Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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Contemporary Romance Roundtable
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Alyssa Cole
Alyssa Cole
How to Find a Princess, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual
Lana Harper
Lana Harper
Payback's a Witch, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual
K.M. Jackson
K.M. Jackson
How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual
Farrah Rochon
Farrah Rochon
The Dating Playbook, Wednesday, October 20 | virtual

The romance genre is staggeringly diverse; in this session we’ll take a deep dive into the variety just within the “contemporary romance” subcategory, with four stunningly talented masters of the genre. K. M. Jackson’s How to Marry Keanu Reeves in 90 Days effectively leavens heavy topics with a light rom-com feel, as a grieving Keanu super-fan sets off on a road trip accompanied by her long-time best friend in this friends-to-lovers heartwarmer. In The Dating Playbook, Farrah Rochon’s follow-up to The Boyfriend Project, a personal trainer has to weigh her professional ambitions against her growing attraction to her NFL-player client. Alyssa Cole’s latest installment in her Runaway Royals series recasts the story of Anastasia Romanov in the fictional African monarchy of Ibarania in “an effervescent queer romance,” according to Kirkus. Lana Harper adds a witchy twist to her queer rom-com, Payback’s a Witch, which blends mysticism, revenge, and attraction into what Publishers Weekly calls a “magical joyride” in a starred review. You’ll have plenty to add to your TBR list after this session, hosted by Andrea Martucci of the Shelf Love podcast. Sponsored by Emerson College Graduate Admission.

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