One of These Things is Not Like the Other

It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover

Summary: Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. And when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life seems too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

Gush Sesh: I loved this book!  I loved the characters.  There is such an unexpected turn of events I found myself rereading a scene to ensure I had read it correctly.  If you haven’t tried this author I highly recommend you do, you will not be disappointed.

The Night She Disappeared | Lisa Jewell

Summary: Midsummer 2017: teenage mum Tallulah heads out on a date, leaving her baby son at home with her mother, Kim.

At 11 p.m. she sends her mum a text message. At 4.30 a.m. Kim awakens to discover that Tallulah has not come home.

Friends tell her that Tallulah was last seen heading to a pool party at a house in the woods nearby called Dark Place.

Tallulah never returns.

2018: walking in the woods behind the boarding school where her boyfriend has just started as a head teacher, Sophie sees a sign nailed to a fence.

A sign that says: DIG HERE . . .

Gush Sesh: Lisa Jewell really knows how to write a mystery.  This book will have you guessing and shaking your head until the very end.  Be prepared to devote a couple days to this one, you will not be able to put it down.

Blackout | Candace Owen

Summary: Owens contends that the Democrat Party has a long history of racism and exposes the ideals that hinder the black community’s ability to rise above poverty, live independent and successful lives, and be an active part of the American Dream. Instead, Owens offers up a different ideology by issuing a challenge: It’s time for a major black exodus. From dependency, from victimhood, from miseducation and the Democrat Party, which perpetuates all three.

Gush Sesh: I rarely read nonfiction.  This was quite a treat.  This book is a breath of fresh air.  It’s always good to hear an opposing view but today I feel we seldom get the chance.  Enjoy, educate yourself.

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