Mini Review +Five Thoughts I Had While Reading (#4)

Novellas are typically short stories. Doing a quick Google search I found out that they are usually 60- 120 pages. It’s hard to review a novella without giving too much away so I decided to do mini book reviews for the novellas that I read along with a few thoughts I had while reading .

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Synopsis:

“Arianne’s birthday goals aren’t the kind you wish for when blowing out your birthday candles. They’re the kind you put in work for. Except that one about getting Kammal in her bed…”

My Review:

4/5 stars 

“#birthdaygoals” is the first book that I have read by AshleyNicole. This book was good and straight to the point.  I laughed so much while reading it. Definitely loved the bond between these sisters/ friends. I would have loved just a little more connection between Arianne and Kammal. I think I might just have to start the #birthdaygoals tradition myself. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Five Thoughts I Had While Reading #birthdaygoals:

  1. Ohhh, this is a fun idea. I might have to steal it.
  2. I know she is not praying for that! lol
  3. Second-hand embarrassment alert!
  4. No, she did not!
  5. Carole Baskin!

Mini Review+ Five Thoughts I Had While Reading (#3)

Novellas are typically short stories. Doing a quick Google search I found out that they are usually 60- 120 pages. It’s hard to review a novella without giving too much away so I decided to do mini book reviews for the novellas that I read along with a few thoughts I had while reading .

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Synopsis

“Catching last minute flights is a part of the job when you’re hired to photograph events all over the country. Usually everything goes according to plan.
But when I was hired to document the Juneteenth celebration in Galveston, Texas, I had no idea my plans were going to be derailed.
The woman who scuffed my sneakers and didn’t apologize ended up having the seat next to me. Yeah, she was beautiful, but I was not feeling her at all.
And then our flight was delayed.”

My Review

4.5/ 5 stars 

“The Delay: A Juneteenth Hot Holiday Hookup” is the latest installment in the Hot Holiday Hookup novella series by Danielle Allen. All installments are standalones. This installment tells Trenton Davis’s story. Trenton is headed to Galveston, Texas after being hired to photograph and document a  Juneteenth celebration. After a chance encounter with India Davis at an airport terminal, things take a very steamy turn when their flight is delayed.

I really enjoyed this book. I have not read any of the other installments of the Hot Holiday Series so I definitely love that they can be read separately.  This was a very easy read. I finished it in one sitting. Trenton and India were both fun characters. The story progressed at a steady pace. I loved the information about Juneteenth that was told throughout. There were definitely some laugh out loud moments as well. Overall, this was a steamy, fun read with the perfect pinch of drama. I look forward to reading  more from Danielle Allen in the future.

Five Thoughts I Had While Reading ” The Delay: A Juneteenth Hot Holiday Hookup” by Danielle Allen.

 

  1. Cue the flashback music!
  2. Oh, this is really happening?! Where’s my fan?
  3. Well aren’t we nosy?
  4. Honey? On fries?!…I’ll pass.
  5. How dare Danielle Allen disgrace Scar like this, lol.

“The Delay: A Juneteenth Hot Holiday Hookup” by Danielle Allen  releases on 6/14/ 2020

Mini Book Review + 5 Thoughts I Had While Reading

Novellas are typically short stories. Doing a quick Google search I found out that they are usually 60- 120 pages. It’s hard to review a novella without giving too much away so I decided to do mini book reviews for the novellas that I read along with a few thoughts I had while reading .

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My Mini Review: 

   “Last Chance to Love” by B. Love was such a cute second chance romance. I could totally relate to it in various ways. Although it is a novella, it read like a full-length novel. The plot was refreshing. The characters were well developed. There was one moment where I just had to put the book down like “ I know this is not about to happen!” lol. I cannot wait to read more from this author in the near future.

Five Thoughts I Had While Reading “Last Chance to Love” by B.Love:

  1.  I love a book with disclaimers.
  2. Fluffy Cakes!
  3. This book is giving me all the Hallmark feels.
  4. I just know that this is not about to happen!
  5. Anybody that binges How To Get Away wtih Murder is ok with me.

Mini Book Review + Five Thoughts I Had While Reading

I have been on a little bit of a novella kick lately. Novellas are typically short stories. Doing a quick Google search I found out that they are usually 60- 120 pages. It’s hard to review a novella without giving too much away so I decided to do mini book reviews for the novellas that I read along with a few thoughts I had while reading .

Synopsis: 

     “There are two things on Earth that Isobel Knight loves above all else—her Gamma Betty and their family bakery, Whisk. When an opportunity presents itself to place Whisk in the national spotlight as well as take home a nice chunk of cash, Isobel is in it to win it!
Travis Coleman is a former professional football player with way too much time on his hands now that he’s been made to retire after injury. Approached with the opportunity to pair up with a hometown baker and compete for the chance to win a hefty donation for his foundation, he’s almost all in. But there’s one little problem…
Travis and Isobel have had friction between them going back to their high school days, but can they set their animosity aside and keep their eyes on the prize? Or will pride keep them from walking away victorious?

My Mini Review

4/5 stars 

“Sugar, Butter, Flour, Love” by Nicole Falls was the cutest novella. The plot itself was refreshing. I love watching Food Network baking competition shows so of course I had to check this out. I loved the characters, the reality tv show elements, and the steaminess! Gam was such a lovable character. This was the first book that I have read by Nicole Falls but it definitely will not be my last.

Five Thoughts I had While Reading “ Sugar, Butter, Flour, Love” by Nicole Falls:

  1. I need to look some of these recipes up and try to recreate them. Even though it would be a baking fail!
  2. I wonder if this is similar to how Food Network operates behind the scenes.
  3. Things are really heating up! Oh la la lol.
  4. Gam is too much! Hilarious.
  5. I wonder what happens next? I need more!