Book Review: ‘The Mixtape: A Novel’ By Brittany Cherry

One of the best rom-coms of the year finds two people who never would have met under normal circumstances fall in love and help change each other’s lives for the better. Oliver & Alex are a recording duo and twin brothers, that are very successful. Alex is the out going one and Oliver is shy. After they leave a record release party, they’re hit by a car and Alex dies. Oliver is grief stricken and hides out, blaming himself for the loss of Alex. Emry is a single mother of a little girl named Reese, who is five years old. She’s barely getting by financially. One night months later Oliver is scheduled to do a solo show, his first one, at the bar where Emery works. He gets wasted and soon fights are about to break out. Emery gets him out of there and takes care of him for the night. The next day he thanks her and she thinks she’s done with him. She then gets fired and Oliver finds out and hires her to be his cook. They soon fall in love and help each other get over the pain and issues from their past. But the past comes back to haunt them and Emery soon breaks off things in order to protect her daughter (and a shocking secret about her). But Oliver being the shining night he is makes one last ditch effort to save his future with Emery and Reese.

This book hooks you from the start and is well-written and has great characters to read along with and root for. For any fans of rom-coms and music this is the book for you.

You can pick up The Mixtape in stores on Thursday, July 1st.

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