book reviews

Poptastic by Victoria Holmes

Hey everyone! Two posts in one day huh? Or I guess maybe two days depending on where you live. I’m on a roll! Today I’ve got a short review of a debut novel that I really liked, and one of my first completely f/f romances!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Title: Poptastic

Author: Victoria Holmes

Genre: Romance

Publisher: self-published

Publication date: May 7th 2020

Rep: LGBTQ+, Asian, (minor) Indian

Length: I have absolutely no idea

Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon

Summary:

Bridesmaiding is a tedious business at the best of times, but as Julia discovers, the task is particularly cumbersome when one of the brides is your ex and her fiancée won’t stop sulking about it.

With the wedding threatening to dominate everything for the rest of the year, a bewildering embrace with a devastatingly attractive pop star offers a welcome distraction. Dating Krisha catapults Julia away from the paltry concerns of dress fittings and hen dos, but it also takes her away from her friends, and directly leads to her most disastrous f**k up yet. Much to her surprise, she discovers that embracing the role she’d accepted so reluctantly might just be exactly what she needs.


*Thank you to the author for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own!*

This was a very enjoyable read, and congrats to the author for this great debut novel!! I loved the friendships, I loved the complicated and abusive relationships – that are treated as such – I loved the lesbians! I loved the humor, and I particularly liked the protagonist being an asshole and yet being totally and completely aware of it; that was a breath of fresh air from the usually head-in-the-ass-I-see-no-problem-here protagonists. Overall, this was a great, fun read!

The only reason I gave this book three (and a half) stars and not four (and it’s completely my fault) is because I found it a little hard to relate to the characters because they were all a lot older than me and hence had problems I’ve never really had to deal with before. But again, that’s totally on me. I really recommend you give this a try!!

Aaaaand that’s all for today!! I had a lot of fun reading this book (read it in one sitting)! Don’t forget to also check it out on Amazon as well as the author’s twitter!


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