Review: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

Review: The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer

The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer is the Hanukkah rom-com I have been waiting for. Following a secret Christmas romance novelist who ends up volunteering at an extravagant Hanukkah party with her childhood enemy, this one contains drama and a good helping of holiday magic. I loved the descriptions of the event planning, and the main character is realistic. It is a shame to say that I have never read anything like this, but I would definitely recommend it to those looking for a touching yet uplifting holiday read. Continue reading

Review: The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

Review: The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun

The Charm Offensive by Alison Cochrun was one of my most anticipated reads since I love the chaos of reality TV, and I am always on the lookout for a fresh takes on the rom-com genre. Following the star of a dating show who falls for a producer instead, this original and uplifting read contains its fair share of drama and two lovable main characters. What I especially enjoyed is the way the author calls out some of the harmful aspects of dating shows, specifically their disregard for mental health. This is a moving and unexpectedly powerful book that fans of Red, White & Royal Blue and One to Watch will love. Continue reading

Review: Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Review: Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Olives by Jenna Evans Welch is a heartwarming and complex contemporary that has quickly become one of my favourites. Set in Greece, where the main characters are working on a documentary about Atlantis, this one will make readers both laugh and cry. I loved the complexity of each of the characters, and the theories of Atlantis throughout the story are explored in impressive detail. Fans of Love & Gelato will not be disappointed in this latest instalment. Continue reading