Review: The Hipster Chronicles by Faith Andrews


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Foreword PR & Marketing in exchange for an honest review.

I know how Faith Andrews handles heavier romance fiction material--FYI, she handles it REALLY well--but when I saw the synopsis for her latest release, I wondered how she would fare with this lighter stuff. The Hipster Chronicles features four vignettes with four different but interconnected couples who all belong to the same Brooklyn neighborhood. If I had any doubt that this particular author could write far more lighthearted fare, well, she basically knocked every single one to the ground with this latest release of hers, which is both hip and quirky.

We've got ourselves four unlikely couplings here. First is between recently divorced Emmy and musician Milo, who meet when Emmy decides to take up guitar lessons and Milo turns out to be her instructor. Next up are writer Jane and barista Ezra who have crossed paths many times in the coffee shop but have never really interacted. Then we've got tattoo artist Marley and aspiring singer Jasper, and these two are opposites who definitely attract. Lastly, we have baker Paulina and oyster vendor Zander, both of whom wonder if they can have their cake and eat it too.

Okay, here are how the couples are connected: Milo is the older brother to Marley who is friends with Lina (Paulina). Emmy is friends with Jane and they both frequent the coffee shop where Ezra works at. Jasper and Milo are acquaintances by way of both being musicians. Zander is the odd duck, but he and Lina already kinda-sorta know one another because he's already been to her bake shop before. I liked that there was a stronger connection  of sorts among all of these characters because it went beyond their merely coming from the same neighborhood.

Each story is different and kudos to Andrews for giving four unique stories tied together in some way. The endings for each are more happy-for-now than happily-ever-after, but I'm certainly not complaining because I think the former comes off as more realistic than the latter. The author does, however, add a note at the end of the book, which makes me wonder if these four couples will be continuing their tales in a second volume of The Hipster Chronicles or if they'll each get full-length novels. Either way, I shall be looking forward to it! This garners five stars. ♥

Release Date: 12 October 2017

Date Read: 11 October 2017

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