The Paths We Choose
Add to that a casual fling with the bright architect Mayte González, and Lily’s summer is turning out more interesting ...more
Lily is the grumpiest Brazilian cat there is out there, but somehow you end up loving her, because even though she's grumpy she also has a golden heart.
She had to leave her house because her parents didn't accept her sexuality, they said she could stay with them if she 'became' straight. Well, she left. She left and met some amazing persons who became her new f ...more
Trope: no strings attached, sleeping with my friends's friend, found family, NO ONE IS STRAIGHT.
Verdict: This is one of my favorite f/f novels. It's very sensual, gay, and heartwarming.
The Melody of You and Me is the chaser of Lillac Town series. If you're pretty lukewarm with it, I still think you need to pick up The Paths We Choose. It's a strong follow up. And, if you love the first book, then y ...more
*I received an ecopy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review*
Today is an exciting day, because today is the first time in forever I post a review less than a week after finishing the book. Anyway, I’m not here to brag but to review this delightful book. A few weeks back, as I was trying to find diverse New Adult books to read this one called The Melody of You and Me (which I yet have to read *hides in shame) k ...more
I received an e-ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review!
I'm back with another incoherent review! When I love a book, I suddenly have no idea how to write reviews anymore. I honestly don't even know where to start.
If you enjoyed The Melody of You and Me, you'll definitely love The Paths We Choose. I actually enjoyed Hollis' second novella even more than her first. This was incredibly cute and even the most cliché scene had me on t ...more
This was really cute and super diverse but at the same very basic and awkward at times. I liked Lily and Mayte but I wish the author showed us how they felt instead of constantly telling us, if you know what I mean. I hope that this author will write a full-length novel in the future because I think M. Hollis really has a lot of potential! But this is still a really cute novella.
PS. It's steamy, too! ...more
Lily, the MC has a friends-with-benefits relationship with the other MC, Mayte. The girl ...more
I read The Paths We Choose in one sitting (with a few snack and toilet breaks), and it’s safe to say that I loved it.
The thing I probably loved most ...more
Lovely contemporary. I really like the main character Lily. She's chubby, grumpy and queer, we don't have nearly enough fat MCs I'm books and I appreciate Lily's grumpiness. As a fellow grump, it's great to see a grumpy sapphic girl as MC. Also Lily is such a great friend, she's fierce and loving. I'm so happy I got to meet her.
Lily's girl gang is the greatest. They are my second favorite thing about the book.
I didn't find romantic plot line exciting enough, for some reason I couldn't r ...more
It's cute and easy to read, and I think we need more NA romances that are sex positive, that talk about boundaries, and show respectful characters.
Also, we need more stories that say it's good if you choose to be in a relationship, but that you don't need a partner because you ar ...more
This is the second book of the Lillac Town series. It is set in the same bookstore as the last book and also features a lot of characters from the last book but with a different focus this time.
Lily is a Brazilian girl, who has to deal with her past trying to reach out to her, as well as that casual fling with Mayte. She is still dealing with her families homophobia before she left and cut all ties wit ...more
The Paths We Choose made for a pretty brisk read and I loved just how neatly it covered all arcs wrt. Lily. I mean, there was closure to everything (esp. wrt her defining her ...more
"She has the freedom to be who she wants to be. Freedom to love herself without worrying whether other people accept her as she is."
I'm so in love with Maria Hollis' books. She always gives me heart eyes with her characters and the relationship development and dynamics and the gorgeous representation. She really knows how to write cute and diverse romances. In this book we have Lily who doesn't really put a label on herself because she doesn't feel comfortable with it (which is aweso ...more
The Paths We Choose is the novella about Lily and Mayte. It's really cute and very very steamy. I highly recommend everyone to pick it up and ~if you have the chance to also pick up the previous books ~ they aren't sequels but companions so the characters are different, plus new couple to ship!
Will review it on the blog! ...more
Details at a glance:
Genre: NA Contemporary
First published: 2017
Sexual content: Explicit and frequent
Rep: canonically unlabelled queer plus-sized (white) Brazilian MC, Afro-Cuban bisexual LI, bisexual Japanese-Brazilian supporting character, Indian supporting character, pansexual supporting character, lesbian Filipino supporting ...more
*stands first in line to read this beauty, I need it like humans need air* ...more
I would like to head this review with a special thank you. I was loaned a copy of this book by Marianne (@Mariannereads)! Thank you so much, fellow Froy admirer! Marianne and others are doing this awesome thing called #LittleKindleLibrary and they're lending out ebooks to anyone who'd be kind enough to stick to the rules! I started this book approximately five hours before I finished it and it was so cute and exactly what I needed. Anyway, onto my review!
Buckle up, kids, because this book is kin...more
In just a few seconds, she is being embraced by all her roommates. She thinks about all the bad that happened to her in the past few years, and how they have changed her. Losing her family, leaving her old life behind, picking herself up and starting all over again. But it was all worth it because of the love she gained from her new friends.
If you’ve been my Goodreads friend for a while, you may know that I didn’t like The Melody of You ...more
❛She has the freedom to be who she wants to be. Freedom to love herself without worrying whether other people accept her as she is.❜I adored The Paths We Choose! It's a cute and steamy f/f romance featuring a Brazilian main character and a Cuban love interest. If you want to read a feel-good sapphic novella featuring a diverse set of characters, I definitely recommend The Paths We Choose! It was so amazing that I finished reading it in one sitting!
❛So many years thinking she wouldn't belo...more
All in all - anyone who wants to read New Adult novella(s) ...more
The sex scenes are a bit explicit for my taste, but then, I'm kind of a prude. 8)
Overall, an excellent romance, and I look forward to Maria's next book! ...more