Some contemporary romances here for ya! Both read through audiobooks, but that seems to be my usual faire when it comes to contemp romances. With some exceptions.
I think Emily Henry and Ali Hazelwood are my go-to gals for contemporary romances now, because I’ve yet to be steered wrong by them from what I’ve read so far. People We Meet on Vacation was my first Emily Henry book, but I’ve since read Beach Read (which I will be reviewing at some point) and in the process of reading Book Lovers as well. PWMoV definitely made me cry a bit, but Beach Read was kind of my favorite between the two.
I did put a pause on the audiobook for some weeks between though, mostly because some of the pacing in the middle was a bit slow, but after getting back into the swing of things, and as the flashbacks got closer and closer to “that time that ruined everything,” it got more interesting.
As for Under One Roof…
Forced proximity, tol/smol, enemies to lovers? I EMBRACE THEM ALL. But that ending hinged too much on one chance eavesdropping episode and suddenly the situation went from 0 to 100 in a few minutes and I dunno. I enjoyed it but also, what the hell–escalation much?
Also, it’s hard (har har) not to compare Liam to Adam Carlsen (The Love Hypothesis). I think that’s going to be the case for most of these novellas when it’s being pitted against my first example of Hazelwood’s writing.
Still will read the rest of the STEMinist novellas though! And I definitely cannot wait for the next Hazelwood novel.
But as I said. These two lady authors have definitely turned me into a trash panda. I’m not even ashamed of it.