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Honey and Spice

By: Bolu Babalola
Narrated by: Weruche Opia
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Publisher's Summary

Breakout author Bolu Babalola pens her vibrant debut novel, full of passion, humor, and heart, that centers on 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.

Sharp-tongued (and secretly soft-hearted) Kiki Banjo 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 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 Whitewell” in front of every Blackwellian on campus, she finds her show and her reputation on the brink.

They’re soon embroiled in a fake relationship to try and salvage their reputations and save their futures. Kiki has never surrendered her heart before and a player like Malakai, no matter how charming he is or how incredible their connection is, won’t be the one to change that.

After surprisingly entertaining study sessions and intimate late-night talks at old-fashioned diners force Kiki to look beyond her own presumptions, is she ready to open herself up to something deeper?

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

©2022 Bolu Babalola (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not what I anticipated

The book is interesting initially and go flat like a soda . I wish I didn't purchase

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Young adult romance

Took this off a top ten list and was disappointed. Cliche young adult romance with two strangely detailed sex scenes. The promise of a cultural background did not deliver.

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Whew ! Honey & Spicyyyy

This is a great read! Not once during this book did I want to stop listening! I was soaking it up like a sponge! Kiki & Chi relationship should have more books based off of them!

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Listen to it!!! Amazing book

I loved this book and the narrator was PERFECT!!! Haven’t read a great book like this in awhile

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Seriously incredible

TikTok told me to listen to this book and my goodness they were right. The performance was incredible and the story was so sweet. I found myself smiling throughout the whole book just bc of how good it was

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The reader’s voice was unbearable

Her voice has a lovely tone. But it was clicky as if she was thirsty, and some of the consonants popped. I liked the book but this was one of two books out of dozens that I’ve listened to where I had to stop listening due to the sound of the readers’s voice. What a shame. When the voice clicks, it’s like nails on a chalkboard to me.

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Didn’t expect

This book was awesome so many messages any woman within any stage of a relationship can get some great advice ! Awesome awesome feel good read

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A coming of age college love story

Honey and spice was a great read and a great listen The voice actress really portrayed to be emotion and told the story very well I loved that the story was about young black college students that were extremely smart and talented The slow burn of the love story kept me interested on how they would end up but I feel like end of the book wrapped up to perfectly lol

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Took me a few chapters in to really gain some momentum and keep my interest but it eventually did. So well written…the vocabulary, the humor, the snippy comebacks were excellent. Truly enjoyed this read.

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Very witty

I adore this story! Great character development. Love the balance of romance and humor. The chemistry between Kai and Kiki seemed genuine. I was completely invested in their journey. Hands down one of the best romantic, I’ve ever read. I didn’t want it to end.