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February 14, 2018 | Posted by Victoria in Book Reviews, Multi-Reviews | 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
MINI ROMANCE REVIEWS | by Jasmine Guillory
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: January 30, 2018 by Berkley Romance
Format: Paperback
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4 Stars
Source: Purchased

A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend...

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other...

They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want...

The Wedding Date was such a cute romance! This book had so much hype surrounding it before it’s release, and I’m glad to say that it lived up to it. This story follows Alexa and Drew, and interracial couple that met in an elevator.

I really enjoyed reading about an interracial couple. I’m not sure how many books I’ve read before with an interracial couple where the characters actually talk about how their differences affect them in ways the other might not know.

The relationship between the two main characters was mostly a long distance one. Unlike most long distance relationships, this couple had the privilege of flying to each other basically every weekend. I’ve never read a book with a long distance couple, but Jasmine Guillory made it work, and in a way that was super realistic.

The one thing that frustrated me with this book was the fact that most of the couple’s issues came from the fact that they were not communicating well at times. When either of them had an issue they would keep it to themselves and cause even bigger problems.

Overall I definitely recommend this book because it’s super cute and realistic.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
MINI ROMANCE REVIEWS | by Christina Lauren
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Adult
Publication Date: December 5, 2017 by Gallery Books
Format: Paperback
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5 Stars

Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I love most of Christina Lauren’s books, and this one was no exception. I love their romances and their writing style, it’s so fast and easy to binge read. There’s also something comforting and relaxing about the writing style.

Our main character Holland is so relatable! She recently graduated college and is trying to figure out what she’s doing in life. She’s also super weird around her crush, and does slightly creepy things like take the subway just so she can see him, which lets be honest is something most of us would do if we could.

The love interest Calvin is pretty great too, and not only because he has an accent. The descriptions of him playing guitar were beautifully written, and made him sound amazing. I love the way the characters talk about music,it’s so descriptive you can definitely tell that it’s important to them.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
MINI ROMANCE REVIEWS | by Bronwen Evans
Genres: Adult, Historical, Romance
Publication Date: February 20, 2018 by Loveswept
Format: eARC
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2 Stars
Source: Publisher via E-mail

A forbidden love and a chilling mystery tease the senses in this sensuous historical romance from the USA Today bestselling author of A Kiss of Lies and A Love to Remember.

Bookish and independent Lady Helen Hawkestone is expected to marry well. But, having grown up with warring parents, the institution holds little appeal. The trick, she realizes, is to marry for love—a task that’s easier said than done. Only while Helen is raising funds for her do-gooder sister’s orphanage does she meet a man who arouses her curiosity. Lowborn and yet so dignified that Helen can’t help but try to elicit a response, Clary Homeward is an enigma—a heart-stopping, body-stirring, forget-her-social-upbringing enigma.

A single offense against a noblewoman such as Lady Helen would ruin a man like Clary. Her sister, Marisa, rescued him from hellish poverty and employs him with her charity work. Try as he might to push her away, Helen tempts him to want things he could never have. But when girls from the orphanage start disappearing, destined for a grim fate Clary knows all too well, Helen insists on helping. And soon Clary wonders whether something more were not just possible but inevitable—even right.

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I’ve been super into historical romances lately and was expecting to enjoy this one, but unfortunately I was let down. The story was darker than I thought it would be, and I think it brought some attention to what orphanages were like in the past.

Part of the story is a mystery, but it’s too easy for the main characters to figure it out. There’s a chapter from the villain’s point of view where he talks about his plan with his henchmen, and the next chapter the love interest and the rest of the characters solve the whole mystery immediately with barely anything to go off of.

Overall I felt this book was too vague, there’s really no other way I know how to describe this. The story was fine, but it felt like there was something missing.

Victoria

Book Blogger at Latte Nights Review
Victoria is a twenty-two year old from Texas. She’s an avid reader of YA and NA, and reads at least seventy books a year. She is new to blogging, but excited to meet new people and share her favorite books. In addition to being a book hoarder, Victoria is a former gymnast, a coffee enthusiast, and aspires to be a mental health counselor.

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