THE BOOKISH LIFE OF NINA HILL BY ABBIE WAXMAN | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit
Date Started Reading: 10 December 2019 
Date Finished Reading: 24 December 2019

SYNOPSIS

The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book.

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ROOMIES BY CHRISTINA LAUREN | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit 
Date Started Reading: 25 December 2019  
Date Finished Reading: 26 December 2019 

SYNOPSIS

For months Holland Bakker has invented excuses to descend into the subway station near her apartment, drawn to the captivating music performed by her street musician crush. Lacking the nerve to actually talk to the gorgeous stranger, fate steps in one night in the form of a drunken attacker. Calvin Mcloughlin rescues her, but quickly disappears when the police start asking questions.

Using the only resource she has to pay the brilliant musician back, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her uncle, Broadway’s hottest musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until his reason for disappearing earlier becomes clear: he’s in the country illegally, his student visa having expired years ago.

Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin needs him, a wild idea takes hold of her. Impulsively, she marries the Irishman, her infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves and Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway—in the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting—will Holland and Calvin to realize that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE BY MEIK WIKING | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help/Cultural
Publishing Date: 2016
Date Finished Reading: 22 September 2019

 

These books talk about living a happy life and finding simple pleasures in our daily lives and it sounds so cliché, right? You must be thinking, “Oh! That’s too easy! But you know, it’s not. If I ask you now, are you happy with your life? Can you, with all honesty, no side comments, just straight on, answer me with a solid YES? Are you happy? Are WE happy?

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THE LITTLE PERFUME SHOP OFF THE CHAMPS-ELYSÉES BY REBECCA RAISIN | BOOK REVIEW

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What is French for falling in love?

They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?

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LAST CALL BY ALICE CLAYTON (Cocktail Series #4.5) | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit
Publishing Date: 06 January 2015
Date Finished Reading: 09 July 2019

Simon and Caroline are back for another round of baking, banging, and big life changes. Settling in, but never settling down, Caroline has finally struck a balance between the professional and the personal. As one of the top interior designers in San Francisco, she travels all over Northern California between nook time with Simon.

Perpetual globetrotter Simon has cut his frequent flyer miles in half over the last year, preferring to balance his professional and personal life, as well.

The next step in their lives seems preordained—toasts, veils, and the aisle of rose petals. But when an accident on a photo shoot in Southeast Asia brings Caroline the most terrifying phone call she could ever imagine, she has to ask whether “till death do us part” is a more realistic prospect than faces most couples.

It’s been a grand adventure, and Caroline and Simon wouldn’t go out without the best surprise ending ever. One part sexy, one part laughter, a dash of exotic locales, and one pink nightie, mixed with passion, and you’ve got Last Call. Served with a side of Clive.

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