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To Get to the Other Side

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Goofy love story. I did have trouble getting through however. I would definitely pin this more in young adult than adult romance. I could have personally liked the story to be executed a little better. But not a terrible read

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**DNF @ 1%**

I was really excited to get int0 this book but unfortunately I was cringing before it even really began. The writing leans more towards YA as opposed to an adult romance.

Thank you NetGalley for the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I thought this book was just okay. I got into it almost immediately, however, it soon went downhill for me. The storyline was good but the execution could’ve been better.

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This book was goofy and lighthearted. A true delight to read. The love interests were imperfectly perfect for eachother and made falling in love with them so easy

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I really enjoy a rom com so this was a great read for me. Loved the banter, the chicken rescue, the roommate to romance situation between Trixie and Bear.

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Excellent stuff to read tbh. The chemistry was EXPLOSIVE. I couldn't stop reading. The romance was sooo cute.

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"To Get to the Other Side" by Kelly Ohlert turned out to be quite different from what I expected, leaving me with mixed emotions. The story started strong with promising characters and a cute sunshine-meets-grumpy trope. However, the plot took some wacky turns and veered off the classic rom-com train, slowly morphing into a miscommunication trope. Despite this, the book was still a lighthearted and entertaining read. The unpredictable nature of the story kept me engaged, and the funny dialogue brought some laughs. However, I didn't feel a strong connection to the characters, especially the chemistry between the main couple, Bear and Trixie. I grew frustrated with their miscommunications about halfway through the book. On the bright side, the ending was cute and helped redeem some of the flaws. I appreciated the author's portrayal of societal pressures on boys and men, as Bear's issues struck a chord with me. "To Get to the Other Side" may not have met all my expectations, but it still offered an enjoyable reading experience for those seeking a unique rom-com adventure.

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It is a sweet story. The plot is really intriguing. It involves a chicken running around a very busy road. That actually caught my attention and went for this book. Two strangers, and love at first sight. They become roommates after Bear's sisters start interfering in his love life.

But it took me a while to get into the book. I struggled to read at a point and had to drag through. But I am glad that I did not DNF it, It was definitely worth a try. I wish there was more banter and drama in the story.

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Trixie will be a highly relateable to character to most animal lovers as she stops in the middle of traffic to rescue a chicken crossing the road. This story was laugh out loud funny with an equal amount of heart. One of my favorite romance reads of 2022.

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This had all the premises to be a good "I feel in love with my roomate" trope, but overall it just ended up flat to me. The romance and the pacing of the story wasn't appealing enough for me. I loved the cover already and the premise sounded like it will be a good and fun read, but I was a bit disappointed overall. The writing style was a bit draggy and I don't find the characters appealing enough for me.

It will definitely be a good and light read for some, but this one unfortunately and sadly didn't work out for me.

2.25🌟

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Thank you NetGalley

4.5 ⭐️✨🫶

Omg i love every single second of this book! I love the two main characters I guess you can meet someone by a chicken, what are the odds.

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One thing I will say about this book was that the meet cute was like nothing I've ever read before. A really fun run in with an actual chicken crossing the road, and then the resulting forced proximity kind of romance that comes from the encounter.

I enjoyed this book, but I felt like the best part of the story all came at the beginning and then fell a little short throughout the rest. I did appreciate the mental health representation that exists in both of our main characters, and thought that the romance which was sweet and clean (which aren't usually my cup of tea) was well done.

Thank you to Alcove Press for providing me with an ARC of this book.

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I loved the idea of this book but unfortunately for me it just didn't rise up to what I wanted and fell too hard into the tropes to a point where I got actively annoyed with the main character. Great idea! Wasn't the biggest fan unfortunately. I loved the chicken prompt and the characters for the first half of the book, it was well written in general and had fun characters. Just the main girl bothered me unfortunately.

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This took all of me to try and get passed the names of the characters. Trixie and Bear... and a chicken. Listen, I'm an animal lover but you don't see me picking up a chicken in the road. I've read plenty of the forced proximity trope and this one just was not it for me.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for the eARC.

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This was heartwarming and funny, even when it dealt with real issues. Much of how we live today depends on how we process past experiences. With an unexpected beginning and much drama between, the end is satisfying and good.

I recommend this quirky novel if you're struggling to make sense of where you are today. I'd say, "Read it!" if you're stuck in the middle of conversations or relationships. Watching Trixie and Bear negotiate their friendship will give you something to think about and some things to be happy about. Take it with you - and enjoy!

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I started this book expecting it to be an easy read and it was but the storyline and the characters were just too sickly sweet for me and I really struggled to get in to it. Sorry!

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This book was given to me as an arc through netgally. My review is 100% honest and my own opinion.

This book has me laughing my butt off! At one point I was laughing so much I was crying and my fiance was asking if I was okay.

Trixie is a shelter worker that has a history of bringing fur babies home. ( I can relate to this all too much having 5 furry kitties at home myself.) She runs into a chicken literally crossing the road in the middle of downtown Chicago. ( funny right) Because the shelter does not have the ability to take in the chicken who is named chick-chick now. She tries to sneak her into her "No pets allowed" apartment which leads her to losing her housing situation. With a trick of his sisters, Bear finds himself with Trixie on his doorstep asking for the "room" that was available.

I really enjoyed this story. It was definitely a page turner. I had a hard time putting it down. I really enjoyed how Trixie had a bleeding heart for any fluffy creature that the author has thrown at her. I really loved Bear as a character the most. He was so precious, and it seemed like he knew how to play the system and worm his way into your heart. His family is so perfect, it would be the family that I wish I had!

Now Trixie girl.... I love you but you make me want to shake some sense into you! Trixie is that person that you love as a friend but you really need a break from her after being in her presence.

Overall I loved the book and enjoyed chick-chick. She was such a unique addition to the story. I would love to read further works from the author.

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I loved the idea of this book and really wanted to like it. It started off well but fizzled for me; I had to really push myself to finish. The plot was interesting but I couldn't relate to Trixie. Overall, a mediocre read with a lot of plot flaws.

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This is such a beautiful funny and joyful romcom.
If you’re looking for that perfect summer read then look no further.
Thank you so much to the author and publishers for this wonderful read

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Omg I loved this more than I was expecting to. These characters have such relatable emotions, experiences, relationships and traits that it makes it so easy to fall in love with them.
Utterly obsessed with the fact that their meet-cute happened because of a chicken. Also utterly obsessed with this quirky, funny, unapologeticly embarrassing FMC.
There is so much to love about this story and these characters. Thoroughly enjoyed the writing, and I adored the epilogue.

Surely we’re getting a spin-off with one of the sisters or the neighbour !!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley And Alcove Press publishing for an eARC of this!

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