Love Lettering by Kate ClaybornWhat happens: A year after calligrapher Meg Mackworth inserts a hidden message ("M-I-S-T-A-K-E") into a wedding program, the former groom -- quantitative analyst Reid Sutherland -- shows up demanding to know how Meg knew his relationship was doomed.
Why you might like it: In addition to a sweet, slow-burning romance, this engaging novel serves as a love letter to New York City, while offering a fun glimpse into the world of fonts and lettering.
Blitzed by Alexa MartinThe situation: NFL player Maxwell Lewis has a huge crush on Brynn Larson, owner of popular Denver bar HERS. But while Brynn likes shy, polite Maxwell, she doesn't want the drama that comes with dating a professional athlete.
Reviewers say: "so good, you could name a drink after it" (Booklist).
Media buzz: Denver Mustangs fans, rejoice! A television adaptation of the Playbook series is currently in development.
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. ReichertWhat happens: Shortly after chef Lou Johnson discovers that her fiancé is cheating on her, notorious restaurant critic A.W. Wodyski publishes a scathing review of Lou's struggling Milwaukee restaurant.
But wait, there's more: Lou finds a friend in British transplant Al Waters. However, between exploring the city together and falling in love, Al has trouble finding the right moment to reveal that he's Wodyski.
For fans of: You've Got Mail; upbeat romances with a strong sense of place; delicious cakes.
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