Read between the Lines by Rachel Lacey
Series: Ms. Right
Release Date: December 1, 2021
Page Count: 331 pages
From award-winning author Rachel Lacey comes a playful romance about a Manhattan bookstore owner and a reclusive author who love to hate—and hate to love—each other.
Books are Rosie Taft’s life. And ever since she took over her mother’s beloved Manhattan bookstore, they’ve become her home too. The only thing missing is her own real-life romance like the ones she loves to read about, and Rosie has an idea of who she might like to sweep her off her feet. She’s struck up a flirty online friendship with lesbian romance author Brie, and what could be more romantic than falling in love with her favorite author?
Jane Breslin works hard to keep her professional and personal lives neatly separated. By day, she works for the family property development business. By night, she puts her steamier side on paper under her pen name: Brie. Jane hasn’t had much luck with her own love life, but her online connection with a loyal reader makes Jane wonder if she could be the one.
When Rosie learns that her bookstore’s lease has been terminated by Jane’s family’s business, romance moves to the back burner. Even though they’re at odds, there’s no denying the sparks that fly every time they’re together. When their online identities are revealed, will Jane be able to write her way to a happy ending, or is Rosie’s heart a closed book?
When I saw the premise of enemies in real life and friends online, I was instantly hooked. I adored this story between an author and a bookstore owner, who’s also the biggest fan. As someone who loves books, this setting is perfection!
It was really fun and Rosie and Jane a lot chemistry from their first meeting. Rosie is so sweet and energetic and a pro at helping people find their new favourite books. And Jane is corporate businesswoman and a secret romance author. They have sparks both offline and online, also I really liked how the reveal is not dragged out too much.
I mean it’s sapphic romance inspired from You’ve Got Mail!!! Need I say more? Also I’ve been reading books set around Christmas recently and it was a pleasant surprise to find out that Read Between the Lines is also set around December.
The secondary characters were great and I’m really excited for Lia’s book (Rosie’s best friend) which has fake dating and you know I’m a sucker for that!
*ARC provided by the author via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review