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Swoon Over These Steamy Valentine's Reads

#bookstachallenge | #booklists | #seasonal | #bookrecommendations


Happy Valentine's Day, Book Friends!


This year, I have teamed up with some #bookstagram friends creating a challenge called #datemybook inspired by Tinder but for bookworms!


Each #booksta user has selected one steamy romance of their choice outlining all the turn ons, turn offs & ideal date preferences based on a book character or the book itself.


Vote for your book in the comments below...

You can also join in the discussion on Instagram!


Jess | @brizzbrownandbooks


Book Date: Reverse by Kate Stewart


Smutty Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥


Emoji Description: ❤️🔥


Most Attractive Trait.:

most attractive trait is our leading man, Easton Crowne. Welcome to your new fictional crush!

Bookish Turn Ons:

You cannot put it down, you can’t think about anything else, it will consume you fully until the end when your heart will feel bruised (sounds like a red flag)


Bookish Turn Offs:

The above - it will take over your life until it’s over. Not healthy.


Three Words Describing Book:

Painful, beautiful, emotional


Date Night With The Book/Characters:

It would be a drive in the car with his playlist on!


Character Nickname: Beauty 💔


If you like this, try: Drive by Kate Stewart (which you need to read first!) or Say you Swear by Meagan Brandy


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Freya | @freydawreviews




Book Date: So “Things We Never Got Over” by Lucy Score!


Smutty Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥


Emoji Description:


Most Attractive Trait.: grumpy/sunshine meets small town tropes - 2 of my absolute favourites


Bookish Turn Offs: the author uses the term “magical wand that casts org*sm spells” instead of penis which is ridiculously hilarious


Three Words Describing Book: Emotional, Funny, Spicy


If you like this, try: The Fine Print for sunshine/grump trope and Book Lovers for small town goodness


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Amy | @amybookish



Book Date: This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas


Smutty Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Emoji Description: 🔥


Most Attractive Trait.: MC Jesse Ward


Bookish Turn Ons:

Protective alphamale, funny, sexual tension.


Three Words Describing Book:

Passionate, sexy, tense.


Date Night With The Book/Characters: A club/ dancing.


Character Nickname: Central Jesse Cloud Nine (iykyk)


If you like this, try: Bared to You by Sylvia Day


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Carolyn | @Carolyn.reads.books



Book Date: Funny Feelings by Tarah Dewitt


Smutty Rating: 🔥🔥


Emoji Description: ☔️🍎🎤😂


Most Attractive Trait.: Single Dad - Meyer


Bookish Turn On: Great ASL rep. Smart humor. Dual POV & multiple pinning.


Three Words Describing Book: Witty, swoony & tender.


Date Night With The Book/Characters: Comedy club


If you like this, try: Yes & I Love You - Roni Loren


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Amy | @Partiallybooked


It's Me, Hi...


Book Date: Chameleons by Onyx Gold


Emoji Description:


Smutty Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥


Three Words Describing Book: Bookish, Erotic, Surprising


Date Night With The Book/Characters: A walk among the city after dinner


Most Attractive Trait.: The MC works in Publishing


Bookish Turn Offs: TOO DAMN STEAMY, she falls for her client & it gets freaky


Bookish Turn Ons: Easy dialogue, Crime relations, Meet Cutes, MC obsessions over a book..


If you like this, try: Beach Read by Emily Henry


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Lauren | @doingitbythebook


Book Date: The Hating Game by Sally Thorne


Emoji Description: 💄


Smutty Rating: 🔥🔥


Most attractive trait.: Enemies to lovers


Book Turn Ons:

Undeniable chemistry, forced Proximity, grumpy vs sunshine trope


Three Words Describing Book:

Heartwarming, hilarious and adorable


Perfect date: Paintball


Nickname: shortcake 😉


If you like this, try: The Spanish Love Deception