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    The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary: Book Review

    It’s release day for Beth O’Leary’s newest book, The Road Trip. I found this book to be a lot more layered and with more complicated and deeply-flawed characters than her previous books. It’s definitely a change from the typical feel-good book, and I think that’s ok. I really enjoyed it all the same. I received an advanced copy of the book from Berkley | Penguin Random House via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. SYNOPSIS MY REVIEW OF THE ROAD TRIP Beth O’Leary is one of the many authors on my reading lists who…

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    People We Meet On Vacation by Emily Henry

    Pour Y’all. I’m so ready to travel. I’m BEYOND ready to travel. Except people. I’m an introvert, and the downside of travel is travelers. You know the kind. The ones who are impatient. Rude. Pushy. And, you know, this pandemic isn’t over, so that makes travel so much more fraught with…feelings. That’s why I loved People We Meet On Vacation. It has two great main characters, witty dialogue, an easy-breezy plot, ALL of my favorite romance tropes, and packs it all into a series of summer vacations – some lovely, and some “what else could go wrong”. It fed my wanderlust. It was also a great escape for the usual stormy…

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    Book Review: The Kindred Spirits Supper Club by Amy E. Reichert

    It’s release day for Amy E. Reichert’s latest novel, titled The Kindred Spirits Supper Club! One sign of a really good book is when you pick up the book to check a detail as you’re writing a full review and 45 minutes later you’re feet up on your desk, engrossed in the chapter you’ve found. This is just that kind of book! Read on! I received an advanced copy of the book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. SYNOPSIS MY THOUGHTS ABOUT THE KINDRED SPIRITS SUPPER CLUB I’ve become…

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    The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon – Book Review

    If you’re looking for something fun and sexy that has scenes so well imagined that you will be deciding who will play the characters of Shay and Dominic in a movie (yes, please), look no further than Rachel Lynn Solomon’s debut romantic comedy The Ex Talk. Read on for why I absolutely adored this book! I received an advanced copy of the book from Berkley via NetGalley; all opinions are my own. This post contains some affiliate links that may earn me a commission if you purchase through them. My Thoughts on The Ex Talk This book was such a delight on all levels, and is my first romance 5-star…

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    Missing Travel? 4 Books To Soothe Your Wanderlust

    I love to travel because I think you learn as much about yourself as you do the place you visit. I’m longing to travel but not quite ready to venture too far with the ‘rona lurking. Instead of packing my bags, I’ve been pouring myself a glass of wine and settling into a comfy chair in a shaded part of my patio, living vicariously through characters in books. Today I’m sharing four books where the main characters venture abroad, and in the process, push themselves out of their comfort zones! The Little Bookshop on the Seine, Paris Is Always A Good Idea, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, and Eighty Days to…

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    Book Review: Grown-Up Pose by Sonya Lalli

    I really enjoyed Sonya Lalli’s first book, The Matchmaker’s List, and so I have been looking forward to reading Grown-Up Pose. I think I enjoyed Grown-Up Pose even more! This is a story of one woman’s journey of self-discovery. Let’s get this out of the way: the blurb for Grown-Up Pose is a little misleading. From the blurb, you might think this is about a woman who owns a yoga studio, but the studio itself doesn’t much come into play until the last bit of the plot. It’s everything that happens with Anu before and after the studio purchase that really makes the story. So Anu is a woman who…

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    Book Review: Real Men Knit by Kwana Jackson

    Real Men Knit is the first book I’ve read by Kwana Jackson, who also writes romances under the name of K.M Jackson. I definitely need to get my hands on her Sugar Lake series, as it sounds like it is right up my alley as well. If you’re a fan of contemporary romance, this slow burn romance set in a knitting shop in Harlem may be just the book you need for a quick escape or beach read. Disclosure: I received an advance copy of the book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.  All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.…

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    Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune – Book Review

    If you need a lovely escape, especially if you are a fan of magical realism, Roselle Lim’s debut novel Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune is a must-read! Read on for why I loved this book so much! Netgalley and Berkely Publishing Group thoughtfully provided an advanced reader copy for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links and if you click on one, I might receive a commission. My Review ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Y’all, I liked Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune SO much I’m leaving my star rating at the TOP of the review instead of at the end. This is one of my favorite books so far this…

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    The Matchmaker’s List by Sonya Lalli – A Book Review

    I was given an advanced reader copy of The Matchmaker’s List by NetGalley and I couldn’t put it down. I also struggled a bit with how to review it, as I hate spoilers, and this one has a doozy of a plot device midway through might make your eye twitch a bit with discomfort. Ultimately, though, I really enjoyed the story. Read on for my review, which contains affiliate links (because this girl needs her coffee). The Matchmaker’s List is described as a romantic comedy, but I think it is so much more than that – I’d put it firmly into women’s fiction, as this is not all light and fluffy,…