Special Feature: Better Than Fiction by Alexa Martin

I love the tagline of this story. As an avid romance reader, I love the escapism of a dashing hero and a world where love conquers all. But the hard part is remembering that it’s just a book and romance isn’t that way in real life—-well not all the time anyway. But I love the idea of romance being like a book and being able to be the author of your own story. I would love to write a romance novel full of all the romantic things and sayings that I wish men would do in real life!

So when I saw the description and tagline of this story “Love isn’t always by the books in this charming romantic comedy about a bookseller discovering how to be the main character in her story. ” it made me excited to check this one out! It sounded like something that I would absolutely fall in love with. Romcom with books—–yes please!

I also like the idea of the man being the more romantic and sensitive one, rather than the main female lead. I think it gives this book a very modern feel and more relatable for the modern woman. I was so sad I couldn’t fit this one into my reading schedule but I was happy to do a feature and add it to my TBR list since it sounds like just the kind of book I would enjoy!


Love isn’t always by the books in this charming romantic comedy about a bookseller discovering how to be the main character in her story. 

As a self-proclaimed book hater and a firm believer that the movie is always better, Drew Young didn’t anticipate inheriting her grandma’s bookstore, the Book Nook. She’s in way over her head even before the shop’s resident book club, comprising seven of the naughtiest old ladies ever, begin to do what they do best–meddle.

Bestselling author Jasper Williams is a hopeless romantic. When he meets Drew at his Book Nook signing event, he becomes determined to show her the beauty of reading. He curates a book bucket list in exchange for her help exploring the local Denver scene for his current manuscript. From river rafting to local restaurants, Drew begins to connect with Jasper in a way she only thought happened in fiction.

When messy family ties jeopardize the future of the Book Nook, Drew is caught between a bookshelf and a hard place. She’s reminded that real life isn’t always big dreams and sweeping romance. But Jasper is the plot twist she never saw coming and he’s writing a happily ever after just for them. (summary from Goodreads)


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