Book review: Fame, fate and the first kiss by Kasie West (4 stars)

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Fame, fate and the first kiss by Kasie West

Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Synopsis from Goodreads)

Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

I loved that this book included film-related topics! I did find it predictable, but it was a cute story with a great setting that immediately drew my attention to the book.

I really found this book adorable and since I was a film student, I’m a little biased about liking this book because I really related to the behind the scenes of filming.

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Book review: Love her or lose her (Hot and hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey (4 stars)

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

“There wasn’t a chance in hell that man was letting you go.”

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Love her or lose her (Hot and hammered #2) by Tessa Bailey 

Genre: Adult, contemporary, romance

Rating: 4/5 stars

(Review)

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I read the first book (before this review is coming out, but I have to post this one first because the release date is so much earlier than my intended post date for the 1st book) and LOVED it, I was definitely interested to read the 2nd book once I heard it was about this couple, Rosie and Dominic.

This book has SO MUCH sexual tension and it also addresses the different love languages. It also really shows how difficult relationships are and how a couple must persevere and work through both the good and hard times. Fans of All your perfects by Colleen Hoover will definitely enjoy this book.

OMG, I would totally want to read the 3rd book in the series about another two characters (who showcase their bickering in this book). I really enjoyed the story and flawed characters who worked through the obstacles to fix their relationship, it really pushed the story forward and made them grow.

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Book review: Beyond the Shadowed Earth (Beneath the haunting sea #2) by Joanna Ruth Meyer (2 stars)

(I received an eARC from NetGalley for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Beyond the Shadowed Earth (Beneath the haunting sea #2) by Joanna Ruth Meyer 

Genre: YA, Fantasy

Rating: 2/5 stars

(Review)

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You don’t have to read the first book to understand this one, but I did and feel that it would give a little more backstory if you did because the protagonist of this book, Eda was kinda prominent in the first book as well.

Unfortunately, I speed read this book as I found it pretty boring as I did not care for Eda. I preferred the first book as I felt it was more interesting and that Talia was more relatable for me as compared to Eda.

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Book review: Lucky caller by Emma Mills (3.5 stars)

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Lucky caller by Emma Mills

Genre: YA, contemporary, romance

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

(Review)

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The story is told in alternate POVs between Nina and radio shows (telling us more about her dad).

I really enjoyed the romance and the way the story progressed, pushing the characters and story forward. It was easy for me to be fully immersed in the book as I did like Nina as a character. I really also liked the unlikely friendship and romance that blossomed in the end.

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Book review: Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff (3 stars)

(I received an eARC from Edelweiss for a voluntary and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

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Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff  

Genre: YA, contemporary, romance

Rating: 3/5 stars

(Review)

(DISCLAIMER: All thoughts and opinions are my own.)

I love that the girls aren’t vicious/cut-throat to each other unlike a lot of other contemporary novels that have a main ‘bitch’ character to torment the protagonist, instead, a cheerleader is nice and even helps out the main protagonist. I really emphatized with Cam and glad that her friends are with her to help her through the breakup (because I personally didn’t have that).

This book definitely gave me To all the boys I’ve loved before vibes and there are many references to other YA books (Yay!)

Lissi ended up being really nice and honestly, the more the story progressed, the less I liked Cam.

Overall, I liked the ending but also had wished to see more romance in the book. I liked the message and the story, but unfortunately, did not like Cam.

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