Old Friend. Old Crush. Meet Cute.
5 out of 5 stars
I had this on my wishlist for a while, I saw it was coming out, and I knew I had to jump into it. It was an even cuter story than I expected.
In the Event of Love tells the story of a transplanted LA event planner returning home to lick her wounds after a disastrous event threatens to derail her career. Once home, she not only has to face the ghosts of home, including her tumultuous relationship with her father, but she also comes face to face with a long-lost best friend turned crush, Rachel.
The “meet cute” section was hilarious; honestly, I knew I was in for an enjoyable book from that moment on. I wasn’t sure I was going to like Morgan at first, but she really blossomed being back home, and Rachel’s ability to take her guard down helped her become such a likable character.
In The Event of Love was just one of those books that put a smile on my face throughout. Courtney Kae was able to write a story that included such interesting and likable characters – even the ones outside of the main ones. To the point where the next book in the series is not only predictable but one that I will have to check out when it comes out because I could feel their story brewing (it was mentioned a few times in this book).
I don’t want to say this, taking away from the book, but it had the exact formula that I was expecting, which works for me. There are always changes or tweaks, but Kae understood how to make me fall deeply for these characters on their own, then together, then want to fight when things got tough. And had me balling when the ending was coming to a close.
Melissa Moran nails this, becoming each character, taking an already great book, and making it even better. Her performances for each book are why I always seek her work out. I know if she’s attached to it, I will at least enjoy it a little bit. But usually, I end up loving them.
With her career as a Los Angeles event planner imploding after a tabloid blowup, Morgan Ross isn’t headed home for the holidays so much as in strategic retreat. Breathtaking mountain vistas, quirky townsfolk, and charming small businesses aside, her hometown of Fern Falls is built of one heartbreak on top of another . . .
Take her one-time best friend turned crush, Rachel Reed. The memory of their perfect, doomed first kiss is still fresh as new-fallen snow. Way fresher than the freezing mud Morgan ends up sprawled in on her very first day back, only to be hauled out via Rachel’s sexy new lumberjane muscles acquired from running her family tree farm.
When Morgan discovers that the Reeds’ struggling tree farm is the only thing standing between Fern Falls and corporate greed destroying the whole town’s livelihood, she decides she can put heartbreak aside to save the farm by planning her best fundraiser yet. She has all the inspiration for a spectacular event: delicious vanilla lattes, acoustic guitars under majestic pines, a cozy barn surrounded by brilliant stars. But she and Rachel will ABSOLUTELY NOT have a heartwarming holiday happy ending. That would be as unprofessional as it is unlikely. Right?
“Exactly the slow-burn, second-chance, friends-to-lovers romance I was craving.” —Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
“Perfect for the holidays!”—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
Fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexandria Bellefleur will adore this queer romcom that combines everything people love about Hallmark-style holiday romances with laugh-out-loud humor and a sweet and steamy love story between two women.
Goodreads Summer Romance Reading Recommendation & Most Anticipated Romances | Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Romances of 2022 | BookRiot’s Top 10 Romances of August | LGBTQ Reads Most Anticipated in Second Half of 2022 | OutVoices Best Lesbian Romance Novels of 2022 | Lamda Literary Most Anticipated Books of August | A Bookish Must Read Romance | Paste Magazine Best Romances of August
“Delightful. Readers of all orientations will devour this rainbow-tinted confection.” –Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
“A well-written fast-paced debut, with fun banter and narrative; readers looking for a sweet and spicy holiday romance won’t be disappointed.” –Library Journal
“Playful and funny…recommended for fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexandria Bellefleur.” –GoodreadsIn the Event of Love by Courtney Kae
Narrator: Melissa Moran
Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
Series: Fern Falls #1
Published by Tantor Audio on August 30th 2022
Genres: LesFic/Sapphic Fiction
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