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    You Deserve Each Other

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    In Sarah Hogle’s addictive debut (I inhaled this book during a cross-country trip, increasingly irritated when it was my turn to drive), Nicholas and Naomi are engaged, but the fire in their relationship has clearly dimmed to almost nothing. Neither of them wants to be the one to admit defeat and call off their wedding, so a battle of wits and wills ensues. This fiancés-to-enemies-to-lovers novel is a great twist on the trope, as we watch our couple get to know each other—and fall in love—all over again.

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  • The cover of the book Paris Is Always a Good Idea

    Paris Is Always a Good Idea

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    Talk about looking for love in all the wrong places! In Jenn McKinley’s novel, Chelsea travels the globe trying to recapture her spark: the person she was when she was young, before losing her mother to cancer stomped that spark out of her. Will she reconnect with one of her old flames, or will she find that she’s no longer the girl they knew? Will she instead find love with her annoying coworker, who has followed her on this around-the-world jaunt, seemingly just to get on her nerves? What do you think?

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  • The cover of the book The Ex Talk

    The Ex Talk

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    I tore through Rachel Lynn Solomon’s adult debut, and it’s a delight! The fake dating trope is a tried-and-true pathway to get those enemies to be lovers, but Solomon takes it one step further with fake exes! Shay and Dominic clash as coworkers at a public radio station until they end up hosting a show together where they pretend to be exes. It’s full of banter, public radio nerdiness, and a very badly behaved dog that all but steals the show. This is already one of my favorite books of 2021, and I bet it’ll be one of yours too.

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  • The cover of the book Ayesha at Last

    Ayesha at Last

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    Pride and Prejudice is the prototype for many an enemies-to-lovers story and serves as the inspiration for this novel by Uzma Jalaluddin. This modern-day romantic comedy puts a Muslim spin on the classic Austen novel’s tropes, with a progressive, modern heroine and a stuffy, conservative hero. They both struggle to remain true to themselves as well as their faith. Two people who seem like they’d never work out… until they do. Delicious!

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    The Wedding Party

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    Maddie and Theo can’t stand each other, but they both love their friend, Alexa. In this follow-up to Jasmine Guillory’s The Wedding Date and The Proposal, these two enemies find themselves thrown together more and more as Alexa plans her wedding, and that can’t-stand-each-other tension boils over into a completely different kind of tension. The kind that involves kissing, which I will argue is my favorite kind! They decide to keep what’s happening between them both temporary—ending once the wedding is over—and a secret. I think we all know how successful they’ll be at both of those things, and how much fun it will be to read!

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