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The Romance Recipe by Ruby Barrett

clichemarker's review against another edition

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medium-paced

4.0

It was going so well! :(
This book was witty, and the love felt real, and everything was going good. They were communicating, and happy. Hell, they even avoided the whole miscommunication trope. But near the end of the book, it had to fall apart. Like the author realized they hadn't had a big dramatic moment and just decided to shove it in there. Blugh. 
"I did the one thing that you have repeatedly asked me to stop doing."
The main conflict could have been Paul. But instead we get meaningless fighting, and a last minute make up.

I would've given it 5 stars, but that definitely knocked this book down 

solaclara's review against another edition

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lighthearted 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

2.75

megbellinger's review against another edition

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

3.5

lady_valhella's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

stateofiction's review against another edition

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2.0

not my first pride book of pride month being a dud.....

let's start with the good:
- I actually really liked the writing for the most part. it was clean, funny, and (mostly) polished
- oh you thought there was going to be more?

the bad: 
- were there actually two characters here? because they certainly felt the same! they had the same personality, the same goals, the same way of speaking, the same way of thinking, and I literally never knew who I was reading from.

my personal preference violated:
- they both had pre-established crushes on each other before the book even started. where was the tension? why am I supposed to care at this point?
- they started hooking up less than 100 pages into the story. again, where is the tension?

erinrocha1981's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted tense

4.0

A fun open door bisexual-lesbian experience. I found a lot of myself in here and I love that. 

anns_storybound_sanctuary's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted relaxing 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? Yes

3.0

The Romance Recipe is centered a lot around miscommunication. It is a nice read but it lacks substance for me. I found myself drifting of while listening as some parts were to predictable and therefor I lost interest for sometime. 

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keitacolada'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? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

dorothy_shack's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

haileypassmoree's review against another edition

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3.0

2.5

honestly would’ve been 3.5 if not for the writing of the intimate scenes. not everything is for me.