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Love, From A to Z by Robin Alexander

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ Robin Alexander books are like a carefully hoarded treat that we dip into when we feel rather deserving. Though this one was...

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

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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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