Book Reviews

The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa/Book Review

Have you wondered if someone would say something when the officiant says speak now or forever hold your peace at a wedding? Solange in the Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa probably should have done just that, kept her mouth shut.

About The Wedding Crasher

Just weeks away from ditching DC for greener pastures, Solange Pereira is roped into helping her wedding planner cousin on a random couple’s big day. It’s an easy gig… until Solange stumbles upon a situation that convinces her the pair isn’t meant to be. What’s a true-blue romantic to do? Crash the wedding, of course. And ensure the unsuspecting groom doesn’t make the biggest mistake of his life.

Dean Chapman had his future all mapped out. He was about to check off “start a family” and on track to “make partner” when his modern day marriage of convenience went up in smoke. Then he learns he might not land an assignment that could be his ticket to a promotion unless he has a significant other and, in a moment of panic, Dean claims to be in love with the woman who crashed his wedding. Oops.

Now Dean has a whole new item on his to-do list: beg Solange to be his pretend girlfriend. Solange feels a tiny bit bad about ruining Dean’s wedding, so she agrees to play along. Yet as they fake-date their way around town, what started as a performance for Dean’s colleagues turns into a connection that neither he nor Solange can deny. Their entire romance is a sham… there’s no way these polar opposites could fall in love for real, right?

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My Review

This was a fun Rom Com where Solange is helping her cousin, who is a wedding planner, as her assistant. Solange takes upon herself after overhearing the bride-to-be talking with a groomsman, to interrupt the wedding before Dean, the groom say’s I do to a woman who’s in love with someone else.

When I started this book, I didn’t think Solange should have eavesdropped on the conversation. However, it would be wrong to marry someone you’re not in love with. The good thing is that in doing this she not only stopped Dean from making a mistake, she’s recruited to help him with another engagement.

I liked the interactions between the characters especially when Dean and Solange have to work with Peter and his wife to entertain a potential lawyer, who may transfer to their firm. I also liked that Peter keeps trying to catch them in a lie because he just wants to take Dean’s spot in the law firm.

The things Solange and Dean get into to keep the fake dating rouge up was funny. There were also a couple of twists in the story that made me laugh. I’ve learned that I am more of a enemies to lovers and romantic suspense romance reader, but a good fake dating trope isn’t bad especially when it’s done well.  I recommend The Wedding Crasher to readers who like Rom Com’s and who likes a good laugh.

Book Features

Episode 79 Interview with Psychological Thriller Author Tanisha Stewart

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Welcome to A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Psychological Thriller Author Tanisha Stewart.

Tanisha is a professor psychology (which she loves). In addition to her career as a lecturer, Tanisha has been writing for as long as she can remember, creating realistic story lines, relatable characters, and multi-layered plots that almost everyone can enjoy. She also takes part in hobbies such as performing rap and spoken word for various audiences.

She not only demonstrates a passion for writing through her vivid story lines; she is also committed to helping other writers succeed. She offers author coaching, editing, formatting, and ghostwriting services to help aspiring authors get their work off the ground, and to see it through to completion. In additional to this, she hosts Book Optimization and Amazon Ads courses.

We discuss her Quiet Ones series, her coaching services, some of her other series and more.

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Her books are available on Amazon.

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Book Reviews

Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan/Book Review

I learn something every time I read a women’s fiction book. I believe each one has a life lesson if you’re paying attention. In Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan, we meet Yasmen and Josiah Wade, a couple everyone believed would be together forever. Both are dealing with loss but in different ways that causes them to not communicate well, then Yasmen wants an divorce.

About Before I Let Go

Their love was supposed to last forever. But when life delivered blow after devastating blow, Yasmen and Josiah Wade found that love alone couldn’t solve or save everything.

It couldn’t save their marriage.

Yasmen wasn’t prepared for how her life fell apart, but she’s is finally starting to find joy again. She and Josiah have found a new rhythm, co-parenting their two kids and running a thriving business together. Yet like magnets, they’re always drawn back to each other, and now they’re beginning to wonder if they’re truly ready to let go of everything they once had.

Soon, one stolen kiss leads to another…and then more. It’s hot. It’s illicit. It’s all good—until old wounds reopen. Is it too late for them to find forever? Or could they even be better, the second time around?

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My Review

I connected with Yasmen’s character right away with how she dealt with grief in the book. Grief touches everyone different and in how they handle it. The author portrays grief, loss and the feelings of each character so well in this book.

As the reader, I could feel their pain and understand what they were going through. When it comes to other themes such as divorce, I’ve never experienced it, but the need to not let go and the longing for each other was settle. The way Yasmen and Josiah handles their emotions needed work, but I liked the way therapy was introduced and even for their son.

Everything fell into place in this book for me. The way Yasmen works to regain the love from her children again after dealing with depression, especially with her daughter, Deja, was moving. I got a little emotion later in the book reading their interaction with each other.

This book brought tears to my eyes but also made me recognize a lot of what I went through in my depression after loosing my mother. The best thing Yasmen and myself could do is fight our way back. The author does say in her acknowledgement she hopes the book helps someone dealing with divorce, depression, loss etc. The way the book is written with the readers best interest at heart I believe it will help and touch many.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author and I will read more of her women’s fiction books as long as she writes them.

Book Features

Episode 78 Freshmen Fifteen by J. Nichole

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Welcome to A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode we are discussing Freshmen Fifteen by J. Nichole. This is a Contemporary New Adult Romance set in college. Two best friends have plans to attend college but one makes a decision that changes both of their plans.

We discuss college campus life, themes of friendship and relationship, some of the characters behaviors and how one decision can change your life.

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Freshman Fifteen can be purchased on Amazon and B&N

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