It’s time for another Angel & Ely collaboration today! A couple of weeks ago, the two of us decided to pop onto Kindle Unlimited and pick out three romance reads for one another. And today, I’ll be sharing my thoughts of those.
Only When It’s Us (Bergman Brothers #1) by Chloe Liese
Angel: I’m going to start off with a book that I think you will love. I’ve talked about this one with you recently and I really think that you will fall in love with it. It’s a sports romance, it’s diverse and includes disabilities. I think it’s so up your romance reading.
E: This ended up being the last one that I read, mostly because I felt like I needed to emotionally prepare myself for it. Angel gave me the heads up that the main character’s mother has cancer, and that’s a huge trigger for me so I wanted to be in the right place when I read this. I did still cry, but on the whole this is an adorable story. The characters had some amazing banter and chemistry, but this also had a lot of heart. I don’t think I’ll have time to read the next one in this series until December, but I’m so excited for it.
Capturing the Bride (The Kidnap Club #1) by Samantha Holt
A: I tried to be nice with you again and picked a historical romance. I don’t know too much about this one, but it sounds really interesting. It has some pretty good reviews and I want you to be my tester.
E: So this was the one I started off with, and I’m kind of glad I did. I figured with this being a historical romance that it was probably the safest bet—it’s a genre I’m comfortable with, I know what tropes to expect and etc. This was the only one of the three here that I didn’t completely love. Honestly, it was alright but it didn’t feel any different to your usual romance—it was just missing that spark for me.
Pestilence (The Four Horsemen #1) by Laura Thalassa
A: With this one. I wanted to give you something that I don’t think you would pick up on your own. This has been on my TBR for a little bit and I really want to know what you think of it. I feel that it has similar vibes to something that you might pick up—but totally different at the same time.
E: Angel is kind of right with this one. It’s one that’s also been on my TBR for quite a while and it’s something I would’ve jumped on immediately had it been YA, but I’d been putting it off. But I gave it a go and wow. Firstly, a book about the literal embodiment of plague going around killing people isn’t ideal reading right now. And yet, somehow this is one of my favourite books of the year so far. It’s intense, it’s dark and honestly, it’s kind of creepy considering it was released in 2018, but it was also just such a great read. I instantly downloaded both books 2 and 3 as soon as I finished, well after telling Angel how much I loved this one, of course. Again, not sure I’ll have time to read them until December but I’ll be devouring them as soon as I can.
And there we are! All in all, I think I had pretty good luck finding two new romance series that I’m going to absolutely love. Thanks, as always, to Angel for making me read these, but also for listening to me scream about them for hours. You’re the best.