Review: A Taste for Love

A Taste for Love by Jennifer Yen Razorbill, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Liza’s parents own a bakery and restaurant. Even though Liza is good at baking, her mom isn’t sure that’s the best future for her. Liza’s mom also likes to interfere in her love life. Things get complicated when her best friend gets […]

Review: The Holiday Switch

The Holiday Switch by Tif Marcelo Underlined, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Lila runs a book blog she keeps secret from her parents while she works part time at her town’s gift shop and inn and tries to get into her choice of college. Teddy is her boss’s nephew and they don’t get along at […]

Review: Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Kat and Stevie go into New York City for her birthday and to see a teacher’s play. Unfortunately they lose their phones and then they lose each other. Likes: I liked the focus on friendship. I […]

Review: Tokyo Ever After

Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean Flatiron Books, 2021 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Izzy finds a clue about her father’s identity which leads to her discovery that she’s a princess. She goes to Japan to meet him but she’s also forced to take a crash course in everything it takes to be an active part […]

Review: A Very Large Expanse of Sea

A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi Harper, 2018 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: This book is set relatively soon after the 9/11 attacks, Shirin and her family have moved again for her dad’s work and she isn’t interested in engaging socially with anyone. As a Muslim teenager who wears hijab, she faces a […]

Review: The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily sequel to Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Ember, 2016 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: It’s the holiday season again plus it’s Dash and Lily’s anniversary. But things get complicated when Lily’s grandfather has an accident and suddenly Lily is struggling like never […]

Review: Rent a Boyfriend

Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao Simon and Schuster, 2020 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Chloe’s parents want her to marry a person she doesn’t like because he’s rich and can provide for her and can give her family a lot of perks. But he’s also a horrible person which is why Chloe rejects him. Her […]

Review: Chasing Lucky

Chasing Lucky by Jenn Bennett Simon Pulse, 2020 YA Contemporary Romance Summary: Josie comes back to Beauty with her mom and she just wants to get through senior year and then leave for California. The trouble is, she hasn’t told her mom her plan and she’s reconnecting with her childhood friend, Lucky. Likes: The romance […]

Review: Heartstopper Vol. 1

Heartstopper, Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman Graphix, 2020 YA Contemporary Romance Graphic Novel 8 cups of tea out of 11 Summary: Charlie and Nick meet and become friends but Nick struggles with how to handle his growing romantic feelings. Likes: I like that Nick stands up for Charlie, whether it is a jerk taking advantage […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Vibes!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week the theme is about books that give off summer vibes so I thought I’d give a few YA Contemporary recommendations. This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen One of my favorites by Dessen, […]