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 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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WALLBANGER BY ALICE CLAYTON (Cocktail #1) | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit
Publishing Date: 14 February 2013
Finished Reading: 05 July 2019

synopsis

Caroline Reynolds has a fantastic new apartment in San Francisco, a Kitchen Aid mixer to die for, and no O (and we’re not talking Oprah here, folks). She has a flourishing design career, an office overlooking the bay, a killer zucchini bread recipe, and no O. She has Clive (the best cat ever), great friends, a great rack, and no O. Adding insult to O-less, she also has an oversexed neighbor with the loudest late-night wallbanging she’s ever heard. Every moan, spank, and—was that a meow?—punctuates the fact that not only is she losing sleep, she still has—yep, you guessed it—no O. Enter Simon Parker. When the wallbanging threatens to literally bounce her out of bed, Caroline, clad in sexual frustration and a pink baby-doll nightie, confronts her heard-but-never-seen neighbor. Their late-night hallway encounter has…well…mixed results. Because with walls this thin, the tension’s gonna be thick. A delicious mix of silly and steamy, this is an irresistible tale of exasperation at first sight

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BURNING MOON (Destination Love Series #1) BY JO WATSON | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Humor
Publishing Date: 02 August 2016
Date Finished Reading: 01 July 2019

SYNOPSIS

Chase your dreams. Dance under the stars. Fall in love at the festival of Burning Moon.

WARNING: Being jilted at the altar in front of 500 wedding guests can lead to irrational behaviour, such as going on your honeymoon to Thailand alone.

On the way to paradise, symptoms may include getting arrested, setting yourself on fire, turning up on a ‘Missing Poster’ and going viral.

Side-effects may include desert island stranding, star gazing and jungle trekking.

Recovery will lead to partying the night away at Burning Moon festival – and falling in love with the person you least expect…

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THE BRIDE TEST BY HELEN HOANG | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Adult
Publication Date: 07 MAY 2019
Date Finished: 11 MAY 2019

This book proves why I am so addicted to Contemporary Romance genre *sigh. 🥰 It gives you that high & giddy feeling of being in love. Yung lutang! That feeling when your’re annoyingly happy that I’m sure at least one of your officemates wanted to punch you on the face already because you look stupid wearing that smile all day. Ganoin!

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