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Maybe This Time by Kasie West | Book Review

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The following if from Goodreads:

One year. Nine events. Nine chances to . . . fall in love?

Weddings. Funerals. Barbecues. New Year’s Eve parties. Name the occasion, and Sophie Evans will be there. Well, she has to be there. Sophie works for the local florist, so she can be found at every big event in her small hometown, arranging bouquets and managing family dramas.

Enter Andrew Hart. The son of the fancy new chef in town, Andrew is suddenly required to attend all the same events as Sophie. Entitled, arrogant, preppy Andrew. Sophie just wants to get her job done and finish up her sketches so she can apply to design school. But every time she turns around, there is Andrew, getting in her way and making her life more complicated. Until one day she wonders if maybe complicated isn’t so bad after all …

Told over the course of one year and following Sophie from event to event, this delightful novel from master of romantic comedy Kasie West shows how love can blossom in unexpected places.”

My Thoughts:

I picked this up mainly because I wanted another audiobook to listen to, and I really wanted a light, fluffy contemporary that I could pretty much fly through. And that’s exactly what I got. It was perfect for the springtime with all the flowers that were mentioned since the main character worked at a florist shop.

It was definitely a cute, fun, and quick read, and it was exactly what I was looking for in the moment. I liked the aspect of the nine chances to fall in love and that the two main characters kept avoiding the fact that they had feelings for each other at each event that they were at. And with each event, I could tell it was a matter of time before they got together.

But it didn’t have me swooning at the romance or anything. In some ways, it felt kind of generic and overdone with the “boy-meets-girl” scenario, though it was kind of unique with the fact that the love interest was the son of a renowned, but retired, chef from The Food Network. I liked the references to pop culture, like how Sophie binge-watched the show on Netflix.

The romance kind of felt juvenile, but that’s probably because I’m not 17 anymore, and it’s geared toward a younger audience.

But it was still a lot of fun. It kept me entertained, which is always good in my book. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a cute and lighthearted YA contemporary that’s fun and pretty fast paced. If you enjoy Kasie West’s previous books, I’d say give this one a try.

So there you have it. Have you read this book? I’d love to discuss it in the comments below!

Book Recs

Book Recommendations Based on Animal Crossing Villagers

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I got this idea from Perpetual Pages on YouTube where she did a video on Islander Book Recs, but she recommended manga series based on her villagers and their personalities. Since I don’t read a lot of manga series, I just chose different books that I thought would fit my villagers on my island based on their personalities.

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WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday | 5.20.20

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I first saw this on Book Coffee Happy‘s blog. Like I’ve said each time I’ve done this kind of post, I am probably going to stick to doing it once a month. It seems to be the trend that I’ve been sticking to. Though, this time I’m doing this post twice this month, which I feel is an accomplishment for me!

Again, thanks so much to Sam from Taking on a World of Words for hosting!

The 3 W’s are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?
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Tweet Cute by Emma Lord | Book Review

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The following is from Goodreads:

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming―mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese―that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life―on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate―people on the internet are shipping them??―their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected

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Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire | Book Review

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The following is from Goodreads:

“Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children.

This is the story of what happened first…

Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline.

Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you’ve got.

They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted.

They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and 
choices.”

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book discussion

Books I Wish I Had Read as a Child | Book Discussion

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So this was a topic from Top Ten Tuesday (created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and it has been moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018), which I don’t really participate in since I don’t post on Tuesday’s. But I was interested in the topic and decided to do it anyway.

I don’t think I’ll necessarily list 10 books, mainly because I can’t think of that many books that I wish I had read as a child. The most I got was 8, so I’m going to go with that.

I also want to preface this by saying that most of these books didn’t necessarily come out when I was a child, but are books that I wish had come out at that time. Also, some of them I haven’t read, but have seen the movie. Some I haven’t read or watched, but would love to read one day, even as an adult. These are probably some that I’ll read to my children down the road.

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When I DNF a Book | Book Discussion

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I saw a post on Ella’s Book Corner about when she DNF’s a book. She mentioned that the topic is from Tell Me Something Tuesday created by Heidi from Rainy Day Ramblings, a weekly discussion post dedicated to discussing all things bookish.

Even though it’s from months ago, I figured I’d still participate and discuss the topic since it’s one that I’m interested in.

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