Series Sunday is a bookish meme hosted by Literary Marie. I encourage all of my fellow book bloggers and bookhearts to play along.
- Read an installment of a series.
- Share your review/recommendation below.
- Include the title, author and series name.
My Series Sunday pick is Layla's Love, the second book in the Ivyhurst series by Ava Bleu. First of all, let us marvel at the book cover. Scroll back up. Isn't it enticing? Tasty-looking? Pique your interest? It certainly fits the story perfectly. Layla Smith is the owner of Layla's Gourmet Pizza Shop. It is a charming restaurant with a set of regulars. Somehow Layla remembers everyone's orders soon as they walk in the door. She makes the customers feel at home while serving gourmet pizzas that I could just smell through the pages of Adobe.
"Didn't your Mama ever teach you to read a room?" ~ pg. 11
One particular customer is Raymond, a handsome businessman that orders double cheese pizza every Wednesday night. Layla's employees encourage her to live her best life and date Raymond. Love may be the next best gourmet topping on her specialty menu. Meanwhile, the New Ivyhurst community members want Layla's support and pressure her to attend meetings. Layla, however, has no interest in the local politics. Can't a girl just make pizza and be happy?
Every now and then, I will pick up a romance book or novella. I can only do romances in small doses. However, I absolutely love Ava Bleu's descriptive writing style. There is no fluff. No annoying cheesy dialogue. I only wish the story was longer so, as you can imagine, I am looking forward to more.
Although Layla's Love is the second book in the Ivyhurst series, it can be read as a standalone. No worries in being lost; you will enjoy the story and the characters just as much. It is a very entertaining read with bits of humor, blushing moments and a realistic cute love story. Go ahead, order in your favorite pizza and download the eBook now!
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the author for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Title: Layla's Love
Author: Ava Bleu
Published: August 2019
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤