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Let’s Try Something New: Romance

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Welcome back to the series where I talk about stuff I want to read that I’ll realistically never get to! It’s tough when there’s so many amazing books out there, I never know what to pick up next. But for this installment let’s talk about romance books! This is something that I’m not entirely unfamiliar with, I do end up reading the odd romance story but they’re not something that I go out of my way to pick up. I love a good romance but I’m more of a fantasy fan so it usually takes a back seat. However I’ve found some books that I think look awesome, so let’s talk about what I might pick up! I only have three on here, mostly because I got overwhelmed looking them up, but we’ll just go with it. Let me know if there’s any romance novels that you think I should put on my wishlist!

32620304.jpgDating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren
Published: June 6, 2017
All’s fair in love and work. The first standalone romance by New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren (Beautiful Bastard) is a sexy, compulsively readable romantic comedy that dives headlong into the thrill and doubt of modern love.

Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest. ”

This one sounds pretty fun, it’s also a standalone which appears to be rare in the romance genre. It sounds like a like to hate to love kinda story, which sounds amazing, I can just imagine all the petty things the two characters will do, and then how they’ll eventually fall in love. Honestly it sounds super fun which is how I like my cheesy romances.

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The Thing About Love by Julie James
Published: April 18, 2017

“Two undercover FBI agents can hide who they are from everyone but each other in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Suddenly One Summer. 

FBI agents Jessica Harlow and John Shepherd have a past. The former lawyer and cocky Army ranger clashed during their training at Quantico, gladly going their separate ways after graduating from the Academy. Six years later, the last thing either of them expects is to run into each other again–assigned to work as partners in a high-profile undercover sting.

For both of them, being paired with a former rival couldn’t come at a worse time. Recently divorced from a Hollywood producer and looking for a fresh start, Jessica is eager to prove herself at her new field office. And John is just one case away from his dream assignment to the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team. In order to nail a corrupt Florida politician, they’ll have to find a way to work as a team–a task that becomes even trickier when they’re forced to hole up at a romantic, beachfront resort as part of the investigation. Suddenly, the heat behind their nonstop sparring threatens to make the job a whole lot more complicated. . .”

Okay first of all could this cover be any better? It’s such a generic romance cover and I love it, so tacky and boring it’s just amazing. It sounds like it’ll be full of angst and action and hate to love which is the best trope there is. Probably have to pick this one up just because of the combo of bad cover and tropes, I can probably find this one on sale as well.

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The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott
Published: February 28, 2017
“”Where you are is home…”

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes—like child abduction—before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change…

Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime. 

Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness. “

This one sounds really good! It seems dark but also kinda cute and full of hope, sometimes you just need a story about two people that come together because they need each other and end up falling in love. Also this cover! So stunning!

 

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