Happy New Year Girlfriends! With the new year comes new possibilities and brand-new reading goals. I didn’t want to overdo it and overwhelm myself like I have done in the past with a crazy long list of goals. I wanted to keep it simple and see what happens. One of my goals is to read more on my e-reader. Rather than reach for my phone when I can’t sleep at 1 in the morning, I’m trying to do better at reaching for my Kindle and read a few pages. I have the Kindle Paperwhite and pay for the Kindle Unlimited subscription which costs $9.99 a month. This subscription service has over a million titles in it so there is literally something for everyone, but for romance readers it is a total jackpot. There are so many gems! So many amazing indie authors out there for you to discover. So, I wanted to share with you a few recommendations available on Kindle Unlimited if you’re looking to dust your Kindle off and start using it a bit more.
Dirty Letters by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Dirty Letters is the romance between childhood pen pals Griffin and Luca. Luca lives through a terrible tragedy one day and from that day forth, stops writing to Griffin or responding to his letters. Fast forward 8 years and Griffin has randomly sent Luca a letter which she decides to respond to. This is the romance between two people who fell in love with each other through their letter writing and are figuring out that love now that they’re occupying the same space. I thought the authors did a phenomenal job with the mental health representation in this one. Due to the tragedy Luca survived, we really see her come to the understanding of how limiting fear can be. I highly recommend giving this one a try if you want something a bit more emotional but not shy with the steam.
Deliverance by Jane Henry
Deliverance is the romance between single Mom Diana and Tobias. If you’re a fan of a hilarious meet-cute, page one of this book had me laughing out loud! Keying a car? Check. Wrong persons car? Oops! Diana, shortly after finds herself in a BDSM club where Tobias works and things between these two starts to go in a way she was not expecting. It was so sweet how protective Tobias became of Diana. I thought the representation of single motherhood was done wonderfully and the representation of motherhood with a child living with autism was amazing. This is a shorter romance, but so worth the one click.
Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Stuck-Up Suit is the romance between Soraya and Graham and kicks off with these two on the train during their morning commutes. Soraya is totally annoyed with Graham because she overhears how he is chatting with one of his workers over the phone and he sounds like a total jerk! He ends up dropping his phone and she finds it. She calls a recently called number and the woman who answers basically tells her to throw his phone in the river. Soraya does her research and finds out where he works. Once at his workplace he refuses to see her or allow her in his office. So, Soraya does as any smart girl, trying to be nice would do: she takes a few naughty pictures with his phone, one being with her middle finger up and saves her number. No one has ever talked to Graham like this and he’s into it! He’s totally smitten. It’s been a while since I’ve had a physical reaction to a book. There was a section of this book that had me infuriated but it was so worth it. Pick it up! You’ll know what I’m talking about, but trust me, keep going!
Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter
In the beginning of Let’s Get Textual, our heroine Delia and her boyfriend decide their relationship is over and they break up. The stars align and she receives a text message that wasn’t meant for her. This message is from Zach and rather than just leave it alone, the two start this friendship through texting. Honestly, I loved this aspect. It felt a very old school way of getting to know someone. I know, I know. Texting is definitely not old school, but there is something about getting to know someone through chatting before actually meeting that I find very sweet. This is the romance between these two. I loved the texting between Zach and Delia. The humor was on point and Zach had my 90s nostalgia at an all time high. I read this one via Kindle Unlimited and Audible Escape, so if you enjoy audiobooks, the narration for this one was really good!
The Family Journal by Carolyn Brown
The Family Journal was one of the last books I read in 2019, and once I picked it up, I didn’t want the story to end. This was my first Carolyn Brown read and will not be my last. This is a friends to lovers romance between single Mom Lily and Mack Cooper. Lily has packed her two kids up and is returning to Comfort, Texas, her hometown and childhood home. Mack has been renting her house and the two agree they will live as housemates. Shortly after arriving home, Lily discovers a leather-bound journal with entries written by five generations of women from her family. Lily begins reading the journal entries and is reminded of the importance of family and love. This was the kind of read you curl up with a warm blanket and just sit and let the story take you away. Lily was such a relatable character; she is simply trying to hold things together for her and her kids. What I love about Mack is, he’s a man who shows up. Both Lily and her kids face situations where they come to realize this and love him for it. I did too. This was so sweet and cozy. I highly recommend it. This is another that was available on both Kindle Unlimited and Audible Escape. This is definitely a good story to experience via audio.
If you are a fan of Kindle Unlimited, I’d love to know what titles you’ve read that blew you away! Or, what your most recent one-click was. I’ll be back soon with more recommendations.