Books I Am Reading This Week and Weekly Book Haul- March 28, 2023 #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover

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 loved Mazey Edding’s last book, Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake, so you can imagine how much I’ve been looking forward to The Plus One. Edding’s stories are laugh-out-loud funny, outrageously shocking, and have some of the most delightfully developed characters. I am starting this book today!

  • Genre: Rom Com
  • Pages: 314 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2023
What starts out as a fake wedding date turns into something these childhood enemies never expected in The Plus One, a sparkling romantic comedy by Mazey Eddings. She’s not looking to fix him. She’s looking to love him, if he’ll let her in. Some facts are indisputable. The sun rises in the east, sets in the west. Gravity exists. Indira doesn’t like Jude. Jude doesn’t like Indira. But what happens when these childhood enemies find the only thing they can rely on is each other? On paper, Indira has everything together. An amazing job, a boyfriend, and a car. What more could a late twenty-something ask for? But when she walks in on her boyfriend in an amorous embrace with a stranger, that perfect on paper image goes up in flames. Jude has nothing together. A doctor that’s spent the last three years traveling the world to treat emergencies and humanitarian crises, a quick trip home for his best friend’s wedding has him struggling to readjust. Thrust into an elaborate (and ridiculously drawn out) wedding event that’s stressing Jude beyond belief and has Indira seeing her ex and his new girlfriend far more frequently than any human should endure, the duo strike a bargain to be each other’s fake dates to this wedding from hell. The only problem is, their forced proximity and fake displays of affection are starting to feel a bit…real, and both are left grappling with the idea that a situation that couldn’t be worse, is made a little better with the other around.

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller is such a cool story. It’s a mashup of genres and set in Victorian Vienna. It’s laugh out loud funny with plenty of thrills, and a romance that stands convention on its ear. I had fun reading this one.

  • Genre: Mashup of spy thriller, rom com, cozy-ish mystery, and historical fiction
  • Pages: 411 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: March 28, 2023
Diana Biller’s Hotel of Secrets is chock full of banter-filled shenanigans, must-have-you kisses, and romance certain to light a fire in the hearts of readers everywhere. During ball season, anything can happen— even love. It’s ball season in Vienna, and Maria Wallner only wants one thing: to restore her family’s hotel, the Hotel Wallner, to its former glory. She’s not going to let anything get in her way – not her parents’ three-decade-long affair; not seemingly-random attacks by masked assassins; and especially not the broad-shouldered American foreign agent who’s saved her life two times already. No matter how luscious his mouth is. Eli Whittaker also only wants one thing: to find out who is selling American secret codes across Europe, arrest them, and go home to his sensible life in Washington, DC. He has one lead – a letter the culprit sent from a Viennese hotel. But when he arrives in Vienna, he is immediately swept up into a chaotic whirlwind of balls, spies, waltzes, and beautiful hotelkeepers who seem to constantly find themselves in danger. He disapproves of all of it! But his disapproval is tested as he slowly falls deeper into the chaos – and as his attraction to said hotelkeeper grows.

The Soulmate is another book I’ve been looking forward to for months. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about this thriller. And you all know how much I love a good thriller!

  • Genre: Thriller
  • Pages: 331 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
  • Publication Date: April 4, 2023
Get ready for a thrilling, addictive novel about marriage, betrayal, and the secrets that push us to the edge in Sally Hepworth’s The Soulmate. There’s a cottage on a cliff. Gabe and Pippa’s dream home in a sleepy coastal town. But their perfect house hides something sinister. The tall cliffs have become a popular spot for people to end their lives. Night after night Gabe comes to their rescue, literally talking them off the ledge. Until he doesn’t. When Pippa discovers Gabe knew the victim, the questions spiral…Did the victim jump? Was she pushed? And would Gabe, the love of Pippa’s life, her soulmate…lie? As the perfect facade of their marriage begins to crack, the deepest and darkest secrets begin to unravel.

There’s a lot of books again this week, but I found an interesting way to show it to you. I hope this works well 😁 Just click on one and you should be able to scroll through gallery style. It’s a bit like looking through a catalogue, but I love the info it gives.

What are you reading? Do you love it?

23 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week and Weekly Book Haul- March 28, 2023 #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover”

  1. All of these from one week – wow! The Soulmate catches my attention. And I love anything involving the ocean, so the cover is a winner also.

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  2. The Soulmate and The Plus One are both coming up for me as well, Tessa. I really like the sound of A Fatal Illusion. I hope you enjoy all these books. It looks like Berkley is really coming through for you.

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    1. I applied for Berkeley’s Influencer program on a lark and they invited me into it much to my surprise. Now I get my selection of their NetGalley books and they send me a few physical books every month. Crazy!

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      1. I remember you telling us that in one of your posts. Enjoy all those books Tessa. I enjoy Berkley’s books and am very jealous.

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