The Heart Has It’s Reasons by Maria Deunas
I picked this one up in the clearance at Barnes and Noble a few years ago. In trying to clean my bookshelf off, I read it. It was okay. A Spanish woman recently split from her husband and takes a job at a University in California. She is to organize and catalogue the papers of a professor who has been deceased for 30 years. He was also Spanish. In doing so, she makes friends, one of which who is a man, and they end up working together to figure out what the professor was working on. This was one of those books that seemed to be going nowhere, then pulled an ending out of nowhere. It wasn’t horrible, it was just ok.
The Confusion of Languages by Siobhan Fallon
I liked this one. While it wasn’t said, it is about military spouses who are living in Jordan, as there husbands are stationed at the embassy. It is the story of two women, one who understands the country, their culture, and customs, and one who refuses to listen and understand and tries to befriend every man she comes across. The story jumps from past to present (which is a four month difference), when the one woman goes missing. The other is watching her son for her, the husbands are in a different country, and she starts reading her journal, trying to piece together what’s going on. Super good.
The Breakdown by B.A. Paris
I read Behind Closed Doors and really liked it. I figured this one out right away. I won’t give it away, but it was still a good book. A woman is murdered and Cass was the last to see her alive. She doesn’t tell anyone this though and then starts to think someone is stalking her. She is also starting to forget things. She’s starting to go crazy between the phone hangups and her forgetfulness. Still good, even though I totally called it from like the second chapter.
The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
This is apparently a modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Ruby and Ethan dated in their early 20’s and were perfect for each other. Then things happened and they broke up. Ethan went on to become a billionaire after inventing an app and Ruby is trying to love her life in NYC, but hates it and still googles him. Then her sister and his best friend are getting married and they see each other for the first time in a decade. You can kinda guess what is going to happen, but it was cute.
That Night by Chevy Stevens
I’ve read a couple of her books. Some are better than others. This one I did like. Toni and her boyfriend Ryan are convicted of murdering her sister and go to jail for it, even though they didn’t do it. She is murdered right after they graduate for high school, so Toni and Ryan are in jail until their mid 30’s. The story jumps between past and present, so we hear about Toni’s experience in jail and her and Ryan’s relationship. You can guess who does it, but I really didn’t see the ending coming.