RaveBooklistWith great attention to detail... Divakaruni tells a highly nuanced tale ... Woven throughout their stories is the violence, rage, and anguish of a divided nation, all stirringly depicted by Divakaruni in unforgettable prose.
RaveBooklistEntrancing ... Suffused with tenderness and delight, this is Guillory’s best book yet.
RaveBookPageA brilliant and wildly creative young woman with sharp corners and a sharper tongue discovers the softer side of life in Bolu Babalola\'s dazzling debut romance ... True trust is slow to grow between them, but Kiki\'s and Malakai\'s vulnerabilities and innate integrity, not to mention their sparky chemistry, deftly portrayed in Babalola\'s banter-filled prose, draw them closer and closer together ... Sprinkled with Yoruba words and British slang, Honey and Spice hums with Babalola\'s unique voice, which is full of energy and sensitive insights, often punctuated with laughter. Kiki and Malakai are multilayered, complex characters who approach life with thoughtfulness, passion, maturity and courage. Readers will especially appreciate how they are not afraid to tackle problems head-on, trusting that their instincts and intellectual abilities will be able to solve any issue. Honey and Spice is a deeply romantic story of two souls who grow closer as they recognize the generosity and humanity in each other. They each have their faults, but their individual imperfections make them perfect together.
PositiveBooklistFrank talk about monthly cycles, IVF, money, and personal values are part of an unconventional co-parenting agreement in Malaysian author Ho’s sensitive portrayal of two people who long to be parents but are not able to follow the usual route of love and children with a committed partner...As in her stellar debut, Last Tang Standing (2020), Ho skillfully employs humor to make heartbreaking truths more bearable.
RaveBooklistA witty, rapidly unfolding novel set in New York’s publishing world ... Book Lovers is poised to capture readers’ hearts and minds.
RaveBookPage... sharp, brilliant ... throbs with sexual tension from the very first page. Alexander and Cecelia’s unrelenting fascination with each other, their need to uncover what drives the other person, propels their relationship. While both characters want to trust their hearts, their minds are warning them that there is no logical reason to do so. Conkle expertly employs subtle, minute emotional details that track the evolution of their relationship and individual perspectives ... a spellbinding tale of political adversaries who are beguiled with each other in spite of everything pulling them apart. The mystery of the sgian-dubh adds intrigue, but it is Conkle’s prose and character work that make this romance so compelling.
PositiveBooklist\"... a charming, witty tale set in the publishing world ... Among this love story’s many charms is one of the most romantic proposals in the rom-com genre.
RaveAll About RomanceAlyssa Cole is such a talented writer. I have liked everything I have read by her so far, and A Princess in Theory is no exception ... Given the short timeline of the novel, the relationship development has to happen quickly, but it does not feel at all rushed. It feels like a gradually tightening connection that’s complex and tender ... One thing I really enjoy about Cole’s books is the authenticity of her research. The biological details in this book are on point as are the world-building of cosmopolitan New York City and the Kingdom of Thesolo ... pick up A Princess in Theory. I promise you won’t regret it.