Yes & I Love You
Yes & I Love You
by Roni Loren
Published March 2, 2021
by Sourcebooks Casablanca / Dreamscape Media
Rating: 4 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Genre: Romance, Romantic Comedy
From the Publisher:
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.
I breezed through this steamy rom-com in just a couple of days, as it was a nice break from more “weighty” reading. I loved how there were serious topics underlying a lot of the action. The female main character, Hollyn, has Tourette syndrome, which in her case shows up as facial tics, and it’s the source of her social anxiety. The male main character, Jasper, is a product of the foster care system and describes himself as impulsive and as having ADHD. Their interactions were believable and often hilarious, as was the whole “improv” scene. It was also refreshing that the main location of the story was New Orleans, rather than (say) New York or some other really big city.
I bounced between the ebook version and the audiobook version. The audio narrator, Desiree Ketchum, did a fine job with both the female voices and the male voices.
This is my first book by Roni Loren and it won’t be my last. I see that there’s another book in this series to look forward to later this year! Can’t wait.
(Warning: plenty of descriptive sex scenes, so if that’s not for you, I’d avoid this book.)
Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read an advance readers copy of this book and to Dreamscape Media for an advance listeners copy of the audiobook. All opinions are my own.