More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks.
Release Date: May 10, 2022
As a foodie and a romance lover, I was destined to enjoy this book. It was both comforting – filled with expected tropes and formulas – and surprising – by subverting some of my expectations. The story was really enjoyable and I thought Ryan and June had great chemistry fueled by a mutual love of pranking each other (that did have them behaving immaturely at times, but I didn’t mind too much) and the story had a very light-hearted tone that was a great pick-me-up.
I received a copy of the audiobook via the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: January 25, 2014
This is a story bout healing and grief wrapped up in a romance and it was very enjoyable. Bree and Archer have an immediate connection, but they develop a true respect alongside their romantic feelings and it forms an even deeper bond between the pair. And I loved the growth they go on individually as they both find their strength and their voices as they face their respective traumas.
Release Date: June 14, 2022
This was a disappointment. With no chemistry and little development, I just could not become invested in these characters or their relationship.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: June 23, 2019
I DNF’d this 8% in, but gave it serious consideration after 4. I just could not get behind the writing style. It was so clunky, disjointed, and distant. I felt like I was missing a lot of backstory for Charlie and I didn’t feel like we were going to get enough for her to seem like an actual character instead of the quirky, sports-obsessed, pick me girl. I normally love a sports romance, and honestly, am not too picky about which I pick up, but this was one of the biggest misses I’ve had in a while.
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