Honey & Spice

the heart-melting Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick

Narrated by Weruche Opia
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Pub Date 5 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 19 Jul 2022
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A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BOLU BABALOLA COMES THE ROMANCE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR.

'A triumph of a novel.' BETH O'LEARY

'Hilarious, hot and heartfelt.' MEG CABOT

'Succulent, addictive romance. Simply wonderful.' LIZZIE DAMILOLA BLACKBURN

'Smart, sexy and energetic. I'm excited for everyone to read this book.' EMMA GANNON

'Romance will never be dead, as long as Bolu is writing it.' JESSIE BURTON

Recommended by New York Times - Entertainment Weekly - Elle - Esquire - Harper's Bazaar - Sunday Times Culture - Stylist - Bustle - Buzzfeed - Time - Goodreads and more!

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Kiki Banjo is an expert in relationship-evasion.

In fact, she has made it her mission to protect the women of Whitewell University from the dangers of players and heartbreak, supplying advice, tips and essentials to paying men no mind on her student radio show, Brown Sugar.

And then Kiki meets distressingly handsome newcomer Malakai Korede, who threatens to tear apart the community of women she's fought so hard to protect.

Kiki publicly declares Malakai the 'Wasteman of Whitewell' on Brown Sugar and brings a stop to her girls chasing his attentions. But when she and Malakai suddenly find themselves shackled into a fake relationship to salvage their respective reputations and save their academic futures, she is in danger of falling for the very wasteman she warned her sisters about.

With her heart compromised and defences weakened, Kiki has to learn to open herself up to the perils of love... and face up to a past that forced her to close down in the first place.

A funny and sparkling debut, Honey & Spice is full of delicious tension and romantic intrigue that will make you weak at the knees.

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Why readers LOVE Honey & Spice

'This book breathes new life into the genre with its vibrant characters and sexy, authentic voice.' RED

'From the first page, there are zingers aplenty; you instantly feel safe in the knowledge that the rest will take you on a journey that's equal parts sweet and hot. Fitting, really.' THE INDEPENDENT

'A sizzling, addictive story.' HARPER'S BAZAAR

'Packed with will-they, won't-they sexual tension, it's the hot summer read you need.' THE SUN

'Babalola's sharp sense of humour, slick pop-culture references, and keen sense of zeitgeist ensures that her story offers a refreshing portrait of what modern love really looks and feels like.' TIME

'A vibrant debut novel . . . Babalola is incisively funny, capturing the kick and sweetness of her title with her words.' ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

'Babalola's writing shines whether she's writing parry-riposte banter or fresh, evocative interiority.' NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

'A fast-paced commercial novel with a refreshing take on a well-worn concept. Someone should adapt it for the screen.' SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE

'A blissful celebration of first loves, second chances and sisterhood. Bolu is an expert at her craft.' JENDELLA BENSON

'Babalola's hilarious romance debut will have you laughing out loud and reconsidering first impressions.' BUZZFEED

'Addictive. Desire prickles under every word.' ANNIE LORD

(P)2022 Headline Publishing Group Limited

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BOLU BABALOLA COMES THE ROMANCE WE'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR.

'A triumph of a novel.' BETH O'LEARY

'Hilarious, hot and heartfelt.' MEG...


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EDITION Audiobook, Unabridged
ISBN 9781472286413
PRICE £21.99 (GBP)
DURATION 12 Hours, 1 Minutes

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I may be new to the romance genre but this is a five star favourite without question. With a mix of feisty, independent women, college romance and 'spicy' sexual connections its a genuine picture of real life relationships.

With her radio show Kiki used female to call out *wastemen' to protect her friends and other students from their lies. Then when she needs to get a college scholarship she starts a fake relationship with Malakai to prove they never work with a dating experiment. What will she actually find?

Well done Babu Babalola the book totally lives up to its name, its as sweet as Honey and has the spice of Siratcha(corny but true) we need a sequel for more Kiki and Malakai adventures.

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Kiki banjo a young black british woman who has no interest in love and unexpectedly finds herself caught up in a fake relationship with the man she warned her girls about Kiki is sharp tongued but secretly soft hearted but Kiki has just made a huge mistake an expert in relationship evasion and the host of the popular student radio show brown sugar she’s made it her mission to make sure the the women of the Afro Caribbean society at whitewell university do not fall into the mess of situationships players and heartbreak but when the queen of the unbothered kisses malakai korede the guy she just publicly denounced as the wastemen of whitehall in front of every blackwellian on campus and she finds her show and her reputation on the brink and they’re soon embroiled in a fake relationship to try and salvage their reputations and save their futures
I really enjoyed totally recommend
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A funny and sparkling debut, Honey & Spice is full of delicious tension and romantic intrigue that will make you weak at the knees. Could not put it down. Housework was not done, kids were not fed… Fantastic writing, kept me gripped all the way through! Wow! This book was SO. DAMN. FABULOUS!…

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