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The writing is immaculate in this witty, swoony rom-com that features fake dating, a pitch-perfect love interest, and a love letter to female friendship.
Out in March, this book, set in the late 19th century, features one of the most loveable protagonists I've ever encountered and a romance I was cheering for from the start.
Grown-up Ballet Shoes with magic and a romance between a sunny witch and a gorgeous, grumpy librarian? Honestly, the perfect book. I wanted to live in it.
Part romance, part thriller this is one of my all-time favourite books. No matter how many times I read it I cannot put it down.
My favourite of their books, I absolutely love this one, and there's a second book coming out soon featuring one of the scene-stealing side characters… I can’t wait!
If you enjoy a touch of fantasy with your romance then I don't think this book can be beaten A reimagining of the Arabian Nights, it is a slow, steamy thrill perfect for fans of the enemies-to-lovers trope.
Truthfully, you could read anything by Sarra Manning, but I'm recommending this brilliant book because it is due a renaissance. If you like an edge of dark romance then this is the one for you.
For my money, the queen of gorgeous, dreamy romance is Eva Ibbotson. This book features a ballerina who runs away to dance in a theatre in the Amazon and it’s every bit as magic as that sounds.
The small town, enemies-to-lovers, bookish rom-com of dreams! I love Emily Henry and this is my favourite of her books so far.
If you want a gentle, low-stakes comfort read that will have you fully invested then this is it. No one writes having a crush like Sally Thorne. This will make you swoon.
An all-female detective agency righting wrongs at the end of the nineteenth century; infiltrating a scandalous upper class world straight out of Bridgerton and using their wit and bravery to unmask a villain.
Eighteen-year-old Isobel Stanhope is keeping a lot of secrets. There's the fact that she's head over heels in love with a Duke who doesn't know she exists; there's the fact that her family is penniless but nobody in society knows about it; and then there's her job at the Aviary, an investigative agency run by women that specializes in digging up scandal on powerful men.
When Izzy finds herself pulled into a case that involves gaslighting, blackmail, and missing jewels, as well as the Duke who holds her heart, can she and her friends untangle the web of secrets and lies to uncover the truth and protect the innocent? And when the stakes are so high, what happens when the crush she's been hiding begins to turn into so much more?
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