Bookishly Ever After

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Pub Date 6 Jun 2024 | Archive Date 17 Jun 2024

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This is an uncorrected proof copy. There may be some spelling or grammar mistakes that will not be in the final version.

Two rival bookstore owners. One chance for a happily ever after…

Bookshop owner Lexi Austen’s problems are stacking up. Her dating life is a mess and Sam Dickens – devastatingly handsome, arrogant, and fiercely competitive rival bookshop owner – is hellbent on stealing all of her customers.

Frustrated, Lexi turns to her shelves for answers. And what have the classics taught her? That when lovers start as enemies, there’s no distraction quite like love…

Lexi plots to charm Sam: she invites him to a ball (well, a party), drags him to a dance class (does it matter if it’s not a quadrille?) and swoons into his arms while taking a turn in the park (note: next time, make sure he isn’t holding a hot drink).

As their rivalry reaches scorching levels, it’s not just Lexi’s beloved bookshop at stake, but her heart too…

A charming, bookish enemies-to-lover romance, perfect for fans of Emily Henry’s Book Lovers and Sally Thorne's The Hating Game.

Tropes:

- enemies-to-lovers

- small town

- opposites attract

- HEA guaranteed

This is an uncorrected proof copy. There may be some spelling or grammar mistakes that will not be in the final version.

Two rival bookstore owners. One chance for a happily...


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This isn't my usual type of book but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved the characters and the setting - bookshops ate my regular haunt and I'd love to own one so this book really resonated with me. More please Mia.

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Bookshop owner Lexi Austen’s problems are stacking up. Her dating life is a mess and Sam Dickens – devastatingly handsome, arrogant, and fiercely competitive rival bookshop owner – is hellbent on stealing all of her customers.

Frustrated, Lexi turns to her shelves for answers. And what have the classics taught her? That when lovers start as enemies, there’s no distraction quite like love…
Lexi plots to charm Sam: she invites him to a ball (well, a party), drags him to a dance class (does it matter if it’s not a quadrille?) and swoons into his arms while taking a turn in the park (note: next time, make sure he isn’t holding a hot drink).
As their rivalry reaches scorching levels, it’s not just Lexi’s beloved bookshop at stake, but her heart too…
This is a cozy quick read...a fun read. Curl up in a comfy chair with a warm afghan, a cup of steaming tea, a delicious scone and enjoy...

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I'm a sucker for bookish books. Reading stories that have a bookish storyline will always pull me in.
Lexi Austen inherited her grandmother's bookstore in DC. As a bookworm, obviously she takes on the ownership of the bookstore. While managing the store, she's also trying to live life, find love.
Dating apps continuously fail her.
On top of that, the rival bookstore just up the corner was bought out a few years back and the store owner is just awful. Lexi watched him as he changed his store into some soulless chain-like box store. She decides to take a page from Jane Austen's work and makes a plan to charm him in hopes to knock him off his game, and save her shop.
This is a hilarious, enemies to lovers, bookish book that I truly enjoyed. There are also little to do lists, and a dog. Those are important!
I want to thank NetGalley for allowing me to read this ARC, and everything I've said above is my honest opinion. I cannot wait to add this book to my collection of "bookish" books.

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Thank you to Netgalley and Avon Books for allowing me to read this ARC.

Lexi Austen and Sam Dickens own rival bookstores in Washington DC, and in this book, we see them battle it out for the top spot on Capitol Hill.

Filled with delicious moments of cheekiness, flirtatious banter, and chemistry, this novel is sure to find immense popularity and success.

Bookishly Ever After is enriched by the consistent references to other romance books, such as The Hating Game, and Persuasion. The author's enthusiasm for the genre is obvious not only through these references, but also through her brilliant execution of an enemies to lovers romance.

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Enemies to lovers YES PLEASE. I loved every second of this book I loved wonder when they would just love each other already. I was sucked in to see what the other would do to spite the other. The bookishness of the book at times felt like ALOT but it was still a great read.

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This is a really fun read, which I thoroughly enjoyed. A modern day You’ve Got Mail, with rival bookshop owners who find their own happily ever after.

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Who doesn't love a good enemies to lovers story? I know I do. Bookishly Ever After is a great concept by giving the main characters the same last names as classic authors and having them bookstore rivals that live in Washington DC, but making one American and the other British as a contrast to how different the cultures are.

The sex scenes were lacklustre but what I liked about it wasn't sprung on the reader. There was build up to it. I've read things in the past where there is no build up and its just sprung on you. Bookishly Ever After isn't like that and gives a warning well in advance as to where it is headed.

This was a good debut novel by Mia Page. It's obvious how much knowledge she has of the publishing industry. We need a sequel... STAT!

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Enemies to lovers fun, Austen references galore, and frustrating will they won’t they moments. Bookishly Ever After is a bubbly, book loving romcom, which I really enjoyed. Great for fans of You’ve Got Mail.

Huge thanks to the author and publisher for the chance to read this ARC, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review..

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Enemies to lovers? YES
Bookish vibes? YES

I love a book about books. I love enemies to lovers. This book delivered what it needed to keep me entertained and it is cute AF! I enjoyed this book for its predictable comfort and cute story.

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