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June 20th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Parade Magazine's Celebrate Pride 2024 With These 39 Best New LGBTQI+ Books:

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June 16th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Rolling Stone's "Done With ‘Bridgerton’? Here Are 6 Gay Regency Romances to Make Readers Swoon":

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June 6th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Marie Claire's 18 Best Romance Books of 2024 (So Far):

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May 22nd, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of The New York Times' Best Romance Novels of the Year (So Far):

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May 18th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of the Washington Post's "Binged ‘Bridgerton’ already? Read these historical romances next."

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May 15th, 2024

MORE THAN A BEST FRIEND is one of United by Pop's Must Read Books For Bridgerton Fans:

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May 13th, 2024

YOU'RE THE PROBLEM, IT'S YOU is one of "Readers' 48 Hottest New Romances for Summer" on Goodreads

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May 6th, 2024

YOU'RE THE PROBLEM, IT'S YOU is one of NetGalley's WeAreBookish "30 Summer Books to Have on Your Radar" list:

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April 25th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Mashable's "Which books are going to go TikTok famous this year":

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April 9th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Book Riot's 9 Romance Books You’ll Want to Tote with You this Spring and Summer:

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April 1st, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Shondaland's “A Deep Dive Into Our Favorite Romance Novel Tropes” as a friends-to-lovers title to try:

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March 27th, 2024

Emma R. Alban on FANDOMS: “QUEERNESS WAS OFTEN THE DEFAULT, RATHER THAN THE EXCEPTION” for Diva Magazine:

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March 10th, 2024

Emma R. Alban is part of the Adult Romance Debut Panel for Utopia State of Mind:

March 5th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Kirkus Reviews'20 Fiction Breakthroughs That Live Up to the Hype:

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February 29th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Entertainment Weekly's Hot Stuff: The 8 best romance novels of Winter 2024:

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February 29th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of The Fandomentals'7 Incredible Sapphic Books for Femslash February

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February 22st, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of The New York Times Books Staff's Great New Romances in their "Let Us Help You Find Your Next Book" roundup:

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February 21st, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Cosmopolitan's 14 New LGBTQ+ Books You've Gotta Check Out In 2024:

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February 20th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Book Riot's 10 New Romance Reads for Your Beach Bag:

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February 14th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of LGBTQ Reads' MOST ANTICIPATED LGBTQ+ ROMANCES OF 2024:

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February 13th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of The Meet Cute Bookstore's Romance Read Recommendations in Axios San Diego:

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February 9th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Hello Magazine India's 7 New Romance Novels That You Need To Read Right Now:

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February 8th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Elle Magazine's Best (and Most Anticipated) Romance Books of 2024, So Far:

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February 1st, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Oprah Daily's 6 Romance Books That Will Sweeten Your Valentine’s Day:

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January 31st, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is the Other Paperback Indie Favorites pick on the Indie Bestsellers List for January 31st, 2024:

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January 28th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is part of Rainbow Read's Book Releases: 2024 Sapphic Releases (January to June):

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January 26th, 2024

Emma R. Alban is part of the Must-Read Debut Romance Books | Winter 2024 FIRST DATE Panel for Readers Seeks Romance:

January 25th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Cosmopolitan's Best Romance Novels to Read in 2024:

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January 25th, 2024

Emma R. Alban Q&A with Deborah Kalb:

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January 18th, 2024

Emma R. Alban Interviewed on Of The Publishing Persuasion:

January 17th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is a

USA Today Bestseller:

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January 17th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND reviewed by The New York Times:

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January 13th, 2024

MORE THAN A BEST FRIEND reviewed by Nonchalant:

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January 12th, 2024

YOU'RE THE PROBLEM IT'S YOU is part of Culturess' Predicting 2024's biggest romance book trends:

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January 10th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND reviewed by Smart Bitches, Trashy Books:

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January 9th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND Reviewed by Bookpage:

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January 9th, 2024

Emma R. Alban Interviewed by Sydney Bolen for TheFemaleMainCharacter.com:

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January 9th, 2024

Emma R. Alban Interviewed by John Charles for The Poisoned Pen Bookstore:

January 5th, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is on of Book Riot's 10 New Romance Books To Enjoy in January 2024:

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January 5th, 2024

Emma R. Alban interview with Dallas Voice:

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January 1st, 2024

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Lambda Literary Review's JANUARY’S MOST ANTICIPATED LGBTQIA+ LITERATURE:

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December 31st, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is an Amazon Editor's Pick for Best Romance:

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December 29th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Goodreads Readers' Most Anticipated New Romances for 2024:

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December 29th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Kirkus Review's Most Anticipated Books of 2024:

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December 27th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Today.com's 2024 romance novels that already have us swooning:

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December 20th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Entertainment Weekly's 38 books we're excited to read in 2024:

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December 8th, 2023

Emma R. Alban is featured on Booklist Online with 10 Questions from John Charles

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December 7th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND receives a Starred Booklist Review

“With an engaging plot that offers a deft nod to The Parent Trap, Alban’s gracefully writt
November 30th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is a January 2024 Indie Next Pick

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November 1st, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND reviewed by Library Journal

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October 21st, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND receives a Starred Kirkus Review

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Kirkus Starred Review:

"Alban’s debut is a witty, complex slow burn that offers a welcome new perspective on the Victorian marriage market. In addition to a well-paced story with charming heroines, it’s heightened by thoughtful, realistic historical detail—who knew hoop skirts could be both so troublesome and so useful? The book is lightly spicy and remarkably intense, thanks to the emotional connection between Beth and Gwen as well as the many barriers between the two women and their happy ending. Readers will be eager for the next installment.

A stunning Sapphic Victorian romance from an author to watch."

October 16th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND reviewed by Publishers Weekly

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October 13th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is highlighted in Library Journal's Historical Encounters Romance Preview

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September 27th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is one of Beyond the Bookends' 32 Most Anticipated January 2024 Book Releases

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June 18th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is highlighted in Nonbinary Knight's Most Anticipated 2023/2024 Queer Books list

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June 15th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is highlighted in Queer Books Past, Present, and Future: Pride Month Author Talk

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*Previously title Mischief & Matchmaking

June 12th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is a Post Summer Stunner in Courtney Kae's Books to Pack for Summer Camp for Kensington Books

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May 29th, 2023

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is listed in Publishers Weekly's Fall 2023 Adult Announcement Issue:

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April 26th, 2023
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November 4th, 2022

Publisher's Marketplace Announcement:

DON'T WANT YOU LIKE A BEST FRIEND is part of LGBTQ Reads' Lesbian Day of Visibility to-read recommendations:

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