The Truth About Gemma Grey Review and Giveaway

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The Truth About Gemma Grey Summary

Life isn’t working out quite as Gemma had planned. Her breakthrough job turns out to involve writing clickbait articles about cats. Her boyfriend Jack is off travelling the world with his glamorous BFF and her mum’s social life puts Gemma’s own to shame.

Then, after a late-night online rant, Gemma’s YouTube channel goes viral and everything changes.

Suddenly, she’s living the dream – only it’s not turning out entirely as she imagined.

Gemma realises she’ll have to choose between fame, real love and being true to herself – because she can’t have it all. Or can she?

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My Review

Oh my goodness, I enjoyed this book! 5 out of 5 chickadees singing! Gemma is such a sweet and relatable main character. I feel like so many young women have felt the way that she does at points throughout the book. This book is also hilarious. Gemma gets herself into some crazy situations and has a funny “inner voice.”  Just reading about the lives of Youtube stars had me feeling incredulous. I learned SO MUCH about people who make a living vlogging. That brings up another great thing about this book- it’s very “of the moment.” From clickbait articles to ring lights, RIGHT NOW is the perfect time to read this book. It revealed a side of the internet I had never paid much attention to before. This book is a great example of fun chick lit. I highly recommend it!

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The Rosie Effect Review

The Rosie Effect

By: Graeme Simsion

Genre: Romantic Comedy?

3 out of 5 stars. I am sad to say I didn’t like this book as much as the first one. Don and Rosie have been happily married for almost a year when Rosie announces that she is pregnant. Don isn’t sure how to integrate this new information. First, he ignores it. Then, he goes way overboard in researching pregnancy and trying to control Rosie’s consumption and activities. Meanwhile, Gene is living with them, having been kicked out by Claudia. Don makes friends with a rock star named George. Rosie is trying to finish her thesis and thinking about clinicals.

I really liked being back inside Don’s logical head. It was definitely obvious that he had come to become more empathetic since the last book, but he still misread social cues. I loved seeing him grow in friendships with others.

However, Rosie was a different story. She stopped communicating with Don and kind of cut him out of her life. I was getting annoyed at seeing everything Don was trying to do in his own quirky way to get ready for the pregnancy and how Rosie wasn’t appreciating or acknowledging any of it. That definitely brought down my stars. She didn’t seem as true to her character as in the last book.

There was not as much of a plot as in the first book. It was more “day in the life of” style. However, if you enjoyed the first book and want to live in Don’s world again, I recommend you read it.

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The Bucket List to Mend a Broken Heart

By Anna Bell

Genre: Chick lit, comedy, women’s fiction, romantic comedy


I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book was super cute! I read it very quickly. Main character Abi is absolutely devastated when her boyfriend, Joseph, breaks up with her. She thought for sure that he was the one. When he returns her possessions, he accidentally includes his bucket lists of adventures he wants to go on and things he wants to do. Abi decides that the perfect way to get Joseph back is to do everything on his bucket list and post pictures to Facebook so he will see just how compatible they are. While completing this bucket list, Abi meets Ben, a bike shop owner who helps train her for some of the more difficult challenges. In the middle of all this, Abi starts having some challenges at work and thinks that someone is trying to sabotage her.

I really enjoyed this book. I could relate to Abi and her difficulty post-break up. She was a sweet girl with a good heart. I loved reading about all of her adventures and it definitely made me want to travel and make my own bucket list. In fact, Abi includes directions for making your own bucket list at the end of the book! Ben was just the coolest guy friend a girl could have- sweet, understanding, and hilarious. I thought that Abi really needed a best friend like her best friend, Sian. Sian was never afraid to call Abi out on her crap! I had a pretty good idea of how this story would end, but I wasn’t sure of exactly how it would get there. It did not disappoint! I would highly recommend this sweet story to fans of chick lit.

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The Reinvention of Mimi Finnegan Review

Genre: Chick Lit

Author: Whitney Dineen

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. Wow, this book was amazing!!! I love fun chick lit books and this one certainly delivered! Mimi is in her thirties and ready to settle down. She meets Elliot, an author whose book she secretly loves, and immediately decides he is stuck-up and arrogant. However, she can’t deny her insane attraction to him. Elliot seems to feel the attraction, too, so Mimi can’t understand why he is almost engaged to another woman. Mimi also has three sisters who she has always considered perfect and she feels like she doesn’t match up.

I adored Mimi. She had a good sense of humor. She was very sweet and cared deeply about her friends and family. I like that Mimi always tried to do the right thing. She refused to lead a man on unfairly. I also liked that Mimi became a strong, independent woman. She realized she couldn’t wait around forever for Elliot to make a move and did what she had to do for herself.

The story kept my interest the whole time. The writing style was very engaging. The secondary characters were likeable and I enjoyed reading about them and their lives. I didn’t actually like Elliot as much as I liked Mimi’s other love interest, but there are a lot of male love interest in chick lit books that I don’t like. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes chick lits! I would love to read more from this author in the future.

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