Monday, October 18, 2021

Book Review: The Sweetest Remedy by Jane Igharo

Title: The Sweetest Remedy
Author: Jane Igharo
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Publisher: Berkley Books

Hannah Bailey has never known her father, the Nigerian entrepreneur who had a brief relationship with her white mother. Because of this, Hannah has always felt uncertain about part of her identity. When her father dies, she's invited to Nigeria for the funeral. Though she wants to hate the man who abandoned her, she's curious about who he was and where he was from. Searching for answers, Hannah boards a plane to Lagos, Nigeria.

In Banana Island, one of Nigeria's most affluent areas, Hannah meets the Jolades, her late father's prestigious family--some who accept her and some who think she doesn't belong. The days leading up to the funeral are chaotic, but Hannah is soon shaped by secrets that unfold, a culture she never thought she would understand or appreciate, and a man who steals her heart and helps her to see herself in a new light.


*A Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*

 Hello Fellow Readers,

I was really excited to see that Igharo had another book coming out, since I really liked the Ties that Tether. So I pretty much jumped at the chance to read this. This book, like Igharo's previous one, not only gives you a spicy romance but has a lot of other themes including family. The main character Hannah just recently lost her absentee father, a product of an affair she makes the decision to fly to Nigeria and meet her half siblings. She also meets the very sexy Lawrence who is single.

This book is much more than a romance, Igharo gives you a peak into the Jolades family. While Hannah is a main character each of her half siblings do have a POV as well as Lawrence. Despite the multiple POVs I was never lost on who was talking, each character had their own distinct voice and characteristics, admittedly some more than others.

 I did have a small problem with the romance as it seemed like instalove which did bother me a little. Also, some conflicts seemed a little cliche and I was able to guess a lot of the plot, which took away from it a little bit. I really loved Hannah though, she was very real and honest which endeared her to me. 

Overall, a solid book about finding family with a good romance thrown in.

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