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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: rom com

Red, White & Royal Blue Review

Title: Red, White & Royal Blue
Author: Casey McQuiston
Type: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult, Male/Male Romance
Pages: 421
Rating: 4/5

Alex, son of the first female President of the United States and Henry, a Prince in England have always seemed to be enemies. Then a situation happens between them and both England and the US need to do damage control. Henry and Alex must pretend to be friends for the press but the more the act like friends the more their relationship blossoms. Theres silly banter, there’s flirting, both are crushing each other hard and then they fall in love. They feel they must hid their relationship for fear of disrupting their countries. I loved how Henry and Alex’s relationship progressed throughout the book. It wasn’t an “instant love” or “instant lust” type of situation. It was cute, funny and sweet. One of my favorite parts of the story was how Alex and Henry brought out the best in each other and how they were there for each other during difficult times. The development of both of these characters and their relationship was amazing! I don’t want to share to much more but I’m definitely happy I read this. The only thing that bothered me was that the chapters were kind of long. Not a deal breaker but I found it hard at times to pick up and read it because I knew I didn’t have enough time to read 30 pages and I hate stopping in the middle of a chapter and try to avoid that at all costs.

Category Archives: rom com

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.

Category Archives: rom com

You Deserve Each Other Review

Title: You Deserve Each Other
Author: Sarah Hogle
Type: Romance, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary
Publisher: GP Putnam’s Sons
Published: 2020
Pages: 368
Rating: 4/5

Thank you NetGalley and GP Putnam’s Sons for the advanced e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What is this book about?
Nicholas and Namoi are enemies who also happened to be engaged. They loved each at some point. Now they are both wanting out of the wedding but don’t want to be the one to cancel it. As the countdown looms and their relationship begins to change. Will the wedding be called off or will they save their relationship?

What did I think?
I thought this was a cute fun read. I loved the characters and the storyline. The sarcastic comments within the story and the pranks the characters played on each other had me laughing out loud a few times. What I loved best about this book is that I felt like I was sitting in a movie theater watching it play out on the big screen. I highly recommend this cute romantic read!

Category Archives: rom com

It Sounded Better in my Head Review

Title: It Sounded Better in my Head
Author: Nina Kenwood
Type:
Romantic Comedy
Publisher:
Flatiron
Published:
2020
Pages:
272
Rating:
5/5

This book comes out April 7, 2020. I won this in a Goodreads giveaway.

What is the book about?
Natalie finds out her parents are getting a divorce and her best friends Lucy and Zach are dating. Natalie always thought she would end up with Zach and now feels like the third wheel but she is shy and awkward. Then an unexpected romance happens and changes everything.

What did I think?
I went back and forth between 4 and 5 stars and ended up rating this a 5. For a debut novel this author did a fantastic job. This was laugh out loud funny at parts. I absolutely loved Natalie’s character. I felt like if I were to bring my 18 year old self into the future that I would be Natalie. Her inner dialogue is exactly what I would have sounded like at 18. It was neat to see her character change throughout the book as she gained confidence. I love “Rom Com” novels because it makes me feel like I am watching a chick flick movie.

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