Title: Yes & I Love You (Say Everything #1)
Author: Roni Loren
Genre: Adult Contemporary / Romance
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Thank you to the publisher and netgalley for an earc to read in exchange for a review!
“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.” (Goodreads)
I picked this one up from Netgalley since it was a read now, sounded interesting, and I have read other books by this publisher. It was a cute read even if I didn’t fully feel invested in the story.
Hollyn has tourettes and social anxiety. One way she is trying to cope with her social anxiety is by renting an office space so she can work on her reviews that she publishes under Miz Poppy and no one knows what she looks like.
I liked the rep in this book because I definitely haven’t read about a main character with tourettes. Social anxiety is one I have read before but I still like seeing it because I can relate to it.
Besides the social anxiety, it was a bit hard to fully connect to Hollyn or the other characters. I don’t think there is anything wrong with them and still liked reading about them.
When it comes to the love interest, Jasper is the opposite of Hollyn. He speaks what is on his mind, sometimes before realizing what he is saying. He is also outgoing. I did like that he helped to bring her out of her shell and worked with her on a level that made her comfortable from the beginning. He does make mistakes from the beginning, but he always tried to make up for them. There were definitely a lot of cute moments between them. Things can also get quite steamy.
There were parts in the plot that kind of lost my interest but I’m not sure why. It’s probably just a me thing.
Overall, it was a good book and one that I think many will enjoy.