Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Spotlight and Giveaway: Better than Fiction

Today we are pleased to feature Better than Fiction by Alexa Martin, which is now available. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy for a lucky reader!

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.

“Alexa Martin’s romances never fail to deliver perfectly paced swoons, charming humor and profound questions. Better than Fiction delights with bookish rom-com joy on every page, with a wonderfully relatable heroine whose connection to the man she’s learning to love underlies her moving journey back to herself. This is a romance for the reader and the dreamer in everyone.”
—Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft

“Alexa Martin is a powerhouse! In Better than Fiction she delivers another one of her signature stories—clever, relatable, flirty, and warm. Between these pages is a loving tribute to independent bookstores and the people who find home and community among their stacks. Don’t miss this unputdownable story about what it means to be truly loved in more ways than one.”
—Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate

Better than Fiction is a charming, heartfelt romcom, filled with great characters, laugh-out-loud banter and some very cheeky seniors. It’s also a sensitive portrayal of grief and a timely reminder of the vital role books and bookshops play in bringing people together. I loved it.”
—Freya Sampson, author of The Last Chance Library

Alexa Martin is a writer and stay-at-home mom. A Nashville transplant, she’s intent on instilling a deep love and respect for the great Dolly Parton in her four children and husband. The Playbook Series was inspired by the eight years she spent as an NFL wife and her deep love of all things pop culture, sparkles, leggings, and wine. When she’s not repeating herself to her kids, you can find her catching up on whatever Real Housewives franchise is currently airing or filling up her Etsy cart with items she doesn’t need.

Visit Alexa online:
Website * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram

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Giveaway ends November 13th at midnight EST.

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traveler said...

I bought Tin Camp Road by Ellen Airgood.

Toni Laliberte said...

I bought a copy of The Suite Spot, by Trish Doller. Went to Barnes & Noble with my friend.

Nancy P said...

Jane Doe

Lindsey said...

The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren

Mary Patricia Bird said...

Look Both Ways by Linwood Barclay... a gift for my sister.

diannekc said...

I can't remember the last time I've been in a bookstore, much less what book it was.

Anonymous said...

@susieqlaw Mika in Real Life

bn100 said...


Emily Catan said...

I always visit my local indie bookstore on Small Business Saturday, and last year I bought (in person) The Woman In Cabin 10, The Death of Mrs. Westaway and The Return..I am planning to visit the bookstore again the coming soon Small Business Saturday..

Mary Preston said...

MYTHOS by Stephen Fry

Bonnie K. said...

Oh gosh, what was it. Hmmm. I wished we had a good bookstore nearby. We have several great used bookstores. I think it was Harriet Evans' A Place For Us.

Mary C said...

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng

satkins said...

Last book I bought is The List by Steve Martini