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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contemporary · Young adult

Pizza Girl – Jean Kyoung Frazier ★★★★

Blurb; Eighteen years old, pregnant, and working as a pizza delivery girl in suburban Los Angeles, our charmingly dysfunctional heroine is deeply lost and in complete denial about it all. She’s grieving the death of her father (who she has more in common with than she’d like to admit), avoiding her supportive mom and loving boyfriend, and flagrantly ignoring her future.

Her world is further upended when she becomes obsessed with Jenny, a stay-at-home mother new to the neighborhood, who comes to depend on weekly deliveries of pickled covered pizzas for her son’s happiness. As one woman looks toward motherhood and the other towards middle age, the relationship between the two begins to blur in strange, complicated, and ultimately heartbreaking ways.

My Review; I don’t know how I came accross this one but I’m glad I did. It’s a shortish read under 200 pages about a pizza delivery girl age 18 and pregnant. She becomes obsessed with one of her customers which escalates towards the end. Pretty wierd but made the book interesting and kept the pages turning to find out what would happen.

Perfect for young adult readers a bit of chick-lit but not much. I did enjoy it a bit of a slow start at the beginning but it gets better. The ending for me was a bit sudden leaving me with some questions would love a sequel. This is the authors debut novel and very well written, I love the cover too. A well deserved four stars from me. I would recommend.

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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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