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The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett

rackncheese's review

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5.0

I can't tell you how validating it was to read a romance about a woman who didn't know she was queer until later in life. The dialogue in this book is also top notch. I love the sass. Also, I found out that I don't always have to hate sex scenes, which is a pleasant surprise.

bookishpositivitea's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

I enjoyed this book but didn't feel super connected to the characters. I found I got confused at which character was which even 60% in, though I imagine that's because of the audio. I found the narrators fairly similar somehow. 

Amy and Sophie were good characters, though slightly annoying at times. Amy has to make the decisions for everyone and while I understand that, emotionally, it never really changed. She seemed to never really learn from it. 

robynthebird's review against another edition

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5.0

This is technically a 4.5 but I still loved it so much. I almost cried a few times when I hit closer to the end. The smut was immaculate and overall a pretty entertaining story (even tho it took me awhile to finish

_mikenyikes's review

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2.0

• okay I don’t even know what to say about this one, and it only got two stars instead of one because the sex scenes were decent and I was able to finish it. 
• it’s about a restaurant owner and her head chef and them allegedly falling in love.
• when I say these two characters had zero chemistry I cannot emphasize that enough. This should’ve been called a recipe for contempt and miscommunication. 
 • if these two had been exes, their feelings towards each other  would’ve made so much more sense but as it was written it seemed like these two barely knew each other/ spoke but also they were somehow obssesed with each other? Idk weird weird vibes. 
• the ending was so annoyingly abrupt and made no sense I can’t even fathom why it would end like that. I literally had to go back and re read to make sure I didn’t miss something. 

jaydeewers's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

lovetheshorties's review

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emotional lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

rachel_tb's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

ob_liv_ious's review

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

lizleiby's review

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

waltzingme's review

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  • Strong character development? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

2.75