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Ready or Not

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Ready or Not by Cara Bastone
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Feb 13, 2024 | ISBN 9780593796023 | 651 Minutes

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“Accidental pregnancy is a love-it-or-hate-it construct for most romance fans, which could leave Cara Bastone’s friends-to-lovers entry in a tough position. But for those willing to jive with that particular plot twist—and trust me, it’s worth it—Ready or Not is an absolutely buoyant read. Vivacious and funny, Bastone’s first-person perspective through protagonist Eve traces the tricky threads of single parenthood, long-term friendship, infertility, grief, and (yes) sex with skill.”Elle

Ready or Not is the very definition of the perfect slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance. Cara Bastone’s voice is wholly unique and sparkles with effervescence and joy. I savored every page.”—KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters

“An absolute treasure of a book! Cara Bastone gives readers a gift, and pays humanity a compliment, with this warmly witty, profoundly tender story of a love that makes the world bigger and better. Ready or Not introduces indelible characters who navigate their entanglements with abundant, heart-bursting kindness. The result is one of the most emotionally satisfying romances I’ve read in years.”—Joanna Lowell, author of Artfully Yours
 
“A wholehearted meditation on all kinds of love, this novel is pure joy.”—Annabel Monaghan, nationally bestselling author of Same Time Next Summer

“With loads of humor, lovable characters, and a first kiss that will leave you flushed and breathless, Ready or Not is a delightfully romantic story that celebrates modern love and the excitement of the unexpected. Readers will adore Cara Bastone’s joyful, swoony novel!”—Amy Poeppel, author of The Sweet Spot

“Bastone enchants with this luminous contemporary . . . friends-to-lovers journey. . . . This is a gratifyingly modern take on the accidental pregnancy trope that acknowledges a family can come in many different configurations. The nuanced, believable characters and depth of emotion make this warmhearted romance a keeper.”Publishers Weekly

“[A] truly heartwarming emotional journey . . . Bastone is wonderfully unflinching when considering the way pregnancy changes relationships. . . . Funny and touching; Eve’s snappy voice and poignant vulnerability are a good match for the subject matter.”Kirkus Reviews
 
“In this contemporary rom-com, the story jumps right into the action, and even readers who don’t like the surprise-pregnancy trope will find themselves glued to the page for more of Eve’s snark and sense of humor.”—Library Journal
 

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