Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Read Between the Lines
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
30 posts | 18 read | 21 to read
From award-winning author Rachel Lacey comes a playful romance about a Manhattan bookstore owner and a reclusive author who love to hate--and hate to love--each other. Books are Rosie Taft's life. And ever since she took over her mother's beloved Manhattan bookstore, they've become her home too. The only thing missing is her own real-life romance like the ones she loves to read about, and Rosie has an idea of who she might like to sweep her off her feet. She's struck up a flirty online friendship with lesbian romance author Brie, and what could be more romantic than falling in love with her favorite author? Jane Breslin works hard to keep her professional and personal lives neatly separated. By day, she works for the family property development business. By night, she puts her steamier side on paper under her pen name: Brie. Jane hasn't had much luck with her own love life, but her online connection with a loyal reader makes Jane wonder if she could be the one. When Rosie learns that her bookstore's lease has been terminated by Jane's family's business, romance moves to the back burner. Even though they're at odds, there's no denying the sparks that fly every time they're together. When their online identities are revealed, will Jane be able to write her way to a happy ending, or is Rosie's heart a closed book?
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
review
JacintaMCarter
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

#2022Book104
I‘m always a little hesitant to check out romance novels, because that‘s never really been my genre. This book, however, was a delight. While it hit a lot of the common romance tropes, it didn‘t rely on them to the point of losing originality. Also, I‘m always down for a queer retelling of a Meg Ryan movie.

review
WJCintron
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Panpan

Unpopular opinion! 🤷🏻‍♀️
💔 This wasn‘t for me. I‘m having bad luck with sapphic books lately. If anyone knows of a really good one, please post the title in the comments. 😃👍 Ty🙏
#trappedonanisland #challenge
What are you up to?
✅ Template by @Probably_reading_right_now 🤩
#read #review #scarathlone22 #bookstagram #teammonstermash #scarathlon #sapphic #trappedonanisland

TheBookHippie The Lady's Guide to Celestial Mechanics: Feminine Pursuits
Olivia Waite my daughter loved this one.
(edited) 2mo
WJCintron @TheBookHippie Awesome!! Thanks so much. 😃🙌🙏 I‘ll definitely look for it!! 👍 2mo
TheBookHippie @WJCintron I hope you like it! I know it's a hard genre to find well written books in. 2mo
See All 6 Comments
WJCintron @TheBookHippie Definitely! A shame. 👍🙂 2mo
AbigailJaneBlog I didn't enjoy RBTL either. Have you read this one? It's pretty good. 2mo
WJCintron @AbigailJaneBlog No, I haven‘t. Thanks so much! 🙏😃 I just stacked it! 🙌 If you haven‘t read Written in the Stars, that‘s one of my favorites. 2mo
34 likes6 comments
blurb
WJCintron
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
review
PageShifter
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

Characters were likable and mature, there wasn't unnecessary drama in this book and I liked that.

This was really cozy to read but secondary characters felt a bit same. I loved how this had so many book lovers and I think the setting was maybe the thing I liked most.

This dragged a bit at some point but only slightly. I really liked how this ended and this was really sweet and entertaining.

#SeriesRead2022 #Pantone2022 #aestheticallymatched

TheSpineView Fabulous 👌 3mo
Clwojick Great match! 3mo
21 likes2 comments
blurb
BkClubCare
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Finally came off library hold! And today is #LemonMeringuePieDay #Aug15 #ILovePie

39 likes1 stack add
blurb
thereadingpal
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

I'm so sorry for the delay with this - I got really sick and had a fever, and I couldn't do much at all because everything hurt. Luckily, it wasn't Covid. Anyway, here's our last talk for “Read Between the Lines“ by Rachel Lacey. Tell us everything on your mind regarding this book

PageShifter This was a sweet story! The only thing I wondered was why there were so many details about clothes they were wearing but not about the dog?? It was little and brown but that's all we got to know about him! This dragged a bit at some point but overall entertaining. Drama at the end was a bit stupid bit I liked how things ended. 4mo
PuddleJumper It was a sweet story. Not my kind of thing but still an okay read. I would have enjoyed it more if there was some actual tension that wasn't resolved quickly. 4mo
AbigailJaneBlog It was a fun read, but definitely not a favourite. It's a shame because I think the story could have been really good, but it just dragged for me and didn't give enough attention to the things I felt should have had attention. 4mo
ozma.of.oz I enjoyed it! It was very sweet and low stakes, which I appreciated. Romance is not something I usually pick up on my own, so I‘m glad to have taken this time to nudge out of my comfort zone! 4mo
BookwormAHN @PageShifter I also wish there were more details about the dog. But overall I enjoyed it, definitely not my usual genre. 4mo
11 likes5 comments
blurb
thereadingpal
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey

Unfortunately, the post for today's discussion will be made tomorrow.
I've been sick all day and I can't do much at all :(

PuddleJumper Take care of yourself! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh no! I hope you feel better ❤️‍🩹 4mo
ozma.of.oz Your health comes first! Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
8 likes3 comments
review
BookwormAHN
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

I don't normally enjoy contemporary romance but this lesbian enemies to lovers book was a lot of fun. Rosie owns a bookstore & Jane's family runs the property development company that has recently condemned the building.
#LGBTBookClub @thereadingpal
#Pantone2022 #StrawberryCream @Clwojick
#BBRC #Adult #InTheNameOfLove @LibrarianRyan
#BFC2022 @wanderinglynn
#BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks

kspenmoll I enjoyed this too! 4mo
LibrarianRyan Ahhhh. Cute cover. 4mo
Clwojick Sounds like a good one! I‘ll have to check it out! 4mo
See All 6 Comments
Johanna414 I have this one on my kindle... I need to move it up on my list a bit! 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 4mo
thereadingpal Thank you for joining in! Glad you liked it! 4mo
64 likes5 stack adds6 comments
review
ozma.of.oz
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Mehso-so

It‘s not quite a meet cute for bookstore owner Rosie and secret romance novelist Jane when Jane‘s company is responsible for evicting Rosie‘s store to build a high rise. Can they move past that when sparks fly?

This was charming. A sweet wlw romance with a fun cast of side characters. Although very slow. And very low stakes. Not a whole lot happens, but that‘s okay. The drama all made sense and didn‘t feel contrived. 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑

rachelsbrittain That bookmark 😍 4mo
64 likes2 comments
blurb
AbigailJaneBlog
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Posting my #JubilantJuly round up now as I'm currently in A&E and don't see myself reading much more before tomorrow.

I finished the tagged book and enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I also made progress on the three books pictured, but not as much as I hoped

@Andrew65

review
PuddleJumper
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Mehso-so

This is a very light romance book with low stakes and a cute if improbable set up.

I found it so boring and uninspiring. Also, when a character is described as having a 'British accent' I like to imagine a thick Geordie accent and that makes everything better

Read for #lgbtbookclub @thereadingpal

blurb
LitsyEvents
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Reposting for @thereadingpal.

blurb
thereadingpal
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Hello! I'm sorry for the delay, but here's the first check-in for our #LGBTBookClub July pick, which was Read Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey. We had to read until chapter 13.
Here are the questions, but feel free to talk about anything else that caught your eye during your reading (tag your spoilers!!!)
Again, I am so sorry for being late, life got the best of me :)

@LitsyEvents

AbigailJaneBlog 1. I think Lia is my favourite. She is a nice mix between practical and emotional, whereas I find the 2 main characters are too much either way. 4mo
AbigailJaneBlog 2. I think the pacing of the story is okay, but I think the writing itself could be a lot tighter. There are sections and conversations that drag on just TOO LONG or are overly wordy. 4mo
See All 18 Comments
AbigailJaneBlog 3. Okay I have read the end, but by the end of chapter 13 I was thinking that the whole lease thing would be a massive issue and cause loads of miscommunication and lead to them re-meeting later down the line once Rosie had found a new place. 4mo
PageShifter 1. Well I actually like both main characters but to be honest I feel like all secondary characters feel a bit same. I mean there isn't that many differences in them // they aren't really fleshed out so it's hard to say if I like one of them more than another.

2. At least the last couple chapters has been a bit slowish and the story hasn't went forward really much. I am hoping more to happen soon.
4mo
PageShifter 3. I have actually finished the book but after chapter 13 I wasn't waiting for surprises and thought Jane would start working as a full-time author and Rose would find some solution for her store 4mo
Nutmegnc @AbigailJaneBlog 2. I‘m with AJB on this. I think the story could have been just as effective without certain sections/convos. Some parts just didn‘t seem to advance the story or characters. 4mo
Nutmegnc 1. I liked the two main characters but my fav was the dog 😬. Frankly, it‘s the same in real life, too. 4mo
Nutmegnc 3. I have also finished the book so I won‘t comment on that…yet. 4mo
AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc the dog is also ideal, 10/10. 4mo
BookwormAHN I also like the dog best. I also think it's progressing a little slow. I resisted the urge to finish it so far but I'm hoping for something that is not to predictable or depressing. I really like the book so far 💜 4mo
PuddleJumper 01) Brinkley the dog because he has the most personality. I'm finding a lot of the characters too nice and very similar

02) The pacing is okay, a bit slow for my tastes and there is a lot of unnecessary dialogue

03) They live happily ever after with no conflict because conflict doesn't seem to exist in this book
4mo
BkClubCare I am still waiting for the book - YAY the library has it AND yea? Some one else is reading it 🤪 4mo
PageShifter @Nutmegnc I also love dogs in stories but we never got information about it! It was brown and I assume small because it was also carried but else??! Felt so strange and lazy thing from the author 4mo
Nutmegnc @PageShifter I mean…all these things are true 😬. Still prefer the dog 😜. 4mo
PageShifter @Nutmegnc Hahaha, I can still get it 💞🐕 4mo
ozma.of.oz All caught up! And I like Lia and Amy both. These side characters who love and support their/sister. I love that character type. Amy‘s support of Jane‘s writing and Lia‘s encouragement of Rosie are both so fun to read! It does feel slow to me, but romance isn‘t my usual genre, so that might be a genre thing? I hope this ends happily, but mainly I want to see Jane stand up for herself to her family. (edited) 4mo
PageShifter @ozma.of.oz I don't think it's just genre, this just is a bit slow book 4mo
14 likes18 comments
blurb
AbigailJaneBlog
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Okay so I stated off hating this but pushed through for the sake of #LGBTbookclub and now I'm loving it? The story is great I just wish there had been some editting because boy does this book need it. Hopefully this will turn out to be a soft pick, but that will heavily depend on the ending.

@thereadingpal

Nutmegnc Yeah, I liked it but I felt it would have been better if it were shorter and tighter. 4mo
AbigailJaneBlog @Nutmegnc agreed. There were just so many places where she was overly wordy it really pulled me out of it. Plus my pet hate is describing people as having "British accents" because that just isn't a thing! ?? 4mo
38 likes2 comments
blurb
AbigailJaneBlog
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Not been feeling the reading this month so gonna jump onto @Andrew65 's #JubilantJuly Readathon. Plan is to finish the current read (or bail tbh) and read at least one other. Just started Circe as well which I'm loving so I have high hopes.

#LGBTbookclub

Andrew65 Best of luck. 4mo
27 likes1 comment
blurb
Reader93
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Seriously though!!! That has to be honestly my one struggle because I wish I could be the person who could make the for the month but like who is to know what mood I'm in when that time comes around?! Lol

blurb
Nutmegnc
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Just finished the first ##LGBTbookclub pick! Can‘t wait to hear what you all think!! @thereadingpal

thereadingpal That's great! Hope you liked it!! 5mo
46 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
WJCintron
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

The other day I was listening to this audiobook while creating this SFX Makeup.
So far, so good. 😃
#audiobook #littens #makeupartist #sfx #sfxmakeup #reading #fun

Shemac77 Amazing! 5mo
reading_rainbow Gnarly 😆 5mo
Bookwomble That is amazing, though I nearly lost my breakfast! 😆 5mo
See All 10 Comments
BethM I was very concerned about your leg before I read the caption 😂 (edited) 5mo
bthegood love this post!!! (edited) 5mo
WJCintron @bthegood 🥰😃🙏 5mo
WJCintron @BethM 🤣😂🤣 I can imagine your face! Lol 5mo
WJCintron @Bookwomble I‘m sorry about that. 🤣😂 and thank you 🙏🥹😃 5mo
WJCintron @Shemac77 🥹🙏😊 5mo
57 likes10 comments
review
Kshakal
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

A book set in a book store, check, enemies to lovers, check, and adorable animal sidekick, check… this book had all of the things I love and it did not disappoint! I couldn‘t put this book down and was fully invested in Jane and Rosie‘s relationship!

30 likes1 stack add
blurb
LitsyEvents
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Repost
@thereadingpal

https://litsy.com/p/b1RNVjNOaExG

Thank you all for voting! The winner for the first #LGBTbookclub has been chosen with a slim win. We will read Red Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey.

We will discuss the first part of the book (till the end of chapter 13) on July 15. Then we will read till the end and discuss it on 31/07.

The form for August's pick will open on 20/07

thereadingpal Thank you! 5mo
Gissy I will like to read it even though I‘m a slow reader and I don‘t know how fast I will be in the book for your first discussion. The books sounds cute. It is the first one in a series too. So I will try it. It is in B&N cart🤗 5mo
39 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
thereadingpal
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

@LitsyEvents

Thank you all for voting! The winner for the first #LGBTbookclub has been chosen with a slim win. We will read Red Between the Lines by Rachel Lacey.

We will discuss the first part of the book (till the end of chapter 13) on July 15. Then we will read till the end and discuss it on 31/07.

The form for August's pick will open on 20/07

PuddleJumper Looking forward to it! 5mo
PageShifter Nice! Not the book that got my vote but this was one of them that I considered voting for 5mo
See All 17 Comments
AbigailJaneBlog Yess already have this one 😍 5mo
RaeLovesToRead I'm too behind on every one of my reading challenges to fully join, but I'll be keeping an eye on your picks too 👀💕 5mo
Nutmegnc I‘m ready!! 5mo
ozma.of.oz Woo! 5mo
thereadingpal @PageShifter there's just so many interesting LGBT+ books to read xD 5mo
thereadingpal @RaeLovesToRead i feel you!!! You're free to tag along whenever!!! 5mo
thereadingpal @ozma.of.oz :D 5mo
MoonWitch94 Sweet! Sounds good! 👏🏻 5mo
Kenyazero Great pick! Looks like my library doesn‘t have this one, so I‘ll have to read it vicariously through everyone and lurk on the book chat. 5mo
Nutmegnc @Kenyazero I found it on kindle unlimited. Do you do ebooks? 5mo
Kenyazero @Nutmegnc I do! But I don‘t have Amazon Prime because it is expensive. 5mo
Nutmegnc @Kenyazero Boo. 😢 I‘ve found a number of titles I was searching at the library and didn‘t have, were on kindle unlimited. I wonder if the library buyers check it before ordering them? And then don‘t if it‘s on unlimited? 5mo
22 likes17 comments
quote
kera_11
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Rosie owns a bookstore and has been flirting with her favorite lesbian romance author online, Brie. But they‘ve never met. Enter Jane, lesbian romance author by night, hating her job at her family‘s property development company by day. Jane and Rosie immediately feel a connection between them, it‘s too bad Jane‘s family‘s company just terminated Rosie‘s lease. very quick and easy read, it was sweet and I loved every second.

3 likes1 stack add
blurb
Sharpeipup
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Reading during commercials as Crazy Rich Asians is on tv.

Gissy Very productive 👌☺️ 7mo
36 likes2 stack adds1 comment
review
kspenmoll
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

#audiobook #romance

This romance between two star crossed lesbian bookish lovers is a fun palette cleanser. Rosie, a book store owner& Brie, a closet writer of lesbian romance novels, meet, immediately feel a gut attraction, but face one big obstacle to their dreams of being together. Recommend if you like romance. A great listen.

54 likes1 stack add
blurb
kspenmoll
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

#bookreport

Finished 2 books this week, one a #cozy (Steamed), the other historical fiction (Dangerous Goodbye). The others I am in various stages due to buddy reads, library finds.

@Andrew65 #joyousjanuary #readathon : plan to continue the designated buddy reads sections, Vera, and the #audiobook, Between the Lines.

Suet624 That‘s a lot!! 10mo
Amiable I love it that here I can see other people who also have multiple books going simultaneously. My IRL friends don‘t understand how that‘s possible without getting confused. Litsy makes me feel validated. 🙌🏼 10mo
Cinfhen That‘s a lot going on!!! I‘m more of a monogamous reader 😉 10mo
See All 7 Comments
kspenmoll @Suet624 @Amiable @Cinfhen Sometimes I do read a book straight through! I did overdue it on challenges this month but I am managing so far somewhat!!! Reading more than one book at a time fits my mood reading & satisfies my ADD!!! 10mo
Cinfhen I get it!! Glad you‘re able to keep up and keep the plot‘s & characters straight 10mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen Ha! I do tag books, & use sticky notes- & a notebook for non-fiction😀 10mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🙌 10mo
48 likes7 comments
blurb
kspenmoll
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image

Just started this #audiobook while cooking this evening. Love the cover and its colors.

review
iread2much
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this modern take on You‘ve Got Mail. The author did a good job adapting it to modern times and I also enjoyed the extra layer of adding authorship to the mix.
Rosie owns a book store and Jane‘s family owns the building the book store is in and Jane must evict her. They are super hot for each other, but can they have a relationship with that kind of background? 3.5/5 stars. Slow in some places, but a fun read.

review
Ellies_Books06
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

Well, this audiobook was not planned, since I am working now -at home of course- I renewed my audible subscription 😅 This was my first pick.

I want to read it, I think I'll enjoy it more.

P.S. It feels so good to be back on track 💚

#iamreading #audiobook #DecemberRead

review
MicheleinPhilly
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

This was SOOOOO far outside of my wheelhouse but that‘s okay. It was free, it was inspired by You‘ve Got Mail, it starred lesbians, a bookstore, and a dog. So basically it was perfect.

vivastory One of the best dessert experiences I've ever had was eating at Cafe Lalo during a post Xmas trip to NYC many years ago. ☕🍰 12mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory “She could be a real dog, man.” 12mo
60 likes3 stack adds2 comments
review
ItsAnotherJen
Read Between the Lines | Rachel Lacey
post image
Pickpick

A fun and easy read - a romance between a bookstore owner and a woman who is an author. Two book loving women who find love unexpectedly. All the characters were so likeable! I have been reading some really heavy and/or emotional books so this was exactly the way to "cleanse the palate" and give my heartstrings some relief.

Brooke_H I got this one last month as Amazon‘s free kindle book, but haven‘t read it yet. I‘m glad it‘s a good one! 12mo
ItsAnotherJen @Brooke_H That's exactly how I came across it as well. Hope that you also enjoy it! 12mo
96 likes5 stack adds2 comments