While promoted as a romance, Happy Endings, Thien-Kim Lam’s debut is also about strong women supporting each other, sex positivity, and what gentrification does to small, minority-owned businesses.
Dial A for Aunties is an absolute delight – dark humor, reunited lovers, and family ties. It deserves all of the stars.
To Love and to Loathe is an enemies-to-lovers Regency romance. While it’s the second book in a series, I read it without first reading To Have and to Hoax and never felt lost. I don’t usually read historical romances but this adorable cover drew me right in.
erena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli is an own voices story told from two points of view. Serena is successful and feels fulfilled except that her friends are all at different stages of their lives – focusing on relationships and children. Serena doesn’t want those.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai is a faux to real romance starring the smart and quirky Daisy from The Marriage Game.
Food, eccentric family antics, and a sweet, steamy romance – Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron is the perfect read.
First Comes Like is the third book in Alisha Rai’s Modern Love series. It focuses on Beauty expert and influencer Jia Ahmed.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday list is romances out in 2021 that I’m excited to read!
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon ticks a lot of boxes for me: enemies to lovers, coworker romance, witty banter, sweet steaminess plus public radio and podcasts.