Now, a couple of months ago, this book would have seemed like a charming romantic comedy, but these days? Well, it has this . . . fantastic tone to it now. See, Laurie is a hot young lawyer who is having a relationship with another hot young lawyer. In fact, they both work at the same firm. When their relationship takes a sudden disastrous turn, Laurie wonders how she can survive working in the same office as this doofus. Then, after an elevator mishap leaves her in the arms of the office playboy, well, who knows where this may lead?
HAVE THESE PEOPLE NOT HEARD OF SOCIAL DISTANCING?
Anyway, it’s the hot lawyer version of whatever that Shakespeare play is where everyone pretends to like each other for reasons of vanity and strategic career management, but end up falling in love anyway. We feel like we may have spoiled the ending, but frankly, all the descriptions of people being within six feet of each other is going to make this way steamier than the author probably intended.
–A Good Book, Sumner, WA
How has your reading changed since the pandemic?
Even if your local bookstore is closed to the public to help flatten the curve, you can still keep adding to your TBR pile and supporting them. Escapes and distractions and unexpectedly-poignant elevator scenes still await from independent bookstores, like A Good Book.
If you know a bookseller whose hours have been cut because of the pandemic, encourage them to submit an original Face Out for a book we haven’t recommended yet– before March 31. The Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association will pay $30. One paid Face Out per bookseller, please. Email the recommendation, bookseller name, bookstore, and location to nwbl[at]pnba[dot]org.