Our Year in Reading: Romance (The top genre of 2020!)
In February 2020, Bookmarks began a Romance Book Club when author Mia Sosa joined us for Galantine’s Day and a discussion of her new book, The Worst Best Man. After the first meeting, we went online due to COVID-19, which turned out to have two silver linings: first, we have welcomed members from all over the country, and second, we have had an author join us for every meeting of the book club in 2020! Even after in-store events resume, we will continue this book club online. Below are some of our favorite book club titles so far:
When wedding planner Lina Santos is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime, she is dismayed to find out that she will be working alongside her ex-fiance's brother--the best man who talked her groom out of marrying her. A little revenge pranking aside, Lina discovers she works well with Max, but can a relationship with the brother of your ex-fiance actually work out?
This book features a book club of husbands who read Regency romances to save their marriages. Gavin is skeptical at first, but eventually discovers that he can learn a lot from reading romances -- but what will his wife Thea say when she finds out the secret to the new Gavin? An added bonus: the book contains excerpts of the fictional romance that Gavin reads!
Famed actress-turned-TV-writer Jo and her assistant Emma make a splash on the red carpet after reporters assume they are together! Back at work, the rumors begin to die down, but what if there might be some truth to the speculation? This romance is a slow burn filled with the best kind of tension, and you'll be on the edge of your seat until the very end.
Jasmine Lin Rodriguez, a former soap star has been unlucky in love, so now that she's made her big break in a new Latinx show, she is focused solely on her career. Enter Ashton Suarez, a telenovela dreamboat chasing his own dream of greater fame, while adamantly insisting on no relationships. As the two become closer during filming, they inevitably fall for each other.