Best Reads of July 2018

August 5, 2018 Monthly Roundup 0



July was made all the merrier with new releases from our favorite authors! The Dark in You series by Suzanne Wright is one both Sparkles and Spice are nudging me to add to my TBR list. They shared their entertaining account of their Buddy Read of Embers this month.  Good news is while I have yet to start the series, I thoroughly enjoyed the comedic relief their banter provided.

Beyond our bookshelves we shared recipes, knitting patterns and binge watched the first season of Good Girls.  It never ceases to surprise us how many common interests we share across the miles that separate us.


It’s a tradition among all our families that we bake birthday cakes whenever we can for our immediate family. This month I made a No Bake Oreo Cheesecake which was a big hit with the family for our July birthday celebration.

Not to be outdone in the culinary department, Spice shared a recipe with pictures of the healthy and tasty Chicken Tzatziki Bowls she made for a luncheon she hosted.

Screen Time:

When Sparkles started raving about Good Girls on Netflix, I decided to check it out. I was not disappointed. That said, there was a lot of pausing as I reached out to Sparkles to debrief at pivotal moments. Once she settled my nerves (or not, when she confirmed I was right to stress) I hit play again. Oh boy, these ladies manage to dig themselves so deep into trouble they gave me palpitations! I was hooked (and freaking out) by the first few episodes. By the time I reached the final episode of the season, I madly began searching in hope for details about a second season.


The cold weather inspired Sparkles to try out a simple idea for a cardigan she found via Pinterest. A great pattern that for a seasoned knitter doesn’t require a lot of attention, meaning you could be reading and knitting at the same time.

Back to sharing the books we read during July. Here are the ones we rated 4 Stars or higher with choices for the romance reader in us all!

Happy reading!


Wish You Were Here: Freaks MC England by Sarah Osborne – Reviewed by Lily four-stars #Family #StrongHeroines


Filthy Gods by R. Scarlett – Reviewed by Lily  four-stars #NewAdult #Novella #FirstInSeries

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid – Reviewed by Sparkles four-half-stars #FriendsToLovers #Veterinarian #NewRelease


Immortal Dreams by Abbie Zanders -Reviewed by Sparkles  four-stars #Mythology #BossEmployee


Halfway To The Grave by Jeanine Frost – Reviewed by Spice  four-stars #Vampire #KickAssHeroine #FirstInSeries

Embers by Suzanne Wright – Buddy Review by Spice and Sparkles five-stars #Shifters #NewRelease 

Psychological Thriller

Broken Edge by C.D. Reiss – Reviewed by Lily four-stars #DarkRomance #Military #NewRelease 



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An Angel with the devil inside… a Good Girl that can be bad or a Bad Girl trying to be good…who knows!

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