Reviewing Romances – Take a Hint Dani Brown and Call Me By Your Name

Bookish Discussion:

Do you read romance novels? If yes, what kind of romances do you prefer reading? Contemporary, regency, funny, quirky, new age, rom com?

Thoughts on Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Oh I so love Talia Hibbert’s romances! I mean I’m a newbie to her books and before this I have only read, Get a Life Chloe Brown, but I loved both the books so much!

In the second book about the love life of the Brown sisters, we see the nerdy, aromantic, bisexual, plus sized heroine Danika Brown struggle with her feelings for rugby player Zaphir Ansari, who in many ways is her opposite because he loves romance and romance novels but also has his own battles with anxiety and depression.

The banter between the lead pair, between both the protagonist’s families and best friends is as funny and entertaining as the first book and the romance itself. I really loved the second book and highly recommend it if you’re looking for an easy and feel good romance novel that isn’t sappy at all and breaks a lot of stereotypes πŸ™‚

Thoughts on Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

What? Two romances back to back? heheh

In hindsight, maybe I shouldve read this before I read the fast paced dialogue heavy Dani Brown romance because it took me a while to get a hang of the narrative style in this book. There’s very little dialogue and sometimes the scenes and the narrator’s thoughts, although beautiful and romantic and melancholic, felt repetitive.

All that said, once you overcome these hiccups, its really a lovely and heartbreaking love story of Elio and Oliver. The description of the summer days in Italy and Rome, where the story is set is simply breath taking! I wish I can be part of such gatherings, lazy summer days of biking and swimming, summer evenings of discussing books, long dinners, conversations, music and love, one day too πŸ™‚

The famous peach scene was not of my taste, but if you like explicit descriptions in your romance, this is definitely one to read.

I picked up this book to read after I saw the trailer of the movie with Sam Smith’s Fire on Fire playing in the background and I love Armie and Timothee so much that I had to read the book πŸ™‚ Now I cant wait to watch the movie..

So have you read any of these books? Which one would you pick if you had to choose one? πŸ™‚

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