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Love and Other Disasters
Love and Other Disasters: 'the Perfect Recipe for Romance' - You Won't Want to Miss This Delicious Rom-Com! | Anita Kelly
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Mindelan
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Finally able to sneak in some time with my last summer book now that school is calming down a bit. I really liked this one- it was fun and steamy and I will be on the lookout for more Anita Kelly! The drama didn‘t feel manufactured like it can in some romances. It felt like a little bit of resolution was missing in one of the conflicts (spoilers below), but overall I thought the ending was good, and the cast of characters was very lovable.

Mindelan I felt the plot with Lizzie was just a little underdone- we never got a full picture of what her deal was. I know in life sometimes people are just dicks, but I guess I was looking for either a little more development or a resolution because it was a romance novel. It just felt a little uneven. Still liked it though! 2w
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Arvena
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Mehso-so

Insta-love and chemistry felt very forced, dynamics between the leads was schematic, the writing of this book was clunky and awkward.
The story was not compelling enough.

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rachelsbrittain
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A sweet queer romance between a recent divorcee and the first openly nonbinary contestant on a home cooking show. After initially getting off on the wrong foot, the two soon find that their chemistry on and off the show is undeniable. Is a relation with the competition really a good idea? Or, maybe, is a chance at love worth more than a reality TV show?

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mcipher
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📺 👩‍🍳 😳 🧑‍🦰 💗 (I‘m only a few chapters in so this is a bit generic!)
I‘d love a sequel to Night Film - it‘s one of my very favorite books and I‘d totally go back into that weird world.
My last completed read was Things We Do In The Dark and it was ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - so twisty and such a solid ending!
Thanks for the tag @Eggs @Avanders - better late than never right?! 😅

Eggs Thanks for playing 💕📚🤗 4mo
Avanders Ooooh I also loved 4mo
Avanders Ps — did you receive your staycation in time package? USPS says it was delivered, so hoping! 🤞🏽🤞🏽 4mo
mcipher @Avanders Yes! Sorry, totally forgot to post - getting over COVID here and I‘m so out if it 😅 4mo
Avanders Oh no worries - hope you‘re feeling better!! ♥️ 4mo
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ThePageantHam
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⭐️⭐️⭐️: Nocturnal
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Iron Widow and Thirsty Mermaids
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and Love & Other Disasters

I read them all in physical book form except Iron Widow, which I listened to on 2.5 speed as is my way. 🎧

Pretty solid May of reading, let's see what June brings! ☀️

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kellyann28
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Here is my #bookspin list for June! Can't wait to see the numbers 😍
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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GondorGirl
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This was, by far, one of the best romances I've read and I think Reality Show Romance might be a new favorite trope.

When Dahlia (a divorced aspiring writer) and London (a non-binary sound engineer) meet as contestants on a reality cooking show things get a little spicy.

It was adorable and funny, with believable characters, just enough spice, and a strong subplot about pronouns and proper gendering.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Christy2318 Bumping up my TBR. I like the reality show romance trope. 4mo
GondorGirl @Christy2318 I loved The Charm Offensive! I'll add the other two to my list! 🧡 I also enjoyed 4mo
Christy2318 I have Rosaline Palmer in my library stack. 😍 4mo
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coffees
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This was such a fun read! I'm not really into cooking shows but I really like the idea of getting behind the scenes and off camera, esp with these two lovelies. I did think that Dahlia was a bit annoying at the start (not in gen, just a few things) but I really enjoyed how well rounded they all were. The background characters didn't get this care, which made later chapters a bit weak #queer #sapphic #nonbinary #anxiety

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Beachesnbooks
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Halfway done with the #botm 2022 reading challenge!

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TaraTLK
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Adored it. Competing on a cooking show means you get all the forced proximity, but less messy than a workplace romance. Made me so hungry while reading, but enjoyed this story of two folks finding love in the middle of this break from their lives.

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kera_11
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London & Dahlia are both competing in a cooking show, but their growing connection quickly becomes as important as winning, especially when either of them could go home anyday. really loved the inclusion & authenticity of London as a non-binary character. I liked that there wasnt too much turmoil, that they got to focus on themselves and their growing relationship. thoroughly enjoyed. I‘ll even allow the 3rd act break up bc of how they made up

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kimmypete1
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Adorable romance featuring a non-binary protagonist that takes place during a Great British Bake Off like show.

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sebrittainclark
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4/5

London and Dahlia are both competing on Chef's Special, a popular amateur cooking competition. But the attraction between them is quickly becoming just as important as winning the competition, especially when their relationship could end at any moment when one of them leaves the competition. It's a fun read, and I loved that a big part of London's decision to compete was to to show some nonbinary rep on TV.

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sebrittainclark
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Dahlia Woodson might have been shit at marriage, but she could dice an onion like a goddamn professional.

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

carlthecattt Oh this sounds intriguing! 7mo
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Julsmarshall
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I had a difficult month personally but I immersed myself in books and the silver lining is 26 books read/listened to and a blackout for #BookspinBingo ! Not bad for the shortest month of the year! Challenges helped, thank you @TheAromaofBooks #Roll100 @PuddleJumper #authoramonth @Soubhiville #20in4 @Andrew65 and @Ireadkidlit for the gorgeous elephant card I received today!

Nutmegnc 🙀🔥🔥🔥👏👏🎉🎉🎉 7mo
PuddleJumper That's great! 7mo
Soubhiville Wow! 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous progress. Hopefully March is a better month for the not-reading parts of your life! ❤ 7mo
Andrew65 That‘s brilliant 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Mehso-so

Complicated feelings re: this f/nb romance. The main characters were underdeveloped and a bit generic, which made it hard to be invested in the romance. There also weren't enough relationship obstacles for my taste, although there is potential in their being rival contestants on a reality cooking show and their class differences. Neither issue is followed through on! I did love the nonbinary representation and the unique sex scenes.

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Branwen
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❤💕❤💕❤💕❤💕❤ Hoping to start this sweet looking book sometime this week!

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Julsmarshall
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Fantastic! Queer, inclusive, funny and filled with food yummy food talk, I loved this one! Falling in love in the set of a chef competition? Great fun! #BookspinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 8mo
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Amandakay
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Popsugar: gender identity

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littlebeesreads
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I should be cleaning up my toddler‘s toys, but relaxing on the couch instead.

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MsRadioSilence
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BOTM came in! Didn‘t realize this book comes out next week, so my personal library app had some trouble adding it haha. So excited to read it tho! #botm #bookofthemonth

Smrloomis Oooh so hope this one is good 🤞🏽 I have it on my TBR (even though romance isn‘t usually my thing). Curious to hear how it is! 9mo
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Beachesnbooks
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My #botm for January! I've had this contemporary romance on my tbr for awhile. Also fun to see the reading challenge already reset for 2022!

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nitalibrarian
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January #botm. Mildly interesting - 2 of these authors have my first name in their name.😁

WJCintron 👍 😃 9mo
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Branwen
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Book of the Month picks are live! 🎉🎉🎉 What is everyone getting this month?

I wasn't SUPER hyped about the choices this month, but I'm interested enough in these three to give them a shot! ❤📖 I'll probably save the tagged book to read in February since it's a romance! #botm

BookBosomed1 I‘m intrigued by Love & Disasters. Not everyday that a non-binary character is featured in a romance 📖. 9mo
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