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Something Tragic by Jessica Yeh

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆★ There are some books that hold you in a thrall of emotions that they create long after you’ve finished them. You have emotions...

Breathless by Sarah Sanders

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Short, sweet and sexy – we loved this book.

Lara is a movie star whose career has crashed and burnt. She is in the throes of self-exploring. She’s come to a quiet little Greek island, Kyse. Sonny has retired to Kyse and owns a laissez-faire place which is something of an open house and hang out joint. Lara’s upended world meets Sonny’s relaxed zen-ness and the two form a bond.

We really enjoy Sanders’ style of writing. We also enjoy that her deceptively simple romances touch upon subjects like age gap, body image and sexual hesitancy. We absolutely loved the fact that this is the first book which doesn’t diminish or disparage ambition. It is also the first book we’ve read where the laidback partner makes the change to support the ambitious one – this is refreshing because somehow we’ve always found that wanting to be successful seems to be an anathema to writers who always unfailingly extol the virtues of small town, no-pressure-no-ambition living.

There is a sweetness about the whole romance in both the MCs that makes them just so special. We loved both the MCs and the chemistry just leapt off the pages. The sex scenes are superb.

All in all, this is sooo recommended.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ice Cream Wars by A.E. Radley and Emma Sterner-Radley

⭐⭐☆


A short, fairly okay novella – this is meant to be an escapist romcom.

Cherry Hawkins, an ice cream aficionado has always wanted to have a profession which had something to do with ice cream. She studies business, manages to save up for a trike and starts off her own ice cream business: Cherry on Top. She’s allotted a space which happens to be opposite Juliana Martin-Sinclair’s snobbish gelato/sorbet/coffee shop, The Gelato Parlour. Juliana is immediately threatened and starts making and executing devious plans to chase the thoroughly cheerful and friendly Cherry away. However, Cherry comes out on top in each of the skirmishes, though she doesn’t see them as competitors at all. When Cherry has an accident, Juliana realises and regrets her behaviour and sets about making amends.

This is an okay filler-type read. Cherry is lovely, Juliana (despite her grandiose gestures in the latter half of the book) not so much. We didn’t feel the chemistry, really.

This wouldn’t be our go to choice but it’s not totally meh.

⭐⭐☆
 


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