Cover Crush: Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date by Ashley Herring Blake
Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date by Ashley Herring Blake, is the 3rd and final (cries) offering in the Bright Falls series, the delightful adult queer romance series that has 3 of my favorite covers ever! Seriously, these covers are just my favorite, and I know people are already over illustrated covers, but I WILL NEVER BE OVER IT! I am 1000% on this trend, it can never get old, because look at the art that they are! The cover artist is the well known Leni Kauffman, and their style is my favorite.
So if you are like me, you will definitely want to get in on this preorder gift, a sticker sheet with the character art from the cover, and you’ll get a signed (and/or personalized) book too – because this is only available from indie bookstore Parnassus Books! Deadline for preorder is Oct 18th – there may be plain signed stock to order after that date, contact the store to be sure.
Many thanks to Berkley Books for the finished copy!
Iris Kelly Doesn't Date (Bright Falls, #3)by Ashley Herring Blake
Published by: Berkley Books
on October 24, 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
A fake relationship after a horrible one-night stand is anything but an act in this witty and heartfelt new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake.
Everyone around Iris Kelly is in love. Her best friends are all coupled up, her siblings have partners that are perfect for them, and her parents are still blissfully married. And she's happy for all of them, truly. Iris doesn't want any of that--dating, love, romance. She'll stick to her commitment-free hookups, thanks very much, except no one in her life will just let her be. Everyone wants to see her settled down, but she holds firmly to her no dating rule. There's only one problem--Iris is a romance author facing an imminent deadline for her second book, and she's completely out of ideas.
Perfectly happy to ignore her problems as per usual, Iris goes to a bar in Portland and meets a sexy stranger, Stefania, and a night of dancing and making out turns into the worst one-night stand Iris has had in her life. To get her mind off everything, Iris tries out for the lead role in a local play, a queer retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, but comes face-to-face with Stefania, whose real name turns out to be Stevie. Desperate to save face in front of her friends, Stevie asks Iris to play along as her girlfriend. Iris is shocked, but when she realizes the arrangement might provide her with some much-needed romantic content for her book, she agrees. As the two women play the part of a happy couple, lines start to blur, and they're left wondering who will make the real first move....