One of These Flings and The Five-Year Hitch || Mini Reviews

As I said in my previous post, I’m really trying to add more romance books to this space on the net, and I’m finding it easier to do so if I stick to short audiobooks.

Small bursts at a time, people…

Thankfully the Plus Catalogue on Audible has PLENTY of these little audiobooks that don’t always suffocate you in cheese and eye-rolls.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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One of These Flings by Lauren Blakely

Originally published: 2020

Format: Audiobook
Hours: 1h17m

Plot from GoodReads:

Skyler’s breakup survival plan is simple: Swear off men for a year and celebrate her man cleanse with a solo tropical vacation to Hawaii. Snorkeling, sightseeing, zip lining, and leisurely dinners by the sea are just what the doctor ordered to mend her broken heart.

That is, until she meets a hunky adventure tour guide who makes her want to break all her own rules. Handsome, funny, and exciting, Caleb is by far the hottest local attraction. Will a romantic island fling lead to more heartbreak – or a new beginning?


This book felt a little forced and unbelievable. Of course you can’t exactly create a masterpiece with so little time on the clock, but the lacking effort was evident. The characters lacked personality and interesting features to get you hooked on them, if not the plot line. The dialogue was super cheese imposed and the lack of narration put the cherry on top.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.03 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

The Five Year Hitch by Melissa de la Cruz

Originally published: 2021

Format: Audiobook
Hours: 1h10m

Plot from GoodReads:

The story of two friends who have known each other all their lives — falling in and out of love. Sam & Miles belong together, except every five years, there’s a hitch and they don’t end up together. Now, as they tell their story to a reporter at a momentous occasion, will they finally break the five-year curse? Can these two friends and lovers find their happily ever after?


Such a cute tale about two friends who just don’t seem to have luck in love – with each other. As they tell their story, you hear about the funny times, the sad times, the missed opportunities and everything else in between. I really enjoyed this bittersweet story of two souls just wanting to be together, despite all the obstacles faced along the way.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.57 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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