July Wrap-Up & August Most Anticipated Releases


Hey Guys!

Wrap-up time is HERE!

I decided to switch up how I do my monthly wrap-up because finding all the gifs was becoming a little time consuming. I’m kind of liking this new format better because I get to see how productive I was for the month and see how I’ve progressed throughout the month blogging-wise.

Let’s get started!



I read a total of 13 books this months, with majority of them being written by one of my NEW FAVORITE authors, Sarina Bowen. I’ve been trying to convince everyone I know to pick up her books because they’re just that good! GO CHECK OUT HER BOOKS IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY!


Feel Me Break by Tara R. | ★★★ | A nice introduction for Tara’s upcoming novel and the story of Chloe and Nick has quite a bit potential.
Cream of the Crop by Alice Clayton | ★★★★ |  Fun-loving, super cheesy, and sexy as hell, this sequel did not disappoint and I absolutely adored the main character, Natalie.
Wanderlust by Roni Loren | ★★★½ | A rockstar romance that needed a little more rock and a lot less lust, but was still a fun read.
♥ Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler | ★★★ | This sequel fell victim to ‘Second Book Syndrome’ as I was annoyed by the characters and the overall story was nothing special.
 Steadfast by Sarina Bowen | ★★★★★ | A heartbreaking second-chance romance that stole my heart. This is my new favorite Sarina Bowen book!
 The Ivy Years Series by Sarina Bowen | ★★★★ | A refreshing New Adult series that I would recommend to those who are a fan of sport romances without the drama.
 One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | ★★★★ | A  heartbreaking  and beautiful story with a love triangle done right. I am excited to check out other works written by this author.

♥ Broken Prince by Erin Watt | ★★★★½ | An intense and plot twisted sequel that barely left me alive.


 The Greek Mythology Book Tag


 WWW Wednesday- July 27, 2016


 My Favorite (& Not So Favorite) Types of Romance Tropes



Swear on This Life by Renée Carlino | A Beautiful Funeral by Jamie McGuire | It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

By the time you all are reading this, I have probably already started It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. It’s one of my TOP MOST ANTICIPATED RELEASES for 2016 and I have on good authority that this is yet another tear-jerker.

In all honesty, I feel like Jamie McGuire needs to let go of anything of Maddox brothers. I have a love hate relationship with her books, but I think it’s time to day goodbye to these characters and judging by the title of her upcoming release, it looking like that may happen. 

I’ve been meaning to check out Renée Carlino’s book and I want to pick up her new release to see if she’s worth the hype. 

That is all for the month of July! Feel free to check out any of the above posts mentioned if you haven’t done so already. 

Let me know in the comments which August release you are most excited for!

-Ari (2)


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I'm Ari, a local NYC bibliophile and a forever daydreamer. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book and my head up in the clouds. I am also a coffee addict and a chocolate connoisseur. I fell in love with the romance genre about three years ago and I haven't been able to stop reading about happily-ever-afters, which is ironic because I'm a bit of a cynical romantic in real life, haha. I hope you all enjoy my blog and fangirling with me about all the smutty reads!

12 thoughts on “July Wrap-Up & August Most Anticipated Releases

  1. I love the new format! It Ends With Us is definitely my top most anticipated book of the year as well!! Although I’ve been trying not to feed into all the hype so that it doesn’t end up seeming lackluster, if that makes sense. 🙂 Happy Reading!!

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  2. Wow, 13 books is amazing! I read 10 I believe but most were graphic novels so.. eh. I’ve been interested in the first book to Right of First Refusal but ah, I don’t like series that have not-so-good second books. I also did the Pokemon Book Tag this month! Will you be doing the read a thon, too?

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    1. I probably won’t do the read-a-thon. It looks like fun, but I’m such a mood reader that I’m always changing my mind about what I’m going to read next so the read-a-thon would probably be too much for me. Do you plan on participating?


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