Review: West Side Love Story by Priscilla Oliveras

The second I saw this cover for the cover reveal, I nearly swooned! It’s so pretty and I absolutely love the colors—plus the pose was absolutely eye catching. I couldn’t WAIT to start reading it! I was never a fan of West Side Story, I think I watched the film once in high school and just never felt invested in the story, even though it was a Romeo and Juliet retelling.

However, I could totally get excited for this book even if it was a retelling of Romeo and Juliet/West Side Story. I couldn’t wait to see the story come to life in the pages of this book. Plus mariachi and margaritas? It’s literally the perfect book to read this spring on a beach somewhere! I am so excited to finally share a bit about this book with you guys and of course share my thoughts.

This is my first book by Priscilla Oliveras but it won’t be my last! I have seen a number of other books by Oliveras pop up on my radar off and on over the years but it was this book that finally made me want to read her books! I am so thrilled to discover this amazing new to me author! I loved this book and I cannot wait for the next one! Also today is Cinco de Mayo so I thought this would be the perfect book to review in celebration of Latinx heritage!

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Special Feature: The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews is arguably the queen of beach reads! She is a prolific writer with a number of amazing books under her belt but it’s her spring/summer releases that I find myself looking forward to the most! Every time I see one of her beach reads coming up I just know it’s going to be a book full of things to love and this one is no different. This is a book about home renovations so lovers of DIY Network lovers this is your book!

A close friend go mine just bought her first home and it’s a fixer upper so her and I have been talking non stop about home renovation projects. It has me itching to do things to my own house plus I have had HGTV on repeat at my house since the people accepted her offer so naturally this book comes at an opportune moment! I am itching for more DIY things and I love that this book features a home renovation team and has a fun little HGTV-esque plot to it!

I am simply thrilled to be sharing about this hot new release. If you haven’t read MKA before, know that you are getting a quality book with charm, heart, and always well written! I have loved many of her books and am really looking forward to this one specifically! I think it’s going to be a fun read for the beach or an airplane ride! You need this on your vacation reads list! Keep reading to get all the details!

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Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Emily Henry earned a spot on my auto buy author list after Beach Read! I absolutely fell in love with her! She is charing witty and her story telling style is second to none. I love how her rom-com characters interact and have so much chemistry together. People We Meet on Vacation was equally as charming a follow up to Beach Read and absolutely put me in the mood to travel! ‘

When I saw this book was coming out—one I needed NO convincing to read this not with a title like Book Lovers! For me personally I love an enemies to lovers trope over the friends to lovers troupe which is why I liked Beach Read a little better than People We Meet on Vacation. I personally felt like the chemistry and tension was better in Beach Read and that is generally the case for me when I pick up an enemies to lovers troupe. So when I saw that this latest novel featured an enemies to lovers plot I was all for it!

This book has me written all over it. I was absolutely primed to fall in love with this book before even picking it up. Emily Henry is simply a fantastic writer and I cannot say enough good things about this latest book! I knew I would enjoy this one but I was not fully prepared for just HOW much I was going to love it. If you don’t read anything else this spring—read this one!

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Special Feature: Business Not as Usual by Sharon C. Cooper

Who doesn’t love a good romantic comedy?! I for one have a hard time turning down any kind of romantic comedy for my TBR shelf. I especially enjoy reading work place romantic comedies. At some point in your professional career I am sure you have had to remind yourself that work place romances are typically off limits but that doesn’t stop many people from entering them anyway. So why not write an entertaining story about one?

This book made me take notice with the summary tag line about mixing business with pleasure. I immediately wanted to know more and maybe live a little vicariously through the main character. I have this one coming up for review later this spring but for now I am brining you guys little taste of what is sure to be a fun read this spring for all you romance fans. And it’s a BIPOC author so I am even more excited to be sharing about this book with you guys today!

If the description of the leading man in this book doesn’t make you buy this book then I don’t know what else will: the social grace of the Duke of Sussex and the suaveness of Idris Elba. Say no more I am already sold! It also sounds like it has the hints of a Cinderella styler story with the main character, Dreamy who is a hard working lady without a lot of money or options but to finish her degree and make her way in the world. Enter billionaire Karter. These two characters are from two different background and I cannot wait to see how that impacts that story! Be sure to check this one out, it’s out now and you don’t want miss it!

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Review: On A Night Like This by Lindsey Kelk

Raise your hand if Cinderella was your favorite Disney princess growing up! Personally I loved Sleeping Beauty but Cinderella was certainly a close second. I loved the idea of a commoner marrying a prince and finding love with someone completely unexpected and outside of her social rank and standing.

As I have moved into adulthood, I have gravitated toward romance novels that feature this classic troupe. Rich lord meets commoner and marries her anyway, even if it feels unlikely it always seems to draw me in. Over the years my favorite group of Cinderella romance has been replaced with enemies to lovers troupes but there is still a soft spot in my heart when it comes to Cinderella stories.

That was why this book grabbed my attention, I loved the modern take on a Cinderella story with Fran being this basic assistant assigned to work as a celebrity PA at a high profile ball where she meets handsome rich guy completely different worlds from her own and falls in love one night. How much more Cinderella-ish can it get in this description? I immediately decided to give it a go!

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