romance · Young adult

Here’s To Us – Adam Silvera & Becky Albertalli ★★★★

Blurb: Ben has spent his first year of college working on his fantasy manuscript with his writing partner Mario, who is a great Spanish tutor, and an even better kisser. So why can’t he stop thinking about the fact that Arthur’s back in town two years after they called it quits?

Arthur is in New York for a dream internship on Broadway, with a boyfriend back at home that he couldn’t be happier with. But when he comes upon Ben cuddled up with a mystery boy, he starts to wonder if his feelings for Ben ever truly went away.

Even as the boys try to focus on their futures, they can’t seem to help running into each other in the present. Is the universe forcing them to question if they’re actually meant to be?

Possibly not. After all, things didn’t work the first time around.
Possibly yes. After all, the sparks are still flying.
Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and raise a glass.

Here’s to celebrating old friends!
Here’s to embracing new beginnings!
Here’s to believing in second chances!

My Review; Best read in order this follows straight on from What if it’s us? Both brilliant reads. Full of romance. Friendship. Summer. All familiar characters from book one. I was back with the gang spending my summer with them all including their new partners, new summer jobs and new secrets uncovered. But… After all this time do Ben and Arthur still have feelings for one another? I love them both so much!!

Brilliantly co-written. Addictive. Easy reading. A real page turner. Highly recommend. Fabulous, happy ending for everyone. Uplifting. A well deserved four stars. Highly 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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