The Portobello Bookshop are delighted to be welcoming Bolu Babalola for an in-person event to celebrate the publication of her brand new romcom novel, Honey & Spice! This is the debut novel from the bestselling author of Love in Colour and we're really excited to hear all about it.
About Honey & Spice:
Kiki Banjo is an expert on love and romance, calmly and firmly steering her friends away from the mess of ‘situationships’ and heartbreak – until she meets Malakai Korede. As the host of the popular student radio show, Brown Sugar, it is her mission to make sure the women who make up the Afro-Caribbean Society at Whitewell University also do not fall into
the mess of players and heartbreak.
But when Kiki meets the distressingly handsome and charming newcomer Malakai Korede - who she has publicly denounced as ‘The Wasteman of Whitewell’ - her defences are weakened and her heart is compromised. A clash embroils them in a fake relationship to salvage both their reputations and save their futures, and soon she finds herself in danger of falling for the very man she warned her girls about.
A side-splittingly funny and sparkling debut, Honey & Spice is full of delicious tension and romantic intrigue that will make you weak at the knees.
Bolu Babalola is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling and Waterstones Book of the year shortlisted collection, Love in Colour. She is a London-based writer, and lover of love. In 2016, she was shortlisted in 4thEstate’s B4ME competition for her short story ‘Netflix & Chill’, a hilarious teen romance and since then, she has worked as a writer for books and TV and as a cultural commentator, where she calls herself a ‘romcomoisseur’.