June has been one of the busiest months of my life. Selling our old blog to starting this new one in a timely manner so that I could maintain the contracts I had has been a wild ride, to say the least. (Hence one of the reasons why I don’t have evergreen content live YET.)  Plus, we’ve been dealing with things on the homefront too.

I haven’t been able to read hardly as many books as I typically do each month. However, I did get a chance to read a few good books that you can add to your to-read list. These books have been my wonderful little escapes from reality.

Books I’ve Read

June 2016 Book Love - books to read this summer.

Last First Kiss: A Brightwater Novel 
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A kiss is just the beginning…
Pinterest Perfect. Or so Annie Carson’s life appears on her popular blog. Reality is … messier. Especially when it lands her back in one-cow town Brightwater, California, and back in the path of the gorgeous six-foot-four reason she left. Sawyer Kane may fill out those Wranglers, but she won’t be distracted from her task. Annie just needs the summer to spruce up and sell her family’s farm so she and her young son can start a new life in the big city. Simple, easy, perfect. tweet

Sawyer has always regretted letting the first girl he loved slip away. He won’t make the same mistake twice, but can he convince beautiful, wary Annie to trust her heart again when she’s been given every reason not to? And as a single kiss turns to so much more, can Annie give up her idea of perfect for a forever that’s blissfully real? tweet

My Review

This was a sweet book to read. It was a story of true love finally making it happen despite the time apart. It is based in a small-town setting. It is filled with lots of funny moments that will warm your heart. You’ll end up rooting for Annie all the way through this book.

Pretty Broken Girl: An Unconventional Love Story

June 2016 Book Love - books to read this summer.

Love isn’t always pretty. Sometimes you have to break the thing you love in order to put the pieces back together again. tweet

“Life is all about choices. Do I want pizza or a hamburger for dinner? Should I wear a red skirt or blue slacks to work? Do I take a million dollar check and divorce the love of my life to keep my baby brother out of jail? In case you’re wondering, I took the check. Now my ex is back in my life. He’s still angry and…he’s my new boss.” tweet

Pretty Broken Girl is the passionate retelling of a marriage gone wrong. tweet

From the boardroom to the bedroom, Dakota Atwell and Samuel Seaforth are locked in a battle of wits and desire. One of them will break. One of them will pay. Both of them want to win. Neither of them expects to fall in love…again. tweet

This is Book 1 of 5 in a series. It contains adult language, adult situations, and hot steamy sex with a HFN ending. Although it can be read as a standalone, it will be much more enjoyable when read with the other books in the series. tweet

Pretty Broken Girl – Book 1
Pretty Filthy Lies – Book 2
Pretty Dirty Secrets – Book 3
Pretty Wild Thing – Book 4
Pretty Broken Promises – Book 5 (Release Dec 2016) tweet

My Review

This series had me hooked from the very first book. RIGHT NOW, you can get the first book for FREE. However, I’m not going to lie to you I ended up buying all the rest of them just because I loved reading them so much! Warning: This is NOT a Christian romance series. However, the sexual scenes are pretty tame compared to some books I’ve read. I’ve read the first three books. I have bought the 4th and I’m eager for the 5th.

A Matter of Trust

A Matter of Trust - June 2016 Book Love - books to read this summer.
A Matter of Trust - June 2016 Book Love - books to read this summer.

My Review

This book truly captured me. I know what it’s like to want to hide who you’re related to because you don’t want to be compared to them. I also under the desire to make my own way. This is one romance story that will keep you eager to find out what happens.

Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame

Shame is everywhere. tweet

Whether it’s related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways—fear, regret, and anger—it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as human beings: redemption. tweet

Shame never disappears in solitude, and Heather Davis Nelson invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. She shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, giving us courage us to walk out of shame’s shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey.I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t read at least one self-help style book a month. tweet

My Review

I wouldn’t be if I didn’t read at least one self-help style book. I have experienced quite a bit of shame over my past decisions I’ve made. I live with it also due to the weight I’ve gained through the years.
I found this book to be enlightening and refreshing to read. I gained a lot from reading it. I feel a lot lighter than I have in a long time.

Disclosure: I did receive this book to review from FlyBy Promotions; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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Which one of these summer read books interests you?