Adult Fiction, ARC Reviews, Romance

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

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Olive’s twin sister Ami got married and won an all-inclusive honeymoon to Hawaii for her and her new husband. However, when almost every wedding guest gets food poisoning at the wedding, Ami insists that Olive take the trip in her place, which sounds great, except she has to go with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who is the best man and the only other wedding guest who didn’t get sick. The two agree to go on the trip and avoid each other at all costs, but this is easier said than done. Will it be worth it in the end or a total disaster of a trip?

Thanks to Netgalley.com for a review copy of this book.

Adult Fiction, Romance

The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown

Ages 18+

lucyLucy Sparks wakes up in a hospital after hitting her head to find that most of her memories are a lie. She wonders why her husband is nowhere to be seen, and is horrified when her parents tell her that she’s not actually married. The wedding and marriage that live in her head are examples of what her doctors call false memories, things that she makes up to fill the gaps after her coma. She was in fact engaged at one time, but it was broken off years earlier. She now has a boyfriend, Matt, with whom she lives, but remembers him presently only as a colleague. Lucy is very confused as Matt seems to be a nice person, but she realizes she’s still in love with her ex-fiance. Will she get over her feelings for him and stay with Matt? Or is she destined to be alone after this tragic accident? 

 

LGBTQIA, Romance, YA Fiction

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

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Two boys meet at a post office where one of them is attempting to mail a box full of his ex-boyfriend’s things. However, neither ask the other’s name, and they both decide they find each other attractive enough to go on a search and meet up again. But what if they can’t find each other? What if it doesn’t work out? Or what if it’s meant to be? This is a love story of epic proportions that you’d only expect from an Abertalli-Silvera collab that’s not to be missed! 

Romance, YA Fiction

August and Everything After by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Grades 9 – 12

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Quinn’s best friend Lynn died in a car crash that she feels responsible for, and feels she should be punished for it. She is eager to get away from her hometown for awhile, and stay with her aunt Annie, whom she affectionately called Antsie, on the Jersey shore for the summer. There she meets Malcolm, a musician who has been dealing with his own issues. Nevertheless, she feels herself falling for him, and wonders if this is the new beginning she’s been looking for all along.

Romance, YA Fiction

Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch

Grades 9 – 12

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Addie is in Ireland for her aunt’s destination wedding. She’s trying to leave her mistakes back home, although it seems her family is making this impossible. Then she comes upon a guidebook called Ireland for the Heartbroken. She takes this as a sign, and follows the book’s advice: she starts on a journey of her own, taking a self-tour of Ireland. Will this be the cure she needs to help her turn things around for the better?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Books, Romance, YA Fiction

The Weekend Bucket List by Mia Kerick

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Cady LaBrie and Cooper Murphy are high school seniors and best friends who are the definition of what some would call “goody-two shoes.” They’ve always followed the rules and would prefer to stay in on a Friday night instead of looking for trouble. So, they decide to do all the things they’ve missed out on over the last four years and create a bucket list of things to complete in one weekend before they graduate. On top of it all, neither one has admitted that they have feelings for the other. Will it be the weekend of their lives or a complete disaster?

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.

Romance, YA Fiction

Bookish Boyfriends: A Date With Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

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Merrilee Campbell thinks boys are better in books. While she immerses herself in Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet, she transfers to Reignald R. Hero High, and all her fantasies come true. A great comparison between classic literature and real life, Bookish Boyfriends is a must read!

Thanks to Netgalley for a review copy of this book.