Read-Alikes for ‘Fangirl Down’ by Tessa Bailey | LibraryReads

Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Fangirl Down by Tessa Bailey (Avon) is the top holds title of the week. LibraryReads and Library Journal offer read-alikes for patrons waiting to read this buzziest book.

Josephine Doyle is pro golfer Wells Whitaker’s number one fan. Unfortunately, he hasn’t given her much to be a fan of lately. Problems on and off the course have tanked his career, and when he spectacularly quits the pro tour after a difficult tournament, Josephine is forced to give up her fangirl status. After a hurricane devastates her family’s Florida pro shop, Josephine is shocked when Wells shows up and offers her a chance to be his new caddy so he can return to the tour and she can get the money to repair her family business and regain her health insurance. Before long, sparks are flying, but Josephine and Wells both worry that falling for each other will ruin their professional relationship and Wells’s newfound success. Josephine and Wells are well-developed, multilayered characters, and their relationship, backstories, and Josephine’s type 1 diabetes are all sensitively explored in Bailey’s (Unfortunately Yours) sexy, swoony first foray into sports romance—the beginning of a new series. VERDICT Recommended for fans of grumpy-sunshine pairings and Bailey’s previous work.—Whitney Kramer

The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai (Avon; LJ starred review)

Appeared on the August 2019 LibraryReads list

“An intelligent, multicultural contemporary romance. Rhi, CEO of Crush dating app, and Samson, NFL star, embark on a joint project that turns into more than just talk. Issues of #MeToo in the tech industry and the NFL's concussion problem are woven in. For readers of the Forbidden Heart series, Elle Wright, and Alyssa Cole.”—Jessica Werner, The Seattle Public Library, Seattle, WA

When Stars Collide by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Morrow)

Appeared on the June 2021 LibraryReads list

“Quarterback Thad and opera star Olivia embark on a weeks-long PR campaign for an upscale watch company. Both successful in their careers, they each have a strong sense of themselves, which makes for a refreshingly toned down take on the hero-to-the-rescue trope in this unputdownable read.”—Janet Schneider, Peninsula Public Library, Lawrence, NY

Wildfire by Hannah Grace

Appeared on the October 2023 LibraryReads list

 "This fun summer camp sports romance is a perfect beach read. The characters are complex, and the men (other than the ‘bad guys’) are written to be very respectful of and thoughtful to the women in their lives, whether in friendship or romance. The book is also very sex-positive. Readers who missed the first book in this series won’t feel like they are missing anything, but will want to catch up!"—Jennifer Lizak Chicago Public Library, IL

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