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$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806734
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Published: Berkley - May 19th, 2020

I picked up Beach Read on a whim, looking for a fun distraction to get out of my reading slump and found a couple my heart won’t soon forget. Deeply moving and perfectly paced, Beach Read is a love story riddled with infectiously snarky banter and a slow burn romance between two writers hiding behind a somewhat ironic title. But don't let the cover and title fool you - this is so much more than just a summer read. If you pick up one love story this year, make it Gus and January’s.


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How to Hack a Heartbreak Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781525834257
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Published: Graydon House - July 30th, 2019

Kristin delivers a sassy, funny, uplifting, and addicting romance novel. Like many of today’s women, Mel Strickland is fed up with the quagmire of online dating.  Enough is enough. Time to develop her own online app to weed out those creeps that are not truly looking for love! A thoroughly adorable and heartwarming book about searching for love in a digital world. It reminds us that maybe love isn’t just a swipe away, but perhaps standing right in front of you. Or, maybe even in the next cubicle over.


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The Bookish Life of Nina Hill Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780451491879
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Published: Berkley - July 9th, 2019

What a delightful book! This is for all those book worms out there, especially for those for whom books are one of the most perfect elements in an imperfect world, and for anyone else who enjoys well written contemporary fiction with oodles of warmth.


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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine: A Novel Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735220690
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Published: Penguin Books - June 5th, 2018

It took me a minute to warm up to Eleanor’s particular quirks and personality, but once I did I fell in love with this book! All of us have felt alone at some point in our lives, Eleanor’s story serves as a reminder that we are a lot more alike than we realize and a bit of kindness can go such a long way. I did not want this book to end! 


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Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250316776
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

Red, White, & Royal Blue is a true gem of a book; such a delight to read. It has been a while since I was so utterly taken with a contemporary love story. McQuiston's writing is funny, powerful, and she does a great job of having a diverse group of characters, including people of color, LGBTQ characters, and lots of strong women. This book is such a breath of fresh air and a getaway from the real world's toxic political climate. I can't recommend this book enough.