👭If you love sapphic, fake dating romcoms, you'll 🩷 IRIS KELLY DOESN'T DATE by Ashley Herring Blake

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👋 Helloooo swoon squad! Welcome to Season 2 of WHILE YOU WERE READING: a podcast for contemporary romance readers.
I’m your host, best-selling rom-com author Lisa Daily — and every week, I'm bringing you the best contemporary romance novels of 2023. Today on While You Were Reading, we’ll be talking with the fascinating Ashley Herring Blake, about her brand new sapphic fake dating rom-com, Iris Kelly Doesn't Date.

Ashley Herring Blake is an award-winning author. She holds a master’s degree in teaching and loves coffee, arranging her books by color, and cold weather. She is the author of romance novels, young adult novels, and middle grade novels. She’s also a coeditor on the young adult romance anthology Fools in Love. She lives on a very tiny island off the coast of Georgia with her family.

Tropes for Iris Kelly Doesn't Date

💙 Fake dating
🛌 Only one bed
🎓 Sex lessons

Book Girlfriend Keeper Rating: 5 💍💍💍💍💍
Note: So many books, so little time! We only review 5-star books we 💗 LOVE💗 on While You Were Reading. The keeper rating is Lisa's ranking based on her experience as a former dating guru on whether or not she would personally date our hero in real life.  (If she were single, which she's not.) 😂💙  

📚 Episode TBR Pile:
Iris Kelly Doesn't Date by Ashley Herring Blake: https://books2read.com/IrisKellyDoesntDate
Astrid Parker Doesn't  Fail by Ashley Herring Blake: https://books2read.com/AstridParkerDoesntFail
(and Lisa Daily Apparently Doesn't Read because I totally mispronounced this book title in the podcast. 😛)
Delilah Green Doesn't Care by Ashley Herring Blake: https://books2read.com/DelilahGreenDoesntCare
D'Vaughn and Kis Plan a Wedding by Chencia C. Higgins: https://books2read.com/DVaughnAndKris
Cleat Cute by Meryl Wilsner: https://books2read.com/CleatCute
The Art of Scandal by Regina Black: https://books2read.com/TheArtOfScandal
The Cutting Edge: A steamy hockey romantic comedy by Lisa Daily: https://books2read.com/CuttingEdge

Romancing the Stone (movie): https://amzn.to/3F3PnX5

📖 About Iris Kelly Doesn't Date by Ashley Herring Blake

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....

📖 About The Cutting Edge: A steamy hockey romantic comedy by Lisa Daily

A laugh-out-loud hockey romantic comedy perfect for fans of Helena Hunting and Pippa Grant!

Logan Rivers is a star pro hockey player for the St. Pete Slashers -- and he's in a slump.

He hasn’t scored in 3 games and it’s starting to freak him out. Enter Coco, who strikes a deal with an assistant coach to be Logan's lucky charm to pay off her training expenses as an Olympic figure skater. Everything is looking up for both of them.

She’s almost got her debt paid off and the Slashers are on a winning streak. There's only one problem: she doesn’t know how to tell Logan she’s been lying to him the whole time.

If she can just keep her secret until the playoffs are over…

Buy The Cutting Edge: A steamy hockey romantic comedy here.

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Lisa Daily is the bestselling author of romantic comedies and host of the fabulously fun contemporary romance podcast, WHILE YOU WERE READING 💗
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