Between the Covers Book Club
Dog-Eared’s “Between the Covers” Book Club is a celebration of all things rom-com led by one of the genre’s greatest fans, DeAnn. With a new pick each month, swooning has never been so much fun.
Kiss Her Once for Me by Alison Cochrun
This month we are reading Kiss Her ONce for Me by Alison Cochrun! The Between the Covers book club will meet on Sunday, November 19, at 4:30 PM or Saturday, November 25, at 6:30 PM.
The author of the “swoon-worthy debut” (Harper’s Bazaar) The Charm Offensive returns with a festive romantic comedy about a woman who fakes an engagement with her landlord…only to fall for his sister.
One year ago, recent Portland transplant Ellie Oliver had her dream job in animation and a Christmas Eve meet-cute with a woman at a bookstore that led her to fall in love over the course of a single night. But after a betrayal the next morning and the loss of her job soon after, she finds herself adrift, alone, and desperate for money.
Finding work at a local coffee shop, she’s just getting through the days—until Andrew, the shop’s landlord, proposes a shocking, drunken plan: a marriage of convenience that will give him his recent inheritance and alleviate Ellie’s financial woes and isolation. They make a plan to spend the holidays together at his family cabin to keep up the ruse. But when Andrew introduces his new fiancée to his sister, Ellie is shocked to discover it’s Jack—the mysterious woman she fell for over the course of one magical Christmas Eve the year before. Now, Ellie must choose between the safety of a fake relationship and the risk of something real.
Perfect for fans of Written in the Stars and One Day in December, Kiss Her Once for Me is the queer holiday rom-com that you’ll want to cozy up with next to the fire.
Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books on Saturday, December 16, at 6:30 PM or Sunday, December 17, at 4:30 PM to discuss the book with book club host DeAnn! This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.
Dates and books for upcoming 2023 Between the Covers Book Club gatherings:
|Saturday, December 16, at 6:30 PM
Sunday, December 17, at 4:30 PM
Kiss Her Once For Me by Alison Cochrun
Content Warnings for Between the Covers Book Club 2023
Content Warnings for Kiss Her Once For Me
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