Lately I have been reading more and more books from NetGalley so I thought that I would share them with you. All of these books were received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Christmas at Lilac Cottage by Holly Martin
I was so happy when I found this book on NetGalley! This was the second Holly Martin book that I read. I love Henry so much! He is such a great character and a very protective dad but sometimes I think that he might be a bit too protective – that does pain me to say. Penny was such a great leading lady and I love how her character becomes stronger throughout the story and she starts really standing up for herself. Daisy seems like a genuinely nice person which is quite refreshing, seeing as teenagers are often portrayed as rude and unfriendly.
Christmas Under A Starlit Sky by Holly Martin
Yes, Holly Martin makes it onto this list twice (I actually wanted to put her on here 3 times)! I have fallen in love with her writing and feel the need to share her work. Also, she interacts so much on Twitter which is wonderful! This is Book 2 in the series A Town Called Christmas. I wrote a full review of Book 1 on my blog which you can find here. The minute I started reading I was taken back to the town and it was as though I had never left. Everything between Neve and Oakley is so beautiful and not predictable! You can read this book without having read Book 1 but I would recommend reading it first to get the character backgrounds. I would love to do a full review of this book on my blog so let me know if you would be interested!
Next to You by Julia Gabriel
I need to find a hard copy of this book so that I can share it with everyone I know. That is how much I loved this book! If anyone finds one I would be most grateful if you could send it to me! It is an amazing story of love and how it really does beat all the odds. Jared is easily one of my favourite book characters ever which is a big feat as I have read a LOT of books. He has the biggest heart and really is the nicest man. He has obviously been scarred on the inside as well but once he opens himself up to the opportunity of love he becomes even stronger. Phlox is a lovely character who also deserves all of the happiness in the world. I really cannot find fault with either of them or with this story.
When in Rome… Find Yourself by Lena Mae Hill
I love travelling and I have always wanted to go to Rome so this book gave me even bigger wanderlust. There are a lot of things that I can relate to with regards to the main character, Rory. I get anxious about airport security and I get migraines. I have also had to navigate an international airport by myself. Although I like Ned as a character, the way he kept saying ‘dude’ got a bit much sometimes. Rory’s worry about trying to navigate public transport and getting off the wrong stop is relatable because that happened to me. I was in the middle of NYC, at night, and got off at the wrong stop. I was alone and had no idea where I was exactly. This story was fairly predictable. It also started off pretty slowly and then suddenly moved very quickly which wasn’t my favourite thing.
You’re the One That I Want by Angela Britnell
While reading about all of these places in Europe I just wanted to book a flight. This book was enjoyable but it was not my favourite – the reason was mainly because of the main character, Sarah. I just feel as though she is a bit much. She is so harsh and downright rude to Matt at times when he is actually the one doing her a favour. Everything seems to be about her which is quite selfish. Due to the fact that the European tour they are on was not very long this book was very fast paced which made sense in the context of the book. I also love Matt as he was incredibly patient considering what he was put through. This book is very descriptive and the things they did were easily imaginable even though I had never been to the places mentioned.
Do you use NetGalley? Have you read any of these books before? Which ones sound good to you? Let me know in the comments!