In Review: Yes & I Love You (Say Everything #1) by Roni Loren

Posted August 3, 2021 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Yes & I Love You (Say Everything #1) by Roni LorenYes & I Love You by Roni Loren
Series: Say Everything #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 2, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Format: Audiobook, eBook, 352 pages
Length: 11 hours and 19 minutes
Narrator: Desiree Ketchum
How I got it: From the library, From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2021 Tackle My TBR Challenge
My rating:

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 received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

There was a lot to love about Yes & I Love You. Hollyn was a fantastic lead. I related to her in many ways when it came to anxiety and putting herself out there. I found her journey towards more confidence incredibly inspiring. I really loved the slow burn build from friends to lovers to more between Hollyn and Jasper. It didn’t feel forced or fake. Their chemistry was incredible and that led to some super steamy scenes. (And a whole bunch of emotions from yours truly.) This was a very sex-positive book and Hollyn’s freedom to explore her sexuality was a big theme.

If I’m being honest, I was a little on the fence about Jasper for a good portion of the book. It was impossible not to like him on some level because he was so very charming. But, I definitely gave him the side-eye at times, mostly because I wasn’t sure how his career aspirations would impact the growing relationship between him and Hollyn. And, yeah, it got messy. I even wondered at one point if she might be better off with Cal. (Yes, this is love triangle-ish lite.)

When it was all said and done, I was entirely on board with Hollyn and Jasper. I was proud of both of them for how far they’d come. I’m super excited to read the second book soon!

About Roni Loren

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. After earning a master’s degree in social work from LSU, she worked in a mental health hospital, counseled birthmothers as an adoption coordinator, and did management recruiting in her PJs. But she always returned to writing.

Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her cooking, watching reality television, or picking up another hobby she doesn't need--in other words, procrastinating like a boss. She is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and a winner of the prestigious RITA Award.

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