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.
The Chosen and the Beautiful is Nghi Vo’s debut novel. This retelling of The Great Gatsby dazzles with its luxuriously louche writing.
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is a fast-paced debut cozy mystery that will make you laugh, cringe, and salivate simultaneously.
Dial A for Aunties is an absolute delight – dark humor, reunited lovers, and family ties. It deserves all of the stars.
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.
Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs is the sixth book in the Alpha and Omega urban fantasy series. This gripping entry sees Anna and Charles investigating the disappearance of a remote community.
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.