book reviews

Book Review: Honey Girl

Book Details:

  • Published Date: February 23, 2021
  • Author: Morgan Rogers
  • Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, LGBTQ+, Adult, Mental Health
  • Format: Kindle/Audible
  • Narrator: York Whitaker
  • Length: 283 pages/10h 12m
overview
When becoming an adult means learning to love yourself first.

With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls’ trip to Vegas to celebrate. She’s a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn’t know…until she does exactly that.

This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father’s plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn’t feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her parent’s expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.

In New York, she’s able to ignore all the constant questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she’s been running from all along—the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.

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I remember when I first saw the cover of this book and read the description. I was so excited to add this to my TBR list. The cover is beautiful and fits the title perfectly. This book was really easy to read and while not a long book, but the chapters were pretty long. While reading this, it felt like a realistic and relatable story, which is something that I can say I enjoyed about the book. I love when stories like this are realistic and relatable.

I enjoyed the ending of the book. While everything didn’t end perfectly, like any other realistic story, the ending was happy. Grace was becoming an adult and learning to deal with her struggles accordingly and I could appreciate that a lot. I know this book is labeled as a romance and it very much so has a romance element to it, but I felt that, that was the main focus of the story. I felt like this was a story of Grace maturing, becoming an adult and learning to deal with the struggles in her life.

This book started out really slow for me. I almost DNF’d, but I had faith that it would pick up eventually, which it did. I do feel like the book had more potential than what it gave off (for me). I love the elements of spreading awareness of mental health and seeking help when needed. This book didn’t wow me like I expected, but it was well written.

My Rating:

3 star

Did you read Honey Girl? What were your thoughts?!

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