2023 Top Ten Spring Break Reads
I am a loyal Colleen Hoover fan – have read all of her books – and she treated her readers to a long-anticipated and emotional sequel to It Ends With Us. In her most recent intense story, It Starts With Us picks up right where the epilogue left off. We learn more about Atlas who has captured our hearts, and follow Lily as she navigates a jealous ex-husband, a toddler and the hope of a second chance at true love. At the end of January, Colleen Hoover announced a film adaptation of It Ends With Us will star Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni, and her readers, aka CoHorts, are overwhelmed with anticipation of its release.
If thrillers are your genre, two of my recent favorites are The Perfect Marriage and The Overnight Guest, both by authors I had never before read but now are on my list of favorites. The Perfect Marriage is a suspenseful, mystery-thriller. “His mistress is dead. His wife is his only hope.” Sarah Morgan is a successful attorney who is representing her husband, Adam, charged with murdering his mistress. I was not expecting all the twists and turns, and author Jeneva Rose crafted a five star thriller. I immediately passed the book around to friends and they all texted me as they read with their guesses as to the murderer’s identity. Similarly, The Overnight Guest is intense! A true crime writer is in an isolated farmhouse to write her new book and she receives an unexpected guest during a deadly snowstorm. This one had my heart racing and I had to plow through the final seventy-five pages into the wee hours of the night because I absolutely had to know what happened!