So you may notice that a couple of books on this months reading list were also on April’s reading list. Unfortunately I ran out of time and as you will see in April’s Round Up I did actually manage to read quite a few books. Which has put me ahead by 8 books on my Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019.
May’s Reading Challenge List:
The Neglected Garden by Suzanne Winterly. Pages: 382. Publication Date: 8 February 2019. ARC
Synopsis: A garden designer with hope. A property developer with secrets. Will their love grow or will revenge make it wither?
Ireland, 2010. Gilly Townsend’s beloved landscaping business doesn’t survive the financial crash. Just when she thinks she’ll have to move back home, a profitable project to restore an inspirational walled garden lands in her lap. But she never expected her wealthy Londoner boss to inspire her in return.
Marc Fletcher just wants an escape for him and his four-year-old son. As he tries to forget a dark past, Gilly’s skills in the garden bring light back into his life. As he and his landscaper become something more, a family shadow threatens everything he holds dear.
Amidst increasingly angry blackmail, Marc and Gilly’s love starts to blossom. But when threats transform into criminal action, will the developer’s poisonous past bury Gilly six-feet-under?
The Neglected Garden is a standalone romantic suspense novel seeded with intrigue. If you like gutsy heroines, enigmatic heroes, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Suzanne Winterly’s captivating garden mystery.
Needlemouse by Jane O’Connor. Pages: 384. Publication Date: 27 June 2019. ARC
Synopsis: Time to come out of hibernation…
Sylvia Penton has been hibernating for years, it’s no wonder she’s a little prickly…
Sylvia lives alone, dedicating herself to her job at the local university. On weekends, she helps out at a local hedgehog sanctuary because it gives her something to talk about on Mondays – and it makes people think she’s nicer than she is.
Only Sylvia has a secret: she’s been in love with her boss, Professor Lomax, for over a decade now, and she’s sure he’s just waiting for the right time to leave his wife. Meanwhile she stores every crumb of his affection and covertly makes trouble for anyone she feels gets in his way.
But when a bright new PhD candidate catches the Professor’s eye, Sylvia’s dreams of the fairy tale ending she has craved for so long, are soon in tatters, driving her to increasingly desperate measures and an uncertain future.
Sylvia might have been sleep walking through her life but things are about to change now she’s woken up…
I Heat Hawaii by Lindsey Kelli. Pages: 400. Publication Date: 30 May 2019. ARC
Synopsis: Join Angela and Jenny in the series finale of the bestselling I Heart books, on the balmy beaches of Hawaii
When you’re running away from real life, there’s only one place to go…
When Angela Clark’s best friend Jenny invites her to join a press trip to Hawaii, three days of sun, sea and sleep sounds like the perfect antidote to her crazed life.
At work in New York, she’s supposed to be the face of Having It All. But the only thing Angela feels she excels at is hiding in the printer cupboard, eating Mini Cheddars and watching Netflix on her phone and if this is living the dream, she’s more than ready to wake up.
A few days away with Jenny sounds like exactly what she needs but Angela’s talent for getting into a scrape guarantees nothing goes to plan – and not even the most beautiful beaches, blue skies and daiquiris will get her off the hook…
The Celtic Connection by Jeanie Martin. Pages: 255. Publication Date: 6 March 2019. ARC
Synopsis: A hot Irish singer, a feisty Canadian woman, and a secluded retreat in the Pacific Northwest. What could go wrong?
Irish singer Michael O’Corrain has been looking forward to this retreat in the beautiful Puget Sound for donkey’s years. Well, since his Kilts tour started, anyway. Touring life can be a grind, and he has a major decision to make. A little peace is just what he needs to get his head on straight. Then he meets the retreat’s coordinator, the enigmatic and exotic Gus, and promptly forgets all about his troubles.
Gus Yu is the queen of research. But in all the retreats she’s been hired to run, she’s never encountered a group like Kilts. Handling all her curve balls with ease and humour, it’s Gus herself who’s kept off-kilter. She begins to suspect that she’s been hired under false pretenses, especially when she meets Michael, with his dimples and sparkling green eyes. Despite her best efforts, it doesn’t take long before the sparks fly.
But when old insecurities rise, on both sides, will they find the courage and strength to stay together?
The Celtic Connection is the fourth book in the Kilts Book series.
Playing With Fire by Katie Price. Pages: 339. Publication Date: 19 October 2017.
Synopsis: Indigo could never have predicted she’d be running her own London events agency aged just twenty-seven.
Organising celebrity parties and glamorous launches is the reward of years of hard work, and when restaurant entrepreneur Connor asks her to plan the opening of his swanky new Shoreditch nightclub, she knows this could be the high-profile event that puts Glamour to Go on the map.
Gorgeous, successful…and attached, Connor is just as spirited as Indigo. She’s determined to resist his advances, but it’s only a matter of time before sparks start to fly. Will she risk putting everything she’s worked so hard for on the line for Connor?
Because as the temperature rises, it will soon become clear that someone is trying to sabotage Indigo’s efforts from the inside.
Things are hotting up, and there’s everything to play for…
Also The Random Book of the Month will also be included in May’s Reading List. You’ll need to pop back on the 6 May 2019 to see what book was taken from the Random Book of the Month Jar.
I also have to finish the book I’m currently read, so that will be counted in to May’s Reading list. So that’s 5 books that have already been chosen, plus the Random Book of the Month and any other books I can manage to fit in. I just hope that I can keep this years Reading Challenge up on GoodReads as I’ve dropped down from 8 books ahead of schedule to 6.
*** I hope you like May’s Reading List/Challenge, let me know if you’ve read any of them or if you have any of these books on your TBR list. ***