Can’t Wait Wednesday – IRIS KELLY DOESN’T DATE by Ashley Herring Blake
“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about. It is a meme that I have loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.
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My selection for this week is IRIS KELLY DOESN’T DATE by Ashley Herring Blake. This is the third book in Ashley Herring Blake’s Bright Falls series, following Delilah Green Doesn’t Care and Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail. I adored those first two books and all of the characters in them, so I’m beyond excited that Iris is now getting her own book!
IRIS KELLY DOESN’T DATE by Ashley Herring Blake
Publication Date: November 7, 2023 by Berkley
A fake relationship with a one-night stand is anything but an act in this witty and heartfelt new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake.
Everyone around Iris Kelly is in love. Her best friends are all coupled up, her siblings have partners that are perfect for them, her parents are still in marital bliss. And she’s happy for all of them, truly. So what if she usually cries in her Lyft on the way home. So what if she misses her friends, who are so busy with their own wonderful love lives, they don’t really notice Iris is spiraling. At least she has a brand-new career writing romance novels (yes, she realizes the irony of it). She is now working on her second book but has one problem: she is completely out of ideas after having spent all of her romantic energy on her debut.
Perfectly happy to ignore her problems as per usual, Iris goes to a bar in Portland and meets a sexy stranger, Stefania, and a night of dancing and making out turns into the worst one-night stand Iris has had in her life (vomit and crying are regretfully involved). To get her mind off everything and overcome her writer’s block, Iris tries out for a local play, but comes face-to-face with Stefania—or, Stevie, her real name. When Stevie desperately asks Iris to play along as her girlfriend, Iris is shocked, but goes along with it because maybe this fake relationship will actually get her creative juices flowing and she can get her book written. As the two women play the part of a couple, they turn into a constant state of hot-and-bothered and soon it just comes down to who will make the real first move…
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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂
This sounds like huge fun, Suzanne:)) And it’s always a treat when a favourite author releases another book in a favourite series! I hope you enjoy this one and thank you for sharing.
Oh this sounds cute! And I love that Iris is doing so many things. A romance writer and in a play too. I hope you get the chance to read it😁
Ooh, that does not sound like a great start for them! Wondering how it will all turn out…
This sounds like a fun romantic comedy. Good choice!
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I can see why you want to read this, Suzanne. I love the sound of it too. I’m adding IRIS KELLY DOESN’T DATE to my wish list right now.
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This sounds like it’ll include a good amount of humor. I hope you enjoy it just as much as the first two books!
Hope you love the third installment as much as the first two books!
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I’m so excited that Iris is getting her story. I still need to read Astrid though!
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