Monday, May 20, 2024

Michele's Monday Picks #46

Angela is so generous to let me pop in with my little series, Michele’s Monday Picks!  I’m not a blogger or bookstagrammer, but I love getting excited about new releases with the rest of you.  Here I’ll be sharing new books I’m really looking forward to!


By Christina Lauren
Expected Publication: June 25, 2024

From Goodreads:
A witty and deeply romantic modern reimagining of Disney’s Tangled, by the New York Times bestselling author duo Christina Lauren, part of the acclaimed and bestselling Meant to Be collection.

She has a dream. He has a plan. Together they’ll take a leap of faith.

Ren has never held an iPhone, googled the answer to a question, or followed a crush on social media. What she has done: Read a book or two, or three (okay, hundreds). Taught herself to paint. Built a working wind power system from scratch. But for all the books she’s read, Ren has never found one that’s taught a woman raised on a homestead and off the grid for most of her twenty-two years how to live in the real world. So when she finally achieves her lifelong dream of attending Corona College, it feels like her life is finally beginning.

Fitz has the rest of his life mapped out: Graduate from Corona at the top of his class, get his criminal record wiped clean, and pass himself off as the rich, handsome player everyone thinks he is. He’s a few short months from checking off step one of his plans when Ren Gylden, with her cascading blonde hair and encyclopedic brain, crashes into his life, and for the first time Fitz’s plan is in jeopardy.

But a simple assignment in their immunology seminar changes the course of both their lives, and suddenly they’re thrown out of the frying pan and into the fire on a road trip that will lead them in the most unexpected directions. Out on the open road, the world somehow shifts, and the unlikely pair realize that, maybe, the key to the dreams they've both been chasing have been sitting next to them the whole time.

My favorite author duo reimagining one of my favorite Disney movies? I’m all in - do you think you’ll be picking this one up?


  1. I had no idea this book was coming and so soon!

  2. I read the Julie Murphy book in this series, and it was really cute. I have no doubt CLo will produce a delightful story.

    1. I definitely have high hopes for this one!

  3. It doesn't get much better than Christina Lauren and Tangled!

  4. I've seen a lot of bloggers who are very excited for this one! I hope you'll love it.

  5. Wait, Christina Lauren has a new book coming out? Hehehe

  6. I'm so looking forward to this one as well!

  7. How did I completely miss that Christina Lauren has another novel coming out? Thanks for putting this on my radar, Michele! I completely missed it.


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