Disclaimer: I am the narrator for this audiobook.
Chase Me by Rachael Tamayo
For 20-something Adrienne, her circle of friends is everything. Especially since her own family falls a bit flat. A judgmental mother, a sister that's a self-proclaimed bitch, and a dad that just doesn't seem to care past his own golf scores. When she has to come up with a date for a venue wedding to keep her mother off her back, Adrienne scrambles to find someone. Her close friend, Clint steps in and saves the day.
Pretending to be in love with a close friend shouldn't be too hard, right? Well, turns out that it's way easier than either of them expected. After a week of "pretend" kissing, sharing a hotel room, and putting on the charade for the family both go home with confused feelings. Feelings that scare Adrienne, and invigorate the hot young high school teacher, Clint. Will they be able to step past the boundaries of life-long friendship into something more?
I really enjoyed working on this book. The story was engaging and sweet, and I was drawn into Adrienne and Clint's blooming romance. This is quite different from what I usually read, and I found it to be a refreshing change.
My first read of the summer was Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. I ordered this book from Book of the Month without much of an idea of what it was about. I was so happy I chose it! The story follows two families bound together by a terrible tragedy. It is an engaging and moving tale of family, love, empathy, and forgiveness. This book touched my soul, and I could not put it down.
I took a break from my usual thriller/horror books to read Where You'll Find Me: Risks, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova by Ty Gagne.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this account of a real-life tragedy. I wasn't sure how the author could tell the story of a hiker who perished on a mountainside alone accurately. I was pleasantly surprised by Gagne's ability to piece together an engaging and vivid tale that kept me glued to the page. Really interesting read.
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