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Review: Fools in Love edited by Ashley Herring Blake & Rebecca Podos

I’ve found such a happy place in romance stories this year. And I don’t think I’m alone in this because every time I talk about it, so many people agree. There’s this security in happily ever afters, in tensions, and swoony romances. While I’ve always loved romances, in the last two years, my reading of romance books has skyrocketed. Keep reading this book review of Fools in Love for my full thoughts.


Fake relationships. Enemies to lovers. Love triangles and best friends, mistaken identities and missed connections. This collection of genre-bending and original stories celebrates how love always finds a way, featuring powerful flora, a superhero and his nemesis, a fantastical sled race through snow-capped mountains, a golf tournament, the wrong ride-share, and even the end of the world. With stories written by Rebecca Barrow, Ashley Herring Blake, Gloria Chao, Mason Deaver, Sara Farizan, Claire Kann, Malinda Lo, Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Rebecca Podos, Lilliam Rivera, Laura Silverman, Amy Spalding, Rebecca Kim Wells, and Julian Winters this collection is sure to sweep you off your feet.


(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

Fools in Love is full of some of my favorite authors ever. I’ve read them all and you can easily search this blog of my rave reviews. So when I saw this star studded anthology I knew I had to request it. In the past years I have relied on romance to brighten my weary days. To give me hope in the darkest of days when nothing was certain. It’s just a reminder about how important these stories, these feelings, and happiness are.

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And these stories are full of intrigue, crescendo, and tension. It reminds me how the characters speak to a piece of your soul. They give us hope in the future, but also in people. That even when we least expect it, someone can surprise us, that we can find second chances, and fleeting moments. Fools in Love was like a balm to my soul. If you’ve loved any of these author’s books, you have to read this anthology. And if you, like me, have been craving some romance stories recently, this is a must read.

Find Fools in Love on Goodreads, Amazon, Indiebound, & The Book Depository.


What is your favorite new reading obsession this year?

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