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The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce (2019) — Bidragyder — 109 eksemplarer
Fools In Love: Fresh Twists on Romantic Tales (2021) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer

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At Her Service by Amy Spalding
Out in Hollywood #2

Hollywood dreams fill the minds of many people including the main character of this book. BUT Hollywood doesn’t just dole out dream fulfillment to all who show up – it takes more than that – and the main characters of this book find out just what it will take for them to achieve their dreams.

What I liked:
* Maxine “Max” Van Doren: intelligent, assistant to a talent agent, dreams of being successful, wants to have a loving committed relationship, underestimates herself often, attracted to Sadie, becomes involved in beta testing a self-actualization, a private type who becomes very exposed – grows a lot in more than one way during the story
* Sadie: bartender, bright, friendly, competent, attracted to Max, dreams of owning the bar she has been working in for years
* The way the app pushed Max toward actualizing her dreams and achieving her goals
* The supporting characters: Max’s roommate, the owner of the bar, Max’s boss and co-workers, and the people that came into her life through the app and how they helped Max
* The idea of the story, the location that I grew up in, and that there was a happy ending
* The fairytale feel of the story
* That I believe there is an audience who will love this book

What I didn’t like:
* That I never really warmed up to the characters – had trouble relating to them and the lives they were living. Perhaps because this is geared to Young Adult readers rather than septuagenarians?

Did I like this book? Sort of
Would I read more by this author? Maybe

Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC – This is my honest review.

3-4 Stars
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CathyGeha | 2 andre anmeldelser | May 12, 2024 |
At Her Service by Amy Spalding
Out in Hollywood series #2. Sapphic romance. Can be read as a stand-alone. New Adult.
Max Van Doren has a great job as a Talent Agent Assistant. She juggles tasks, phone calls, errands and reads scripts. Sure, she’d love to have her boss’s job one day, but she’s still learning. And her job keeps her busy so she really hasn’t made any friends. She does have a favorite neighborhood bar but that may be because she has a huge crush on the bartender, Sadie.
Max has goals but she is not really sure how to make them a reality. Roommate Chelsey, a gorgeous and self-assured influencer convinces Max to sign up for a new self-actualization app and document the process through Chelsey’s page. Max now has actionable items for her career, finding new friends, gaining strength and moving forward on love. Max feels like her life is finally coming together. But the public exposure can also cause problems.

Oh the angst of dating, career and responsibilities. It can be daunting in your 20’s. Or 30’s. Or any age. This story has heart and drama. It has sexy love and uncomfortable friendships. It has career ambitions and uncertainty. It’s has feel good moments galore as Max learns more about herself and what she really wants. And it has love. It takes work but finding and keeping love does. And it’s okay.
Chase your dreams. You’re worth it.

I received a copy of this from NetGalley.
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Madison_Fairbanks | 2 andre anmeldelser | Mar 18, 2024 |
I signed up for a book subscription over the Christmas holiday and on my survey I said I was looking for some escapism from the heavy news of the world and that I would read any genre. My first box contained this book: a YA romance about a plus sized, fashion obsessed lesbian in LA.

Perfect escape: Very light reading, quirky characters, snappy dialogue, sweet first love. It’s totally predictable (as are most YA novels and probably all romance novels) but thoroughly enjoyable.

Would I have ever bought this book on my own? Probably not. Am I glad to have read it? Sure!










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hmonkeyreads | 14 andre anmeldelser | Jan 25, 2024 |
Loved. Full review coming soon
 
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the.lesbian.library | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |

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