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Holiday TBR! – Part 2

It is officially one week until I will be in Lanzarote reading books, relaxing and spending time in the sun. I am beyond excited and cannot wait to finally be there. We are there for 2 weeks, so I will be taking more books than last time!

A couple of days ago I shared part one of my TBR and today I will be sharing part two. I hope I get round to reading all these books on holiday, but we shall see. Here is part two of my holiday TBR for Lanzarote!

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Ari Abrams has always been fascinated by the weather, and she loves almost everything about her job as a TV meteorologist. Her boss, legendary Seattle weatherwoman Torrance Hale, is too distracted by her tempestuous relationship with her ex-husband, the station’s news director, to give Ari the mentorship she wants. Ari, who runs on sunshine and optimism, is at her wits’ end. The only person who seems to understand how she feels is sweet but reserved sports reporter Russell Barringer.

In the aftermath of a disastrous holiday party, Ari and Russell decide to team up to solve their bosses’ relationship issues. Between secret gifts and double dates, they start nudging their bosses back together. But their well-meaning meddling backfires when the real chemistry builds between Ari and Russell.

Working closely with Russell means allowing him to get to know parts of herself that Ari keeps hidden from everyone. Will he be able to embrace her dark clouds as well as her clear skies?

There seems to be a trend of taking books on holiday that I have been meaning to read for ages. This is one that has been on my ‘immediate’ TBR for months now. So, I am taking it on holiday with me so that I finally give it a read. I love Rachel Lynn Solomon’s books so I know I will enjoy it. I just think it would be perfect to read in the sunshine!

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

Another book by Taylor Jenkins Reid on my holiday TBR? Of course! This is the one I am looking most forward to giving a read. I’ve recently been seeing some incredible reviews for this book so I cannot wait to read it and see what I think. I’m sure I will love it because of its author but I cannot wait to see how it differs from her other books.

Confessions of an Alleged Good Girl by Joya Goffney

Monique lives a perfect life – a preacher’s daughter and the girlfriend of the town’s golden boy. But it’s not that simple. She’s torn between her parents who want the pure virginal daughter, and her boyfriend, Dom, who wants to explore the more intimate side of their relationship.

Tired of waiting, her boyfriend breaks up with her, spurring Monique to discover she has a medical condition that makes her far from perfect and she concocts a plan to fix her body and win him back.

With the help of her frenemy, Sasha, the overly zealous church girl Monique’s mum pushes her to hang out with, and Reggie, the town’s not-so-good boy, Monique must go on trips to unknown and uncomfortable places to find the treatment that will help her. But in doing so, she must face some home truths: maybe she shouldn’t be fixing her body to please a boy, maybe Sasha is the friend she needed all along and maybe Reggie isn’t so bad at all. 

Joya Goffney’s books scream summer for me. I read her previous one during the summer and I loved it. So, I wanted to do the exact same with this one. I cannot wait to see what I think of this one and I’ve heard it links to her previous book in some way. I am looking forward to seeing how it does and what I think of it.

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Jess is a numbers genius, but when it comes to love she’s had to accept there is no magic formula. Juggling a career with raising her daughter, it’s not surprising that her love life is. . . non-existent. When yet another date ends in disaster, she’s prepared to give up on love for good.

But then she hears about a buzzy new matchmaking company that claims to find you the One using a DNA equation. Suddenly, love doesn’t seem quite so far out of reach . . .

Until her test shows an unheard-of 98% compatibility with the company’s founder, Dr River Pena. Jess already knows Dr Pena, and this man is 100% not her soulmate. Yet as the pair are dragged from one event to the next as the ultimate ‘Diamond’ pairing, Jess begins to realise that there might be more to the scientist – and to the science behind a soulmate – than she thought. 

Here is another book that I have been meaning to read for such a long time but haven’t got round to. It is also the second Christina Lauren book I will be taking with me. The other being Something Wilder, which is on my Kindle. I feel both the Christina Lauren books I’m taking with me are very different from each other so I don’t mind reading them so close to one another. I cannot wait to finally read this one and see what I think.

Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

Most, if not all, of the books I am bringing on holiday are part of the contemporary genre. So, I wanted to bring a fantasy book with me so that I could have a little bit of a break from the contemporary books. I adore Brigid Kemmerer’s writing and have been meaning to read this one for such a long time, so I think it would be perfect to read on holiday.

She Gets the Girl by Alyson Derrick and Rachael Lippencott

Alex Blackwood is a little bit headstrong, with a dash of chaos and a whole lot of flirt. She knows how to get the girl. Keeping her on the other hand…not so much. Molly Parker has everything in her life totally in control, except for her complete awkwardness with just about anyone besides her mom. She knows she’s in love with the impossibly cool Cora Myers. She just…hasn’t actually talked to her yet.

Alex and Molly don’t belong on the same planet, let alone the same college campus. But when Alex, fresh off a bad (but hopefully not permanent) breakup, discovers Molly’s hidden crush as their paths cross the night before classes start, they realize they might have a common interest after all. Because maybe if Alex volunteers to help Molly learn how to get her dream girl to fall for her, she can prove to her ex that she’s not a selfish flirt. That she’s ready for an actual commitment. And while Alex is the last person Molly would ever think she could trust, she can’t deny Alex knows what she’s doing with girls, unlike her.

As the two embark on their five-step plans to get their girls to fall for them, though, they both begin to wonder if maybe they’re the ones falling…for each other. 

I’m going to be saving this one for the plane journey home which seems really specific. I just think it would be the perfect book to read on a plane, keep me busy and also keep me in the summer spirit. So, I am looking forward to reading this one even though I’m sure I won’t be wanting to come back home.

There you have it, part two of what is on my TBR for my holiday to Lanzarote this year. Be sure to check out part one which has even more books on it. Are you going on holiday this year and where? Let me know in the comments below!

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