beautifully written, so raw and vulnerable and above all else, it felt like she was just talking to her friends. I am admittedly a fan of Jessica and have been for years! I loved how open (pun not intended) she was about her relationships, especially the romantic ones and when she talked about her struggles - gosh I cried along with her. Her struggles were struggles that so many of us have had, she just happened to go through them on a national scale. Even when she was talking about her marriage to Nick, she was really respectful while telling her side of the story. It's not like this is a spoiler, but they didn't sign a prenup, so when her dad and Nick were fighting over money, she said give him whatever he wants, I'll make it back - and in her book she writes, I did make it back, give or take a BILLION! That woman is a hard core boss! Please do yourself a favor and read all the way through including the acknowledgements because those also brought me to tears! 

I have about 3 books I'm excited to read and hope to have one Recently Read post a month for the entire year! Anything you've read I should add to my kindle next?


  1. Can't wait to read Open Book!!!

  2. I really REALLY want to read Jessica Simpson's book because I totally was a huge fan of hers too! Definitely picking it up after seeing your review!

    Rosy Outlook 

  3. You always find the best reads on Kindle Unlimited! Definitely going to check out The Story of Our Life next week while we're on vacation. I'm SO excited to get to Jessica Simpson's book - I asked for it for my birthday!


  4. I just bought that latest RS Gray book myself :)
    That first book sounds like a heart wrencher... I love those kind of books :)

  5. I'm borrowing Jessica Simpson's book from my friend tomorrow and I CAN'T WAIT!! I've heard nothing but amazing things about it and I'm ready to dive in!

  6. I need to get the Jessica Simpson book for sure! Really have been hearing such great praise for it!

  7. Im so jealous of all the books you read haha! Definitely need to add Open Book to the list!!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  8. Thanks for the suggestions!


  9. I don't think I have read anything by Shari Low, but I added both of those to my list since we are book twins! They sound good! Glad you enjoyed Doctor Dearest. It was such a cute read. I cant wait to get my hands on Jessica Simpson. I am thinking about doing audio for that one since she is narrating it. I will forever be a JS fan!

  10. Her book is getting a lot of good reviews.. may have to check it out.

  11. I need to read the Jessica Simpson book STAT!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  12. The moment of truth and Jessica’s are the two I’d be most interested in reading. I’m still so impressed how many books you’re able to get though! Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a great week so far!



  13. I haven't had time to read this month and need to take a break and pick up a good book. I really want to read Jessica Simpson!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  14. Jessica Simpson's book sounds like a good read.

    Jessica |

  15. question - is there a method you use to find books on Kindle Unlimited? The few times I've tried, I get completely overwhelmed by the selection and everything I pick... is not good, lol. I'd love any suggestions on how to ferret out books that are worth reading, even if they are a bit too long, as you said. ;)


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