Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book! The title and this beautiful cover drew me in and i was excited to read this book! I will be recommending this book to others for readers advisory.
Plot Twist is a book filled with so many treasures for fans of stories that follow strong heroines and former heartthrob heroes. Erin La Rosa crafted a story that is relevant in this day and age with beautiful representation of all kinds. I love when heroines represent health issues that are not always written about in romances, and in this case, the FMC had a pacemaker and discussed her health issues throughout the story. This story is filled with humorous situations and fun all around, including some family drama that will have you scratching your head and chuckling at the same time. The relationship in this story was sweet as well, but I truly loved getting to know all of the characters.
Thank you to the publisher for my gifted copy.
I am a SUCKER for banter and this book had me kicking my feet and giggling like a school girl. I love romance books that keep you acting like a school girl because they are just that dang cute and this book did that until the last page. I can't get enough of this book, definitely will be re-reading it at some point!
I really really wanted to like this book. I feel like I struggle when book throw in pop culture type things, so when SM is thrown in a lot I just really don’t LOVE the story. So many tik tok references. I think if the SM wasn’t mentioned so many times I really would’ve enjoyed it more. Don’t like my weird opinion about pop culture in books stop you from reading this though bc I really liked the characters & learning their backstories. I really think that it was still a decent read
A beautiful cover for a beautiful book! This sweet romance dealt with some difficult topics with the utmost care, much like its predecessor (For Butter or For Worse). The author has a way of writing the most loveable perfectly imperfect characters falling in love with each other.
I love grumpy sunshine rom coms. This was a fun read. I don't feel like there was anything overly unique about the story because the tropes used are common and incredibly popular right now, but the book definitely meets reader expectation or those who love the tropes.
I think this story fell into tropes but was certainly more inclusive than other books of this genre. Sophie was enjoyable as a character and I loved how they were willing to work on themselves before moving forward with their relationship.
Thank you to NetGalley for this ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.
Overall, this book featured an interesting romance and great supporting characters. I didn't mind the inclusion of social media as a plot device as this is a normal part of people's everyday lives but if you're going to use an app to further the story, make sure it actually furthers the story. I really didn't see the point of TikTok in this story. My main issue with this book was the depiction of addiction and recovery. Not only was it unbelievable, it borders on irresponsible. It felt like La Rosa didn't do any research on addiction or hasn't had any experiences with someone who has had addiction issues.
I thought this was a cute book, but I didn’t love it as much as I hoped I would. This is the second book in The Hollywood Series. I felt like there was just too much happening in this book for me to enjoy it. There was so many negative themes to it, I really didn’t like that. Overall, it was ok, but I probably won’t be continuing to read the series, if more come out.
Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Trade Publishing for an e-arc of Plot Twist by Erin La Rosa in exchange for an honest review.
Two words. Swoon. Worthy.
Sophie’s character spake to me not only as a fellow writer but as someone who has never been in love.
Im completely obsessed with the chemistry between Dash and Sophie and their “friends-with-benifits” arrangement.
And come on- he crafts?! Could Dash be any more perfect?
This fun and sexy read has me adding all past and future books by Erin La Rosa on my TBR.
A really charming rom com I enjoyed reading through! This was a fun and quick read that was a slow burn for me. The payoff was great!
Thank you to NetGalley and to the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I went into this one blind solely based on the cute cover and let me tell you the story was equally as cute. I absolutely loved Sopie and Dash. Such a sweet and sexy story was a best friend's brother and close proximity trope. Perfect read for the month of love.
I wasn't absolutely sure of this one when I first started, but quickly fell in line and enjoyed it very much!
This was a really cute story! The plot was fun because it didn’t feel like your typical “she is an author” storyline.
What attracted me originally was the premise that Sophie was a romance author that had never been in love. Of course, I love that Dash is her landlord — because forced proximity and all that. All of the things I love about a quirky romance story were there, but overall I just felt like there was something missing from the characters. Including Tiktok was a little cringe as well. Also noting that I love the cover and aesthetic choices.
✨ The Plot Twist ✨
Who needs a fun romance? The Plot Twist is a sexy, sweet romance about an author dealing with writer’s block and a former teen heartthrob turned secret crafter. It deals with a lot of heavy subjects- alcoholism, dysfunctional family relationships and the downfalls of celebrity. Thankfully, the sizzling chemistry between the two main characters keeps this one fun and flirty!
I really enjoyed this one and hope to read more of Erin La Rosa’s books in the future! Four stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thank you to the publisher and @netgalley for a ARC of The Plot Twist in return for my honest review!
This was a cute romcom. The writing style was good but it was getting annoying with all the pop culture references. I liked this book had the grumpy x sunshine trope, close proximity, and friends with benefits. The ending could've been better but overall it was a cute book.
Laugh out loud funny and super swoony! I enjoyed this one from page one. Will definitely be picking up a physical copy :)
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC.
I unfortunately did not end up finishing this book. I found it to be kind of annoying. Very tropey and at many times felt like I was following high schoolers through this story and not adults. I made it to about 75 percent into the book and through over half of what I did read I felt like I was forcing myself to read it.
Thank you to Harlequin Trade Publishing and NetGalley for the eARC.
I'll be honest—contemporary romance is not my favorite genre, but occasionally, I find something so charming and fresh that it's a breath of fresh air. I thought that would be Plot Twist, but I was wrong.
I could tell from the beginning that I would prefer something else to this book for two reasons: 1) The reliance on social media, specifically TikTok, was incredibly annoying. There's contemporary, and then there's in-your-face contemporary. This was the latter. 2) This author had a debut romance novel, then a video on TikTok outed her as never having been in love. And I couldn't help but wonder...who would actually care? As a reader, I wouldn't. Other than a few very popular authors, I know next to nothing about authors' personal lives. So, from the start, the premise was stunted for me.
Parts of the book were enjoyable, and I wouldn't turn away other books by this author, but this one wasn't for me.
Difficult to get into. I am a romance reader, but.I found myself just not clicking with this couple, for whatever reason. Other reviewers seem to like their chemistry, so YMMV. The story just... wasn't for me, unfortunately. However, if you enjoy these tropes, you may want to check it out.