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Black and white background with text saying Book Rec. Cover images for The Hot Mess Prince and Duke for the Summer by Emily Spady

I don't do book recs very often and that's mostly because I don't have as much time to read as I'd like to. Often, when I do read, I read fanfic.

There's probably a ton of reasons why but a big part of it is that it's super easy to just browse for something in the length I have time for and then I don't have to worry about getting sucked into something before bed and lose precious sleep.

But a few weeks ago, I ran across a super cute edit on Instagram. It was a lovely aesthetic collage for Duke for the Summer by Emily Spady.

The post must have been from a reviewer because it doesn't show up on the author's IG but man, it hooked me! I hunted down the book and bought it immediately.

The funny thing is, I'm not a huge royalty romance reader or illustrated cover fan (no shame to them, just not my jam) so I probably would have skipped over the book covers if I saw them but this collage edit was *chefs kiss*

I wish I could link you to it!

I bought the book just before I went to Toronto so I had a little time to read while I was there and I absolutely devoured it. When I realized there was another book set in the same world, I grabbed The Hot Mess Prince and devoured that too.

They are both lovely books with a royalty/ordinary guy angle and are full of lots of humor and incredible setting descriptions. There are complex, interesting characters and a ton of depth to the story without it feeling heavy.

It's rare that I get sucked into a story or invested in a new author that way so I wanted to be sure to share them with you. It seems like Emily Spady is a new-ish author but I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more of her work!

If you want to check out her books, click the link below!

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