The Road Trip / Muddy Buddies

Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned, and the snacks are packed. However, Addie’s ex, Dylan, and his best friend are heading to the wedding too, and they’ve totaled their car, so Addie has noContinue reading “The Road Trip / Muddy Buddies”

Arsenic and Adobo / Ube Crinkle Cookies

This cozy mystery is full of heart, family, and tons of delicious food that had me googling the nearest Filipino restaurant. When Lila Macapagal moves back home to recover from a horrible breakup, her life seems to be following all the typical rom-com tropes right down to a group of matchmaking aunties who hang outContinue reading “Arsenic and Adobo / Ube Crinkle Cookies”

Firekeeper’s Daughter / Fry Bread

18-year-old Daunis is a biracial, unenrolled member of the Ojibwe tribe. Caught between two communities, she has never truly fit in anywhere other than the hockey rink. However, when she witnesses a violent murder, she is forced to come to terms with the rise of crystal meth abuse in her community. Daunis uses her knowledgeContinue reading “Firekeeper’s Daughter / Fry Bread”

It Happened One Autumn / Wine Poached Pears

The second book in the Wallflowers series focuses on Lilly, a brash American heiress who is in England for the sole purpose of catching a titled British husband. Unfortunately, her loud mouth and uncouth behavior has left her with an empty dance card, sitting on the sidelines with the other wallflowers. One of her biggestContinue reading “It Happened One Autumn / Wine Poached Pears”

The Princess Trap / Swedish Rice Pudding

After speeding through Talia Hibbert’s Brown Sisters trilogy, I decided to try out some more of her books. The Princess Trap further illustrates Hibbert’s talent for infusing depth and character into traditional romance tropes. And what’s a bigger trope than falling in love with a secret prince? A fake engagement? Well, this book has thatContinue reading “The Princess Trap / Swedish Rice Pudding”

Tell the Machine Goodnight / Vanilla Tangerine Cookies

Imagine if there were a machine that could tell you exactly what you needed to do to be happier. Pearl works for the creators of Apricity, a device that does exactly that, and spends her days providing people with this coveted advice. The advice may seem random (eat a tangerine every day, cut off theContinue reading “Tell the Machine Goodnight / Vanilla Tangerine Cookies”

Secrets of a Summer Night / Chessboard Cookies

After spending the season sitting in the corner with empty dance cards, four women decide to team up and help each other find husbands. The first in the Wallflowers series, this book focuses on the eldest of the foursome, Annabelle Peyton. It is her final season out and she is desperate to land a husband.Continue reading “Secrets of a Summer Night / Chessboard Cookies”

The Guncle / Lemon Pie

Patrick was a well-known sitcom actor, but when the show wrapped, he retreated to Palm Springs and essentially cut himself off from the world. When his sister-in-law dies and his brother needs some time to work through some issues, Patrick is asked to keep his young niece and nephew with him for three months. Even thoughContinue reading “The Guncle / Lemon Pie”

Act Your Age, Eve Brown / Brown Butter Ginger Snaps

After plowing through the first two books of the Brown Sisters trilogy, it only made sense to keep things rolling and jump right into book three. This book focused on the youngest Brown sister, Eve. Always the baby of the family, Eve is a bit of a hot mess. But when her parents give herContinue reading “Act Your Age, Eve Brown / Brown Butter Ginger Snaps”

Take a Hint, Dani Brown / Chocolate Chip Muffins

I didn’t even wait a full day after finishing Get a Life Chloe Brown before tracking down and starting Talia Hibbert’s second book in the Brown Sisters series- Take a Hint, Dani Brown. This book focuses on the second Brown sister, Dani – a career focused academic who has no time (or talent) for romanticContinue reading “Take a Hint, Dani Brown / Chocolate Chip Muffins”

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