For some reason it feels like ages since I shared what I read and the weird part is that February is a short month! If you are new here, every month I share what I read and give my thoughts.
What I read in February is so weak compared to last month. The lack of reading has a lot to do with me struggling to read one of the books. Let’s just say I had high expectations since it was part of Reese Witherspoon’s book club.
What I Read In February
This is book 2 of the Paradise Series. I read the first book – Winter in Paradise last month. A year ago, Irene Steele and her two sons Baker and Cash found out that their father Russell Steele died in a helicopter crash on St. John’s island. Now they’re all back in St. John again and more of Russell’s secrets are being revealed. During their time there, they also discover truths about themselves.
It’s so hard to give a summary of this book without revealing any of the major details. Elin Hilderbrand did say that you could still follow along without reading Book 1 since she kind of recaps what happened. In my opinion, I think you need to read the 1st book. There are so many details that you need to know! I finished this book in 2 days. It was so easy to read! I loved that you get a better idea about how Russell’s affair started and a little bit more about his job. However, just like the first book, this one ended with a cliff hanger as well. UGH! But this series is supposed to be a trequel so I’m hoping that the 3rd book will have every question answered. Unfortunately the 3rd doesn’t come out until October 2020.
Susan Green runs her life by order. There is always a plan and her plan is always right. She never mixes work life, personal life, and family life. One day, her mother passes away and Susan also learns that she will be a mother as well. Throughout this time, she is facing her greatest fear which is losing control. It doesn’t help that her irresponsible brother is causing so many issues and she truly believes that her brother and her brother’s friend Rob are out to destroy her life.
This book was so slow and it didn’t pick up until the last 100 pages. Hence, why it took me so long to finish the book. Honestly didn’t enjoy reading it until the very end. In my opinion, I felt like the storyline dragged. I immediately got the sense of what each character was like and there were unnecessary details. There were some good moments in the book, but overall I struggled to get through it. The ending was expected. So I’m glad the author at least gave a little surprising fact or curve ball during what Susan was going through. It made things very interesting and made me reflect more about why Susan is the way she is.
So what did you read in February? As always, I’m looking for book recommendations! I’m currently reading Conviction by Denise Mina.