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Love, Love and More Love! | February Wrap-Up

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Hello Book Lovers!

I'm here again with love in the air, regardless of my own relationship status. Although, I may be single this month of love, I have always been a hopeless romantic with a love for stories that I can vicariously live through and let me tell ya, these books do just the trick! From arranged marriages to fake honeymoons these books will make you swoon.

The Kiss Quotient by: Helen Hoang


Let's Begin with The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, the romance catalyst that started it all. Before this book, I had been in a bit of a book rut and nothing was peaking my interest. I knew that I wanted to jump back into reading, but I also knew that I needed something to bring me back to my Sarah Dessen days. And low & behold, who happened to catch my attention, but Stella and Michael from this lovely book. This book made me feel like I was experiencing the thrills and butterflies of first love and all the tender and sweet moments that come with it. I enjoyed following along with our lovers and only had one complaint when it came to this book: the underdeveloped ending! I feel that this book could have benefitted from a bit more character development this would have created a stronger ending, to truly be the cherry on top of this story. But, nonetheless, it was a great debut and a solid 3.5/5 from me!

The Bride Test by: Helen Hoang


Next up, is The Bride Test, also by Helen Hoang. Damn, does Hoang know how to keep me flipping pages until 3 am, this book was a page-turner for sure! I loved Esme and Khai's slow-burn romance and their ability to become friends, and then lovers. Esme's go-getter attitude and ability to fend for herself in a foreign country with no family for back-up made me love her so much more! Khai's vulnerability and journey to understand love was not only endearing, but deeply swoon-worthy. Again, my only complaint with Hoang are her endings! Not to spoil anything for anyone BUT, *SPOILER ALERT* there were a couple of things I felt were rushed at the end: the introduction of Esme's family to Khai, the revelation to Khai that Esme had a DAUGHTER and the whole Quan willing to MARRY Esme scenario, just to name a few. I felt overall that the ending could have ended better for my taste, but the book as a whole was still a solid read for me. So, with that being said, I give this book a 4/5.

The Unhoneymooners by: Christina Lauren


Now, last, but certainly not least, we have The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren. Man, was I happily surprised by this read! I am not going to lie to you, I picked this book up on a whim because Amazon suggested I buy it as a part of a bundle with my other two Helen Hoang books, and with my lack of self-control I said, Heck Yeah! So, here we are. I LOVED this book! It was such a fun enemies-to-lovers romance with Olive and Ethan. Olive is a Latina from a big deeply-involved family and also happens to be a twin! Her twin and brother-in-law get sick because the seafood buffet at their wedding and can't go on their honeymoon, so instead Olive and Olive's archenemy Ethan, the older brother of the groom, take their respective siblings' places. And, that my friends is the beginning of a hilariously sweet romance in Hawaii. What I loved about this book was that it not only took place during the vacation, but also explored the ramifications of their relationship after they got home from paradise. A solid 4/5 from me.

And that's all from me folks, thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next month for my March Wrap-Up.

Keep it Authentic!


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