A REESE’S BOOK CLUB AND TIKTOK BOOK CLUB PICK The fresh, utterly addictive rom-com you’ve been waiting for – from Sunday Times bestselling author Bolu Babalola. ‘A triumph’ BETH O’LEARY’Hilarious, hot and heartfelt’ MEG CABOT’Romantic, sexy, fun, delicious and important’ MARIAN KEYES__________ 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.
Recommended by New York Times – Entertainment Weekly – Elle – Esquire – Harper’s Bazaar – Sunday Times Culture – Stylist – Bustle – Buzzfeed – Zoella – Time – Goodreads and more!’Everything you could ever want from a romance and more – the vibes are simply immaculate’ ZOELLA’Kiki compares her feelings for Malakai as like swallowing a star. That’s a bit how I felt after reading this messy but joyful book’ THE TIMES’Breathes new life into the genre with its vibrant characters and sexy, authentic voice’ RED’Smart, sexy and energetic’ EMMA GANNON’Romance will never be dead, as long as Bolu is writing it’ JESSIE BURTONWHY READERS LOVE HONEY & SPICE’Bolu makes it look effortless. I’m not being told Malakai and Kiki are hot for each other, I’m experiencing it.
It’s happening right there on every page’ ‘How modern chick flicks should, and probably will, look like’ ‘Warm, funny and sweet. I see a lot of myself & experiences in the main character Kiki – and we love that kind of representation’ ‘Funny, hot, thought-provoking – read it all in one weekend it was so good’