#BookReview: Mr. Right-Swipe by Ricki Schultz

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Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle–even if it is her best friend’s wedding. She’s too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol’ novel in the drawer to waste time on any man.

But when her best friends stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they’ve hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She’s skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she’s out to prove she hasn’t been too picky with men.

However, when a familiar fella’s profile pops up–the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work–Rae swipes herself right into a new problem…

Sarcastic, irreverent, and uproariously funny–the painfully-true, so-insightful-it-hurts kind of funny–Ricki Schultz’s wry debut will speak to fans of Bridesmaids or Trainwreck, and to anyone who’s ever been on a bad date.

My Review

Wow did this book get me hyped! Even though I have very little in common with Rae, I loved this main character. The book has a modern vibe to it, especially with the hashtags that were sprinkled throughout the pages, and I just loved it from beginning to end. A very well-balanced story, each of the plot points was as strong as the other and I breezed through this bubbly read in just over a day. A must-read in my opinion!

5 stars

#BookReview: Searching For Sarah by Julieann Dove

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Sarah Keller is convinced that her Mr. Right is stuck in traffic…in another country…on another planet. ‘Thirty-one and still single’ isn’t how she wants to be introduced by her dad. That’s why she’s on five dating websites, posing as anything from an avid gardener to a crazed thrill seeker.

Sam Turner is a single dad, workaholic, who owns his own company. Long-term relationships have never worked out for him. That’s why he needs a nanny.

When a mutual friend suggests Sarah take the job temporarily, everything changes for them both. Sarah begins falling for the man who meets almost none of her online criteria. And when strange things start happening—things that jeopardize the safety of Sarah, Sam is the last person she would imagine is hiding something.

My Review

Oh my did I end up really loving this book! I thought the beginning hooked me so easily, and I loved following Sarah Keller and her searching-for-Mr.Right-ways. She was so likeable yet with several flaws, which made her easier to relate to. The romance that begins to brew between her and Sam Turner had me so curious. They are two very different people, but I felt the sparks leaping from the page. Things almost got a little rushed for me toward the end until … the plot twist. Oh my word did I not see that coming! And now I am itching to get my hands on book two in this series! Highly recommend Searching For Sarah for women’s fiction fans!

5 stars

#BookReview: In Black and White by Catherine Lavender

in black and whiteAbout the Book

Micah Winters always knew that she was different. It was the pigment of her skin and the texture of her hair that revealed that she was a woman from biracial parents. For five decades, Micah’s African American mother has remained silent about Micah’s estranged father (Sidney Irving). It is not until after Sidney Irving’s death that Micah learns that she is the daughter of the legendary novelist and screenwriter. Now with her mother’s memory fading away from Alzheimer’s disease, Micah can only rely on a novel that was written from her father years ago to understand her parents past during the time of segregation in the United States. Micah’s once simple life is not so simple anymore as she tries to make sense of an unfamiliar world as she inherits her father’s wealth and private past. With an abandoned heart, Micah must forgive the past in order to discover who she really is.

My Review

This book was really quite emotional, and easy to be drawn to. Micah only learns about her biological father after his death, and begins to understand piece by piece why her biracial parents were never together during a very different time in the country. It was really quite heart-breaking to learn of their story and why they had to live apart, and how much Sidney loved his daughter from afar. The writing was really good in the story but the editing could have been given a boost, and sometimes the dialogue was slightly distracting, but many interesting plot points are in here and it was a very good read overall.

4 stars