Is It Romantic?
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’re sure you’ll fall in love with these three new releases.
Love in English by Maria E. Andreu
Ana has recently moved from Argentina to the United States, but quickly realizes her years of studying English at school has not prepared her for living in a new country. This #ownvoices debut perfectly captures the feeling of learning a new language—the difficulties, the breakthroughs. (English is such a weird ass language, I cannot even begin to imagine what it’s like to learn.) She makes dear friends to help her fit in, and struggles with how to identify with two worlds while she and her ESL classmates deal with xenophobic attitudes. Ana writes beautiful poetry as a way of expressing emotions she doesn’t have the vocabulary to fulfill yet, and it helps her to understand all the nuances of this new language. But no matter where you’re from or what language you speak, it’s a universal truth…cute boys are endlessly difficult to understand. I loved this book; it’s inclusive, and funny while remaining sincere. I can’t wait to see what the author has next in store.
Love at First by Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn delivers another page-turning, emotional romance in Love At First. The story is extremely character-driven, and we see both main characters go on a huge journey from stagnant and safe to being more open and vulnerable with each other and with the world around them. There’s also plenty of your standard romance tropes going on: a little bit of enemies-to-lovers, a few meddling/matchmaking supporting characters…all in all, an extremely satisfying read.
Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop by Rebecca Raisin
A cozy adventure with just the right amount of friendship, romance, and pastries. A good read for anyone looking to escape their daily routine for a bit, it just might inspire you to escape for good!