Weekly Wrap Up: August 4th through August 10th 2019

Clicking on titles under Books I’ve ReadNetGalley Haul,and Email Haul will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on titles under Books with Pending Reviews and Books with Published Reviews will take you to Amazon.

Clicking on titles Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz will take you to that specific blog post.

Clicking on links under Giveaways I’ve Entered will take you to that giveaway

Clicking on the titles under Freebies I Scored will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on the links under Weekly Posts will take you to that specific blog post.


Books I’ve Read:

Aelia

The Red Death

Disorder

Return of the Long Lost Earl


Books with pending reviews:

I Wanna Sext You Up—Review coming August 20th


Books with published reviews:

Dark Alpha’s Redemption—Review Here

Return of the Long Lost Earl—Review Here

The Kilwade Tragedy—Review Here

The Escape Room—Review Here

Because You’re Mine—Review Here

We Are All Good People Here—Review Here

The Perfect Wife—Review Here

Keeping Lucy—Review Here

Jake’s Redemption—Review Here

T-Minus—Review Here


NetGalley Haul:

Once Upon a Cowboy Christmas

A Hundred Suns

Cilka’s Journey

Ice Hard

The Jumbie God’s Revenge


Email Haul:


Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

Dirty Player—Sale Post

Reckless Love—Sale Post

The Escape Room—Blog Tour

T-Minus—Blog Tour


Giveaways I’ve Entered:


Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Catch Up Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Theme Thursday

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The Perfect Wife by J.P. Delaney

The Perfect Wife: A Novel by [Delaney, JP]

3 Stars

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine, Ballantine Books

Date of publication: August 6th, 2019

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense

Where you can find The Perfect Wife: Amazon | Barnes and Noble | BookBub

Book synopsis:

A missing woman receives a second chance at life, thanks to her billionaire husband–but the consequences are deadly in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before.

Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s an icon of the tech world, the founder of a lucrative robotics company. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago, and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. 

But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives–and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what reallyhappened to Abbie half a decade ago?


My review:

When I started reading The Perfect Wife, I was expecting a psychological thriller. I was expecting to read about Abbie’s remembering what happened to her the night of her accident. I was even expecting a few twists to the plot, which the book delivered. What I wasn’t expecting was the science fiction angle of the book. That took me by surprise.

The plotline of The Perfect Wife was interesting. Abbie wakes up wondering who she was. She is filled in by her husband. Abbie is an AI. She is a replica of Tim’s wife who went missing over five years ago. Abbie’s memories of her marriage show that Tim and herself are in love and happy. But Abbie can’t help but think that something is missing. That memories are missing. Abbie soon embarks on a mission to discover her missing memories. She also wants to find out what happened to Abbie 5 years earlier. Did she disappear? Or did something more sinister happen?

I liked Abbie, but I couldn’t get a feel for the AI. She was bland, personality- wise, for 90% of the book. I couldn’t connect to either version of her, which irritated me because I wanted to in the worse way. Abbie before was much more enjoyable.

Tim creeped me out. I understood that he was devastated by Abbie disappearance. But to make an AI that had her memories was creepy. Even creepier was how he was before Abbie. Talk about chills!!

Danny was also an essential character in The Perfect Wife. The author did a tremendous job of describing his form of autism. The author also did a fantastic job of explaining the various schools/treatments that Abbie and Tim tried.

I wasn’t a fan of the switch between 2nd person POV and 3rd person POV. I don’t like 2nd person POV. Add in that it kept switching to 3rd person and I was like “What” during some parts of the plotline. I kept having to reread chapters, and I am not a huge fan of doing that.

The end of The Perfect Wife confused me. I had to read it a few times. Even now, after I have finished the book, I still don’t get it. The author did wrap up the “What Happened To Abbie” storyline well but it didn’t jive with the rest of the story. Plus, what happened to Abbie and Danny at the end. I couldn’t figure out which one was the truth.


I would give The Perfect Wife an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.

I am on the fence if I would reread The Perfect Wife. I am also on the fence if I would recommend it to family and friends.

I would like to thank the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review The Perfect Wife.

**I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**


Have you read The Perfect Wife?

What are your thoughts on it?

Do you think that there will eventually be AI’s that look like human beings?

Let me know!!

Freebie Sunday: June 2nd, 2019

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Disclaimer: Books are free at the time of post publishing. Please check before buying!!


Romance

Sapphire Nights (Crystal Magic Book 1) by [Rice, Patricia]
His Best Friend's Sister (Devil's Rock at Whiskey River Book 2) by [Gaddy, Eve]
This Daring Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 6) by [Beller, Misty M.]

Mystery

I Have a Secret (Sloane Monroe Book 3) by [Bradshaw, Cheryl]
Where There's a Will: Inspector Stone Mysteries #1 by [Carver, Alex R]
A Secret to Die For (Books to Die For Book 6) by [Houston, Richard]

Suspense

Ever Strange (Legal Magick 1) - Paranormal Romantic Suspense by [Woods, Alisa]
Merciless by [Winters, W., Winters, Willow]
The Truth in My Lies by [Smoak, Ivy]

Thriller

Once Gone (a Riley Paige Mystery--Book #1) by [Pierce, Blake]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]
The Back Door Man by [Buschi, Dave]

Young Adult

Dungeon Born (The Divine Dungeon Book 1) by [Krout, Dakota]
Let Me Fall by [Foster, Lily]
Warrior Mage: Chains of Honor, Book 1 by [Buroker, Lindsay]

Fantasy

Real Men Howl (Blackwood Pack | Paranormal Werewolf Romance) (Real Men Shift Book 1) by [Kyle, Celia, Maddix, Marina]
Age of Night: Book One to Three by [Sage, May]
The Knight's Secret (The Mage Conspiracy Book 1) by [Bardwell, Jeffrey]

Science Fiction

Breaking Gravity by [Walters, Mitty]
Interest (Final State Book 1) by [Gaughen, Kevin]
Transmission (The Invasion Chronicles—Book One): A Science Fiction Thriller by [Rice, Morgan]

Women’s Fiction

Dazed & Divorced: Laugh out loud romantic comedy chick lit (Rom-Com on the Edge Book 1) by [Scott, Carol Maloney]
Seduce Me Sweetly (Heron's Landing Book 1) by [Morland, Iris]
Slow Burn (Into The Fire Book 2) by [Croix, J.H.]

LGBTQIA

Bearly Rivals (Bears of Southoak Book 1) by [Morgan, Kayci]
Unbroken Bond - 01: Aidan coincidentally meets the prince by [K, Sasi]
Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 1) by [Price, Jordan Castillo]

Horror

99 Stories of Blood on the Wall: A collection of 99 word horror stories by [Cathy, Kevin]
Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Books 1-3: Three complete novels by [Bryan, JL]

Freebie Sunday: May 19th, 2019

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Disclaimer: Books are free at the time of post publishing. Please check before buying!!


Romance

This Daring Journey (Heart of the Mountains Book 6) by [Beller, Misty M.]
Unchained: Blood Bond: Parts 1, 2 & 3 (Volume 1) (Blood Bond Saga) by [Hardt, Helen]
Click Date Repeat Series Box Set (Click Date Repeat, Click Date Repeat Again) by [Farnham, K. J.]

Mystery

Murder On Display: A riveting, stand-alone murder / mystery that keeps you guessing until the shocking end (Greek Island Mysteries Book 4) by [Christodoulou, Luke]
Die Noon (Goodnight Mysteries Book 1) by [Sax, Elise]
Bad Monday by [Lawrence, K P]

Suspense

Bedrock: A Gripping Psychological Thriller by [King, Britney]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]
Speak No Evil (An Oyster Point Thriller Book 2) by [Crosby, Tanya Anne]

Thriller

Darknet (Cyber Series Book 2) by [Mather, Matthew]
No Shelter - Holly Lin #1 (Holly Lin Series) by [Swartwood, Robert]
Fear Has a Name (The Crittendon Files Book 1) by [Mapes, Creston]

Young Adult

Boy in the Mirror (The Infinity Trials Book 1) by [Duperre, Robert J.]
Mageborn (The Mageborn Saga Book 1) by [Edmondson, Dayne]
Transmission (The Invasion Chronicles—Book One): A Science Fiction Thriller by [Rice, Morgan]

Fantasy

Age of Night: Book One to Three by [Sage, May]
The Palace of Lost Memories (After the Rift Book 1) by [Archer, C.J.]
Crescent Calling (The Crescent Witch Chronicles Book 1) by [R Taylor, Nicole]

Science Fiction

The Breakers Series: Books 1-3 by [Robertson, Edward W.]
Qualify (The Atlantis Grail Book 1) by [Nazarian, Vera]
Interest (Final State Book 1) by [Gaughen, Kevin]

Women’s Fiction

Kitty Confidential (Pet Whisperer P.I. Book 1) by [Fitz, Molly, Press, Sweet Promise]
Engaging the Boss (Heirs of Damon Book 3) by [Adams, Noelle]
Gusty Lovers and Cadavers: A Chinese Cozy Mystery (A Raina Sun Mystery Book 2) by [Tan, Anne R.]

LGBTQIA

Chase Me Home (Bridge to Abingdon) by [West, Tatum]
Quill Me Now (The ABCs of Spellcraft Book 1) by [Price, Jordan Castillo]
Chance To Bloom by [Hunter, Dillon]

Horror

Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]
Emma Frost Mystery Series: Vol 1-5 by [Rose, Willow]
Dark Water (Cooper M. Reid Book 1) by [Napier, Barry]

Freebie Sunday: May 5th, 2019

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Disclaimer: Books are free at the time of post publishing. Please check before buying!!


Romance

Something New (Lone Star Match  Book 3) by [Ryder, Megan ]
I Will Always Love You (The Gentileschi Sisters Book 1) by [Shay, Kathryn]
Crushing on Kate (A Red Maple Falls Novel, #2) by [Paolo, Theresa]

Mystery

Savannah Martin Mysteries Box Set 1-3: A Cutthroat Business, Hot Property, Contract Pending (Savannah Martin Mysteries Boxset Book 1) by [Bennett, Jenna]
Arsenic in the Azaleas (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 1) by [Mayer, Dale]
Eye for Revenge by [Bradshaw, Cheryl]

Suspense

Tormentor Mine: A Dark Romance by [Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima]
Girl in Trouble (An Alex Mercer Thriller Book 1) by [Claflin, Stacy]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]

Thriller

After: The Shock (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 1) by [Nicholson, Scott]
Dark Return: A Leine Basso Thriller by [Berkom, D.V.]
Suitcase Girl: SG Trilogy Book 1 (Abby Kane FBI Thriller 7) by [Hutchinson, Ty]

Young Adult

Marcel Proust: In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Proust, Marcel]
Lewis Carroll : The Complete Collection (Illustrated) (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Carroll, Lewis]
Herman Melville: The Complete works (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Melville, Herman]

Fantasy

The Green Knight (Space Lore Book 1) by [Dietzel, Chris]
Rogue, Prisoner, Princess (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 2) by [Rice, Morgan]
Karma (Karma Series Book 1) by [Augustine, Donna]

Science Fiction

Croc's Return (Bitten Point Book 1) by [Langlais, Eve]
HADRON Dark Matter: (Book 1) by [Arseneault, Stephen]
Wolves of the Northern Rift (A Magic & Machinery Novel Book 1) by [Messenger, Jon]

Women’s Fiction

Wish Upon a Shell (Lighthouse Point Book 1) by [Correll, Kay]
River's End (River's End Series, #1) by [Davis, Leanne]
Big Shot (A Book Boyfriend Novel 1) by [Phillips, Carly, Wilde, Erika]

LGBTQIA

Locked In by [Bates, Aiden]

Austin (Man Up Book 1) by [Stevens, Felice]
Dead in the Garden: A Romantic Cosy Mystery (Grasmere Cottage Mystery Book 1) by [Donovan, Dahlia]

Horror

Ghost of a Chance (Chintz 'n China Book 1) by [Galenorn, Yasmine]
20 Masterpieces of Fantasy Fiction Vol. 1: Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Tarzan of the Apes...... by [MacDonald, George, Carroll, Lewis, Baum, L. Frank, Chesterton, G. K., Barrie, J. M., Lindsay, David, Howard, Robert E., Bulgakov, Mikhail, Burroughs, Edgar Rice, Dickens, Charles, Dunsany, Lord, Malory, Thomas, Twain, Mark, Ruskin, John]
Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]

Freebie Sunday: April 28th, 2019

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Disclaimer: Books are free at the time of post publishing. Please check before buying!!!


Romance

Eye for Revenge by [Bradshaw, Cheryl]
Rocky Mountain Angel (Six Pack Ranch Book 4) by [Arend, Vivian]
Crushing on Kate (A Red Maple Falls Novel, #2) by [Paolo, Theresa]

Mystery

Arsenic in the Azaleas (Lovely Lethal Gardens Book 1) by [Mayer, Dale]
Savannah Martin Mysteries Box Set 1-3: A Cutthroat Business, Hot Property, Contract Pending (Savannah Martin Mysteries Boxset Book 1) by [Bennett, Jenna]
Suitcase Girl: SG Trilogy Book 1 (Abby Kane FBI Thriller 7) by [Hutchinson, Ty]

Thriller

Girl in Trouble (An Alex Mercer Thriller Book 1) by [Claflin, Stacy]
Dark Return: A Leine Basso Thriller by [Berkom, D.V.]
The Perfect Wife (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One) by [Pierce, Blake]

Suspense

Tormentor Mine: A Dark Romance by [Zaires, Anna, Zales, Dima]
Just Like Animals: A Werelock Evolution Series Standalone Novel by [Ivers, Hettie]
Beauty in Flight: Beauty in Flight Serial Book 1 by [Patchen, Robin]

Young Adult

Victor Hugo: The Complete Novels (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Hugo, Victor]
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (37 plays, 160 sonnets and 5 Poetry Books With Active Table of Contents) (Quattro Classics) by [Shakespeare, William]
Tom Sawyer Collection - All Four Books (Quattro Classics) (The Greatest Writers of All Time) by [Twain, Mark]

Fantasy

Rogue, Prisoner, Princess (Of Crowns and Glory—Book 2) by [Rice, Morgan]
Our Bloody Pearl (These Treacherous Tides Book 1) by [Bryn, D. N.]
Karma (Karma Series Book 1) by [Augustine, Donna]

Science Fiction

The Green Knight (Space Lore Book 1) by [Dietzel, Chris]
HADRON Dark Matter: (Book 1) by [Arseneault, Stephen]
Wolves of the Northern Rift (A Magic & Machinery Novel Book 1) by [Messenger, Jon]

Women’s Fiction

River's End (River's End Series, #1) by [Davis, Leanne]
Big Shot (A Book Boyfriend Novel 1) by [Phillips, Carly, Wilde, Erika]
I Will Always Love You (The Gentileschi Sisters Book 1) by [Shay, Kathryn]

LGBTQIA

Thornfruit (The Gardener's Hand Book 1) by [Davin, Felicia]
Natural Enemies by [Parrish, Roan]
Brownie Points by [Coburn, Jennifer]

Horror

Edgar Allan Poe: The Complete Tales and Poems (The Classics Collection) by [Poe, Edgar Allan]
Ghost of a Chance (Chintz 'n China Book 1) by [Galenorn, Yasmine]
Turn The Other Way by [James, Stuart]

Weekly Wrap Up: April 14th through April 20th 2019

Clicking on the link under Books I’ve ReadNetGalley Haul,and Email Haul will take you to Goodreads.

Clicking on the link under Books with Pending Reviews and Books with Published Reviews will take you to Amazon.

Clicking on the link under Freebies I Scored (which were free at the time I got them.) will take you to Amazon, BookFunnel, or Prolific Works (I will say which one next to the title).


Books I’ve Read

Ten: Part 1

A Light in the Desert

Darwin’s Cipher

Kingdom of Exiles

Sunset Beach

Journey to Territory U

Journey to Territory M

Extinction of All Children

Books with pending reviews:

Sunset Beach—expected publication date May 7th, 2019

The Perfect Wife—expected publication date August 6th, 2019

Books with published reviews:

Journey to Territory U—review here

Journey to Territory M—review here

Extinction of All Children—review here

NetGalley Haul:

Raze

We Are All Good People Here

Jackson

The Perfect Date

Unsuitable

Email Haul:

Dark Matter

An Indigo Wind

Freebies I Scored (Free at the time of posting. Please check the price before purchase!!):

Giveaways/Contests I entered:

Enter to Win Southern Lady Code by Helen Ellis—Read It Forward

Blog Tours/Excerpts/Book Blitz:

Jackson—Blog Tour Invite

The Perfect Date-–Blog Tour Invite

Weekly Posts:

Weekly Wrap Up

Freebie Sunday

Music Monday

Top Ten Tuesday

WWW Wednesday

Throwback Thursday