When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

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Synopsis:

“Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family-and from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that he and his future wife will be attending the same summer program-wherein he’ll have to woo her-he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

the Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitating toward the summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.”

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Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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Synopsis:

“Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a women who could be a queen.

At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the King’s marriage proposal, she meets handsome and mysterious Jest. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into a secret courtship.

Cath is determined to choose her own destiny. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.”

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Mary Poser: Butterflies and White Lies as Bollywood comes to Nashville by Angel A.

 

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Synopsis:

“The recipe for a warm and humorous story…

In a modest bowl of Nashville, gently place a girl who is Country music, Bible belt, and a Steakhouse foodie.

Then add a surprise portion of exotic and handsome Anglo Indian, who is a passionate Bollywood director, vegetarian and Hindu.

Stir vigorously on a bed of intense attraction.

At first, the ingredients will seem to clash and separate.

Keep stirring…

Include a dollop of jealous boyfriend and a meddling mother.

Splash in a serving of fun and mischievous friends. Keep stirring…

Add a dash of crazy aunt and a minister father to keep the flavors working together.

Sprinkle in even more complicated family members to taste.

Cook on high emotions.

The secret ingredient that cuts through the sweetness is a final layer of shocking revelation that adds a surprising depth of flavor.

Finish with a twist of ‘Oh My God! Is she really going to do that?’.

Serve as tasty bite-size chapters in a novel dish of mayhem and madness with a side of Country music and Bollywood dancing.”

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Heart of Mist by Helen Scheuerer

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Synopsis:

“In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.

Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the commander of the king’s army, and summoned to the capital.

But the king isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.

The leader of an infamous society of warriors, the Valia Kindred, lays claim to her as well, and Bleak finds herself in the middle of a much bigger battle than she anticipated.

Heart of Mist is the gripping first book in The Oremere Chronicles, a fantasy series of epic proportions.”

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Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa

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Synopsis:

“WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SURVIVE IF YOUR VERY EXISTENCE WERE ILLEGAL?

Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death. She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden. Indeed, her kaleidoscopic eyes may very well give her away to the ruthless Center government.

Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man-made catastrophe. Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron Al-Baz saved saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind. Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world.

As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family’s compound for sixteen years. Now desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure. Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy. Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run.

The first novel from YouTube superstar Joey Graceffa, Children of Eden is a thrilling and completely absorbing new book from one of social media’s brightest young storytellers.”

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Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

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Synopsis:

“When Nell Channing arrives on charming Three sisters Island, she believes that she’s finally found refuge from her abusive husband-and from the terrifying life she fled so desperately eight months ago…

But even this quiet, peaceful place, Nell never feels entirely at ease. Careful to conceal her true identity, she takes a job as a cook at the local bookstore cafe-and begins to explore her feelings for the island sheriff, Zack Todd. But there is a part of herself she can never reveal to him, for she wants to keep the past at bay. One careless word, one misplaced confidence, and the new life she’s so carefully created could shatter completely.

Just as Nell starts to wonder if she’ll ever be able to break free of her fear, she realizes that the island suffers under a terrible curse-one that can only be broken by the descendants of the Three Sisters, the witches who settled the island back in 1692. And now, with the help of two other strong, gifted women-and the nightmares of the past haunting her every step-she must find the power to save her home, her love…and herself.”

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A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

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“Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court-but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she  performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms-and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future-and the future of a world torn apart.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sarah J. Maas expands Feyre’s world beyond even her wildest imagination in this seductive and stunning sequel to A Court of Thorns and Roses.

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June TBR!

Hey everyone! Today I’m here to talk about the books on my TBR for June!

So this TBR is going to be a little different than usual. This month I am going to be participating in a read-along so I have a separate TBR for that. (You can find out more information about it in the video that I posted on Wednesday on my YouTube channel. Link in the Contact page.)

With all that being said, here are all of the books I plan on reading this month:

MAIN TBR:

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas (currently reading)

The Fifteenth of June by Brent Jones (sent to me for review by the author)

Vital Spark by Leah Devlin (sent to me for review by the author)

Focusing Emptiness by Michael P. Staples (sent to me for review by the author)

NSA by Benny Neylon (sent to me for review by the author)

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

The Heroes of Olympus Book 3: The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan (currently reading)

READ-ALONG TBR

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa

Infinity by Tabitha Lord (sent to me for review by the author)

As always, I will have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog as well as my YouTube channel as soon as I finish them.

May Wrap Up!

Hey everyone! I hope you guys all had a fantastic month of May! Today I am here to talk about everything I read in May.

I had a great reading month in May! Considering I was extremely busy with school finishing up and also a lot of family members graduating, I (somehow) managed to read 5 books!

Here is everything I read and what I gave them for ratings:

Invitation by Bill Myers, Frank Peretti, Angela Hunt, and Alton Gansky (sent to me for review by the publisher): 3/5

The Heroes of Olympus Book 2: The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan: 4.5/5

Hey Doorman VIII: The True Tales of an Uncommon Bouncer in Los Angeles by John P. Kildemm (sent to me as an eBook for review by the author): 4.5/5

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (listened to on audiobook): 4/5

Sin and Cider by K. Reese (sent to me for review by the publisher for a blog tour): 4/5

I have full reviews for all of these books up here on the blog and as always, I have reviews for them on my YouTube channel as well.

 

 

Sin and Cider by K. Reese

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Feeling discontent in the big city and hoping to find what’s missing in her life, MacIntosh Layne decides to go back to her roots. Ready for a refresh, she heads home to her family’s orchard in Tennessee for the summer.

What she doesn’t count on rediscovering is her attraction to her brother’s charming best friend, Lawson Westbrook. The main star in her dreams growing up, he’s the perfect blend of Southern gentleman and sex in a flannel—rugged, successful, and more handsome than ever.

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Lawson can’t believe Mac Layne is all grown up. No longer the gangly teen who went away to college, she’s all woman now and he’s eager to get reacquainted on a carnal level. As they continue to cross paths and their mutual attraction intensifies, he makes an enticing proposal.

A Choice Must be Made

Will Mac give in to the sinful temptation of the temporary arrangement Law is offering? Or will they find something sweeter than the cider they’ve been brewing together?”

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