E-ARC, 320 Pages
Romance/ Adult/ Contemporary
By: Helen Hoang
“My heart works in a different way, but it’s yours.”
🌟 Why does it feel like all the books in this year are released at the 7th of May??!
Disclaimer: ARC provided by the publisher through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review.
🌟 I have been thinking about how to rate this book since I have finished it. You know I am a very strict reviewer and so you can always take my reviews with a grain of salt. What I am sure of is that the things I liked were more than the things I didn’t and 3.5 stars is a very good rating!
🌟 I may have enjoyed TKQ a tiny bit more but both books ended up getting the same rating from me. Helen can certainly write romance! I will start with the acknowledgments because they give more depth to the story. I was impressed by the fact that the story changed from how it was supposed to be and how it is kind of Helen’s mother story!
🌟 I could relate to both of the main characters. I have a resting B**** face and people always tell me to smile and that I have sold my soul to the devil years ago. That I am cold and don’t have emotions! While I am not autistic and not entirely emotionless as people think, It was good to see this kind of representation in a book! Esme is from a poor background but she is self-made at the same time! Quan was a great character and I can’t wait to read his own book <3! This is an own voice since the author is autistic and I learned a lot from it which will be helpful for my future job.
🌟 I don’t expect much plot from romance stories and they are usually predictable and that’s why I have a certain mood to read them! This is not necessarily a bad thing.
I felt that the romance was bit rushed at many points but it was steamy and cute. (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
🌟 Summary: This book is what I want to read when I am in the mood for a romance novel. A little bit rushed and predictable but also full of great representations and good characters. I had many feelings while reading it, I laughed and almost -but didn’t- teared at some point too. So this is a good book and I can’t wait for the 3rd book in the series specially if it is for Quan!