Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen Review

I picked this book up at the start of the year in Waterstones, I almost didn’t but I was buying a few books that day anyway and decided to take a chance. I am so glad I did.

I loved this book.

The story is about Ever, an Asian American who’s parents want her to attend medical school when she has a passion for dance. I suppose it is the age old story we all know, where the child’s parents are pushing them to do something that they don’t want to do.

On top of this, Ever’s parents have sent her to a summer in Chien Tan in Teipai, it is a summer school for the Asian American Elite. And is definitely not how Ever thought she would be spending her last summer before college.

I am not familiar with the culture but I found it interesting to learn about through the book. Supposedly parents send their children off to summer schools like this to find suitable partners for them. Hence the title Loveboat as everyone is hooking up and partying and trying to make the best out of the situation they are in.

Ever is thrown in the deep end at Chien Tan with a roommate who is hell bent on taking full advantage of Loveboat, while Ever decides to spend the summer breaking all the rules her parents set for her.

As the novel progresses, Ever realises that instead of trying to do things because she can that she should focus on doing things because she wants to, and she begins to come into her own identity.

I found myself relating a lot to Ever in the story, as I understand a lot of the pressure that Asian families put on their children. I mean my parents have never been pushy or anything about what I should be doing with my life, but it’s an underlying thing. You know how much they have sacrificed of their own lives for you and you feel the need to repay them in some way.

I know these feelings are not specific to Asian culture but it is definitely stronger there, especially if the family has emigrated from Asia to a Western country. They gave up everything and worked hard to give you the opportunities you have, so turning around and declining to do something for them feels like a betrayal. Which is how Ever feels about choosing dance over medical school.

Aside from the conflict of identity and breaking rules, Ever also has her own loveboat experiences as she ends up tangled in a bit of a love square? I can’t say I was super surprised about her love interests but I think I was surprised about the way things ended up.

I think it was a bit crap how things ended up with Xavier, the boy who didn’t get picked in the end, I guess I just hoped that he and Ever would remain friends, because they were friendly for a while before Ever chose Rick. But I guess when you have feelings for someone who doesn’t feel the same way, it’s best to stay away from the other person and protect yourself.

Overall an enjoyable read and I was super excited to find out that someone has bought the film rights to the book. I would love to see it come to life on screen because I think it would be amazing to see Taipei and this world come to life on screen.

I also found out that there will be a sequel to this book so I wonder where it will take us, I think it stands well as a solo book but I will definitely pick up a sequel if it’s released.

If you haven’t read this yet, I highly recommend it as I enjoyed it a lot, and I think it’s a great way to kick off some summer reading.

~ Courtney x

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Review

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I read this for the first time when I was in secondary school. It was on a summer reading list and while I wasn’t a fan of being told what I had to read at the time, I actually really enjoyed this book.

So I decided to read it again.

I didn’t really remember what happened in the book, I just remember at the time I read it and I enjoyed it and I had a fanfiction idea for it. I don’t remember what that idea is now but the ending definitely made me think there was more to the story and I wanted to continue it. I never wrote that story but part of me wishes I did, just to know what I was thinking at the time.

Anyway, reading it the second time was the same as when I read it the first time.

It took me a while to get into it because the language is different from other books I’ve read. It’s more poetic in a way and more descriptive.

But I loved the story when I got into it. I fell in love with the idea of Manderly and Rebecca. It just seemed magical.

Also, I had totally forgotten about the plot twist about what actually happened to Rebecca so I was shocked all over again. Which I think is good, the past couple of books I have read have been based on movies and TV shows so I knew what happened but this time not knowing what would happen was exciting.

I would have loved to know what happened next like I said at the beginning of this post I did want to continue the story in my own way before but now I can’t even imagine what would have happened. With Manderly burning down and Mrs Danvers gone, what happened to all the staff? Did they get out? Would anyone find out the truth about what Maxim really did?

I mean I think the beginning of the book does have reference to what happens to Maxim and his wife, though I can’t remember what that is right now. It’s one of those things that is a small detail before it goes into the real story. So I didn’t pay much attention.

Still, it makes me wonder.

The book also made me curious about Rebecca – naturally, that’s what the whole book is about lol – but I wanted to know more. When something always talks about a person like they are a myth or that they are perfect I wanna know more about the real person. Her point of view and everything. But I suppose I settle for what I know – or go online and see if people have written fanfiction maybe…

But anyway, definitely a great read and I would highly recommend! I guess I can’t say anything too bad about the school reading list if it brought me to a book I actually liked and would have never found otherwise…but I still think if you are reading at all then it’s better than having to specifically read from a setlist. But I finished school long ago so I don’t need to worry about that anymore.

I’m not sure what I’m going to read next but I will probably get something in the next few days. I’m trying really hard to keep up the reading momentum so I don’t lose it. 🙂 So if you want to keep up to date on what I’m reading follow me on Goodreads, I will always post reviews here too but sometimes I don’t write them and just give the book a rating. So if you want to know everything, even the page I’m on then Goodreads is where to go 😛

~ Courtney x

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty Review

I picked this up after watching the TV show and also because I’m on a reading kick and wanted to read something new.

Right off the bat I will say I prefer the TV show just because I really enjoy the actresses that play the main characters, they are amazing and I also think the drama plays out really well on the show. I also like the changes they made in the TV show in terms of Renata’s character and other little things.

One thing though I was surprised about was that in the book, Madeline and Ed have a good relationship. In the TV show, the relationship is very strained. I was also super surprised that Madeline actually had three children and not two lol, but I guess that’s a minor thing.

Anyway, time to talk about the book.

I liked the book, it started off easy enough to read, kind of like To All The Boys I Loved Before the sentences were mostly kept short and chapters were tiny. Though I feel like as it went on I was taking more frequent breaks from reading. I think just because I already knew what happened so the build-up was kind of nothing to me.

The little snippets where parents are being interviewed was a bit confusing for me because I always ignored the names and just read what was being said. Which is really on me because I should have kept up with the names but there were a few and I just didn’t bother.

I did like being able to understand more about the thoughts and actions of Celeste and Jane though. I mean Celeste does talk a lot about her feelings on the TV show because she sees a therapist but for Jane, we never know fully what she is thinking so I liked knowing things from her perspective like why she moved to town and everything.

Overall I think it was a good read, personally, I think it’s the kind of thing that if you have watched the TV show you don’t really need to read the book because it’s not vastly different. I think the TV show just adds extra bits to fill out the story so they could get the second season. Other than that I mean it’s not necessary to read the book.

Sometimes when books are adapted to TV and film you do need to read the book still because the adaptation leaves things out but I’d say the TV version is pretty great. And if you have read the book but haven’t seen the TV show I recommend it, it’s really well done and like I said the actresses are amazing.

Anyway, now that this book is done, the next one on my list is Gone Girl – yes I know I’m years behind but I am finally going to get around to reading the book. I’ll try not to make a lot of comparisons to the movie but I guess we see.

~ Courtney x

Party Girls Die in Pearls by Plum Sykes Review

I found this in the library and the title caught my eye. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to check it out but after looking around I decided to give it a chance because honestly, nothing in the library that day was really standing out.

This book took a while to adjust to, the writing style is drastically different from the previous two books I had read which were casual and written in the first person POV. This book is more of a formal style and also written in the third person POV. Not to mention the fact that we get introduced to a lot of characters very quickly and it took me ages to figure out who these people were lol.

Anyway, the story follows Ursula Flowerbutton as she investigates the murder of India Brattenbury, set in Oxford in the 1980s.

I enjoyed the story a lot, once I got the hang of the characters and the mystery began I was fully engrossed. I wanted to know what happened and how all of these characters suddenly intertwined in India’s life and if they were connected to the murder.

When they started talking about societies and black-tie affairs, not to mention everyone sleeping with each other it definitely gave me Gossip Girl vibes. You know if Gossip Girl was British and in the 80s.

So it’s safe to say this is definitely my kind of book.

When I first started reading and looked up the author I saw that this was An Oxford Girl Mystery, which made me think it was part of a series, I thought maybe I wasn’t going to understand what was going on but luckily for me this was the first book in the series and there haven’t been any new ones released so I am on top of this series.

Of course, I want to know what things Ursula and her friend Nancy get up to next, I enjoyed this book a lot and I want to see what else they get up to, especially since Ursula is only a Fresher, there are plenty of university scandals still to be uncovered.

It will also be interesting for me to follow a book series as it’s being released because I’ve never had that before, the closest I had was when I was reading the ‘I Heart’ series just because I was reading it and caught up just as the final book was being released – not that I knew about that until it came time for me to get the last one.

I don’t know if I can take the waiting though…but luckily for me I have a lot more books to read until then. 😛

~ Courtney x

I Heart Hawaii by Lindsey Kelk Review

Eight books, two short stories and one month later and here we are…

It has been a wild ride with Angela, in my last blog post I actually mentioned most of the adventures that we had been through with her and it’s been quite the journey. But now we are here with the final book.

Angela is off to Hawaii! Now I was wondering how this came about considering in the previous book Angela had just given birth to a baby but she decided to abandon motherhood for one last trip with the gang. Who could blame her?

Okay, it didn’t exactly go that way but, as usual, Angela was running away from something so decided to go off on a trip. Which isn’t unusual since that’s how she ended up going to Paris…and most of her adventures.

I wasn’t exactly in Hawaii when I was reading the book but I did manage to squeeze in a beach day while I was reading and that was nice 😛

Anyway, I didn’t read this book as quickly as I’ve read some of the others in the series, I think because I knew this was the last one I wasn’t rushing to get through it. I guess I just wanted to spend some more time with the characters before saying goodbye.

I definitely think this book would also make a good movie if anything just to bring to life how beautiful Hawaii is. Angela and her friends spent the week in Hawaii where they were meant to be promoting some mascara…however the mascara was not a good one lol.

But when Angela was not getting drunk and having a blast with her friends, she was also dealing with the stress of launching a new website for Cici, dodging the Mothers of Brooklyn and worrying about why Jenny was avoiding her…You know standard Angela behaviour.

Though honestly if I was her I would be dodging the M.O.B group too. They seemed crazy and like who invites someone to join their group and immediately empties their bag on the table? So rude. But I think Angela will find her place with them, even though she isn’t as polished as them I think it’ll work out.

As for everything else…well everything managed to work out in the end. Although this time I wasn’t mad at it because it was the last book and I wanted that happy ending.

I don’t really know what else to say about the book, to be honest, I just think it was a great book. I enjoyed the story, I liked seeing Angela’s growth and her step into motherhood.

I was, however, amazed that everything with Jenny kind of resolved itself super quick. I mean I thought Jenny was super angry at Angela for the video and costing her her job and everything. I definitely thought it would have taken longer for the two of them to work things out, I knew they always would but I just didn’t think it would happen so quickly.

Also, I felt myself cringe when Angela ruined her phone again it’s kind of like she makes it a point to do those things. It was a bit annoying, kind of like her whole Marc Jacobs bag thing in the first few books, a bit of an overkill.

Speaking of which, her bag! I’m amazed she kept it all this time but I suppose it’s just one of those things, I mean we girls do get attached to things and I imagine if I bought a designer handbag I’d want to keep it by my side forever. But I gotta say I need to be seeing pictures of this bag to fully understand its greatness. Anyway, her bag didn’t quite last all this time but it was revived and all is well. I can’t imagine what it would look like with a guitar strap sewn to it but I imagine Angela rocked it.

Another thing that was a bit cringey was the whole Angela deciding to write a book and it coming out to be ‘I Heart New York’. I mean I saw it coming when I was reading about her getting a book deal but I just didn’t think they were going to go with the same title for the book and everything. It was a bit much.

That being said I totally started crying when Angela was talking about how Jenny was her soulmate. Again, totally cheesy but like I was so emotional that this was the end. I mean Jenny and Angela have the kind of friendship that everyone would want, and the way Angela was talking about it definitely had me tearing up. I am going to miss those two so much.

Overall a really good series, I know I’ve had my mixed opinions on it as we’ve gone along but it definitely was a good one. I enjoyed it and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for some good Chick-Lit. I would also recommend it if you’re like me and have never really travelled because at least you can live vicariously through Angela for a bit.

Now it’s time to move on…to what I have no idea but I’m sure I’ll find something to read. I think I might take a break before diving into another book series so if you guys have any recommendations for standalone books to read then that would be great 🙂

Oh! And with the finishing of this book, I can officially say that I have surpassed my reading goal for the year by 2 books! I am so proud of myself for this, and even more proud of myself for actually reading an entire book series in a month, I didn’t think I had it in me but there you go.

Anyway, I’m off. Don’t know what my next blog post will actually be but maybe it’ll be something not TV show, book or YouTube related because I know there’s been a lot of those posts lately but I guess you’ll have to wait and see what I feel like writing. 😛

~ Courtney x

I Heart Forever By Lindsey Kelk Review

Here we are, the second to last book in the series.

We have come a long way with Angela from running away to New York, to outing actors in Hollywood, to fighting on stage with her boyfriend’s ex in Paris, to partying it up in Vegas, to almost getting married in London, to a very messy Christmas in New York and now…running a magazine!

It’s been a wild ride and it’s still going in this book.

Angela is PREGNANT! Okay I mean I kind of thought maybe in ‘I Heart London’ Angela was pregnant just because she was throwing up a lot but that was just from drinking. This time when she was throwing up it was actually because she’s having a baby! I was excited about this, if only because it was the next natural step. And I have to say I am impressed that she was able to keep it to herself for the most part.

Not only is she pregnant this time around but she is actually doing a good job of running Gloss all by herself – yay! We love a boss bitch.

Sadly though it is not all smooth sailing as Spencer media begins to go through some ‘restructuring’ and basically what that meant was magazines were closing and people were going to lose their jobs. And Angela’s previous BFF Delia Spencer is running the whole show. Not cute.

I gotta say I was kind of sad about Delia not being in the picture as much. I was shocked to see her sister Cici actually had a bigger role in this book. Cici is Angela’s number one enemy in New York but surprisingly the two actually grew closer in this book. I wasn’t sure how to feel about this initially, but I am impressed by Cici’s growth.

I just wonder how long this whole Angela and Cici working together thing is going to last especially if now Angela may be working for Cici…I imagine it’ll be a bit chaotic but I do wish for good things for them both. Even after all of Cici’s antics, I think we can forgive her. We do love a villain reformed…sometimes.

Aside from Angela dealing with her work life she also had to deal with her home life…or lack thereof. I mean Alex was basically AWOL this entire book as he was off on holiday and even when he came back he was kind of freaking out. Typical guy behaviour. Luckily he came around and things were okay again. YAY.

Honestly surprised with everything going on that Angela did manage to keep her blood pressure down for the baby’s sake because with the way things were going in this book it was unsure whether that was going to be the case.

Plus along with all of that we also had Jenny, who has redeemed herself for her past mistakes with Jeff and actually got married! Yay Jenny! I was so happy for her, this is what she’s wanted this whole time and now she has it!

I was surprised there was actually no mention of Jeff at all this time, I guess she’s fully moved on which is nice. I suppose there was a little mention of Jeff’s wife in ‘Jenny Lopez saves Christmas’ but it didn’t really go anywhere. But I’m proud of her, she’s come so far! :’)

So yes, this book had a lot going on and it meant that I kept reading because I wanted to see how it all played out, but I feel like this book was just okay. I mean sure there was drama like always but I don’t know…something about it just seemed ‘meh’.

I suppose not every book can be a winner, while I still enjoyed this one I felt like maybe it could be better. I don’t know what would have made it better but it lacked something for me. Maybe it’s a little bit predictable? We know Alex would never leave Angela they are meant to be, and Angela’s parents showing up randomly isn’t anything new…

I guess it wasn’t as exciting as previous books but I was super happy for Angela and Jenny to be growing up and having cute moments, I imagine Jenny’s wedding was beautiful and I know Angela and Alex are going to be great parents.

So that just leaves us with one final book. I think now I am ready to say goodbye to the series, this book definitely felt like a nice ending – you know, Happily Ever After and all that but I’m excited to have one last adventure with the gang. Let’s hope it’s a good one.

~ Courtney x

I Heart Christmas by Lindsey Kelk Review

Here we are, another ‘I Heart’ book done and dusted.

After my rocky start with the series I do have to say everyone has grown on me. It took me a week from finishing the last book to even get a hold of this one in the series as it was one I didn’t already have on my Kindle and I was determined to get a library card and use it. And in that time while I wasn’t in Angela’s world I did miss her a bit…

So here we are with Angela following her adventures leading up to Christmas and I have to say it is a wild one. While she may not have left New York this time, it was still insane. And I loved it.

Just like ‘I Heart Vegas’ I feel like this book would be a great chick flick movie and a Christmas one no less. It just had the right amount of chaos and I wasn’t even mad when everything resolved itself because it’s a Christmas book so obviously it had to end on a good note.

Also, festive Angela didn’t even bother me too much in this book yay! For once she seemed to be somewhat sensible in her choices. Not so sensible she stopped drinking or didn’t jump to conclusions but compared to the ideas her friends were having it did seem Angela was trying to be the sensible one so I guess that’s something.

Honestly, when Jenny suggested having a baby with James I thought she was mad. It was totally not going to work out and I’m just glad she’s realising that before she got knocked up. It would not have been a good story if she had decided to go through with the situation. But at the same time I do feel like it could have been a hilarious side story, but overall a terrible idea.

Then Louisa appearing in New York was a shock too. Didn’t see that one coming. Gotta say though it is crazy how fast Jenny and Louisa became friends after their whole showdown thing about Angela’s wedding. But I guess it’s nice when your two best friends from opposite sides of the world come together instead of fight each other. So I guess it’s cute. But I hated when Jenny kept calling Louisa ‘Lou Lou’. It’s not a cute nickname.

On top of that Angela had her other drama going on with her job and Alex. The job stuff was understandable I mean dealing with CiCi again and also a new editing job that she thought she wasn’t prepared for but I think she handled it as best as Angela could. Minus the whole CiCi kidnapping Grace thing lol that was insane but enjoyable to picture.

Also the Angela and Alex fight was actually kind of reasonable this time, and by that I mean it wasn’t something they made up in their heads, it was an actual issue. I feel like half the time they fight it’s because Angela is being irrational and jumping to conclusions but this time I think it was like a proper ‘grown-up’ fight lol.

Edit: Can’t believe I didn’t mention this the first time because I was annoyed about it when I read it but in this book they tell you who Gossip Girl is. This book has nothing to do with Gossip Girl at all but like I think it’s kind of shitty that they would spoil the TV show for you. I mean I think at this point everyone knows who Gossip Girl is but I would be so annoyed if I hadn’t watched the show yet and was just enjoying reading my book and they spoiled my TV show for me…like not cute.

But yes overall an enjoyable read, and this is coming from someone who is no way anywhere near as festive as Angela. And I’m already super excited about the next book because it’s another Jenny short story so we see what happens next for the gals. I hope something good comes for Jenny, she sure does need it.

~ Courtney x

I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk Review

Another book done and dusted. Honestly, I’ve been getting through this book series a lot faster than I thought I would but I’m not complaining.

So this time, Angela is headed back home, can you believe? After avoiding everything she left behind for two years it was time for her to come back and face the music.

But never in my mind did I think that coming home to England would mean Angela deciding to get married in her back garden last minute.

I mean that seems to be Angela’s style, just kind of going along with things because it’s easier than to actually plan them and execute them right. But who needs to when you have Jenny Lopez planner extraordinaire by your side?

Honestly though, if this book didn’t have wedding planning as a theme it was going to be super boring. Literally, everything about this book had to do with the wedding and it didn’t even end up happening, at least not how it was planned.

I guess it’s not the worst thing in the world but I feel like I wanted more out of the characters this time rather than them running around because Angela was getting married.

I thought maybe there would be more fallout with Angela’s parents because she running away, that and I didn’t expect them to take to Alex as quickly as they did. I was expecting there to be more work involved in winning them over.

Not to mention the war between Jenny and Louise, I needed more of that. I mean sure they had a big blowout but it resolved quickly. I wanted to see more of them together and trying to make it work. If only because I thought it was kind of interesting.

Plus Angela and Mark LOL. Technically Mark got what he deserved but I don’t get why this wasn’t made more of a big deal. I mean thank God Angela actually stood up to him but I feel like she and Alex shouldn’t have dropped their serious conversation about kids so quickly…

Everything in this book just seemed to go by too fast, nothing had time to properly flesh out and so it was kind of a hot mess. I mean Jenny’s whole situation with Jeff is still messy, and she thought running away to London was going to solve it but next thing you know she’s getting together with Craig and planning a wedding…not exactly ideal.

I hope Jenny actually gets over her Jeff situation, it makes me sad to see her get this way and I don’t want things to magically resolve for her either. I want her to take her time.

But yeah, despite the hot mess that this whole thing was I did enjoy the slight comic relief of James, you gotta love him. As well as Cici getting what she deserved, and Mark getting his hand broken. You know things that were a long time coming lol.

Not really sure what’s next but I can only imagine. Though I do have to say, this book does kind of seem like the end of the series. Even though there’s like three more books. So we see comes our way next.

Overall this book was okay, still a fun read but I still felt like it was missing a lot. I just felt like everything resolved itself way too quickly but that seems to be a theme with these books. And of course, Angela throwing up and drinking too much is also still a theme…and I’m still not a fan.

But anyway, onwards we go. The next book is actually I Heart Christmas so I guess this will be a bit of a change from Angela jetsetting off somewhere. It might actually be nice though I have to get ready for festive Angela, which is probably more annoying than the ‘world is ending’ Angela.

~ Courtney x

I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk Review

This is hands down the best book in the series so far. I really enjoyed this one.

The fourth book in the ‘I Heart’ series sees Angela out to Vegas on a girls trip before Christmas. Sure she is weeks away from being deported, but when did that ever stop a girl from having a good time?

I don’t really know what to say about this book other than this is the cheesy chick flick movie I would love to see. Like it was fun, it had fashion, it had romance, it had friendship…it’s just one of those things that click and everything is great.

Honestly shocked at how the series has turned around from the last two books haha, I was for sure ready to give up on the series but it’s all turned out for the best.

I even appreciate James, the celebrity Angela interviewed in Hollywood, more than I did before. He’s fabulous. I’ll admit written in as that stereotypical gay character but do kind of love it.

So yes, girls trip to Vegas, I’ll admit this story is super far fetched but at this point, what hasn’t been in this series. I think I’m just jealous that Jenny and Angela are able to score amazing designer clothes no matter where they are in the world. (A moment of silence for the clothes lost in the airport incident in Paris)

But I have to say this trip is probably one of the most successful trips Angela has had since coming to New York. Sure she is still drinking away her problems, but this time it wasn’t so terrible reading about them. I think it’s just the effect of Vegas, that and the fact that instead of reading about Angela curled up by the toilet throwing up, it was less about the hangovers and more about her actually dealing with crap that happened the night before. So yay, growth.

That being said, I feel like Angela wasn’t the one in this book that actually made the worst decisions. Jenny Lopez, I expected better for her. I was shocked when I found out she got married to Jeff. Ridiculous. She needs to forget that boy. He is trash.

Not that Angela wasn’t considering a walk down the aisle of her own, but only so she could keep her visa…

It’s safe to say that didn’t go well and obviously, she and Alex have a fight about the situation because that seems to be a common theme in the books. They fight, and makeup, just like Jenny and Angela fight and makeup. At least this time she and Jenny were fighting for valid reasons, unlike the previous book.

One thing that was annoying though was Angela’s love of Christmas. Ugh. Did not expect her to be super festive, but I did think it was annoying. I don’t have anything against super festive people it was just something I didn’t care to read about.

At least she didn’t mention her Marc Jacobs bag as much, even though it did end up in a fountain at one point.

That being said, I think we are moving from the Marc Jacobs worship to Apple worship. Angela is obsessed with iPhones…which is fine but like does it have to be a big deal every time she mentions them, is there some sponsorship I don’t know about? I feel like it was more obvious in the last book…but still not a big fan.

The other thing that I thought was crazy, was that Angela suddenly won a bunch of money at the end and suddenly put a good plan together to get her visa together. I mean of course the end of the book was going to be cheesy and cliche but it was almost too cheesy. Like I expected everything to work out in the end, but I don’t know one too many details and it ended up going a bit too far but eh can’t complain too much.

I even got excited when Alex proposed. I didn’t think it was going to happen, I felt like maybe it was too soon after the whole fight they had and everything but then he had the box in his hand. I was excited, it was the perfect storybook ending, and I ate it up like the sap I am.

So overall, a great read. It brought the series back to that light fluffy kind of place so I enjoyed it. I’m interested to see where the next book takes us though as I have no idea what happens, I just know Angela must be going back to London based on the title. But what takes her there? I’m excited to find out.

~ Courtney x

Jenny Lopez Has A Bad Week by Lindsey Kelk Review

My Kindle made this book seem a lot longer than it was because at the end there were big samples from the first two books in the ‘I Heart’ series and another book by Lindsey Kelk. Which is sad because I would have liked this to be longer.

It was a cute read, something that was different from reading about Angela’s life which was nice.

The story follows Jenny through a week of disappointing dates and possibly a new career venture. I feel like it’s so short I don’t have a lot to say about it.

I was expecting more for Jenny though, I don’t know what it is but I wanted more about her and more thoughts? I don’t know, I think I wanted more in-depth about Jenny as we only know her from the eyes of Angela, and in Angela’s eyes, Jenny seems to just be the best. Which isn’t bad but at the same time it would be great just to know Jenny as herself.

I also don’t like where this story ended for Jenny, it seemed like things had just begun looking up for her again and I want to know more of what happened, I mean I know we will probably find out in the next main series book but it won’t be focused on as much because we will return to Angela, though at this stage I would much rather hear about Jenny.

Oh well, guess we can’t have everything.

Like I said before I think this is a cute read, though way too short because I feel like I was just getting into it only to find it was ending. Here’s hoping we find out what happens with Jenny and her new career and possibly her new boyfriend(?) when we return to the main series with I Heart Vegas.

~ Courtney x