I'm pleased to announce I'm back on Sorta Awesome for the fourth time! Meg has declared me to be a Sorta Awesome regular and I have already added it to my resume.
Talking about books I love and about the novel I wrote? TWIST MY ARM.
The result is episode 147: Sizzling Awesome Reads for Summer 2018.
I shared seven books on the episode and I'm pretty confident you'll love them too. The hardest part was narrowing down which ones to recommend so here are two bonus recommendations I didn't get to.
If you haven't recovered from the royal wedding, try this royal romance: A Princess In Theory by Alyssa Cole. Ledi is an epidemiology grad student doing her best to make ends meet when she starts receiving these spam emails claiming she's betrothed to the prince of Thesolo, an African nation. Only it's true. I got why she was so guarded/closed off and loved watching her slowly open up and let others in. Prince Thabiso was a spoiled brat but I loved watching him wake up to what a tool he could be. His heart was mostly in the right place so I could hang with him through the rest. And I absolutely loved the way he took care of Ledi. Cue all the swooning! This had humor and heart and I loved every second of it. Alyssa Cole is just a ridiculously talented author.
On the YA front, I can't stop talking about When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon. Dimple is thrilled when her parents let her go to a summer program for aspiring web developers in San Francisco. What she doesn’t know is that they agreed to it because Rishi is also going and all the parents think Dimple and Rishi would be a great match. Rishi is on board but Dimple has no clue when he walks up to her outside Starbucks. Cue thrown drink! I could not get enough of the evolution of their relationship. This was a heart-warming, happy read...although it made me cry too because of how strongly I empathized with the characters. It was also refreshing to read a book that got the San Francisco setting right!
You can listen to the episode on iTunes, your favorite podcast app, or here.