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The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett

blaze6217's review against another edition

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funny inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.5

sapphics_reads's review against another edition

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3.25

Idk if it was just because I listened to the audiobook version(and the fact that the narrators sounded the same) but i found it very hard to differentiate between amy & sophie? 

and i can’t say why but i was expecting the tv show to be a more prominent plot to the story, like the book revolving around the tv rather than what it was?? but maybe that’s my fault for not reading any reviews before I stared it ?

julia206'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? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

It was a nice read but nothing too special for me. The ending felt a bit rushed. Would still recommend it but not as a must-read

lord_lut's review against another edition

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

5.0

hauntingpineapples's review against another edition

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5.0

5 ⭐️
3.5

jrholt's review against another edition

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

4.0

guybrush's review against another edition

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

4.0

nehaha's review against another edition

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emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

1.0

ugh a waste of time! The restaurant owner is incredibly annoying and such a difficult character to care about. She is incredibly insecure and makes it everyone else’s problems and continuously self victimizes. Her and Amy’s relationship is not believeable - I still don’t understand the attraction and chemistry between them. There are some good sex scenes especially in the beginning of the book, which is the only reason this book got 1 star. But unfortunately the worsen as the book progresses. I’m unsure who the audience of this book is supposed to be but it definitely is not sapphics because they’re sex feels so much like what cis het people think of sapphic sec to be. There is little to no character development especially for the restaurant owner. The chef is likable but we do not much of her character other than that she is bi (was engaged to a man), is a chef and obsessed with the restaurant owner. She does not have much of a personality and character development outside of Amy - most of her decision and thinking are tied to the restaurant owner. Sophie has a lot of plot outside of Amy, esp relating to her family. Her toxic relation with her dad is mentioned and shown a lot however the reason for what that is is never explained nor there is any resolution to that. Overall, terrible book, would not recommend!!!

Oh and also the restaurant owner sucks at making spreadsheets- literally the core of her business. 

ansimps2's review against another edition

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

3.75

joanna1905's review against another edition

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3.0

This was cute but I couldn’t for the life of me keep straight which one was Amy and which was Sophie. It was a nice light read but probably ultimately not something that’s gonna stick with me. Sex scenes were well written tho.