Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

The Rajes #1 This summer I decided that I would read one summer pick from each of my coworkers at the bookstore that I formerly worked at. This one was one of Becky’s picks and I’m always down for a Jane Austen adaptation! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:It is a truth universally acknowledged that only… Continue reading Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

American Royals by Katharine McGee

American Royals #1 It’s not often that Laura tells me that I must read a book, typically we’re going the other way ‘round, I’m telling her what she must read! But when I had the opportunity to do a virtual event with Katharine at the old store, I figured best time to finally sit down… Continue reading American Royals by Katharine McGee

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Honestly, I don't know why I read this book. I didn't particularly like The Love Hypothesis, but I saw promise in Ali's writing, and it was a runaway bestseller, so when an ARC arrived and I had a free afternoon I figured, eh, why not? Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Like an avenging, purple-haired Jedi bringing… Continue reading Love on the Brain by Ali Hazelwood

Contemporary, Fiction

Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

I was so excited to be able to read a new Sarah Addison Allen book! I've sung the praises of her work for a decade now and was delighted to find her trademark magical realism again in Other Birds. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Down a narrow alley in the small coastal town of Mallow Island,… Continue reading Other Birds by Sarah Addison Allen

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Mure #1 (The Café by the Sea in the USA) It's not summer without a Jenny Colgan book! This year I'm making my way through the Mure series, set on a fictional Scottish island based on my favorite place in the world, the Orkney Islands (and the Shetlands, which I also want to visit!). Synopsis… Continue reading The Summer Seaside Kitchen by Jenny Colgan

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

Tokyo Ever After #2 In continuing my efforts to only read new books that I'm fairly certain I'll enjoy, I'm turning once more to a sequel. I really enjoyed Tokyo Ever After last year and was doubly excited to get a physical advance copy from our publisher rep at the store back in December. Synopsis… Continue reading Tokyo Dreaming by Emiko Jean

Contemporary, Fiction, Social Themes

Home or Away by Kathleen West

Every season I peruse thousands upon thousands of titles from all the major publishers, and some smaller ones, to decide which books to bring into the store. In the 6 years that I've been the adult book buyer, I have never come across an adult book featuring women hockey players. Not once. Never. And if… Continue reading Home or Away by Kathleen West

Comic Monday, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic

Let's Play #1 Hi, my name is Sarah and I am completely and 100% obsessed with Let's Play. Synopsis From the publisher marketing:She’s young, single and about to achieve her dream of creating incredible video games. But then life throws her a one-two punch: a popular streamer gives her first game a scathing review. Even worse,… Continue reading Let’s Play by Leeanne M. Krecic

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Palace Insiders #1 Bake Off + Royals + Romance? Yes please! Synopsis From the publisher marketing:Ready... Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere. When Sylvie's unicorn cake went spectacularly… Continue reading Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Contemporary, Fiction, Romance

The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood

Another catch up read from my beach vacation - and what is better for the beach than a lighthearted contemporary romance? Synopsis From the publisher marketing:When a fake relationship between scientists meets the irresistible force of attraction, it throws one woman's carefully calculated theories on love into chaos. As a third-year Ph.D. candidate, Olive Smith… Continue reading The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood