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Well Met Review

Title: Well Met
Author: Jen DeLuca
Type: Romance, Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 336
Rating: 4/5

What a fun read this was! Emily moves to the town of Willow Creek to help out her sister, a single mom who was in a terrible car accident. April needs help taking care her daughter Caitlin for the summer. Emily drives Caitlin to sign up to be part of the Renaissance Faire. A six week fundraiser for the community. Emily is roped into volunteering and meets Simon, who runs the Faire and is a closed off dude who seems to hate her. Emily has planned to just stay for the summer but soon finds herself possibly looking to put down roots in the town of Willow Creek.

Theres so many good things about this book. Such a sweet story about someone finding themselves and moving though heartache. I found these characters to be super cute. I love that the romance was a slow build. There were so many times I was grinning from the cheesy cute relationship. I also laughed a lot. I loved the Renaissance aspect of this story too. I found it to be extremely detailed and felt like I was amongst the faire. I grew up with my mom working for a small business that sold items at Renaissance Festivals throughout the country. She made tiaras, princess hats and wands. It took me back to the times I’d help her out. Such a cute read! Highly recommend!

Category Archives: Chick Lit

Happy & You Know It Review

Title: Happy & You Know It
Author: Laura Hankin
Type: Chick Lit, Contemporary
Pages: 384
Rating: 4/5

These characters are certainly relatable to a degree. As a mother myself, I constantly feel pressure to be the perfect parent/mother often time worry if others are judging the choices I am make. These mothers are rich privileged ladies who invite struggling musician, Claire, into their playgroup to aid in their children’s development through music. Claire, motherless herself, is accepted into their clique but quickly finds out all their dirty secrets. The book definitely gave off a Big Little Lies vibe and is also told in multiple viewpoints. The storyline and plots are good enough to keep you guessing and wondering what’s going on. I definitely didn’t see the plot twist coming. Great read that explores female relationships and talks about the struggles and happy times of motherhood.

Category Archives: Chick Lit

The Boyfriend Project Review

Title: The Boyfriend Project
Author: Farrah Rochon
Type: Romance, Contemporary Fiction, Chick Lit
Pages: 268
Rating: 3/5

I want to start with what I liked about this novel. I liked that there were some strong female characters. I liked that this book represented people of color. The story was easy to follow and could easily be adapted into a film.

All that being said, I feel like thing story had so much potential and it fell short. The first few chapters started out strong for me but I was underwhelmed with the rest of the novel. There were so many good ideas in this novel but I feel like the author struggled to tie it all together. The big thing it lacked was the relationship building between Samiah and Daniel and it’s a romance book. They went from meeting when Daniel started working for the same company as Samiah to being in a relationship really quickly which didn’t fit her character at all. Samiah’s newly formed friendships with Taylor and London followed the same pattern. Theres the secret Daniel is hiding and Samiah working on an ap she’s been dreaming about for years. All great ideas but poor delivery on bringing it all together. I wish I could share more about the last few points but don’t want to spoil the story for anyone who would like to read it.

I struggled with what to rate this. I kept going between 2 and 3 stars. I decided to bump it to a 3 because the book did have potential and I feel like I am an early reviewer.

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