Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss by Amy Noelle Parks


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


Title: The Quantum Weirdness of the Almost-Kiss

Author: Amy Noelle Parks

Publisher: Amulet Books

Publication Date: January 5, 2021

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Caleb has always assumed that when she was ready for romance, Evie would choose him. Because he is her best friend, and he loves her, and he has almost kissed her 17 times…

Seventeen-year-old Evie Beckham has never been interested in dating. She’s been fully occupied by her love of mathematics and her frequent battles with anxiety (and besides, she’s always found the idea of kissing to be a little bit icky). But with the help of her best friend and her therapist, Evie’s feeling braver. Maybe even brave enough to enter a prestigious physics competition and to say yes to the new boy who’s been flirting with her.

Caleb Covic knows Evie isn’t ready for romance but assumes that when she is, she will choose him. So Caleb is horrified when he is forced to witness Evie’s meet cute with a floppy-haired, mathematically gifted transfer student. Because Caleb knows the girl never falls for the funny best friend when there’s a mysterious stranger around, he decides to use an online forum to capture Evie’s interest. Now, he’s got Evie wondering if it’s possible to fall in love with a boy she’s never met.

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Title: Experimental Marine Biology
: Susannah Nix
Series: Chemistry Lessons #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 15, 2020

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“Just friends” is all Brooke and Dylan have ever been. (Except for that one night in high school, but they don’t talk about that.) Growing up, he was her protector. Her confidante. The one guy she could always trust.

Now she’s a marine biologist working toward her PhD in California, and he’s an underwear model in New York. Dylan’s only in town for a few days, crashing on Brooke’s couch and repaying the favor by acting as her date to a friend’s wedding.

It was totally an accident she saw him naked.

After that, “just friends” goes out the window in favor of friends with benefits.

It’s all going great…until it isn’t.

​Dylan’s got a ticket back to New York at the end of the week, and Brooke may have accidentally broken his heart. Can they navigate these uncharted relationship waters? Or has she tanked her oldest friendship?

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About Susannah Nix:

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Susannah Nix is a RITA® Award-winning author of contemporary romance who lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, watching stupid amounts of television, and getting distracted by Tumblr. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs.

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March 2020 Non-Bookish Favourites

Hello lovelies!

I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy and home. This has been such an insane month that feels like it’s lasted about 4 years. I hope you’re all getting through this ok and that it hasn’t been too rough on all of you. If any of you ever want to talk, hit me up. Always here to be a shoulder to lean on for you guys. You’re all so wonderful and deserve the best 💖💖💖

So my five favourite things this month involve two restaurants (I was in London at the beginning of the month visiting my boyfriend which was the best week of my life), two tops, and a song. I know it’s impossible to go to a restaurant right now, but if any of you are ever in London, keep them on your radar if you’re looking for a nice night out!

1. Provisions
OH MY GOD. If you love wine and nice cheeses, you need to go to Provisions. Or even if it’s just something you want to try. The staff is incredibly accommodating and will be able to give you wonderful suggestions. They have such a large selection and I wish I could go there every day until I manage to try the entire menu.

2. Q Bar
This was the best steak dinner I’ve ever had. I’m not kidding. If you’re looking for a fancier place for a girls night out or a date night, go here. The food was delicious. It’s a busy place though, so definitely make a reservation.

3. Crew neck bodycon sweater from Dynamite
This sweater is so basic, but listen. If you have curves, it is made for you. I have literally never felt more gorgeous in a sweater in my entire life.

4. Chiffon sleeve crew neck top from Dynamite
This is the perfect top for a fancier night out or for the office. It’s tight but covers everything. I was a little apprehensive about the sleeves because I’m a small person and details can swallow me whole, but damn. It’s cute as heck.

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5. Wannabe by ITZY
Is anyone surprised? No. I am obsessed with this damn song (ok, the whole album). But OH MY GOOD LORD. THEIR LIVE PERFORMANCES. THEY ARE SO STABLE MY GIRLIES ARE GROWING UP. AND RYUJIN. R Y U J I N. THE SHOULDER POPPING. MY GOD. I could go on for days. I’m so obsessed with them.

Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young – Release Day Blitz

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Title: Outmatched
: Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 19, 2019

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What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?

They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.

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About Kristen Callihan:

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Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.



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About Samantha Young:


Samantha Young is a New York Times and #1 International bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. On Dublin Street was Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in thirty countries. She has since published over thirteen romance titles including the New York Times Bestsellers Into the Deep, Hero, and her most recent contemporary romance Play On. When writing Adult Paranormal romance she writes under the pen name S. Young.



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Flutter by Carrie Aarons – Release Day Blitz

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Title: Flutter
: Carrie Aarons
: The Nash Brothers #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 11, 2019


He can’t stand her, and best believe, the feeling is mutual.
Her life is the complete opposite of what he desires.
So, why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

Forrest Nash is a smug know-it-all. With his brains, ridiculous good looks and penchant for disobeying the laws of both the police and the dark web, Fawn Hill’s resident genius is cockier than any man Penelope Briggs has ever encountered. It doesn’t help that their six-year age difference makes him completely ineligible in her eyes. Add in the fact that he doesn’t want marriage or babies, and that should eliminate him from the dating pool forever. But it doesn’t mean she can’t sleep with him. Once. Or twice. Or ten times. Against all logic, though, Forrest seems to be sneaking into her heart at the same time he’s sneaking into her bed.

Penelope Briggs is one bossy, obnoxious woman. With three young children, a calendar full of school drop-offs and sports, and enough emotional baggage to fill an airplane, this widow is definitely not what Forrest Nash is looking for. And yet, he can’t get enough of the maddening bombshell. But as their hook-ups become a constant, so does his involvement in Penelope’s life. The things he swore he never wanted, love and kids, seem to be the only things on his mind. And when an attack from his part of the cyber world threatens her safety, he’ll have to admit his feelings for the woman he’d do anything to protect.

What started as a convenient friends-with-benefits situation is quickly growing wings. Even if both parties are trying hard to ignore the flutter.



About Carrie Aarons:

Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.

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