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West End Girls by Jenny Colgan

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is a fun contemporary romance that is a quick and easy read. The story follows twins that go to live in their grandmother’s flat in Chelsea with hopes to change their lives.

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Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I love this book. It starts off slowly, setting the scene and giving the reader a glimpse into Darren’s safe, predictable life working as a shift manager at Starbucks and spending time with his mother and girlfriend. One day he gets recruited to be a salesperson in an elite, cut-throat start-up company, and that’s when the pace of the book takes off and doesn’t slow down until the end. Darren is the only African American person in the company, and his supervisor nicknames him “Buck”. The running “joke” throughout the book is that various colleagues tell him he looks like one or another African American actor. Buck is taken under the wing of the company CEO and once he begins work, the two become close.

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No Offense (Little Bridge Island, #2) by Meg Cabot

Rating: 2 out of 5.

My overall feeling about this contemporary romance book is a solid “meh”. It’s not the worst I’ve read, but I won’t remember what this book is about in a week. The writing is fine, but the two characters aren’t interesting, the romance is very clunky and the side plots kind of ridiculous.

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Take It Back by Kia Abdullah – Blog Tour

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a tense and twisty mystery/thriller that involves sexual assault, immigrants, religion, disparities in wealth, the ever-present blood-thirsty media, drug dependency, physical disabilities, and the inequity of the justice system. It sounds like a lot, and it is, but the author does a fantastic job of weaving it together into a well-written, cogent story that you won’t want to put down.

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The Inheritance Games (The Inheritance Games #1) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a thoroughly enjoyable YA mystery/thriller/romance book. It’s creative and a lot of fun to read.

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The Prince’s Bride (The Prince’s Bride #1) by J. J. McAvoy

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a cute, sweet modern romance involving a foreign Prince that needs money to save the royal family and an American heiress that needs to get married to get her inheritance.

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The Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop (Whistle Stop, AL #2) by Fannie Flagg

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a wonderful, warm book revisiting beloved characters from Whistle Stop, Alabama. The book skips back and forth between time periods and characters, telling some of the side stories in between the lines of Fried Green Tomatoes.

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Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is a really good contemporary fiction. The story is a slow burn that builds to the climatic conclusion.

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Love Starts Here (A Morgan’s Grove Novel #1) by Traci Borum

Rating: 4 out of 5.

I really enjoyed this Contemporary Romance. It’s a very sweet, uplifting story that will make you smile and warm your heart as you read it.

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