Mini Reviews: Make It Sweet, Like You Love Me, & The Sweetest Fix

Today I’m sharing with you three contemporary romance mini reviews for books that made my heart swoon.

Make It Sweet
Author: Kristen Callihan

Publication Date: February 23, 2021
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Last year I read my first book by Kristen Callihan. I quickly devoured her entire backlist after that. To say I was excited for Make It Sweet would be an understatement. I had very high expectations for it, and it reached them with no problem. This book was a hit for me. I loved how gruff Lucian was and how sweet Emma was. The fact that they were at a similar place in life worked well. The way their relationship blossomed was exciting. They had so much chemistry. AND THE FOOD. The chemistry may have been hot, but the food was the seductress here. It made me crave pastries I’ve never tried before. Foodies are going to LOVE this book. So, yeah. I don’t have any complaints when it comes to Make It Sweet. Kristen Callihan truly made it sweet for the reader.

Like You Love Me
Series: Honey Creek, #1
Author: Adrianna Locke

Narrators: Ryan West, Lidia Dornet
Publication Date: February 216, 2021

Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

My thoughts:

Adriana Locke is another author I started reading in 2020. I haven’t read her backlist, but I’m loving her new releases. I listened to Like You Love Me and it was such a fun experience. The narrators were fabulous and brought the story to life in the best way. I adored the story and characters. Sophie and Holden were childhood friends. When Holden returns to Sophie’s small town to help out his grandfather, they end up married in order to help each of the come out ahead. Their marriage may be real, but their relationship is fake…until it isn’t.  Like You Love Me was cute, sweet, and such a good time. I loved it!

The Sweetest Fix
Author: Tessa Bailey

Publication Date: January 22, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½

My thoughts:

I am a fan of Tessa Bailey’s writing, so I hate to admit that I almost DNF this book early on. I am not a big fan of lying and a relationship built on a lie was hard for me to stomach. I pushed through because my friends that read The Sweetest Fix loved it. I’m glad I did because I wouldn’t have wanted to miss the good things about Reese and Leo’s relationship. Their connection was sweet and their chemistry was off the charts. All the good moments outweighed the anxiety I got from the lies Reese was telling, so overall I enjoyed this one.

19 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Make It Sweet, Like You Love Me, & The Sweetest Fix”

    1. YAY! I don’t know that it was listen free when I downloaded it. It was KU, though. It would be good either way!

  1. Wonderful reviews. Glad you decided to stick with ‘The Sweetest Fix’ and it ended up being an okay read despite the lies. The first book already has me craving some pastries and I haven’t even read it yet lol

  2. It’s been several years since I read anything by Kristen Callihan but this one has really caught my attention. I already love the sound of Lucian and Emma… and all the glorious food. 🙂

  3. So glad you loved Make It Sweet! I’m definitely looking forward to it! I have been reading Locke’s books for a while now. Some I have absolutely loved and some were just okay, so I’m happy to see this one was a hit! And I’m with you on not enjoying the relationships built on lies. That’s a big turn off for me. Glad in the end there was still plenty to enjoy about it!

    1. I have only read her newest few and loved them. I hope you enjoy this one if you read it.

  4. Make it Sweet sounds like a book that I will love as well. Give me all the books about food and sports!! I am so glad that the other two books were enjoyable for you as well. It is definitely hard to read books that feature lying in a relationship, so I am glad that The Sweetest Fix ended up being better than you had expected. 🙂

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