Summer Pool Reads

I don’t know about you but there is just something about Summer reading. Most likely because it is done in such lovely places such as a patio with a drink, the pool or even better on vacation! I read all year but always long for the long days of Summer reading and let me tell you this Summer is off to an amazing start! Now, the book below I will be finishing up tonight so stayed tuned for more on that but SPOILER! It’s awesome!

Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.
And then she was gone.
Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.






I really enjoyed this book, it was a perfect Summer mystery. And to be honest the first little bit started out slow but once I saw where they were building too, I couldn’t get enough! In fact sometimes I would think out loud “OMG, she doesn’t know” but I knew. Isn’t talking out loud to your book a sure sign it was a great book?!






When five hyper-successful women agree to appear on a reality series set in New York City called Goal Diggers, the producers never expect the season will end in murder…
Brett’s the fan favorite. Tattooed and only twenty-seven, the meteoric success of her spin studio—and her recent engagement to her girlfriend—has made her the object of jealousy and vitriol from her castmates.
Kelly, Brett’s older sister and business partner, is the most recent recruit, dismissed as a hanger-on by veteran cast. The golden child growing up, she defers to Brett now—a role which requires her to protect their shocking secret.
Stephanie, the first black cast member and the oldest, is a successful bestselling author of erotic novels. There have long been whispers about her hot, non-working actor-husband and his wandering eye, but this season the focus is on the rift that has opened between her and Brett, former best friends—and resentment soon breeds contempt.



First of all I have to say I loved this book a little more because I met the author, my book was signed and she was so lovely. I swear if she lived here we would be friends! Second, I loved this book because I am a HUGE Bravo Housewife fan and this book is for people like me! It is based on a reality show about women, I loved how she researched it… I felt like I was reading about a real show! This has catty fights, money and murder in it…. perfect for the pool if you ask me!







If you could make one simple choice that would change your life forever, would you?
Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough, Mark a handsome investment banker with big plans. Passionately in love, they embark on a dream honeymoon to the tropical island of Bora Bora, where they enjoy the sun, the sand, and each other. Then, while scuba diving in the crystal blue sea, they find something in the water. . . .
Could the life of your dreams be the stuff of nightmares?
Suddenly the newlyweds must make a dangerous choice: to speak out or to protect their secret. After all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt? Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events. . . .
Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?
Wonder no longer. Catherine Steadman’s enthralling voice shines throughout this spellbinding debut novel. With piercing insight and fascinating twists, Something in the Water challenges the reader to confront the hopes we desperately cling to, the ideals we’re tempted to abandon, and the perfect lies we tell ourselves.




Let me start by saying that Reese Witherspoon picked this for her book club and also announced it will be a movie, YAY! And it read just like a movie. I really couldn’t get enough of this book and I don’t want to give anything away but it will leave you asking… What would I do?

This book has love, a Bora Bora honeymoon, Russian bad men and so much more! This was also a super quick read and I was sad when it was over! Loved it!

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