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The Bookworm's Guide to Dating

(The Bookworm's Guide #1)

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What I wanted for my birthday: Books.
What I got for my birthday: my brother’s best friend playing matchmaker.

Let it be known that I, Kinsley Lane, am one hundred percent against being set up with somebody.
And I’m one thousand percent sure that Josh Carter is not the man to find me a boyfriend.
I mean, if I’m so great, why isn’t he the one dating me? (For the record, I don’t
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Published October 6th 2020
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Danielle's
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Bookworm jokes? Oh yes I did just snort a laugh.

The bookworm’s guide to dating is a fun friends to lovers romance. Kinsley is hopeless at dating. She’s looking for something close to a book boyfriend. When Josh, her brothers best friend offers to help she gets a taste of the worst possible dates, but also a new relationship with him. He gets her jokes, doesn’t frown on her book love and understands the men she’s looking at are totally wrong. When one outfit choice changes their conversation thei
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"Avonna
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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THE BOOKWORM’S GUIDE TO DATING (The Bookworm’s Guide Book #1) by Emma Hart is the first book in a new contemporary rom/com series. The main heroines are three friends who own a bookstore in a small town in Montana and their long-time friends. The secondary humor comes from the retirement home where all their grandparents live.

Kinsley Lane is a bookworm and proud of it. She loves analyzing relationships in romance novels and is afr
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Amy
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating follows the story of Kinsley and Josh. Kinsely is the ultimate bookworm. She’s addicted to the written word and wants nothing more for her birthday than books. However, Kinsley got more than she bargained for. The last thing she wanted was for her brother’s best friend to try and set her up. In spite of everything, Kinsley finds herself going along with Josh’s plan. Seems simple enough. Too bad Kinsley ended up falling for Josh instead….

Overall, I thought that this
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Escape into a Booksite
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
*4 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this one. I really liked Kinsley - I thought she was an easily relatable character - I mean, she loves books, has been single for ages because she has her own standards, and is her own self. I loved that. Plus she owned a bookstore which is awesome.

Josh was a really great character too. I liked how sweet he was, but how easy things were between he and Kinsley, and his loyalty to his best friends. Cause yeah, best friends
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Lisa Mandina
As usual I LOVED the latest book by this author! However as I read I kept feeling like someone had been pretty much following me and reading my every thought about dating and books, etc. I usually find connections with characters in my favorite romance books, but oh my gosh, Kinsley reminded me so much of myself that it was a bit crazy! Even though I’m 47 and she is only 26, her reasons for single pretty much sound just like mine. The reasons she would not be interested in a guy, even if he was ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is the first book in an all new series from Emma Hart that revolves around three friends who run a bookstore together.

Kinsley has a birthday coming up and naturally any bookworm would want books. She also realizes that she should maybe start working on her dating game. She brings up her idea of online dating while out to dinner with her friends and brother. Her brother’s best friend, Josh, volunteers to help her out when it comes to her online dating game…..of cou
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Jane Catherine
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was such a cute and fun read. I will say it took me until 20% to really get into this book and characters but once I did, I loved Kinsley and Josh. Kinsley is the stereotypical bookworm and even owns a bookstore with her best friends. Josh has had a secret crush on Kinsley forever. Their story is adorable and even has ducks dressing up!

What I thought was fun about this book is we met all these characters in Tori and Kia’s book, the Girl Next Door! It’s really great getting stories from eac
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Jeeves Reads Romance
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was EXACTLY what I was hoping it was going to be - banter-filled, low angst fun with plenty of the sass this author is known for. When Hart is on top of her game, she can write such great romances that are light, playful, and have just the right amount of sexy. And that’s what this was. This brother’s best friend romance features a genuinely good hero and the girl he’s been crushing on for years. It’s a nice play on the trope, with obvious history between the two and a build in intimacy tha ...more
Stacey
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is a fun-filled read about bookworm Kinsley and her brother’s best friend, Josh. She’s awkward at dating so Josh agrees to help her by vetting guys on online dating sites. Their attraction to one another comes to light, but they want to keep it hidden from everyone, especially Kinsley’s brother.

Kinsley and Josh are a fun couple, and I enjoyed the banter they had with one another. There’s a little bit a drama, but the book is mostly a light read with plenty of humo
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Melliane
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5/5

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My English review

I was thrilled to immerse myself in a brand new novel by Emma Hart who is an author I love and who allows me to have a great time with each of her books.

Kinsley is not lucky when it comes to her relationships, but she is determined change that. She didn’t expect her brother’s best friend to ask her out on dates. But what she doesn’t know is that Josh is also secretly in love with her and things will be far from easy for him. He would like to confess his
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Paula Genereau
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great book. I absolutely loved that it was funny. I like that in a book.
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is the first book in the The Bookworms Guide series by Emma Hart. I love when my favorite authors start a new series, it’s just so exciting. I will say that I did met these characters in The Girl Next Door, a standalone. Now, this series is connected by three best friends who own a bookstore.

Kinsley is awkward, snarky, hilarious, and loves books. She also has a bit of a famous dating record, it’s a disaster. Now, that she is twenty-six she wants to try again. To d
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Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Have you seen the title and cover for this book? How can a bookworm NOT want to read it, right? I mean, I enjoy Emma Hart's romantic comedies, but I HAD to read this one when I saw the title and cover. Add in that it's a falling for the brother's best friend trope, and I was sold.

What did I think of The Bookworm's Guide to Dating? It was cute! I loved the way it was set up. Each chapter starts off strong with a fun rule for dating that i
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Sara ✨ Next Book Review Blog ✨
I feel like I’ve been waiting three years for Emma Hart to release The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating. It was worth the wait! We have the adorably awkward Kinsley… really would it be an Emma Hart book without an awkward heroine? I feel like it’s one of her signature styles in her RomComs… let me add that I don’t mind that at all! So, Kinsley is wanting to start her next year off with dating more. But she’s awkward and it really only seems to be in her favor after people know her. Her brother’s BF Jo ...more
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
4.5
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is the first book in the The Bookworms Guide series by Emma Hart. It's a fast paced, laugh out loud romance about falling for your brother's best friend. Kinsley wants to start dating, but she's just so bad at it. Enter, Josh, her brother's best friend. For some reason he's agreed to help her find dates and get comfortable. After a few close encounters, Kinsley feels a spark for Josh that she's never felt before. Uh oh. Josh is kicking himself for wanting to hel
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Patty
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG! This book is the most hilarious book I’ve read lately. The Queen of rom-com, Emma Hart has done it again. She has wowed me and had me in stitches!

Bookworm...by definition is a person who reads a lot and loves anything book related. Kinsley Lane is all that and more. More as in obsessed. So much so she is awkward, strange and introverted. But even in her life she is lonely and wants to start dating. But her dating skills for or lack of has her dates running for the hills.

Joshua Carter is Ki
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Liz
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing

The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is centred around three twenty-something year old friends who own a bookshop. Kinsley Lane has no time in her life for romance, after all what man could possible live up to & satisfy all her fantasies like her numerous book boyfriends do? Then her birthday rolls around and she begins to wonder if she might be missing out on something so she decides to dip her toes into the wonderful world of online dating. The fun really begins when her brother’s best friend Josh d
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Gsmitty
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bookworm's Guide to Dating by Emma Hart is the first book in a new but interconnected series that I know is going to ABSOLUTELY sit at the top of my favorites pile! 
Honestly, I don't think I could love Kinsley any more than I do, from the very first chapter all the way through to the end! The kinship is REAL, I'm telling you! Anyone that loves books like that is my girl, and that's only one tiny facet to her amazingness. 
I adore Holley and Saylor, and need me a squad like them STAT, you'll s
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Michelle
Oct 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I really liked the story and Josh and Kinsley, both separately and together. They made for a great “best friend’s sister” love story. It was funny, sexy and well written.

This story has a perfect setting - it’s about a girl who owns a bookstore with her friends. Sounds pretty perfect to me,but Kinsley is lonely and wants a man to share her life with and she has some very strict criteria. Josh is a great sport about helping her find someone while harboring his own romantic feelings for her. And I
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Emily Goodman
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Emma Hart is fabulously flirty with her new release The Bookworm's Guide to Dating. I fell hard and fast for this one. As a passionate bookworm and introvert myself, it was easy to relate to Hart's leading lady. At 26, Kinsley should be further along in her dating life. Instead of dating only her book boyfriends, she vows to put herself out there and opens online dating account.

Which leads us to Josh... Josh is Kinsley's brother's best friend and now her dating coach. For selfish reasons, Josh
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Becky
Oct 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on my blog, Becky on Books, on 10/6/2020.

A cute friends-to-lovers, brother's best friend romance--with a bookish twist!

Kinsley co-owns an indie bookstore (aaaaand just like that, I'll be reading her co-owners' books too! ;) ) and though she has many book boyfriends, IRL she's not so romantically savvy. So on her birthday, she decides to take her fate into her own hands by downloading several dating apps (one of which will be familiar to readers of Ms Hart's other books!). But even her o
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Queen B
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t help but feel as if Kinsley was a bit of a kindred spirit. Likes books better than people, a bit of an introvert, awkward around new people. If I hadn’t met Prince Consort B in college, I might have been the one needing matchmaking and dating lessons.

Joshua is the best friend of Kinsley’s brother Colton, and he’s been harboring a massive crush on her for quite a while. Bro code is stopping him from acting on it, so when she discusses wanting to date more, it seems like the perfect way
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Jennifer Mitchell
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-reads, arcs, rom-com
Thank you Emma Hart for advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

Reasons why I love reading books written by Emma Hart: I always laugh. I always swoon. I always have a smile plastered on my face throughout the entire novel. Her formula of witty, sarcastic banter, the use of grandmas and grandpas, plus the use of an animal works every time.

The Bookworm's Guide to Dating is no different and yet, it is definitely one of my favorites. Kinsley and I could easily be best friends. Her love of book
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Kimberly List
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Emma Hart is not only a steamy romance author but she is an auto-buy for me. She always has a feisty take on the main characters and I find myself usually laughing a few hundred times. The Bookworm's Guide to Dating did not disappoint. For all book lovers out there this is the romance for you. Kinsley is my dream female character. She is an accident prone, bad at dating, book worm who has the dream job of every bookworm...she owns a bookstore with her best friends (I KNOW). Josh is her brother's ...more
Ann
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
*4,5 stars*
I just have something with stories that involves books in any way and I'm glad that it was embedded in this story. I always love a good read by this author and the way she writes it always cracks me up somehow but also evokes so many emotions. I truly enjoyed Kinsley and Josh' story but also the friendships that you could feel throughout this book. I cannot wait to see what is next in store!

Kinsley is a proud bookshop owner and is happy with how her life is going but she just doesn't
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DrivenbyBooks
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
*4,5 stars*
I just have something with stories that involves books in any way and I'm glad that it was embedded in this story. I always love a good read by this author and the way she writes it always cracks me up somehow but also evokes so many emotions. I truly enjoyed Kinsley and Josh' story but also the friendships that you could feel throughout this book. I cannot wait to see what is next in store!

Kinsley is a proud bookshop owner and is happy with how her life is going but she just doesn't
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Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf - Samantha
Another comedic rom-com from Emma! Kinsley comes to a realization on her birthday that she’s getting older and decides to give a shot at dating after being extremely picky but doesn’t know where to start. Thankfully her brother’s best friend Josh finds out what she’s doing and offers to help, although he has ulterior motives since he’s had feelings for her for quite a while. Kinsley being the bookworm she is has absolutely no clue that Josh has feelings for her but soon finds out and it changes ...more
Erin Lewis
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 star review The Bookworm’s Guide To Dating (The Bookworm’s Guide #1) by Emma Hart

I know this is hard to believe but this is the first book that I have read by Emma Hart and how I have not read a book of hers before I have absolutely no idea. This was such an entertaining and fun read and one that captivated me from the first to the last chapter.

I loved the blurb for this book; Kinsley Lane is horrified when her brother’s best friend Josh Carter decides to it find Kinsley a boyfriend. What foll
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Jackie Wright
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Bookworm’s Guide to Dating is romantic comedy at its best, it’s a hilarious read that will leave you smiling like a Cheshire Cat and I highly recommend it. Kinsley and Josh’s story is a spin off from The Girl Next Door but it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone, it’s the start of a new series about 3 girls who own a bookshop in a small Montana town.
Kinsley has decided it’s time to start working on her dating and when she talks it over with her best friends, Josh who is her best friends
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booksiflove
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely amazing! Full of funny banter, laugh out loud jokes, but also so much swoon and love!
Emma Hart shows again why I secretly call her the Queen of rom-coms!

Kinsley and Josh know each other since forever, because Josh is her brothers best friend!
Josh is trying to set up Kinsley with a few dates, because her dating life is like non existent. Unfortunately as much time as she spends with funny, swoony Josh, Kinsley realizes that there’s something in the air...

This book hit me i
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Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She first put fingers to keys at the age of eighteen after her husband told her she read too much and should write her own.
Four years later, she's still figuring out what he meant when he said she 'read too much.'

She prides herself on writing smart smut
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