Recent Reads Mini Reviews

More mini reviews from books I’ve enjoyed to varying degrees over the last few weeks.


For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa

For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date: July 22, 2022

DNF @ 38%

I just wasn’t feeling this at all. I didn’t get any chemistry between Nina and Leo and we just got to their fake dating plotline before I ended up giving up on the book. This is primarily a fake dating story, with a dash of foodie goodness sprinkled in. It felt like it was taking too long to get the plot moving and actually have the characters talking and at this point, I’ve read so many cooking related romances, this one just faded into the background.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Weather Girl by Rachel Lynn Solomon

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3.5 Stars)
Release Date: January 11, 2022

This was a cute and quick romance. Ari and Russell are both getting fed up with the toxic enviroment created by their divorced bosses at the new station, so they pair up to scheme the two back together and maybe find their own love along the way. I loved Ari and Russell – they were just super cute and I loved Russell’s daughter. The plotting was fun and innocent and provided great plot movement and laughs.


Hide by Kiersten White

Hide by Kiersten White

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Release Date: May 24, 2022

Wow this was so boring.

So for a book with a deadly game at it’s center, I was expecting stakes, tension, and excitement. But Hide is a slow moving story that builds on a town and (too many) character’s backstory to drive the plot through exposition instead of action. I didn’t care about a single characters and could really only differentiate a few of them. I wanted a haunting setting that would permeate the story and give me chills, but the abandoned amazement park was mostly just drab.


The Guy on the Left by Kate Stewart

The Guy on the Left by Kate  Stewart

Rating: ★★★☆☆
Release Date: December 6, 2019

This was a solid second chance romance. Troy and Clarissa have good chemistry and you could feel the tension as they truly got to know one another. Dante was adorable and precocious. There was a lot of drama and conflict in the last third that felt more rushed and underdeveloped and ended up being resolved rather quickly, but it wasn’t the worst ending.

What books have you been reading lately? Share below.

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