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Sometimes Love Is Unpredictable Twenty Nine Year Old Charlotte Rosen Has A Secret She S A Widow Ever Since The Fateful Day That Leveled Her World, Charlotte Has Worked Hard To Move Forward Great Job At A Hot Social Media Analytics Company Check Roommate With No Knowledge Of Her Past Check Adorable Dog Check All The While, She S Faithfully Data Crunched Her Way Through Life, Calculating The Probability Of Risk So She Can Avoid ItYet Charlotte S Algorithms Could Never Have Predicted That Her Late Husband S Ashes Would Land Squarely On Her Doorstep Five Years Later Stunned But Determined, Charlotte Sets Out To Find Meaning In This Sudden Twist Of Fate, Even If That Includes Facing Her Perfectly Coiffed, And Perfectly Difficult, Ex Mother In Law And Her Husband S Best Friend, Who Seems To Become A Fixture At Her Side Whether She Likes It Or NotBut Soon A Shocking Secret Surfaces, Forcing Charlotte To Answer Questions She Never Knew To Ask And To Consider The Possibility Of Forgiveness And When A Chance At New Love Arises, She Ll Have To Decide Once And For All Whether To Follow The Numbers Or Trust Her Heart


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  1. Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill says:

    Cuteness alert I loved this funny, snarky little rom com Grab your Firken fake Birken and dive right into the world of Charlotte Rosen This book just made me feel good I smirked many of times while reading this book because this girl was just so funny What s not to like about Charlotte She has got it going on Living in LA she is privy to all the hip things do people even use that word any She has a cool job at The Influencer Firm which is featured in Forbes as being one of the Cuteness alert I loved this funny, snarky little rom com Grab your Firken fake Birken and dive right into the world of Charlotte Rosen This book just made me feel good I smirked many of times while reading this book because this girl was just so funny What s not to like about Charlotte She has got it going on Living in LA she is privy to all the hip things do people even use that word any She has a cool job at The Influencer Firm which is featured in Forbes as being one of the best up and coming companies to work for She has an adorable dog named Leno yes, after Jay Leno She lives with her crazy, weird roommate Casey that she found on Craigslist EEEEK OH and her in laws hate her because she killed their son Decker That about covers it Meanwhile she is on Tinder, Bumble and whatever else dating site trying to find her perfect match As you guessed it there isto this story I am going to leave that right there so I don t spoil this adorable story for you You would think that this story would be a bummer since Charlotte is a widow searching for love Yet somehow the author has such a knack for shifting gears and turning a serious situation into a hilarious one just as you start to feel like you may turn into an ugly crying mess Charlotte s funny stories such as the time she went to the farmers market We must be filming a pilot for HDTV when surrounded by all the vine ripe tomatoes Or dropping her dead husband under a table, standing in a bathroom stall listening to her coworkers make fun of her fake Birken and she continued to carry it This was fun from page one until the very end Let s just say I needed this Thank you so much to Graydon House Harlequin for this adorable ARC


  2. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    This is inspiriting, joyful, motivational and humorous Yes, this is just what I need and what I want after my long waltzes with thriller genre.I just finished this inspirational, witty women s fiction book I have to emphasize this is not a romcom, even though we have too many funny, awkward situations and coincidences like we get used to see at romcoms but this book is a woman s second chance to find herself and rebuild her life kind of fiction Thankfully we have a creative, intelligent write This is inspiriting, joyful, motivational and humorous Yes, this is just what I need and what I want after my long waltzes with thriller genre.I just finished this inspirational, witty women s fiction book I have to emphasize this is not a romcom, even though we have too many funny, awkward situations and coincidences like we get used to see at romcoms but this book is a woman s second chance to find herself and rebuild her life kind of fiction Thankfully we have a creative, intelligent writer who could really bend the words, form them adroitly and presents us a heart warming story which makes us smile too much that your cheeks could truly hurt after finishing it.I may sense that not everyone could easily love or connect with our heroine Charlotte because she is quirky, withdrawn character with some many laughable, entertaining inner monologues But I love her journey to fight against the walls she s build around herself She starts to dive into dating pool to make some changings in her life But she is also young widow and she doesn t like to share this information with the others She thinks algorithm will help her to make the right choice and help her to find the most convenient guy But when she gets ashes of her deceased husband, she realizes that it was time to face her past and reveal all of her secrets she bottled up because if she doesn t get the closure she needed and forgiveness about things happened long time ago, she cannot have her HEA So this story is about friendship, forgiveness, breaking the barriers, self discovery, hope, joy, embracing the fullness of life I also loved our ideal book boyfriend Brian who is one of the sweetest and kindest guys as a supporting character and I also entertained the differences between Charlotte and Casey Their characters couldn t be so opposite of each other but they also balanced each others lives so perfectly.And of course ending gives you so much aawww and deep sigh moments Overall This is smartly written, riveting, enjoyable book with impeccably developed characters and heart felting story gives me the hope, positive energy and relaxation I needed.Special thanks to NetGalley and HARLEQUIN Graydon House Books for sharing this joyful book s ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest review


  3. Berit☀️✨ Berit☀️✨ says:

    This book was just what I needed Sweet, quirky, and delightful Not really a romcomlike women s fiction with a sprinkling of humor and a generous dollop of romance This is the story of Charlotte who is in her 20s and lost her husband five years ago Unsure of how to navigate being such a young widow and not wanting the label Charlotte has made it that no one in her life knows that she was ever even married She has re entered the dating field but treats itlike a math problem than a This book was just what I needed Sweet, quirky, and delightful Not really a romcomlike women s fiction with a sprinkling of humor and a generous dollop of romance This is the story of Charlotte who is in her 20s and lost her husband five years ago Unsure of how to navigate being such a young widow and not wanting the label Charlotte has made it that no one in her life knows that she was ever even married She has re entered the dating field but treats itlike a math problem than anything else Using an algorithm to find the perfect man BUT everything is turned topsy turvy when she gets a surprise package with her husband s ashes inside Charlotte is now forced to face the past, the truth, and her future What follows is an engaging story filled with memories, tenderness, heartbreak, hope, forgiveness, and closure Charlotte may not have been the most relatable character, but I had a lot of sympathy for her She had lost her husband at such a young age and was still caring around so much grief and guilt Her neurotic tendencies really did not help the situation She had kind of isolated herself from people, avoiding ever being hurt again, and also avoiding ever being loved again I found the secondary characters roommate Casey and love interest Brian muchinteresting than Charlotte if I m being honest Brian was a pretty great guy and I loved all the interactions with him Casey was the perfect counterbalance to Charlotte, and I loved how eventually she basically told her how it is Later in the story there is a secret revealed and I think Charlotte handled it much better than I might have I love watching Charlotte bro and rediscover herself throughout the course of this book Emily Belden has written a clever refreshing story and I m looking forward to the next book from this author.This book in emojis The audiobook was narrated by Piper Goodeve I truly believe this made the storyrelatable to me, she gave Charlotte a human side Charlotte was kind of a dry character, but I think piper s voice made herlively Andrelatable This might be a book I likedbecause I listen to it rather than read it Big thanks to Harlequin and Harper Audio for my copy of this book


  4. Erin Erin says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and HARLEQUIN Graydon House Books for an egalley in exchange for an honest review Cute Yes, that is exactly how I would classify this contemporary romance fiction novel starring our female protagonist, Charlotte Rosen Working at an influencer firm and living with a quirky roommate, Charlotte continues to strike out in love Heck, don t we all But when a mysterious parcel shows up on her doorstep, Charlotte is confronted with the lesson that sometimes we have to deal with Thanks to Netgalley and HARLEQUIN Graydon House Books for an egalley in exchange for an honest review Cute Yes, that is exactly how I would classify this contemporary romance fiction novel starring our female protagonist, Charlotte Rosen Working at an influencer firm and living with a quirky roommate, Charlotte continues to strike out in love Heck, don t we all But when a mysterious parcel shows up on her doorstep, Charlotte is confronted with the lesson that sometimes we have to deal with the past, before we can wield out any type of future I read my ARC between a few heavier subjects andHusband Materialcertainly was a good palate cleanser Charlotte and I may not have had the strongest of relationships, but I didn t totally dislike her either That is probably because Emily Belden creates fantastic secondary characters that helped tip the scales for me to appreciate Charlotte s conflict with her past But. I didn t buy the ship between Charlotte and another character I wasn t knocked off my feet and I never was convinced that Charlotte was either Goodreads review published 17 12 19 Publication Date 30 12 19


  5. DJ Sakata DJ Sakata says:

    Favorite Quotes She s wearing a size XL Slayer T shirt as a dress with a choke chain and Dr Martens combat boots The cool thing about Los Angeles is that one man s freak show is another s fashion icon Hey, can you hand me scissors from the junk drawer Casey instead pulls a switchblade from her bra and cocks it open with the flick of her finger They must not happen often, but I can tell she lives for moments like this.Not a single inch of her body jiggles, especially not her fake double Ds Favorite Quotes She s wearing a size XL Slayer T shirt as a dress with a choke chain and Dr Martens combat boots The cool thing about Los Angeles is that one man s freak show is another s fashion icon Hey, can you hand me scissors from the junk drawer Casey instead pulls a switchblade from her bra and cocks it open with the flick of her finger They must not happen often, but I can tell she lives for moments like this.Not a single inch of her body jiggles, especially not her fake double Ds That s the difference between a New York girl like myself and an LA chick like Gemma My closet has Spanx, hers does not.He s my late husband s friend Widow Code would say it s a lane I should never swim in even though I kind of cannonballed it once before.My Review I struggled with this one a bit as the first person POV narrative was stuffed to bursting with observations and references to popular social trends, fashion, celebrities, text speak acronyms, etc I most likely would have gotten considerablyout of the tale if I were up to date on the cutting edge and viral influences, but alas, much of Ms Belden s cleverness sailed right over my unbleached head as I am long past the hip, chic, or cool brands and labels stage and have well and fully eased into the softly textured, comfortable, stiletto free and gentle lifestyle that I plan to continue to indulge in between middle age and the dirt nap However, I understood the intent even though I was unfamiliar with much of the what or the who she was inferring half the time I also found it a rather arduous undertaking to fully appreciate the main character of Charlotte, as she was rather obnoxiously self involved, driven and fraught with tension Charlotte s narrative frequently seemed to spin with a negative frenetic energy that kept me on edge, yet I couldn t quit on her, as despite my lack of ease with Charlotte s selfishness, and my ignorance of the current icons of popular culture, Ms Belden s storylines hooked me while her wit and snarky humor reeled me in and kept a smirk on my face I was intrigued and needed to know the full story while hoping I wasn t heeding a siren s call that was luring me to meet my demise on the rocks I ve been fooled before I am glad I stuck with it as Charlotte s tale was worth the effort as she finally retrieved her cranium from the dark recesses of her colon, gained some insight, and redeemed herself from her cold, uninvolved, and binary thinking I enjoyed her epiphanies and evolution, although I was holding my breath for her HEA as I would have been stamping my little foot and creating new expletives for Ms Belden had she not given her one


  6. Christy Christy says:

    DNFI am having so much trouble getting into this one it s reading very meh for me so I m gonna quit it


  7. Zoe Zoe says:

    Sweet, witty, and charming Husband Material is a sassy, heartfelt rom com featuring the logical, grieving Charlotte who after unexpectedly receiving her late husband s ashes back five years after his passing realizes that the hurt is still raw and in order to heal and move on bridges should be mended, secrets must be revealed, and people need be forgiven.The writing style is warm and light The characters are quirky, reticent, and amusing And the plot is a delightful blend of life, love, intros Sweet, witty, and charming Husband Material is a sassy, heartfelt rom com featuring the logical, grieving Charlotte who after unexpectedly receiving her late husband s ashes back five years after his passing realizes that the hurt is still raw and in order to heal and move on bridges should be mended, secrets must be revealed, and people need be forgiven.The writing style is warm and light The characters are quirky, reticent, and amusing And the plot is a delightful blend of life, love, introspection, friendship, attraction, tender moments, awkward situations, forgiveness, misunderstandings, and closure.Overall, Husband Material is an easy, humourous, uplifting tale by Belden that highlights the importance of letting go of the past, taking chances, embracing what s next, and loving again.Thank you to Harlequin Books for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review


  8. Mackey Mackey says:

    I have to tell you up front that this book is absolutely nothing at all about what I thought it would be And that, my reading friends, is a good thing Based on the provided excerpts alone, I assumed that this would be a RomCom, Chick Lit lite, toss away book to read between theserious books that I was consuming I could not have beenwrong Charlotte is a very young, too young, widow is who hides her grief and her widowhood in humor Not even her flatmate is aware that she was pr I have to tell you up front that this book is absolutely nothing at all about what I thought it would be And that, my reading friends, is a good thing Based on the provided excerpts alone, I assumed that this would be a RomCom, Chick Lit lite, toss away book to read between theserious books that I was consuming I could not have beenwrong Charlotte is a very young, too young, widow is who hides her grief and her widowhood in humor Not even her flatmate is aware that she was previously married until her husband s ashes arrive at their apartment What ensues is a story that is filled with humor, yes, but so muchHusband Material is about friendships, seeking answers, finding the truth and discovering second chances Bolden has a sharp, witty humor that shines throughout this charming tale, but it serves to lighten an otherwise darker topic and, therein, lies the beauty of Husband Material This is a fabulous story of hope, one that I would love for you all to read.EXCERPT I ve conducted some research that has shown that after the age of thirty, it becomes exponentially harder to find your future husband What number constitutes exponentially I m not sure yet, but I m working on narrowing in on that because generalities don t really cut it for me Thinking through things logically like this centers me, calms me, and resets me no matter what life throws my way All that s to say, I m officially in my last good year of dating and my last year of not having to include a night serum in my skin care regimen , and I m determined not to wind up with my dog, my roommate, and a few low maintenance houseplants as my sole life partners Tackling thorny questions of widowhood and dating after trauma, Belden s second novel is witty, full of heart, and blindingly au courant Packed with pop culture references, it will appeal to fans of Sophie Kinsella, Rosie Walsh, and Plum Sykes Belden writes twists and turns to keep readers hooked Booklist


  9. Lisa Leone-campbell Lisa Leone-campbell says:

    Charlotte Rosen is single, has a terrific job as a social media analyst and is in the process of developing a new dating app based on mathematical data Every decision Charlotte makes is based on what the math data shows.Until one day she receives an urn with her late husband s ashes A husband she has told absolutely no one she had And Charlotte s world begins to spin so out of control that not even her data can help her.She must now face his death once again, and all the emotions and feelings Charlotte Rosen is single, has a terrific job as a social media analyst and is in the process of developing a new dating app based on mathematical data Every decision Charlotte makes is based on what the math data shows.Until one day she receives an urn with her late husband s ashes A husband she has told absolutely no one she had And Charlotte s world begins to spin so out of control that not even her data can help her.She must now face his death once again, and all the emotions and feelings she suppressed for so long Not only must she open up to people about being a widow, but she must deal with the rationale as to why she has kept it a secret.On top of all the sadness and shame she has to deal with, she also has to revisit her not so pleasant relationship with her ex mother in law in a showdown as to who should keep her late husband s ashes Until that decision, Charlotte just takes him with her wherever she goes.And to complicate her life even further, her late husband s best friend whom she has kept at a distance since her husband s death years ago reappears, along with a secret which it seems everyone has been keeping from her including her late husband which has thrown everything she believed about her marriage into question.Charlette must learn to love and trust others again as well as forgive and let go of all the guilt she has felt and try and move on in her life These problems unfortunately cannot be fixed by a math algorithm, but only by the heart.Husband Material is a sensitive yet humorous story of death and the way one woman tries to process it without quite processing it It s about trying to compartmentalize a part of your life only to find out you can t really have a life until you open that door to truly become free.Thank you NetGalley GraydonHouse HusbandMaterial EmilyBelden for the advanced copy The book comes out December 30


  10. "Avonna "Avonna says:

    Check out all of my reviews at MATERIAL by Emily Belden is a contemporary women s fiction story with elements of rom con and romance genres included This is a standalone book that deals with a young widow and how she deals with her life and those around her.Five years after the death of her husband, Charlotte Rosen opens a box that contains the urn and ashes of her late husband who she thought was in a mausoleum in Pala, California Suddenly, all her wo Check out all of my reviews at MATERIAL by Emily Belden is a contemporary women s fiction story with elements of rom con and romance genres included This is a standalone book that deals with a young widow and how she deals with her life and those around her.Five years after the death of her husband, Charlotte Rosen opens a box that contains the urn and ashes of her late husband who she thought was in a mausoleum in Pala, California Suddenly, all her work at avoiding those who knew of her marriage and rebuilding her life based on mathematical algorithms is in jeopardy The return of Decker s ashes and a secret to be revealed about his past are going to force Charlotte out of her controlled bubble of simple acquaintances, algorithms over emotions and her unresolved grief.Charlotte took me on an unexpected journey There were times Charlotte really annoyed me and yet the author had a way of revealing through another character or discovery, why she was the way she was The whole situation of reading about being a widow at such a young age could feel uncomfortable and did at times, but I feel Ms Belden handled Charlotte s journey with empathy, humor, forgiveness and love The secondary cast of characters in this story all start out on the periphery of Charlotte s emotional life, but Ms Belden does a beautiful job of one by one showing Charlotte why and how they should be let in even when her algorithms disagree.I enjoyed Charlotte s journey and Ms Belden s writing style, but I also know this is going to be one of those books that everyone reads through a differing emotional lens