The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren 4.5/5 Stars In the latest offering from the writing duo Christina Lauren, the frequently unlucky Olive ends up taking her twin sister’s honeymoon due to an extreme illness that took over her and her beau’s entire wedding. The catch? She […]
Tag: chick lit reviews
September was a really crazy month. My work schedule was packed, and that mixed with other events, commitments, etc made it tough to do much reading. Also, most of my holds are still like, 6 months away from getting to me. Sometimes I feel like when there isn’t pressure to finish a book within a certain timeline, I don’t start it.
Anyway, I could use some book recommendations. You can probably guess what kind of books I’m into based on the months of book reviews here on my blog. Preferably not super new releases, because I don’t need my holds list getting any longer without an end in sight.
Speaking of my holds list, this one was on there for a long time.
Nikole Paterson is a freelance writer in a very casual relationship with a typical LA model. So needless to say she was pretty surprised when he proposed to her in a very public setting, at a Dodgers game. This was a life-changing moment for Nikole, and the rest of the story unfold from there.
I think when I have to wait a long time to read a book, I have higher expectations. It’s super popular so I’m going to love it! And while I liked it, I didn’t love it. I don’t think I would re-read this book, but I am interested to read some other stories by Jasmine Guillory. The story was pretty formulaic, but with some fun little twists that kept me going. Some of the writing felt a little clunky in some places (but who am I to judge?)
Keep Me Posted by Liza Beazley – One Christmas, adult sisters, Cassie and Sid, decide to become pen pals while Sid is living abroad. Cassie is feeling unsatisfied with her life. She’s finding her husband frustrating and her kids all-consuming. She’s looking for a bit of an escape. Cassie is able to live vicariously through her sister’s letters and her own Facebook page. A twist has her husband upset with her, and has her on a plane to Singapore to explain herself to Sid.
I liked this book, but I didn’t love it. I felt like the twist should have come a little sooner. There was a loooot of build up to it, and then after the twist it all got wrapped up a little fast and was kind of hard to follow at certain points. Some parts of it weren’t super clear. There was a very loose connection in this book to ‘perfect lives on social media, but struggling IRL’ but it felt shoe-horned in. I feel like there’s better books in this genre, so I don’t really think I would recommend it unless you were strictly looking for some sister-sister novels to read.
The Boy is Back by Meg Cabot – This is the 4th book in the VERY LOOSE “Boy” series from Meg Cabot. I read the first one in the series, “The Boy Next Door” a couple months ago.
In this book, Reed Stewart, a pro-golfer returns to his hometown after a decade away to take care of some family problems. He runs into his high school sweetheart after he had abandoned her all of those years ago. Becky, owner of a successful family moving business helps her old flame, Reed, convince his parents to make some life changes.
Like the previous book, this one is written in texts, emails, journal entries and Amazon reviews. I enjoy this style. Meg does a great job at conveying the story through those platforms, and it’s a great way to hear from all of the characters.
Although the plot was completely predictable, I quite enjoyed this book. These books are really easy reads and that’s what I need every once in a while.