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Book Review

Beach Read by Emily Henry

Beach Read

Content warnings: Both the hero and heroine have troubled pasts, including loss of parents, abuse, and infidelity. Also, the hero is REALLY into researching suicide cults. While this book is surprisingly sweet and light, and none of these things are described in detail, there is plenty of darkness in the backstory, so proceed accordingly. I took one look at the blurb for Beach Read on NetGalley and one-clicked so hard that they could probably hear … Continue reading Beach Read by Emily Henry

Book Review

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

If I Never Met You

If I Never Met You is a sweet, but very angsty, fake-relationship romance that is let down terribly by its advertising and blurb: If faking love is this easy… how do you know when it’s real? When her partner of over a decade suddenly ends things, Laurie is left reeling—not only because they work at the same law firm and she has to see him every day. Her once perfect life is in shambles and … Continue reading If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Guest Post: The Best of Netflix’s 2018 Romantic Comedies

NB: Netflix has been getting into the romantic comedy game recently and we’re all very curious about their offerings. Big thank you to Heather T. for separating the wheat from the chaff for us! Heather T. is a lawyer in the Midwest with two wicked cats. In addition to watching a lot of tv and (of course) reading, she loves to cook. If you want to see Heather T.’s Worst of Netflix’s 2018 Romantic Comedies, … Continue reading Guest Post: The Best of Netflix’s 2018 Romantic Comedies

Guest Post: The Worst of Netflix’s 2018 Romantic Comedies

Alex Strangelove movie poster

NB: Netflix has been getting into the romantic comedy game recently and we’re all very curious about their offerings. Big thank you to Heather T. for separating the wheat from the chaff for us! Heather T. is a lawyer in the Midwest with two wicked cats. In addition to watching a lot of tv and (of course) reading, she loves to cook. If you want to see Heather T.’s Best of Netflix’s 2018 Romantic Comedies, … Continue reading Guest Post: The Worst of Netflix’s 2018 Romantic Comedies

Other Media Review

Guest Squee: Set It Up

We’re so happy to have this guest squee of Set It Up, a new romantic comedy on Netflix!  This squee is from Darbi Bradley and you can find her on Twitter (@darbibradley). Darbi is a romance reader from Toronto, Canada currently living in Washington, DC. She hasn’t thought about moving home since November 2016. Not once…  … I am supposed to be studying for my Business Law final (I like to stay very #onbrand as a member … Continue reading Guest Squee: Set It Up

Book Review

I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

I Flipping Love You

I’ve been a rom-com mood lately, a void that Hollywood (despite their plethora of Chrises) refuses to fill, so I picked up I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting. It was described to me as a romantic comedy with a case of mistaken identity and a lot of sexy fireworks. The problem was, I wouldn’t say this book is actually very funny and some of the devices used to try and make it humorous didn’t work … Continue reading I Flipping Love You by Helena Hunting

Book Review

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple met Rishi is adorable and funny and utterly delightful. It was just what I needed during a stressful day. Here’s the plot setup: Dimple is eighteen and about to go to Stanford. She resents her Indian-born mother’s attempts to mold her into a traditional woman. Dimple’s plans revolve around school and career, with no interest in marrying and having children. Above all else, she resents any suggestion that she would go to college … Continue reading When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon

Book Review

Sustained by Emma Chase

Sustained

Sustained is a contemporary romance that I’ve heard compared to both a romantic comedy and a modern fairy tale. It honestly had to live up to some pretty big words-of-mouth compliments and recommendations, and I can say that for the most part, it totally did. It as funny. It was sweet. I even teared up. Twice. Sustained is also told from the hero’s POV. While I tend to avoid those kinds of romances because the … Continue reading Sustained by Emma Chase

Book Review

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game

This book might be receiving a lot of attention and the reason is, it’s pretty wonderful. I can’t go back to my copy for quotes for this review because I end up reading it again and I already lost too much time and sleep trying to make myself stop reading it. Lucy Hutton is the executive assistant to one of the co-CEOs of a recently merged publishing company. Her nemesis and office mate, Joshua Templeman, is the … Continue reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

March Movie Selection: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

It’s time for our March Smart Bitches Movie Matinee, where we all watch a movie when it’s most convenient for us (which for most of us here means when libations most friendly are adjacent or in the vicinity) and discuss together! First, holy smokey gouda, THANK YOU for all the excellent suggestions! We have, I kid you not, over 250 responses and they’re all terrific, which means this feature will continue until we are very, … Continue reading March Movie Selection: My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Book Review

Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale

Lady Bridget’s Diary

Lady Bridget’s Diary is, structurally speaking, a total mess, and I didn’t believe a single thing that happened in it. However, the characters are delightful. I read this when I was down with the same cold that was afflicting everyone in America that particular week, and it was great for my humble purposes at the time: it was solidly entertaining and enjoyable, and I didn’t have to think a lot. Lady Bridget’s Diary is, naturally, … Continue reading Lady Bridget’s Diary by Maya Rodale