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Filled with book-inspired steam, this was a hit for me! I loved Jamie and Briar. -Richelle Z
Booklover is the perfect story for book lovers. -Fede, ItaPixie
- ASIN : B08VMY6CLV
- Publisher : Heart Eyes Press LLC (March 29, 2021)
- Publication date : March 29, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 1594 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 265 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,595 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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You must admit that it’s an interesting idea… The heroes aren’t musclebound, athletic sports lovers or shaggy-haired, bohemian music lovers, or even snarky, but talented super chefs (food lovers), who we’ve seen before in romance. Birk’s leading men, Jamie and Briar, are book lovers. Yes, interesting… I wondered how it would play out. Would book lovers hold my interest as well as jocks and rock musicians do? But I didn’t wonder for long, as Booklover quickly snagged my full attention.
The first thing that caught me was the setting. Having spent many summers in Burlington, VT (at the Tap Kids dance festival with one of my daughters and at basketball tournaments with my son) I’ve grown to appreciate the unique, free-spirited college town. Birk transported me there with her description—the weather, the eclectic shops, the taste of maple, the hipsters’ uniform of flannel shirts and beanies (tuques). As I read, I felt like I was there. (Now I literally want to go back to Burlington to reexperience the sights and sounds and tastes.)
But Birk’s characters were what held me captive. Jamie and Briar are authentic, flawed, and conflicted men (with that special kind of hipster hotness) who drew me in and made me care. I related to their fears as much as to their dreams, and I will admit to experiencing some teeth-gritting moments of frustration when they made choices I knew weren’t in their best interest.
I believed in their challenges; as a reader, trusting in the characters’ raw emotions and honest dialogue is essential. I saw where Jamie and Briar, as well as the vivid supporting characters, were coming from, and I cared about where they would end up. And Birk doesn’t rush; she lets the love story unfold. With heat. Yes, there’s plenty of chemistry between Jamie and Briar.
I can’t recommend JE Birk’s Booklover highly enough.
Briar is new to Burlington. He has recently moved there to start a new life. He loves books and is delighted to work at the bookstore side of Vino and Veritas. He loves romance novels because they promise a happy ending, and decides to form a romance book club. And there he meets Jamie.
Jamie is a student at Moo U, and he also loves romance novels. He lives in the dorms but is constantly having to go back home to help at the family farm. He also works prt time at one of the college’s libraries, so he really has very little time for himself, but he’s determined to join the romance book club.
Briar and Jamie are very attracted to each other, but besides their love of romance, they have little in common. Jamie is too busy to have a relationship, and Briar is reluctant to open up to another person.
I liked how their relationship develops and shifts, and how Briar begins to feel like he belongs. When Briar’s past comes knocking, things get complicated fast, and I liked how that part plays out. I liked the role Vermont plays in the story, the maple donut vs. cruller debate, and the family drama. I liked the book club idea and the intensity at the end.
Booklover is emotional and lighthearted at times, the characters are well developed, and the story flows and keeps you interested until the very end. I liked it. I just recommend you have donuts at hand, because you’ll probably end up craving more than one.
Booklover, book 6 in the Vino & Veritas series, is for all the romance loving bookworms out there! It’s my second favorite book in this series, coming in a close second to Headstrong. It’s so sweet and a bit of a heart-tugger that had me tearing up a time or two.
After meeting and realizing there’s a connection and attraction between them, Briar and Jamie set out to be “friends-with-benefits”. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how well that works, do I?!? But it was cute how they did their best to keep the lines from blurring. They both tried so hard to keep real feelings out of the equation, as they each felt like they couldn’t commit fully to a relationship. Thanks to his past, Briar had a hard time believing in a happily ever after, especially for himself. And for Jamie, his school, family, and work obligations kept him so busy he didn’t think he had the time to spare for someone serious.
I really liked Jamie and Briar, and I loved seeing them work to figure out life and love. J.E. Birk did a really nice job balancing the heavier parts of their story with some really sweet and fun times. My heart hurt for all that Briar had gone through in his past and I loved that he found a wonderful group of friends who were able to show him he belonged. Jamie has such a loving family, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things are always rainbow and sunshine.
The journey to their HEA wasn’t always easy, there were some bumps along the way as they each needed to work through some things, but it was all so worth it in the end.