The Romance Recipe | Ruby Barrett | Book Review

Sophie Brunet is a former reality shower finalist who was recently hired as the head chef for Amy Chambers restaurant. All she want so to do is cook without all the distractions. Unfortunately, she restaurant is failing, and its owner is one of those distractions. Sophie and Amy clash every time they are in theContinue reading “The Romance Recipe | Ruby Barrett | Book Review”

Cowboy Ever After | Jennie Marks | Book Review

Kaylee Collins is writing a Western romance but, has no real experience in the country. She is a city dweller at heart; and now no one is buying into her attempt at sounding like she knows what she is talking about. Her editor ends her to spend a week at a working ranch. She isContinue reading “Cowboy Ever After | Jennie Marks | Book Review”

Love Radio | Ebony LaDelle | Book Review

When I saw the synopsis for Love Radio on Netgalley, I was immediately intrigued by the Hitch references. I saw Hitch in the movie theatre when it came out with a group of friends and enjoyed it. I still think it is a good movie and was curious how the premise would translate to aContinue reading “Love Radio | Ebony LaDelle | Book Review”

The Black Girls Left Standing | Juliana Goodman | Book Review

The Black Girls Left Standing had me turning the pages and empathizing with the main character. The main character is Beau, and as the novel begins Beau is at her sister Katia’s funeral. Katia was shot and killed by a white off duty police officer who thought she was trying to break into his house.Continue reading “The Black Girls Left Standing | Juliana Goodman | Book Review”

Spin Me Right Round | David Valdes | Book Review

As I was reading Spin Me Right Round, I couldn’t help but feel like it was a gay twist on the classic movie trilogy Back to the Future. In present day, Luis is openly gay in an environment that may be progressive but not always fully accepting. The majority reason for this stems from anContinue reading “Spin Me Right Round | David Valdes | Book Review”

Saturday Movie Review: Crush

Crush is a new movie released by Hulu. It stars Rowan Blanchard, Auli’i Cravalho, and Isabella Ferreira as the three main characters. It also features Megan Mullaly as Rowan Blanchard’s characters free spirits mother. The premise for this movie is hat as an attempt to finally win the eye of the girl, Gabriela, that sheContinue reading “Saturday Movie Review: Crush”

The Edge of Summer | Erica George | Book Review

I read Erica George’s debut Words Composed of Sea and Sky and found a strong new voice of young adult stories. When I saw her sophomore book The Edge of Summer on Netgalley, I was quick to request it. Once again, the setting is Cape Cod and this time around there is a strong focusContinue reading “The Edge of Summer | Erica George | Book Review”

Mark My Words | Muhammad Khan | Book Review

Mark My Words is a face paced read which shines a strong light on social inequality within the privileged grammar school. Previously there were two schools in Enley – Minerva (the privileged private grammer school) and Bodley (the more racially diverse public school). Bodley is located in a more run-down part of town. When theContinue reading “Mark My Words | Muhammad Khan | Book Review”

The Wedding Season | Katy Birchall | Book Review

Freya Scott is having the perfect day or at least the perfect day before her wedding. Her wedding will be the real perfect day. She is marrying her long term boyfriend Matthew and kicking off the wedding season for her, her family, and her friends. Everything is set to go off without a hitch untilContinue reading “The Wedding Season | Katy Birchall | Book Review”

Much Ado About a Latte | Kathleen Fuller | Book Review

Much Ado About a Latte is the second book in the Maple Falls series. This time the focus is on Anita Bedford and Tanner Castillo – two classmates and present day coworkers. Both characters are ready to make their professional dreams a reality but as they do an unexpected tension forms. Anita has had feelingsContinue reading “Much Ado About a Latte | Kathleen Fuller | Book Review”

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