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Queer Romance Book Club August 2023
Queer Romance Book Club August 2023

Sun, Aug 20

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Under the Umbrella

Queer Romance Book Club August 2023

Alexandria Bellefleur returns with a steamy Sapphic rom-com about a quiet bookseller and a romance novel cover model who agree to a modern-day marriage-of-convenience...

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Time & Location

Aug 20, 2023, 1:00 PM

Under the Umbrella, 511 W 200 S Suite 120, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

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About the Event

About The Queer Romance Book Club

The Queer Romance Book Club meets on the third Sunday of the month at 1 p.m. The QRBC reads romance from the Adult and Young Adult genres. Due to the content of some of the books we ask that participants be 18 and older. Subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming books and events: queerromancebookclub.substack.com.

Please consider bringing a contribution (sliding scale $1-15) for the meeting room reservation at Under the Umbrella. If $1 a month is a barrier for you, you are still welcome to attend!

If you purchase next month's book club pick at the end of the meeting, you'll get 10% off that book!

Claiming a Free Book

Thanks to a generous donation, we are able to proviede three free copies of the book of the month EACH MONTH! If you are interested in receiving a free copy, fill out this form. We are prioritizing BIPOC, disabled, and trans readers for these free copies. You may apply for free books each month, but we will prioritize new individuals.

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COVID Precautions: It is a requirement for both the bookstore and the book club to wear a mask.

About the Book

Tansy Adams’ greatest love is her family’s bookstore, passed down from her late father. But when it comes to actual romance… Tansy can’t get past the first chapter. Tired of her stepfamily’s questions about her love life, Tansy invents Gemma, a fake girlfriend inspired by the stunning cover model on a bestselling book. They’ll never actually meet, so what’s the harm in a little fib? Yet when real-life Gemma crosses Tansy’s path, her white lie nearly implodes.

Gemma van Dalen is a wild child, the outcast of her wealthy family, and now the latest heir to Van Dalen Publishing. But the title comes with one tiny condition: she must be married in order to inherit. When Gemma discovers a beautiful stranger has been pretending to date her for months, she decides to take the charade one step further—and announces their engagement.

Gemma needs a wife to meet the terms of her grandfather’s will and Tansy needs money to save her struggling bookstore. A marriage could be mutually beneficial, if they can fool everyone into thinking it’s a love match. Unexpected sparks fly as Tansy and Gemma play the role of affectionate fiancées, and suddenly the line between convenient arrangement and real feelings begins to blur. But the scheming Van Dalen family won’t give up the company without a fight, and Gemma and Tansy’s newfound happiness might get caught in the fallout…

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When possible, please support the store and the authors by purchasing a copy here! Most books should also be available at local libraries.

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