Founded by newly converted romance addict and Old Town Books owner Ally Kirkpatrick, Bad Romance Book Club is co-chaired by Danielle Ballard and Kristen Coates, the official "Romance Consultants" for the shop (and the source of Ally's ruination.)
Join us for the July Bad Romance Book Club! We'll be discussing Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev.
Ticket price for this meeting: one copy of the July pick, Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors for 15% off the cover price. For the ravenous romance reader: Upgrade to the two book bundle and get an extra 10% off, for a total of 25% off the bundle.
*If you would like to avoid the online ticket processing fee, please purchase your book(s) in the store before July 19 to club meeting. Make sure you mention Bad Romance Book Club to your bookseller to get the club discount.
About the primary pick, Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev: It is a truth universally acknowledged that only in an overachieving Indian American family can a genius daughter be considered a black sheep. Dr. Trisha Raje is San Francisco’s most acclaimed neurosurgeon. But that’s not enough for the Rajes, her influential immigrant family who’s achieved power by making its own non-negotiable rules: Never trust an outsider; Never do anything to jeopardize your brother’s political aspirations; And never, ever, defy your family. Trisha is guilty of breaking all three rules. But now she has a chance to redeem herself. So long as she doesn’t repeat old mistakes. Up-and-coming chef DJ Caine has known people like Trisha before, people who judge him by his rough beginnings and place pedigree above character. He needs the lucrative job the Rajes offer, but he values his pride too much to indulge Trisha’s arrogance. And then he discovers that she’s the only surgeon who can save his sister’s life. As the two clash, their assumptions crumble like the spun sugar on one of DJ’s stunning desserts. But before a future can be savored there’s a past to be reckoned with... A family trying to build home in a new land. A man who has never felt at home anywhere. And a choice to be made between the two.
About the bonus book, Once Upon a Tower by Eloisa James: As an extremely wealthy laird, Gowan Stoughton, Duke of Kinross, can have any of the maidens at the ball he attends. The only problem is they are all English and Gowan is not so certain they are suitable. He is accustomed to the hard-working lasses from his Highlands, not these dainty noblewomen who spend their days drinking tea or some other such nonsense. But then he makes the acquaintance of Lady Edith Gilchrist. Utterly bewitched by the emerald-eyed beauty with lush golden locks, he knows he must have her. "Edie" had the misfortune of being dreadfully ill at her debut ball and barely remembers what Gowan looks like. Even worse, she accepted his proposal the following day. Edie's only true passion is playing music—until Gowan writes a scandalous letter and stirs the most irresistible desire. Yet when they marry, Edie realizes her husband needs a lesson and locks herself in a tower. Somehow Gowan must find a way to enter the tower and convince his new bride that she belongs in his arms.
RSVP and buy your books in store on Eventbrite!