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This Summer Will Be Different by Carley Fortune

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  • 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? Yes

5.0

Tied for fav Carley book with Every Summer After. 
Meet Me in Tahiti by Georgia Toffolo

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Did not finish book. Stopped at 32%.
I just couldn’t get into the characters, and really disliked all the thinking / internal monologue. Needed to move along faster and have more dialogue. 
The Rom-Commers by Katherine Center

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  • 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

My favourite Katherine Center book to date (I think - the Bodyguard was also so good!)! I laughed, I cried, and I highlighted so many good quotes and passages and disappointed my arc copy won’t send my highlighted quotes immediately to Goodreads! 

The premise of the book was so good and the story was really well put together. Emma and Charlie were both such likeable and relatable characters and it really was so hard to put the book down to work today when I just wanted to know what would happen next!! 

The writing was flawless and effortless to read. I’m a sucker for a roommates, forced proximity situation and there were so many good scenes here. Also loved how thoughtful and deep the story and characters were. They felt real and had real arcs, even the side characters. I felt the twists were a bit of a misunderstanding trope, which I don’t really love in books, but honestly loved the rest so much I didn’t even care. 

Thanks so much to SMP romance and NetGalley for the arc to read and review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and not impacted by receiving a review! 
Just for the Summer by Abby Jimenez

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  • 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? Yes

5.0

Ahh I loved Just for the Summer 🥰 it’s not a fluffy romcom, and definitely deals with some very real subject matter and trauma, but I loved it all. How can I possibly be adding yet another book-boyfriend to my list? But with Justin, I certainly am 💖. 

Also loved that this takes place in the same “world” as the previous books in the series. 
Crown of Earth and Sky by Emberly Ash

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

4.0

What an exciting start to a series!! I LOVED this twist on the legendary stories of King Arthur, Excalibur and the Knights of the Round Table, and adding the magical and fae elements was very fun creatively. 

The writing was really well done and it was effortless to read. 
Parts of the story I felt the internal dialogue or descriptions were a little long and I craved a bit more action personally. But slow burn, enemies to lovers is one of my most favourite tropes and Veyka and Arran were the chefs kiss! Don’t worry though there is TONS of sexy / smutty/ spicy scenes. Overall a fantastic start to what I’m sure will be a really fun series and I can’t wait to read more about the world of Annwyn. 

Thanks so much to the author Emberly Ash, Cara Maxwell Romance, and NetGalley for the gifted copy to read. All thoughts are mine and not impacted by receiving a copy. 
Dwindle by K.A. Gandy

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

4.0

Dwindle was a cute, fun, easy and quick read. It made me feel nostalgic for my dystopia phase and I loved the “bachelorette” vibes. Hoping the spice picks up a bit in the rest of the series, but I loved all the cheese!
One Last Shot by Betty Cayouette

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  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

A great debut author book! 

I really enjoyed the story. It was easy to read and honestly I found the fashion and photography world so fascinating. A lot of the story I found myself wondering whether it’s actually like that and it felt a bit like a behind the scenes. Especially once I learned Betty worked in fashion as a videographer. I loved Theo and how raw and emotional but also authentic he felt. Gotta find myself my own Theo!! 

It was a sweet friends to lovers, second chance romance and reminded me a little of both Every Summer After and Love and Other Words. 

Thanks so much SMP romance, NetGalley, and Betty Cayoutte for the arc. All thoughts are mine and not influenced by receiving an arc. 

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This Cursed Light by Emily Thiede

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  • 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

I LOVED This Vicious Grace and was so impressed with it as a debut book, so I was very excited to jump into This Cursed Light. I am happy she added the addition of the second POV throughout the book, but it took me a bit to get used to the POV switching within the same chapter. As well, I always kind of question whether there would have been a bit more mystery if there had only been one POV. 

I loved spending time with the characters from book one, and the new characters were for the most part fun and entertaining, but if I’m being honest there maybe wasn’t enough of a plot in this sequel for me, which is why the sequel gets 4 stars instead of 5! Part of me felt that the sequel maybe wasn’t needed and it could be been a great standalone if she tweaked the end of book one. But alas, I’m happy with how everything wrapped up and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future! 


Mistakes We Never Made by Hannah Brown

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  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

Mistakes We Never Made was so fun!! I’ve loved Hannah and followed along with her love life since the bachelor so it was such a treat to read something she wrote. I thought it was well written, easy to read, and I found the lead FMC super relatable. I too am a type-A person who wants to control everything when I feel out of control and who think she knows best - I’m working on it 😂. 

Like some others have mentioned I’m not a huge fan of the cheating trope and there was a bit of miscommunication so I knocked my rating down a little for that but all in all it sits at about a 4.4 stars in my book and I really will be recommending it to friends. 

I ate the book up in almost one sitting and I felt like she left the book open for future possibilities in the same friend group 👀 which I am very excited for!

Thanks so much for the arc copy to read and review - all thoughts are mine and not influenced by the gifted copy. 
Taylor Swift by Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara

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4.75

It was a super cute book aimed for little kids and I read it with my two year old. The illustrations were fantastic and adorable. It had just enough information to be inspiring and make a little person curious I think, and I learned a couple of things myself! 

Thank you for the arc NetGalley, Frances Lincoln children’s books and Maria Isabel  Sanchez Vegara!