Witches, Valkyries, & More
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Articles / August 8, 2019

Marriage of Unconvenience Marriage of Unconvenience by Chelsea M. Cameron is $2.99! Everything about this cover is working for me. If you’re looking for more F/F romances, a few of Cameron’s books are on sale. Tara let me know about this one and gave me these glowing words to include: The absolute perfect fluffy romance for hiding away from all the bad things in the world. Two best friends in a fake relationship that becomes all too real with cuteness and kissing. I can’t even with this book. Lauren “Lo” Bowman is in a bit of a pickle. She needs money, like ASAP. She lost her job, the rent is due, and her car needs repairs. Problem is, the inheritance left to her by her old-fashioned Granny has one stipulation before she can collect: she has to be married. Let’s just say suitors (of any gender) are not knocking down her door. And then Cara Simms, her best friend from childhood that she’s recently reconnected with, pours her heart out and confesses that she needs money to pay for grad school. Lo has a completely brilliant idea: they should get hitched. Not married married. Like, fake married. All they have to do is…

Dating by the Book by Mary Ann Marlowe
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Articles / August 8, 2019

D- Dating by the Book by Mary Ann Marlowe June 25, 2019 · Kensington Books Women’s Fiction I started Dating by the Book with high hopes: You’ve Got Mail is my favorite 90s romantic comedy and this was supposed to be a charming retelling set in a cozy bookshop. Unfortunately, the enemies in Dating by the Book — author vs. critic instead of independent bookstore vs big retailer — marred my enjoyment. Additionally, the heroine’s frustrating actions — including her baffling behavior as a soon-to-be-published author and her selfishness — ultimately ruined the book for me. I kept reading because I wanted to know the identity of her anonymous penpal, but it wasn’t a pleasant experience. The premise is simple: bookstore owner and recently jilted bride Maddie Hanson is a soon-to-be-published author. A negative review by anonymous blogger “Silver Fox” devastates Maddie and even though she knows not to engage with negative reviews, she gets drunk and sends back a scathing message. Sigh. They exchange some antagonistic messages for a while until declaring a truce and becoming friendly (and flirty). In a completely unrelated turn of events (I hope you can sense the sarcasm), Maddie is in a love pentagon:…