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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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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LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU NOT BY JO WATSON | BOOK REVIEW

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Love You Love You Not - Jo Watson book review_berryduchess

Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Humor
Publishing Date: 14 May 2019
Date Finished Reading: 18 June 2019

I worked hard to get my copy of this book because it’s not yet available in Singapore and I got mine from Book Depository, so there’s that. When it arrived, I finished the book within 24 hours because it’s a quick read. But amongst the Jo Watson novels that I’ve read, I guess this is my least favourite.

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THE GIRL HE USED TO KNOW BY TRACY GARVIS GRAVES | BOOK REVIEW

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The Girl He Used To Know - Tracey Garvis Graves book review_berryduchess

Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 02 April 2019
Date Finished Reading: 04 June 2019

synopsis

Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people’s behavior confusing, she’d rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game–and his heart–to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.

Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She’s living the life she wanted as a librarian. He’s a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.

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THE FLATSHARE BY BETH O’LEARY| BOOK REVIEW

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The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary book review_berryduchess

Genre: Fiction/Chick Lit/Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: 10 April 2019
Date Finished Reading: 27 May 2019

synopsis

Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.

Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course…

As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes left for each other around the flat.

Can true love blossom even in the unlikeliest of situations?
Can true love blossom even if you never see one another?
Or does true love blossom when you are least expecting it?

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THE UNHONEYMOONERS BY CHRISTINA LAUREN | BOOK REVIEW

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Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Adult
Publication Date: 14 MAY 2019
Date Finished: 18 MAY 2019

synopsis

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.

“I’m not a bridezilla. I’m a perfectionist”

(basically what a bridezilla would say🤷🏻‍♀️)

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THE ACCIDENTAL BEAUTY QUEEN BY TERI WILSON | BOOK REVIEW

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The Accidental Beauty Queen_by Teri Wilson book review_berryduchess

Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romance/Adult
 Publication Date: 04 DEC 2018 
Date Finished: 16 MAY 2019

synopsis

Charlotte Gorman loves her job as an elementary school librarian, and is content to experience life through the pages of her books. Which couldn’t be more opposite from her identical twin sister. Ginny, an Instagram-famous beauty pageant contestant, has been chasing a crown since she was old enough to enunciate the words world peace, and she’s not giving up until she gets the title of Miss American Treasure. And Ginny’s refusing to do it alone this time.

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