I almost titled this blog post ‘2022 Favorites’ and then I remembered that monthly recaps were once a thing on here and I could maybe do my comeback post in that format instead. I could blame my break it all on the pandemic, but then I actually stopped writing those back in June 2018 and that was also when I pretty much stopped blogging. I’ve actually looked at some of the upcoming Top Ten Tuesday topics, though and have been wanting to fully get back into reading (I say when we’re already in the second month of 2023). Plus, Ellis getting back into blogging (keyword: occasionally) have me excited enough to try and give it all a go once again.
Review: Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
ABOUT THE BOOK
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
young adult contemporary romance published by Wednesday Books on January 21st, 2020
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.
Monthly Recap: June
On-time recaps are the new black haha.
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Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
adult contemporary romance published by Berkley on June 5th, 2018
first book in The Kiss Quotient companion series
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
Monthly Recap: May
Look, an on-time recap.