5 stars! Narrated by Gulabji, a jaded lady of the night, Saawariya tells the story of Ranbir Raj’s arrival in town. who just wants to love and be loved. He meets a quiet stranger in a dark alley and it’s love at first sight–except she is awaiting the return of her lover.
2 stars! ry bad wedding cliche rears it’s ugly head: ugly bridesmaid dresses, the strange wedding gift that no one can define, and the polar opposite desires of the two families involved.
2 stars! Great title, great cover, but Queerly Beloved was a better (and more diverse) take on the wedding planning industry.
4 stars! After another attempted setup (hilariously) gone awry by her well-meaning mother, Gemma decides to ask long-time family friend (who oh yeah, by the way, happened to deflower her then went off to college and never called) to use his (pretty good) genes for her IVF experiment.
3 stars! I cheered Lucy in her au natural hair, bohemian sundress and comfy shoes, and settling into a style more her and still socially (careeraly?) acceptable,
4 stars! There is a lot to love about this book, starting with it’s not a traditional rom-com, because it brings in issues of infidelity, infertility and bullying with compassion and honesty.
3 stars! Olivia is kind of a hot mess, having just accidentally burned down her new apartment in some kind of purging ritual to banish her previous relationship.
4 stars! A fun romp of a romance with a fast paced story takes us from New York to New Mexico, Las Vegas, and California, amusement parks, bungee jumping, and with close brushes with celebrities.
I loved everything about this book except the teenage protagonist calling the love interest “stupid” as a term of endearment, which completely ruined it for me.
5 stars! This companion novel to Spoiler Alert brings back many successful elements: quick, clever dialogue, a down-with-the-patriarchy tone, a body-positive attitude, and lots of non-narrative writing