Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney: ARC Book Review

I’ve had The Nest sitting on my bookshelf for – and I’m not exaggerating – literal YEARS. My best friend (who I implicitly trust for immaculate book recommendation) gave me her copy after having read it back when it came out. And I still haven’t gotten around to it… 😅

But! Because of this little anecdote, my eyes were immediately drawn to Good Company – Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s sophomore novel. So I was very excited when I was able to get my hands on an ARC. Finally, I would have read something by her to tell my friend about!

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Cool for the Summer by Dahlia Adler: ARC Book Review

OMG, you guys-

I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK! Like, literally, SO MUCH. 💖

Look, I may be biased because I am also a bi-Jewish girl, and so definitely saw myself in the leads and related to them immensely. But what’s wrong with that?! I’ve hardly have ever felt as seen in a book as I did while reading this one.

I found both Lara and Jasmine to be very easy to root for. My heart went out to both of them! I have definitely been where each of them were at different points in my life, and so it was impossible not to be hit with all those emotions again as I read this novel.

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Olive by Emma Gannon: ARC Book Review

Olive and her three best friends have always done everything together. So, in her thirties, when all her friends are married with children (or at least trying for them), Olive can’t help feel like she’s being left behind. While her friends are preoccupied with managing their households, scheduling playdates, and the daunting process of IVF, Olive feels as though she lacks those maternal urges all her friends have.

After breaking up with her boyfriend of many years for that exact reason, Olive feels even more adrift than ever. And each other’s judgment over their different life choices has caused a rift between her once inseparable group of friends. So, when Olive is tasked with looking into the reasons why some young women choose to be child-free for an article at work, she can’t help but see herself in them, and is forced to reconcile the different path her life has taken compared to her friends’.

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Float Plan by Trish Doller: Blog Tour & Book Review

On the day when she was meant to set out on her sailing trip through the Caribbean with her late fiancé, Anna decides to leave her life and sail the journey they had always planned to do together – alone. But she quickly realizes she’s in over her head. That’s where she meets Keane, a disabled sailor who’s struggling to find his place in the world after the accident that left him with one amputated leg means he’s more of a liability than an asset when it comes to crewing.

Together, the two set out to explore Caribbean islands and travel to Trinidad, the final destination on Ben’s map, learning more than they could have expected about loss and love along the way.

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The Love Square by Laura Jane Williams: ARC Book Review

Penny’s life is mostly on track. She owns and operates her own cafe, Bridges, where business is booming. But she’s always been unlucky when it comes to love. That’s why, when she meets a fellow chef and all-around heartthrob, Francesco, she’s hesitant to initiate anything. But fate seems to have other plans, and they find themselves once again crossing paths. This time, Penny takes the leap. But after a few weeks of whirlwind romance, Penny is forced to leave her life in London – and Francesco – behind.

What follows is Penny’s year in small town, Derbyshire, where she tries to make the best of being put in charge of her uncle’s restaurant, The Red Panda. Along the way she meets two more suitors, the distinguished Priyesh and the playboy Thomas, who she starts seeing as well. But which man of the three really has Penny’s heart? And is a man really what she needs to be happy?

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