I started the year with lots of easy reading. I would recommend, Love Lettering, Evvie Drake Starts Over and A Cheesemonger’s Guide to the British Isles.
His Bride for the Taking – Tessa Dare
I enjoy Tessa Dare, I completely have to handwave the ‘historical’ part of it but they are always fun reads. This was no exception and was a lovely easy way into the New Year
The Friend Zone – Abby Jimenez
I still don’t know what to think about this. I guess I’m always a bit meh about a story that starts with infertility and ends up with a miracle baby. However, the happy ending is about more than a baby, it’s about learning to accept being loved and knowing that you’re worthy of being loved.
I liked the take on the heroine not making or having an issue of the hero’s autism. I liked that neither hero or heroine were white and I enjoyed it and the ending.
Love Lettering – Kate Clayborn
This was a delight. I loved that Meg described how she sees words and that she works things out and learns how to be better at all relationships not just the romance and the weight that the entire story gives to friendships and honesty and staying. I also the description of PMT emotions as….
‘the kind of mood that swings wildly between “ten seconds from murdering someone” and “three seconds from crying because you noticed a layer of dust on your windowsill, you absolute filthy pig“‘
Evvie Drake Starts Over – Linda Holmes
Another book that I adored. It’s about how you manage relationships when you are completely broken and how you still need to have relationships and find yourself when everything seems to suck. I can relate. Another delight. Go and read.
A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles – Ned Palmer
Back in October, I linked to the review of this. Jo bought it for me as a Christmas present and it’s such a lovely read, it made me want to eat lots of cheese and taught me things, but it’s not preachy, just really enthusiastic. I really enjoyed this.
Another Brooklyn Bruisers book, I love how all of this is sort of taking place as other books are happening and it was the perfect end of January book
I prefer farmers to hockey players and I liked this one more, it’s amazing how quickly in life and in fiction, problems can be solved if you talk to each other and that goes for more than just the romantic relationships.