First of all, the title of this book is the best thing ever. It’s captivating and made me want to read this book on the spot. I requested No Alcohol Beyond This Point expecting a fun and surreal story, and the premise didn’t disappoint, since it begins with Mar seemingly drunk on the floor of her sister’s house with pieces of cupcakes in her hair. It piqued my curiosity: what was going on? What made her end up like that?
There’s something about Katie, you see. Her life is both messy and super organized, a dichotomy that pushed my reading boundaries--always a good thing--and intrigued me.
Surprise Reunion with His Cinderella feels like a deep dive in the past, when life was better (but for one reason) and the future seemed to stretch bright in front of me. A welcome, cool dive? You bet.
Just for the Summer made me discover the concept of rural romance, and I’ve got to say it won me over right from the start
I believe in happy endings, I do. Even when things get dire, there's the incurably optimistic part of me that trusts it's all for the best. Call it wishful thinking, call it magical thinking, but I need to believe everything will be okay in the end. This might explain my love for romance novels: happy … Continue reading Men Are Frogs – Saranna DeWylde
February 4, 2003, promises to be a typical day for Olivia Ross—a greeting card writer whose passion project is a screenplay of her own. But after she and a handsome actor have a magical meet-cute in a coffee shop, they make a spontaneous pact: in ten years, after they’ve found the success they’re just sure they’re going to achieve, they’ll return to the coffeehouse to partner up and make a film together. The only problem? Olivia neglected to get the stranger’s name. But she doesn’t forget his face—or the date.
My latest read has been Deadly Vows, the sixth installment of the Lizzie Grace series. I'm so accustomed to the world built by Keri Arthur that being back to Lizzie and Belle's cafe felt like visiting a couple of old friends. Before telling you about this visit, let me warn you --I should write a disclaimer about this somewhere on this blog-- that all the major spoilers for this book are hidden in white text, but some minor ones might be inferred anyway. Read at your own peril.
MaryJanice Davidson is one of the reasons why I love vampires so much. Shaped by Tokimeki Tonight first and completely ruined captured by Buffy the Vampire Slayer next, a quick google search was all it took me to find her amazingly funny Undead series. The world was a dark place back then, one where Amazon didn't deliver American books on my front door, so I used to buy her novels on eBay, pay ridiculously high shipping fees, and then wait for a good month before being able to read them.
When I lived with my parents, our next door neighbor was a middle aged woman with straw-colored hair. She was an avid smoker, so her apartment smelled of whatever food she was cooking along with an omnipresent, everlasting stench of stale cigarette smoke. Even the air on the landing our apartments had in common stank. Her cigarettes of choice were named Merit.
Revenge Cake gave me a lot of the same vibes of Normal People by Sally Rooney, but although I have found many similarities between Marianne and Leilani there are also a lot of differences, with the most important being that Marianne swipes through life apparently unfeeling, while Leilani is in fact terribly afraid of living and, most importantly, of failure. She is a control freak because of her anxiety, and when things escape from her tight grip, she spirals down. Hard.