Dec 24, 2022

Sunday Salon: Another Rom Com and a Thriller

 Outside it's in the single digits. Inside, it's warm and cozy. 


Merry Christmas/ Happy Holidays. Be grateful, mindful, and stay warm and well wherever you are. 

Indoor winter reading: 

Crash

Pub Date 24 Jan 2023 Wattpad WEBTOON Book Group, Netgalley
Genre: romance, romantic comedy, contemporary fiction

This romance uses many of the rom com tropes: a fake engagement to fool the family of the wealthy guy; a bedroom with only one bed while they are at the family mansion; a romantic love between the two fakers that it takes the entire book for them to acknowledge.

Nevertheless, the tropes work in this story, the way it's written. how the plot and main characters are developed. It was an enjoyable novel, with enough humorous moments to be labeled romantic comedy. 

My only reservations about the book: the open door sex descriptions were a bit overly graphic and descriptions could be way shortened. We got the idea in the first several paragraphs.  



The Only Survivors: A Novel

Publication: April 11, 2023; Scribner, Netgalley
Genre: thriller, suspense

A thrilling, suspense novel where a group of nine high school classmates bond as survivors of a school van crash that had sent them hurling into a raging river in the Tennessee mountains. Now in their twenties, the group continues to meet for a week every year at an isolated house, strengthening their bonds and their pledge to each other to keep the secrets of that horrific van crash that had killed 12 of their other classmates. 

After two of the group die, the rest are uneasy and don't know if they can still trust each other, suspecting that one of them might be a murderer. 

I like that the story of the crash is told in bits and pieces throughout the book and we get the full and complete story of what happened only at the end,  This way of telling the story adds to the suspense and kept me guessing. The ending was not a total surprise to me, but still a good one. 


Stay well, especially if you're in the middle of the snow bomb!

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated BookreviewerAlso,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday SalonStacking the ShelvesMailbox Monday


27 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to reading The Only Survivors — glad you thought it was good. Your tree is beautiful! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Harvee. Stay warm!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The book was good but I had to concentrate to keep the stories and people straight.

      Delete
  2. Have a great Christmas!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great pic that speaks "warm and cozy". I have a different Miranda one on my TBR, but this one sounds good too. Have the merriest Christmas!
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys
    https://www.bookshelfjourneys.com/post/sunday-post-30

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This Miranda will be printed in 2023

      Delete
  4. I am definitely a person who likes the bedroom door closed. Allow me to use my imagination please, authors!

    Beautiful tree. Glad it's warm inside even though it's very cold outside!

    ReplyDelete
  5. That a pretty Charismas three.
    Merry Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful tree. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've heard Crash is a fun book. I'm glad you liked it despite the tropes and the ellicitness. I hope you had a Merry Christmas!

    My Sunday News

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. Crash was a fun read in spite of the tropes.

      Delete
  8. Merry Christmas!

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hope you had a Merry Christmas! And The Only Survivors sounds like a fun thriller. Have a great week. :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank goodness for indorrs! Hope you had a wonderful and merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Enjoying the indoors, Greg. Warm!

      Delete
  11. Is that your tree? It's beautiful! Enjoy your week!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The Only Survivors sounds like a good one. Merry Christmas! Pretty tree!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful day. The Only Survivors looks really good.

    ReplyDelete

I appreciate your comments and thoughts...

Travel Can Be Fun or Not: Sunday Salon

Books read and to-be-read The Trip by Phoebe Morgan, May 25, 2024; HQ, NetGalley Genre: mystery, adventure, travel fiction, adult fiction B...