Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe By Carla Laureano
I read Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe without reading Saturday Night Supper Club but I don’t feel like that took away from the story at all. I enjoyed the romance and the tragedy of loss and how both of those will determine how we make major decisions. There were moments I was so mad at the characters, because I knew something they didn’t but I was happy with the ending. I really appreciated the religious tie ins and didn’t feel like it was overbearing but added to authenticity of the life of Melody.
The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkenan
I can not say enough great things about Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkenan. Every book I read by them is a winner. They, yes they, have a way of writing a story that is suspenseful at every turn. Just when I think I have it figured out, boom, another twist. The psychological crazy that these ladies write is amazing. For this book I was so torn on who to believe and who to connect with or identify with. I listened through overdrive and that added a level of suspense I think. What I love about the style of Greer and Sarah is that every action, conversation and interaction is calculated. There are no extra words, no fluff. Every character is over the top and larger than possible which could make the story unbelievable but instead adds to the depth of the story. SPOILER: my favorite twist was that Emma, the new wife, was the daughter of the professor that got Vanessa pregnant. Like I said every moment calculated. I gave 4 stars
China Rich Girlfriend By Kevin Kwan
China Rich Girlfriend was a great second book to the Crazy Rich Asian trilogy. Kevin Kwan is incredibly funny and can write a mystery wrapped in humor wrapped in a romance. I hope there is a second movie!