More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks.
Counting Down With You by Tashie Bhuiyan
Release Date: May 4, 2021
The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu
Rating: ★★☆☆☆ (2.5 Stars)
Release Date: January 12, 2021
The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams
Release Date: August 17, 2021
This was such a perfect light and fun read. I loved ever single trope included here – childhood friends, mutual pining, fake dating – all of it worked. I gravitate to sports romances because they’re super fun and flirty and The Cheat Sheet was no different. I bought into Bree and Nathan’s history – and therefore their feelings for each other. I wanted their romance to succeed, and to see them happy together. I could not put this book down, which is why I read the entire thing in one sitting.
Places No One Knows by Brenna Yovanoff
Release Date: May 17, 2016
I was really excited going into this because Benna Yovanoff has been one of my favorite short story authors from every anthology book she’s been a part of, so to say I had high hopes is probably an understatement. And while I don’t this story will stick with me as she short stories have, this was still an enjoyable read.
I really loved Marshall and the journey he went on. His growth and development were incredibly relatable and I empathized with his struggle. It was a bit harder to connect with Waverly, but that was very intentional because as a character she liked to keep everyone at arms length – a façade presented to the masses so her cracks never show – and while again I found that relatable, it made it hard for me to like her because she was so conscious of her presentation and social standing – and keeping it to the detriment of others – that I was often frustrated by her. But she does go on a journey of growth as well, and like Mars’, I thought it was very well done. I could see how these two were pulled together and believed in their connection, which was so important for the book.
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