By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate
Published: March 1, 2022 – Penguin Group/Putnam
Review galley courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
From # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate comes an enemies-to-lovers romance about an editor, her bestselling author, and one life-changing secret.
What she doesn’t know about love could fill a book.
With a successful career as a romance editor, and an engagement to a man who checks off all ninety-nine boxes on her carefully curated list, Lanie’s more than good. She’s killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author and her biggest inspiration in love and life—the Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa’s writer’s block and she’ll get the promotion she’s always dreamed of. Simple, right?
But there’s a reason no one has ever seen or spoken to the mysterious Noa Calloway. And that reason will rock Lanie’s world. It will call into question everything she thought she knew. When she finally tosses her ninety-nine expectations to the wind, Lanie may just discover that love By Any Other Name can still be as sweet. (publisher)
After a bit of a slow beginning I was drawn in and rooting for romance novel editor Lanie and her author.
The loss of her mother when Lanie was ten had a profound effect on her. As a college student she was introduced to the books of Noa Calloway which formed an ideal for finding her true love. Fast forward several years and Lanie is in her dream job as book editor for a publisher of romance novels when fate presents her with the opportunity to edit her favorite author! At this point I was unable to put the book down. No more details from me but if this sounds like your kind of book you’ll want to find a copy.
I enjoyed this story about what happens when you discover what you want in life differs from what you’d thought you wanted. It’s about taking chances and trusting yourself. An enjoyable read.
About the author:
Lauren Kate is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of nine novels for young adults, including Fallen, which was made into a major motion picture. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. She is also the author of The Orphan’s Song, her debut adult novel. BY ANY OTHER NAME is her second adult novel. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her family.