⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking It by Emma Hart

I love Hart’s snarky banter and the playful vibe of her books! This series might be my favorite from her; a return to the fun, devourable stories that I look forward to from this author. While I personally preferred the first book in this series of interconnected standalones (only because teenagers are dumb), this was still a lighthearted, banter-filled read. It was fun to watch these two former friends dance around their feelings for each other, and the vibe was so light and easy-going that it flew by. There are a couple of minor things that I would’ve changed, but nothing major holding me back from enjoying this low angst rom com – and I’m definitely looking forward to the next one.

The story follows Holley, one of the bookworms who co-owns a book store with her friends. When her former bestie, Sebastian, returns to town, Holley isn’t sure how to feel. While they were best friends for years, Seb broke Holley’s teenage heart when he kissed her nemesis – even if he was unaware of her crush on him. Eight years have passed, and these two still haven’t spoken since. But now Seb is back in town to rehab his injured shoulder… and possibly win over the girl who got away.

Probably the only thing that holds me back from calling this a 5-star read is the teenage drama. I understand it (again, because teenagers can be dumb), but also didn’t love it. These two literally just need to sit down and have one 5-minute conversation to clear the air, and that doesn’t happen for… well, ever, it feels like. Besides that, this was exactly the kind of funny, adorable rom com that I was hoping for. Seb makes a great hero, and Holley definitely has that quirky, sarcastic personality that Hart excels at writing. This one’s a slow burn that’s very light on the sexy, but the journey is so much fun that it doesn’t feel slow. We get more of a HFN than a HEA, but I think most fans of the author won’t be too disappointed by that. The real appeal here is the banter and the dialogue, the snark and the laughs. And I’m absolutely looking forward to reading more about this group of friends. I received an early copy via the author and am voluntarily leaving a review of this low angst rom com.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KO6umB


Blurb:

What I expected on Saturday morning: Books.

What I got on Saturday morning: my ex-best friend and first crush in front of me.

Let it be known that I, Holley Stuart, do not give a single rat’s behind about pro baseball’s star pitcher Sebastian Stone.

I definitely don’t care that he’s standing in my bookstore.

Nor do I care that he seems to have forgotten about the last time we saw each other—senior prom, when he both humiliated me and broke my heart, albeit unknowingly.

Now, he needs a date to his sister’s wedding.

Don’t ask me how I ended up being it, because I have no idea. But that’s the least of my problems.

His grandfather is adamant we’re dating, and Seb isn’t in a hurry to convince him otherwise, so I have no choice but to go along with it.

The problem? The only thing I’ve ever faked is… well, you know.

I’ve definitely never faked my feelings for someone.

And judging by the way I feel whenever Seb looks at me, it doesn’t look like I’m starting now…

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KO6umB


Start the Series Today!

Now’s the perfect time to get hooked on this series. The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is out now, and it was a fun, sassy, 5-star read. Book two releases tomorrow, and book three comes in February. This group of friends work at a book store together, so while their individual romances read as standalones, they’re all better together. Check out the series today!

The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating – out now
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3lgnAqu

The Bookworm’s Guide to Faking it – out on December 1st
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2FB9BfC

The Bookworm’s Guide to Flirting – February
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T0vFn4


Book one: The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating

Read my review here

What I wanted for my birthday: Books.
What I got for my birthday: my brother’s best friend playing matchmaker.

Let it be known that I, Kinsley Lane, am one hundred percent against being set up with somebody.
And I’m one thousand percent sure that Josh Carter is not the man to find me a boyfriend.
I mean, if I’m so great, why isn’t he the one dating me? (For the record, I don’t know the answer. That’s just what the guy on the internet asked.)
Still, I’ll humor him. If I go on his little dates, he’ll teach my bookish, introverted self how not to be totally, completely, utterly, unforgivably awkward on every single one of them.
And all I have to do is fall in love with one of the lovely gentlemen he’s serving up for me on a silver platter—all of whom fit my very specific guidelines.
Simple, right?
It would be.
If only I could stop falling for Josh.

The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating – out now
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3lgnAqu


Book three: The Bookworm’s Guide to Flirting

What I thought I’d get on Valentine’s Day: a card.

What I got on Valentine’s Day: a blind date with my brand-new roommate.

Let it be known that I, Saylor Green, am wholeheartedly against blind dating. I think it’s superficial, unnecessary, and designed wholly to force people into relationships they aren’t ready for.

It’s me. I’m people.

So when Dylan Parker takes the seat across from me, I’m ready to dismiss him at one glance.

The problem? He’s hot and funny and sweet and the exact kind of guy I read about in the romance novels I sell like hotcakes in my bookstore.

He’s also my new roommate.

Who likes to walk around in his sweatpants and peer over my shoulder and comment on all my online dating escapades.

When he offers to help me flirt my way to dating success, I’m all for it.
But what am I supposed to do when the only person I want to flirt with is… Dylan?

The Bookworm’s Guide to Flirting – February
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2T0vFn4


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