Since the death of his twin brother, Oliver’s caught between pleasing his fans and finding himself. Emery finds him first.

Emery has never felt more alone. Raising her daughter is both her pleasure and her pain as she struggles to hold on to her job as a bartender and keep a roof over their heads. With no one to help them—no support system—any unexpected expense or late bill could turn their whole world upside down.

Reeling from the death of his twin brother and bandmate, rock star Oliver Smith is trying to drink his problems away. Apparently he isn’t very good at it; they follow him wherever he goes. Also in hot pursuit are the paparazzi, who catch Oliver at his lowest low.

He could have walked into any bar in California, but he walked into hers. Emery helps Oliver lose the crowd, and they find themselves alone: two people whose paths are marked with loss and pain. However, they hold an unshakable hope for healing. They find solace together, but can their love withstand the world?

Mini review

4,5 stars

The Mixtape is a heartfelt romance with my favorite trope: single parent!

This is bittersweet. The bitter being Oliver’s fight with his inner demons and doubts.
He never thought he was good enough. Alex, his twin, was the one effortlessly charming. Oliver was a thinker. Someone with deep introspection. He loves to see beneath the surface.
But when Alex dies, Oliver is lost in the dark.

Enters Emery.
Brittainy C Cherry has written some of my favorite solar heroines and Emery is one of them.
She is raising her daughter, Reece, alone on a very tight budget. Yet she thinks that she is rich thanks to Reece’s love. Even if she wishes to give her more.
But Emery chooses to be sunshine and unicorn. She chooses to hope and see something good even on her hardest days. And I admire her for that!

When she’ll meet Oliver, she’ll save him and will soon become his beacon of light.
I adored how Emery truly saw Oliver and found him beautiful because of his imperfections.
And Oliver, for all his doubts and worries to never be enough was a true cinnamon roll to Emery. Added bonus: Reese was a feisty and funny kid that put a big smile on my face!

This is sweet, emotional, thoughtful and sexy  

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  1. Great review! I plan to read this one really soon too – it’s been on my TBR forever and I am desperately trying to get some of those long-time TBR books read this year