I can’t believe we are in the last month of the year already! My last TBR of 2020. I don’t think I have missed posting one this year which is just crazy to me because I never stick to TBR’s anyway haha!
I am finally “almost” free from the confines of a university reading list…at least for this term so for once, the books I am listing on my TBR are actually things I want to read for myself. After not getting to pick what I read for the past few months, and having some free time over Christmas, I am making this a bit of a longer list mentally of things I want to read but I am not officially putting them on my TBR because I want the freedom of just being able to decide what I want to read in the moment. Enough rambles from me, you just want to know what I plan to read!
Murder at the Dolphin Hotel by Helena Dixon. I have been wanting to finish this for a few months now and I DEFINITELY do not want it dragging into the new year so this is top of the list to get done! I am still only 20% of the way through but I was really enjoying it! It’s a great murder mystery so far and it just has the slightest hint of romance.
A room with a view… to murder! June 1933. Independent young Kitty Underhay has been left in charge of her family’s hotel, The Dolphin, on the tranquil English coast. She’s expecting her days at the bustling resort to be filled with comfortable chatter with chambermaids as they polish the mahogany desks and glittering candelabras of the elegant foyer. Everything must be perfect for the arrival of a glamourous jazz singer from Chicago and a masked ball that will be the cultural highlight of the season. But when several rooms are broken into and searched, including Kitty’s own, she quickly realises that something out of the ordinary is afoot at the hotel. Soon rumours are flying in the cozy town that someone is on the hunt for a stolen ruby. A ruby that Kitty’s mother may well have possessed when she herself went missing during the Great War. And when the break-ins are followed by a series of attacks and murders, including of the town’s former mayoress, it seems the perpetrator will stop at nothing to find it.
Aided by ex-army captain Matthew Bryant, the Dolphin’s new security officer, Kitty is determined to decipher this mystery and preserve not only the reputation of her hotel, but also the lives of her guests. Is there a cold-blooded killer under her own roof? And what connects the missing jewel to the mystery from Kitty’s own past?
To Be Your Only by Rae Kennedy. I read the one previous to this in the series (To Be Your Last) and I really liked it! but it is a series of standalones so if you didn’t read that and you like the sound of this don’t let it discourage you. I was kindly sent this via Netgalley and I am very excited to get to it!
I’ve been in love with Wes since I was in braces. Him—not so much. But this is the summer I’m finally going to get him to notice me. And fall madly in love with me so we can live happily ever after, obviously. Unfortunately, my best friend and partner-in-crime decided to run off for the summer, so I’m stuck with her annoying older brother, Eric, as my wingman. Did I mention he’s annoying? This would be much easier if I weren’t constantly rolling my eyes at his sarcastic remarks or wishing I could wipe that little smirk off his face. Want to know the most aggravating part? Now that things are finally starting to go my way with Wes, I can’t stop thinking about Eric and his dumb mouth.
The Billionaire Athlete’s Christmas Fling by Leslie North. I have read a few of Leslie North’s short romances before and liked them and when I saw this on Netgalley I thoughts this was a great way to inject some festivity into my TBR this month.
The last place Chase Elkins wants to spend Christmas is at his family’s ski resort. He loves his family, but he’s nursing an injury and doesn’t need the temptation of the slopes. However, when his grandmother says she’s seen enough of her grandsons in the tabloids and they’re to return home for Christmas, he can’t refuse. And when he runs into the captivating ski instructor Tana Birch upon arrival, he’s secretly glad he returned. Tana is sure she’ll be fired after making a fool of herself in front of one of the resort owners. How could she not know the gorgeous man she insulted was Chase Elkins?! Instead she finds herself up for promotion—recommended by Chase. But she’s working at Elk Lodge to escape her past and support her young daughter, not to get involved with a billionaire athlete—especially one in her employer’s family. She wants to earn the promotion on merit, so any relationship is completely off limits. Even if her daughter is totally obsessed with him. But when Tana is accused of stealing from a wealthy client, Chase is confronted by the fact that he might not know her as well as he thought. It doesn’t take much digging to find that Tana has also made the news. Will Tana’s past catch up with her and leave Chase’s heart in the cold?
That’s my TBR for this month, like I said – officially short but mentally I have about 110 Netgalley reads that I know I should get to. Anyway, I hope you have a good day ❤ Now for today’s Questions…