Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books on September 1, 2020
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom-com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus.
Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. And with her moms fighting at home and her beloved car teetering on the brink of death, the store has become a welcome escape.
When her boss announces a holiday bonus to the person who sells the most books, Shoshanna sees an opportunity to at least fix her car, if none of her other problems. The only person standing in her way? New hire Jake Kaplan.
Jake is an affront to everything Shoshanna stands for. He doesn’t even read! But somehow his sales start to rival hers. Jake may be cute (really cute), and he may be an eligible Jewish single (hard to find south of Atlanta), but he’s also the enemy, and Shoshanna is ready to take him down.
But as the competition intensifies, Jake and Shoshanna grow closer and realize they might be more on the same page than either expects…
I really enjoyed this book and not just because it’s about books which I LOVE. Technically it’s not about books, it’s about a struggling bookstore called Once Upon. The store is the favorite place in the entire world to our main character Shoshanna Greenburg. In a bid to bring more folks and more sales into the store the owner is holding a contest for her employees. The person to bring in the most sales receives much-needed funds to put towards whatever they like. In Shoshanna’s case, this money would be used to fix her beloved named for an equally beloved singer (not going to ruin that one for you)
Shoshanna’s life has become fairly stressful as of late. Her moms have been fighting quite often recently and between that and her car being unusable until she can afford the repairs, shes stuck catching rides. Pile that on top of the newest employee Jake getting on her last nerve and she could really use something going her way.
Whether you are like me and enjoy books about books or just a good love story I suggest you pick this novel up. It is a fairly quick read, only 272 pages. So, it won’t take up too much time and it’s told around Christmastime so you can add it to that holiday to-be-read that you have started putting together for the upcoming holidays. If you have already read this book let me know what you think!
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