Between the Covers Book Club

When: Sunday, April 14, at 4:30 PM or Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 PM
Where: Dog-Eared Books

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.

Till There Was You by Lindsay Hameroff

This month we are reading Till There Was You by Lindsay Hameroff! The Between the Covers book club will meet on Sunday, April 14, at 4:30 PM or Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 PM.

Culinary student Lexi Berman, 24, has one goal: to make her late mother proud by becoming an executive chef in a Michelin-star restaurant. And she isn’t going to let anything-or anyone-get in the way. But when she meets Jake Taylor, a dive bar musician who charms her with show tunes, she makes a rare exception to her no-dating rule. After a steamy weekend together, Jake leaves for L.A. to record his demo, and Lexi never expects to see him again. And she definitely doesn’t expect him to become an overnight celebrity, with a breakout single that’s almost certainly about her famous blueberry pancake recipe.

As Jake’s star rises and the world speculates about the subject of his song, Lexi keeps the affair to herself. After all, she’s finally found her footing at her new restaurant job, and even has a prospective romance with her coworker. But when a distraught Jake turns up on her doorstep late one night, her carefully-laid plans are thrown for a loop. Though she and Jake try to be friends, things between them soon reheat faster than a bowl of Lexi’s matzah ball soup. But a relationship with Jake means risking her face in tabloids, withstanding cruel internet comments, and worst of all, jeopardizing her career. As Jake’s upcoming tour approaches, and rumors swirl about him and another pop star, Lexi has to decide if holding onto her meticulously-planned future is worth walking away from what could be the perfect recipe for love.

Set both in the chaos of fame and the high stakes world of New York City restaurants, this novel sprinkles in a second chance at love and a dollop of celebrity drama to create a romantic romp that will make even the most jaded reader smile.

Purchase a copy to read, or grab it from the library, and join us at Dog·Eared Books on Sunday, April 14, at 4:30 PM or Saturday, April 27 at 6:30 PM to discuss the book with book club host DeAnn! This book club is free to anyone who wishes to participate, no registration necessary.

Also, for 20 minutes after each club meeting, you will receive 20% off all books and merchandise!

Dates and books for upcoming 2024 Between the Covers Book Club gatherings:

Sunday, April 14, at 4:30 PM or Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 PM
Till There Was You by Lindsay Hameroff
Sunday, May 12, at 4:30 PM or Saturday, May 18, at 6:30 PM
Kilt Trip by Alexandra Kiley
Saturday, June 22, at 6:30 PM or Sunday, June 30, at 4:30 PM
One Night in Hartswood by Emma Denny




Content Warnings for Between the Covers Book Club 2024
Content Warnings for Till There Was You
Content Warnings for Kilt Trip
Content Warnings for One Night in Hartswood

Do You Listen to Podcasts?

This is the Between the Covers Podcast, with hosts DeAnn Malone and Rachel Trainum. In our podcast we’ll chat about our favorite rom-com reads, the book pick for the Between the Covers book club at Dog-Eared Books in Ames, IA and the tropes that go with the book we’re currently reading. And much more! Between the Covers podcast will be bi-weekly, with one episode covering the current rom-com trope topic and the next discussing the book club read. And on occasion we will have bonus episodes where you can hear us talk about more in the rom-com world.

We hope you listen and read along with us!

Available on Spotify & Apple Podcasts.

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