Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE LOVE PLOT by Samantha Young
“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 THE LOVE PLOT by Samantha Young. I loved Young’s last romance novel, so I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with this grumpy-sunshine, fake dating duo.
THE LOVE PLOT by Samantha Young
Publication Date: August 29, 2023 by Berkley Books
There’s a magnetic attraction when a happy-go-lucky gig worker agrees to a fake relationship with a rich, uptight New Yorker in this steamy romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Samantha Young.
Star Shine Meadows is all about freedom, thanks to the hippie parents who raised her. Juggling her jobs as a professional costume character actor and a line sitter, she believes in no expectations, no stressful ambitions, and no-strings-attached relationships. So when she meets a birthday girl’s grumpy uncle while working a princess party, she can’t help but needle him. She’ll never see him again, and honestly, he’s pretty hot.
Rafe Whitman may be a veterinarian with a great bedside manner, but that doesn’t mean his patience extends to anyone with opposable thumbs. His family will not stop nagging him about finding “the one,” so when he runs into obnoxiously cheery Star again, he makes her an offer: He’ll pay her more than she would make doing her odd jobs if she’ll pretend to be his girlfriend at family gatherings. She can stop sitting in line waiting for someone else’s new phone, and he’ll get his family off his back.
When the tension between them heats to a breaking point, Star’s desire for “no strings” is tested against Rafe’s staunch stability. They say opposites attract, after all….
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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 a fun story, great share Susanne. Here’s my link: https://carlalovestoread.wordpress.com/2023/03/08/cant-wait-wednesday-march-8-2023-wow/
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This sounds cute! I love that the grumpy male lead is a vet😁
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Those two sound like an interesting match. I think it will be a fun one
Oh, these two do sound like complete opposites! Star Shine – what a name!
Oooh! This sounds like a cute read!
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I love the fake dating trope, always so much fun to read. I hope you love this one too.
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I’m curious about this one, but I’m kind of waiting for reviews from bloggers such as yourself before I commit to reading it. Hope you love it!
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I’ve enjoyed Samantha Young in the past and I do love grumpy vs sunshine romances. Hope this is a good one!
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I haven’t read anything by this author yet. One of the books I’m looking forward to is A Little Ray of Sunshine byb Kristan Higgins.
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What a wonderful pair of opposites! Kind of reminds me of Dharma and Greg without the fake romance, and more a get-married-after-one-date romance <3
Opposites attract can be very fun! This sounds like a cute read 🙂
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I absolutely love fake dating tropes!!!
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