Emotional · romance

Sam’s Letters to Jennifer- James Patterson ★★★★

Blurb; Grief-stricken by a recent tragedy, Jennifer returns to the resort village where she grew up to help her beloved grandmother. There, Jennifer will discover new meaning in life and experience not one, but two of the most amazing love stories ever.

My Review; I was given a pile of second hand James Patterson books not long ago and this was among them… I didn’t know he wrote romance and my god it was really really good. Brilliant. Amazing. I fell in love and devoured it in around 3 hours front to back. James Patterson is one of my favourite authors and now I’ve found his romances I love him even more. Something different from his thrillers and crime.

Easy reading with short chapters. A very cute story but parts had me tearing up and very emotional. A brilliant, cute ending of not one love story but two. A real page turner. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend. I’ve just started another romance story by him so keep your eye out on the blog for that…

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romance · Young adult

What if it’s us? – Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera ★★★★

Blurb; Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

My Review; This was one off my library pile. Its a Young adult romance between two boys Arthur and Ben. It’s such a cute read and story. Set in New York makes it even more romantic. The dates made this book for me and the treasure hunt! Super cute. I liked all the characters and it was an easy read for me. Short chapters and I didn’t want to put it down I needed to know what was going to happen between them both. A perfect ending tops this book for me.

It was recently nominated for an award too! Its brilliantly co-written between the two authors (both new to me). I would recommend. A cosy romance story to lose yourself into. A well deserved four stars from me. Highly recommend.

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Christmas · romance

*BLOG TOUR* Christmas At Aunt Elsie’s – Emily Harvale ★★★★

Blurb; A distant relative. A blizzard. A Christmas of surprises.

Lottie Short isn’t looking forward to Christmas. Her boyfriend has dumped her and she’s also lost her job. Lottie and her beloved spaniel, Merry, are facing the festive season – and a bleak future, alone.

But a Christmas card and round-robin letter give Lottie hope. And as the first snowflakes fall, she’s on her way to the tiny seaside village of Seahorse Harbour to visit her distant aunt. She’ll stay in a cosy B&B and get some bracing, sea air. That might lift her spirits.

What she doesn’t plan for is a blizzard, her aunt taking a fall, or the dramas unfolding all around her. But at least there’s a warm welcome at Aunt Elsie’s cottage … and a roaring log fire in the village pub.

That’s not all that might bring a rosy glow to Lottie’s cheeks. Asher Bryant, the local vet is pretty hot, and Lottie also hits it off with another visitor to Seahorse Harbour. This festive season might be better than she hoped.

And when Lottie gets more than one surprise this Christmas, perhaps she and Merry won’t be spending the New Year on their own.

My Review; After reading Summer At My Sister’s this was a must read for me. Same town. Same people. But a newbie with a different story, Christmas and snow thrown in too. One to cosy up with. Christmas & romance for me make a brilliant read and this was spot on. A light, cheery read with a little drama. Short chapters, friendly characters and a beautiful little town. This also contains a little dog called Merry making it even better!

I loved it all! Really enjoyed it! Think I’ve fallen in love with Ashers character too oops. I hope there is more to come from this standalone series and little town. Will make you smile. The ending was perfect! Felt like returning to friends and home. A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. Got me in the festive spirit and wanting snow!

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