Wednesday, February 16, 2022

JASMINE's THOUGHTS on Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

New Adult
Romantic Comedy
Ponto Beach Reunion, #2
Publish Date:
March 22, 2022
Montlake Romance
(imprint of Amazon Publishing)

Two high school BFFs reunite and endeavor to fix each other’s lives in this geeky romance from the author of Love, Comment, Subscribe.

Tam Doan dumped her boyfriend after he threw away her gourmet cheese. Sure, it’s a little more complicated than that, but the point is, he had it coming. Newly single and unemployed, Tam calls up her best friend from high school and utters the emergency code word—goldfish. Next thing she knows, she’s on a plane back home.

Josh O’Malley was a troubled, unconfident teenager. Now he’s the successful owner of a multimillion-dollar ghost kitchen. Tam, his high school BFF and fellow member of the Nerd Herd friend group, was instrumental in building his self-esteem. When she calls him out of the blue, he jumps at the chance to return the favor.

Josh and Tam immediately get to work fixing her life—but again, it’s complicated. Their close friendship was always a lifeline between them; a blooming romance might confuse things. Still, at least one thing is for certain: their chemistry is un-brie-lievable.

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Ponto Beach Reunion series:
(covers link to Goodreads)

**About the Author**
Cathy Yardley is an award-winning author of romance, chick lit, and urban fantasy, who has sold over 1.2 million copies of books for publishers like St. Martin's, Avon, and Harlequin. She writes fun, geeky, and diverse characters who believe that underdogs can make good and sometimes being a little wrong is just right. She likes writing about quirky, crazy adventures, because she's had plenty of her own: she had her own army in the Society of Creative Anachronism; she's spent a New Year's on a 3-day solitary vision quest in the Mojave Desert; she had VIP access to the Viper Room in Los Angeles. Now, she spends her time writing in the wilds of East Seattle, trying to prevent her son from learning the truth of any of said adventures, and riding herd on her two dogs (and one husband.)

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Here is another sweet and swoon-y romance in the Ponto Beach Reunion series by Cathy Yardley. In this second installment, the story focuses on another two members of the Nerd Herd, Tam and Josh. Yup, this friends to lovers story just screamed "ADORABLE!" Just like the first book, Love, Comment, Subscribe, Tam and Josh's story is filled with humor, friendly antics, and a little bit of stirring romance.

From the start to end, Gouda Friends is an enjoyable and fun read with moments of sensual moments. Their emotional growth throughout their story was an endearing story of love that develops between friends. Cathy Yardley wrote, just like the first book in the series, a captivating and poignant love story...AGAIN! I love that several members of the Nerd Herd are in the book which emphasizes the importance of their friendships with each other and their stories.

I just adore the friendship and love dynamics with this group of friends that Cathy has created... and continues to write. I look forward to the next Ponto Beach Reunion series story Cathy will tell. Although the books, so far, read as standalone, I recommend reading Love, Comment, Subscribe first to get introduced to the Nerd Herd.

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