#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – July 13, 2022

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

  • What am I currently reading?
  • What did I just finish?
  • What am I reading next?

I finished Out of Her Depth yesterday and am looking forward to a break from thrillers with Bet On It by Jodie Slaughter – a fun romcom that just came out yesterday and for which I have an ARC. I’ll be starting on it today, if I didn’t last night. It’s gotten mostly 4-stars from early reviews, so I am hopeful for just the kind of light read I need right now.

  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2022
The first time Aja Owens encounters the man of her dreams, she’s having a panic attack in the frozen foods section of the Piggly Wiggly. The second time, he’s being introduced to her as her favorite bingo buddy’s semi-estranged grandson. From there, all it takes is one game for her to realize that he’s definitely going to be a problem. And if there’s anything she already has a surplus of, it’s problems. In Walker Abbott’s mind, there are only two worthwhile things in Greenbelt, South Carolina. The peach cobbler at his old favorite diner and his ailing grandmother. Dragging himself back after more than a decade away, he’s counting down the days until Gram heals and he can get back to his real life. Far away from the trauma inside of those city limits. Just when he thinks his plan is solid, enter Aja to shake everything up. A hastily made bingo-based sex pact is supposed to keep this…thing between them from getting out of hand. Especially when submitting to their feelings means disrupting their carefully balanced lives. But emotions are just like bingo callers—they refuse to be ignored. Jodie Slaughter’s Bet on It is a heart-stoppingly fun, emotional romance that will have readers falling in love until long after the last page is turned.

Do you know what I am very sad about? That I didn’t appreciate the journey to get to the conclusion of Out of Her Depth by Lizzy Barber. If I knew where the story was heading, I think I would have appreciated the whole story so much more and taken the time to savor and reflect along the way. I actually want to reread it. Maybe I’ll get a chance later this year.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • Publication Date: July 12, 2022
There are summers that will change your life. There are summers that may end it. In the lush green hills beyond Florence sits the Villa Medici—a graceful pensione surrounded by manicured gardens. Rachel, a college student from an unfashionable London suburb, can’t believe her luck in landing a summer job here. Especially when she’s drawn into a circle of privileged young sophisticates, including her glamorous coworker Diana, who promises to help Rachel win the affections of handsome, confident Sebastian. But as champagne flows and rivalries fester in the Tuscan countryside, Rachel realizes that Diana has motivations of her own. Adrift in a world of backstabbing and bed-hopping, lavish parties and easy betrayal, Rachel feels the stakes rising along with the temperature until, one night, something snaps. Someone dies. And nothing will ever be the same… In this atmospheric thriller set in sun-drenched Tuscany, Lizzy Barber weaves a deadly web of manipulation and desire that will keep readers enthralled until the breathtaking last page.

Well, I’ll be picking up another thriller after Bet On It, but after Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier my genres will be better mixed then they have been lately. The early reviews have been great and the blurb just sounds so fast-paced. Fingers-crossed.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Publication Date: July 19, 2022
When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom—covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her—she knows she’ll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it’s not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it’s only a matter of time before someone from her long hidden past recognizes her and destroys the new life she’s worked so hard to build, along with any chance of a future. Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes, known as the Ice Queen, was convicted of a similar murder in a trial that riveted Canada in the early nineties. Reyes knows who Paris really is, and when she’s unexpectedly released from prison, she threatens to expose all of Paris’s secrets. Left with no other choice, Paris must finally confront the dark past she escaped, once and for all. Because the only thing worse than a murder charge are two murder charges. Things We Do in the Dark is a brilliant new thriller from Jennifer Hillier, the award-winning author of the breakout novels Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts. Paris Peralta is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

10 Replies to “#WWWWednesday | What I #amreading This Week – July 13, 2022”

    1. I haven’t read one of hers yet, so I’m looking forward to giving one of her books a read. I’ve heard wonderful things!

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  1. Ah, I’m so excited to read Bet On It and I hope you’re enjoying it, Tessa! 😍 What We Do In the Dark also sounds really good and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts on that too. Happy reading!

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  2. Bet On It looks like a lot of fun. I didn’t realize it’s about Bingo!

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  3. I know what you mean about needing a break from a genre – it lets the brain breathe a little, lol. I love the SC setting in Bet On It. Sounds like a fun read!

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