Daisy Jones and the six by Taylor Jenkins reid

”I had absolutely no interest in being somebody else’s muse. I am not a muse. I am the somebody.” -Daisy Jones

116,296 reviews. This is 116,297.

The rise and fall of the biggest rock band in the 1970s. But no one knows the reason behind the split. Daisy Jones = icon. The audiobook is 👌🏼 perfect! HOOKED. Loved the interview style. The characters are so real I can’t fathom how this is totally fictional! I cried.

It’s giving Fleetwood Mac. Inspo from Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham. Get this read before the show!

“Passion is… It’s fire. And fire is great, man. But we’re made of water. Water is how we keep living. Water is what we need to survive.”

-explosive 70s rock band 🤘🏼
-oral history
-love of reading
-multiple narrators/pov
-bangles & hoop earrings
-an up & down: coffee & champagne ☕️ 🥂
-rehab & sobriety
-relationships, toxic love, band drama
-chemistry between voices
-on the road: the numbers tour
-the cover of rolling stone
-#IsThisAKissingBook: it’s that rock and roll lifestyle.

🎶 Song: The Chain by Fleetwood Mac 🎶

My phony valentine by courtney walsh

”We fit,” I blurt out. He looks confused for a moment. “What?” “On the couch when we fall asleep. When I hug you when you’re hurting. When you protect me from the world.” I look up at him. “We fit.”

Pops & Sugar Bear. I mean, Dallas. And Poppy. Poppy & Dallas. She’s a small town chef & he’s a super star hockey player. He’s sworn off women but they’re going to fake a relationship. He’s obviously never seen a romcom. Anyway… four weeks to help his reputation and for her to pay back her debt.

-dual pov
-small town, Loveland: if you leave the house, you’re going to see someone you know
-fake dating
-hockey 🏒
-the {rumor} mill 📰 & text the tea 📱
-Pretty Woman meets The Proposal
-contractual terms for the relationship
-redemption & understanding & grace & forgiveness
-festival of hearts
-CODA rep: child of a deaf adult 🤟🏼
-stay away from her vibes
-romantic (grand) gesture
-#IsThisAKissingBook: closed door. “Acceptable PDA as needed: hand holding, light kissing. Poppy doesn’t want to be trashy about it, though she freely admits that kissing Dallas could be an excellent way to pass the time.”

Thank you Courtney Walsh for an advanced copy!

🎶Song: kiss you by one direction 🎶

Just my type by falon Ballard

”Parker. Come on. I’d been in love with you since I was six. It took me eight years to work up the courage to hold your hand.”

Lana (Parker) & Seth. She’s a serial monogamist. He’s a serial dater. And he’s the one who got away. Twice. A friendly competition between these two. #lanavsseth! A SOLID sophomore novel from Falon Ballard! I adore her stories!

-childhood love: high school sweethearts
-second (third?) chance romance
-intense love of all things nerdy
-backwards hat (🫠)
-work place romance
-dating challenge extravaganza a la how to lose a guy in 10 days
-living and writing in LA
-cabo cantina (socal girlies know!!!)
-therapy is awesome and everyone should do it if they can
-Harry & Sally the cutest fish on the planet
-grand gestures
-#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. “He kisses the palm of my hand before setting it gently back on my side of the table.”

Thank you Putnam Books for an advanced copy!

🎶Song: Here Comes the Sun by SYML 🎶

The chemistry of love by sariah wilson

“In case you didn’t know, the ugly ducking never had to change. She just need to figure out that she’d been a swan all along.

Anna & Marco. She’s the geeky, awkward scientist and he’s the rich, charming CEO. A long standing crush on an unobtainable man. Honest to Obi-Wan’s ghost, The Chemistry of Love is going to be a TOP FAVE of 2023! A MUST READ!! Delightful and adorable and endearing. Swoon City, population me. A feel good book that every single person in the galaxy needs to read!

-fake dating
-friends to lovers
-nerd culture: LOTR, Star Wars, D&D, video games, manga
-women in STEM: cosmetic chemist
-dirt & birds
-the classic rule: I won’t fall for you, you won’t fall for me
-jokes a la forty year old dad
-makeover: movie montage style
-goodnight hugs
-board games
-#IsThisAKissingBook: closed door. “My somatosensory cortex lit up like the Fourth of July.” FOR SCIENCE!!

Thank you Sariah Wilson for an advanced copy!

🎶 Song: When I Fall in Love by Nat King Cole. 🎶

The Davenports by Krystal marquis

“Ain’t nobody just anything. Especially you. And you don’t need any man to make your dreams come true.”

Olivia, Helen, Ruby, Amy-Rose, and their misters. The Davenports… “A family that was rare. Wealthy. Beautiful. Black.” A scar and a story to tell. Inspired by the story of the C.R. Patterson & Sons carriage company, The Davenports is perfect for fans of American Royals by Katharine McGee! A first-class debut that hooked me from the beginning pages…very invested in Amy-Rose’s story line! Readers, this one has a cliff hanger that will leave you begging for book two!

“…just stay.” Amy-Rose couldn’t believe her ears. “Why?” She asked. “Because I can’t handle you not being here,” he said, his eyes pained, his steady gaze holding her own.”

-Chicago, 1910
-multiple pov
-four friends & four swoony romantic stories
-love triangle ish
-society debut
-Black success across midwestern US cities
-courage & love
-civil rights meetings & rallies
-equal opportunity
-champagne & red velvet cake
-declarations of love
-#IsThisAKissingBook: young adult. Lots of smooches! “John pressed her knuckles to his lips. It was a chaste gesture that sent a jolt through her. He inhaled deeply.”

Thank you Penguin Teen for an advanced copy!

🎶 Song: A Kiss to Build A Dream On by Luis Armstrong 🎶

Do I know you by emily wibberley and Austin siegemund-broka

“Can I buy you a drink?” His question comes out uneven, like the first table read of whatever scene we’re setting here. Still, I smile. Not too much, though. “Maybe,” I say. “Did vou buy one for David?” Brow furrowing, Graham studies me. “No, but I’m not flirting with David. No offense,”…

Eliza & Graham. Hit over the head with romance? Yup. The cute stranger at the bar?! It’s Graham. HER husband. Sweetie pie. A married couple who isn’t completely disconnected…Just out of touch. Is there a way back? Will they be brave enough to find it? Readers will be rooting for this OTP! You’re going to want to read this one!

-marriage in trouble: ily but idk you
-make believe: we’re strangers
-dual pov
-high profile lawyer & audiobook voice actress
-banana milkshakes
-hikes, hot tubs, & hotel champagne
-banter!!! 🤌🏼 chemistry!!!
-bromance: Graham & David
-wine tasting & speed dating
-communication & vulnerability & honesty
-date your spouse
-#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. “Best kiss of my life.” “Last night you kissed me.” … “I did.”… “Is there a chance for a follow up?”

Thank you Emily & Austin for hosting a giveaway for an advanced reader copy! I won!

🎶 Song: Come Back Home by Sophia Carson 🎶

A love by design by Elizabeth everett

”I want to share your burdens. I want to be the first person you ask for help, even if I have no clue what the solution might be to your problems.”

Georgie & Maggie. He’s an earl and she’s an engineer. The yearning!!! Longing!! The years may have separated them but there’s something still there. Okay, cute!! ALBD is perfect for fans of Evie Dunmore!

-second chance
-childhood love
-friends to lovers
-secret society of women scientists
-London, 1844
-reputation as the untamed earl
-gaggle of geese
-ankles are the new interlocking pinkies
-suspension bridge
-grand gestures
-oh no, you’re wounded!
-#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. “Kissed me like there was no tomorrow…”

Thank you Berkley Romance for the free book!

🎶Song: Spring Day by Vitamin String Quartet 🎶

Edgewood by Kristen ciccarelli

“That’s how this world works,” Grace said, her voice heavy with longing. “You have to give up something precious if you want something precious in return.”

Emeline & Hawthorne. The singer & the tithe collector. autum equinox. The seasons turn. The Wood King collects his tithes. Edgewood… a place where people believed the forest took things from them.

If you like a boy who likes to read, and kept his house cozy, and made his guests soup from scratch this book is for you!

-enemies to lovers
-folk singer with a pop vibe (heroine)
-the wood king’s tithe collector (hero)
-ancient creatures: shadow skins & ember mares & shiftlings & dragons & a witch
-eep! rattling doors & rotating knobs
-there’s only one horse
-a cursed territory
-uh oh, we have to work together
-oh no, you’re wounded: hurt/comfort
-making bread
-poetry & art
-plot twist! plot twist again!
-#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. so sweet & tender & softie.

🎶 Song: Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen 🎶

Exes and o’s by amy lea

“Tara, I’ve had it bad for you for months. You. Are. Everything. You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”

Trevor & Tara. GIDDY! The floodgates of happiness will BURST when romance readers devour Amy Lea’s sophomore novel. Star-fishing on the floor in pure adoration! I LOVE THIS BOOK! LIKE LOOOOOOOOOOVE.

  1. Trevor Metcalfe will be your new paperback prince.
  2. Do yourself a favor and preorder Exes and O’s!

-bookstagrammer & firefighter
-grumpy x sunshine
-Cheetos, pop-tarts, cupcakes, McDonald’s, bbq chips, rainbow chips ahoy! cookies, five guys milkshakes
-love & acceptance
-ROOMance: forced proximity
-friends to lovers
-stern brunch daddy who can bake
-star wars theme mini golf
-pop culture (the kid from Casper!!!)
-long winded texts
-Belle & Flynn Rider
-grande gestures & declarations of love
-couples crocs
-#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. Holding hands every ten minutes and movie worthy kisses.

Thank you berkley romance for an advanced copy & free book! #berkleypartner

🎶 Song: Somebody To Love by Queen 🎶

Back in a spell by Lana harper

”Honestly, what I’m trying to say-very poorly-is that I’m more impressed than anything.” “By what?” I asked, smiling a little at the flattery, because I could feel that it was genuine. “By you,” he said simply, his eyes shifting between mine.”

Nina & Morty. Witch & normie. She’s an attorney by day, profound nerd by night. He’s a bartender with the screen name, lowkeyloki. And poof all of a sudden he’s a padawan witch because these two are husband and wife. Aka the magical version of eloping to Vegas while severely inebriated. Must read to find out the connection between their marriage and a magical power surge!

-oops, we’re accidentally witch married
-self discovery: Nina gets her groove back
-puff pastries & cake
-portals & magic & spells
-founding family in a small town
-cold, cozy winter vibes
-mental health & identity rep
-Star Wars, Star Trek, Battle Star, Pacific Rim, Supernatural
-#IsThisAKissingBook: open door. “He tugged me close, for a quick, soft kiss on the cheek…the casual, easy affection of it.”

Thanks Berkley Romance for the free book!

🎶Song: Black Magic Woman by VCTRYS 🎶