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Books of the week June 1

Title: “By the Book” 
Author: Jasmine Guillory

Isabelle has her dream job working at a publishing house. However, the reality isn’t a dream. The reality of this job is being overworked, underpaid and being subservient to her control freak boss. She finally sees the light at the end of the tunnel when rumors of one of their highest profile authors failed to deliver their latest manuscript. She offers to go to him and help get the manuscript finished. When she gets there, she finds a washed-out author who is just as lost in his career as she is. Also, he is just a bit beastly in character. With her encouragement, they might both find their happily ever after. 

This book is a modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast by bestselling author Jasmine Guillory. Her take on this classic is contemporary and perfect for romantic comedy lovers. This book is available in the library and on Hoopla. 

Title: “It Ends With Us” 
Author: Colleen Hoover

Lily Bloom grew up in a small town in Maine, watching her mother be abused by her father. The only friend she had was a homeless boy named Atlas.  Their friendship grew into the first real love for both of them.  Atlas soon had to leave and go live with an uncle in Boston and promised Lily he would come back for her, but he never showed up.  A few years later, Lily is in Boston working at a marketing firm when she meets Ryle – a very handsome neurosurgeon.  When he breaks his rule of “no relationships” to be with Lily, she feels special and excited about her new romance.  Ryle is charming, handsome, fun to be with and head over heels for Lily.  She is on cloud nine until they have dinner at the hottest new restaurant in town.  Secrets are found out and jealousies flair during the course of their relationship- bringing destruction in their path. When faced with the promise of her past and the uncertainty of her future, Lily has an impossible choice to make.

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