Title: Yes & I Love You (Say Everything #1)
Author: Roni Loren
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication date: March 2nd, 2021
Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star…or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or lose her job, she’s forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears.
When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell…and through their growing connection, finally find her voice.
A beautifully emotional new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren.
“Fear is there to protect us, but fear is also what gets us stuck.”Roni Loren, Yes & I Love You
So I just got married, but after this book I may need to be on the lookout for my own Jasper Deares because guuuuurl *fans self* I need him in my life. It’s been a long time since I stayed up late to finish a book (I’m old now friends) but I threw all my cares away and stayed up until 3am to finish this one. I may have somewhat regretted it in the morning when the coffee didn’t help and I had to work, but I had no regrets in the moment.
I gave this book a 5 star rating for many reasons: the representation (our MC has Tourette’s and anxiety and it is handled WELL), the steam level (several open door scenes with descriptions), the dialogue and banter between the characters, and the development of the characters over the story arc. It was all superb. Like I finished the book and all I could think was “Wow”.
This book hit at the right time for me. I am still feeling in a romance mood after getting married, and this one hit me right in the feels. I am super stoked to have an ARC of the companion novel, What If You & Me which comes out in July! Please come back to check my review for that one because I have high hopes! Roni Loren may be an auto-read romance author for me now!
Happy reading, folks!