Review: The Dating Playbook by Farrah Rochon

This book did not fit any of my challenge prompts.


When a personal trainer agrees to fake date her client, all rules are out the window in this delightful romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Boyfriend Project!

When it comes to personal training, Taylor Powell kicks serious butt. Unfortunately, her bills are piling up, rent is due, and the money situation is dire. Taylor needs more than the support of her new best friends, Samiah and London. She needs a miracle.

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Review: You Have a Match by Emma Lord

Challenge prompt: A book set mostly/entirely outdoors.


A new love, a secret sister, and a summer she’ll never forget.

When Abby signs up for a DNA service, it’s mainly to give her friend and secret love interest, Leo, a nudge. After all, she knows who she is already: Avid photographer. Injury-prone tree climber. Best friend to Leo and Connie … although ever since the B.E.I. (Big Embarrassing Incident) with Leo, things have been awkward on that front.

But she didn’t know she’s a younger sister.

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Review: With the Fire on High Elizabeth Acevedo

Challenge prompt: A book you think your best friend would like.


With her daughter to care for and her abuela to help support, high school senior Emoni Santiago has to make the tough decisions, and do what must be done. The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.

Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen.

But even with all the rules she has for her life — and all the rules everyone expects her to play by — once Emoni starts cooking, her only real choice is to let her talent break free.

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Tag Thursday: The Joy of Christmas Book Tag

Christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. It’s the perfect time to chill out, take a break from the stress of life, and be with the ones you love.

For so many reasons, Christmas won’t be as joyful for many people. Hopefully, these little questions to help you reflect on your reading, the year, and Christmas as a whole, is a great way to bring in a little happiness anyway.

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