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Reviews Women's Fiction

Book Review | Roomies

August 10, 2020
Audiobook of Roomies by Christina Lauren by Jess Pierron

by Christina Lauren

For months Holland Bakker has taken the subway, even when she hasn’t needed to; and cue hot musician in the subway station. Nervous as heck to talk to this Irish stranger, fate steps in and Calvin Mcloughlin to the rescue. In order to pay him back for his chivalry, Holland gets Calvin an audition with her Broadway Musical Director uncle. Calvin nails the audition, but when offered the part, he declines for lack of US citizenship. Seeing that her uncle needs Calvin as much as Calvin craves this dream opportunity, Holland impulsively marries this Irishman (keeping her long-time lust for him hush-hush) as they navigate a false marriage while being Roomies. As the relationship evolves, Holland and Calvin begin to realize maybe this marriage shouldn’t be just pretending…

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Historical Fiction Reviews

Book Review | The Jane Austen Society

by Natalie Jenner Told from multiple perspectives, The Jane Austen Society is everything a Jane Austen lover needs to be sucked into a story. Just after World War II in the town of Chawton, England, a group of acquaintances and strangers find themselves with one…

July 29, 2020
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Reviews Thriller

ALC Book Review | The Safe Place

by Anna Downes When striving actress Emily loses her temp job, she’s at a loss on what to do next. She’s no longer close to her adoptive parents and her acting career is at a stand-still. It’s not surprising when her ex-boss, Scott, offers…

July 24, 2020
Me by Elton john book and audiobook on bookshelf by Jess pierron
Autobiography Memoir Reviews

Book Review | Me

by Elton John “Elton John is the most enduringly successful singer-songwriter of all time. His life is extraordinary, his seven decades (so far) packed with incredible highs and lows, Now, in his own words and with his usual honesty, he shares his story –…

July 5, 2020
more than maybe audiobook review by jess pierron
Reviews YA Fiction

ALC Book Review | More than Maybe

by Erin Hahn “Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. He also has a major un-requited crush on…

June 29, 2020
The Mall audiobook on cellphone with headphones
Reviews YA Fiction

ALC Book Review | The Mall – Megan McCafferty

The year is 1991 and Cassie Worthy needs a summer job after recovering from a royal case of mono; and where else is she to go but the Parkway Center Mall? Megan McCafferty guides the readers through the ebbs and flows of teenage angst, young love,…

June 12, 2020
my lovely wife audiobook
Reviews Thriller

Book Review | My Lovely Wife – Samantha Downing

Told from the perspective of the husband,  My Lovely Wife digs into the deepest and darkest places of a marriage. It begs the question: what happens when you and your spouse become bored – do you seek council, take a trip, or get away with…

May 27, 2020
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Reviews Science Fiction

Book Review | Dark Matter – Blake Crouch

As physics professor Jason Dessen walks to his Chicago home, he is held at gunpoint, injected with a mystery drug by a masked man, and then awakes to foreign surroundings; however everyone else seems to know him. Dark Matter blends together the genres of…

May 27, 2020