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The Invisible + The Flirty: Sick Kids in Love + Oopsie Daisy

by Hannah Moskowitz
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date:
November 5th 2019 by Entangled Teen
Format: ARC | Audiobook
Narrator: Amy Melissa Bentley
Length: 9 hr and 11 mins
Source: Publisher via Mail
Rating: ★★★★
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Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It's easier--
It's safer--
It's better--
--for the other person.
She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis.
But then she meets another sick kid.
He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, something she can't even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands her more than her healthy friends. He understands her more than her own father who's a doctor.
He's gorgeous, fun, and foul-mouthed. And totally into her.
Isabel has one rule: no dating.
It's complicated--
It's dangerous--
It's never felt better--
--to consider breaking that rule for him.
When I read the title for this book, I was expecting something terrible to happen, like in TFIOS, but thankfully, that wasn't the case. The titles applies: it's just sick kids.

Isabel has RA (rheumatoid arthritis). And she thinks because of this, she shouldn't date (there're more reasons, but I don't want to spoil this for you). So when she meets Sasha, who has Gaucher disease, she states she won't date. At the same time, she loves that she finally has a friend who understands what it's like to be sick, since all of her other friends are healthy and don't get her.

I enjoyed this story a lot. I definitely learned a lot while reading this, especially on "invisible" illnesses. Isabel and Sasha are totally right that society doesn't want to classify them as sick because they're not dying, but they are still sick. They still have to deal with more struggles than the healthy human being. Society doesn't want you to identify/call yourself sick and I agree. It's sad, though, because we don't notice how these people are coping with life and trying to be "healthy" just so society doesn't tell them, "It's in your head," or "At least you're not dying."

"You either have to be overcoming it or you have to be completely disconnected from it. God forbid it be an important part of your identity that you're just living with."

Sasha's family showed that it's okay be candid about your illness without thinking someone is overstepping. This wasn't the case with Isabel and her dad. It's like she had to walk on eggshells around him when it came to her RA, especially since her dad is a doctor. I'm glad Isabel got to see that contrast because it became the gateway for her to start being accepting that she was sick and to slowly be more candid about it.

There was one issue in this novel that I wished had been addressed and it had to do with Isabel's mom. I feel like it was left in the air for the reader's imagination, but it would have been so lovely to see that issue being resolved and coming together.

The romance was absolutely beautiful. One of my personal favorite scenes was when Sasha decides to read Isabel's favorite book and then he proceeds to write an entire book report for her on it. I mean, if that's not boyfriend goals, I don't know what is.

Something that I personally loved about this novel was the romance. Even though Isabel and Sasha weren't officially dating, the feelings and sparks were there. What I loved was the fact that this book showed the pretty and the ugly of a teen relationship. It wasn't just, "Girl and boy meet, it's all pink and rainbows, one minor argument, happy ending." No. It definitely went deep in their relationship.

I rarely read a YA novel where the couple has been together for 5 months already and still struggling with certain aspects of themselves. In this case, the author gave the nitty-gritty that would normally happen in a relationship, as well as between a couple where both are sick and all that they have to deal with. It was an eye-opener and totally refreshing to see this happening in YA because the teens need to see it's never perfect and that way their expectations can get lowered and be more realistic.

Sick Kids in Love is a sweet, enlightening, realistic story that will tug at your heart-strings and make you fall in love with the story, especially with Sasha. It will have you wanting to learn more about "invisible" illness and how you can be a better person in understanding these.

Audiobook Narration:

I think the narrator did a pretty good job, although I would feel lost on who was who. The narrator wouldn't change her voice all that much so it would get confusing trying to distinguish who was saying what. Other than that, it was done very well.


by Iris Morland
Series: The Flower Shop Sisters #3

Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date:
November 5th 2019 by Blue Velvet Press LLC
Format: eARC
Source: Publicist

Rating: ★★★★
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My professor gave me my first D. Now my next assignment is due…in nine months.

You know when you meet your new professor, and he ends up being the same man you had a one-night stand with three months ago?

Okay, maybe not. Let me explain.

I hadn’t intended to sleep with my professor. I might be known as the impulsive, prankster daugh-ter in my family, but I’m not insane. I just wanted to have some fun in Ireland at my sister’s wed-ding, and maybe lose my virginity, too.

When I met Lochlann Gallagher at a pub one night, I couldn’t resist him. He was hot, Irish, and en-tirely set on seducing me. One unforgettable night under the sheets with him, and my V-card went up in smoke.

Well, that night had one itty bitty consequence because Lochlann totally made my eggo preggo.

And if this story isn’t crazy enough, Lochlann is not just my baby daddy: he’s now my professor and my advisor for grad school.

Somehow we have to figure out a way not to reveal this rapidly gestating secret while re-sisting the explosive attraction between us.

Except there’s just one more complication to this story: I think I’m totally falling for my baby daddy.

Oopsie daisy.
I've been eagerly anticipating Oopsie Daisy so as soon as I got it, I picked it up! This book brought back the feelings I had while I read the first novel. It was quirky, fun, witty, hilarious!

Kate is the really smart sister, but also the one with no filter and the inappropriate jokes. Three months ago, she had a one-night stand in Ireland and her first time having her cherry popped. She was definitely not expecting her new grad adviser to be the same man.

Iris Morland always manages to get me to laugh out loud or smile throughout the entire novel. Oopsie Daisy was no exception. I enjoyed this story so much! Kate is such a funny character. I especially love how her mind works. It's like a comedy show in there. Lochlann is more serious, but even he can't fight a smile when Kate opens her mouth to say something unfiltered.

It was so beautiful to see these two come together; it was also heartbreaking. Lochlann's job and visa are in jeopardy if anyone finds out. In order to keep things a secret, they had to be careful. It was sad to see how much this was affecting them, especially Kate. But as always, Lochlann would come through and be the support she needed to move forward.

I always love getting to spend time with Kate's family. I do wish I had more time with them. They weren't all that present in this one, but the few times they appeared, it was fun to see them all together.

Overall, Oopsie Daisy delivered in many ways. The romance was definitely explosive, hot, and sweet. And the witty comments were super fun to keep you very well entertained from beginning to end.

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