Edelweiss Next #2

Three months ago I posted the first Edelweiss Next post after we started our Netgalley Next item every week. It’s not that I haven’t had any e-arcs for these posts, but there have just been other things to talk about. I’ve added some amazing e-arcs to my Kindle recently that I got on Edelweiss and I can’t choose what to read next, so here are three I really want to read soon. Hopefully the opening lines/paragraphs will help me decide!

Nine Liars – Maureen Johnson

Senior year at Ellingham Academy for Stevie Bell isn’t going well. Her boyfriend, David, is studying in London. Her friends are obsessed with college applications. With the cold case of the century solved, Stevie is adrift. There is nothing to distract her from the questions pinging around her brain—questions about college, love, and life in general.

Relief comes when David invites Stevie and her friends to join him for study abroad, and his new friend Izzy introduces her to a double-murder cold case. In 1995, nine friends from Cambridge University went to a country house and played a drunken game of hide-and-seek. Two were found in the woodshed the next day, murdered with an ax.

The case was assumed to be a burglary gone wrong, but one of the remaining seven saw something she can’t explain. This was no break-in. Someone’s lying about what happened in the woodshed.

Seven suspects. Two murders. One killer still playing a deadly game.

“Dear Miss Bell, I have been reading about your recent success in solving cold cases, like the ones at Ellingham Academy and at Camp Sunny Pines. There is something going on in my town and I need your help getting to the bottom of it.”

I’ve loved all of the books in the Truly Devious series so far and have loved them! I wasn’t expecting the author to give us more, so it was a pleasant surprise. I really want to read this before the release at the end of December. The first few sentences don’t give much away, but I have a feeling this will be another wild ride.


The Rom-Com Agenda – Jayne Denker

Vibrantly funny, endearingly sweet, and a love letter to all things rom com, Jayne Denker’s The Rom Com Agenda is a story of two people finding love right when they least expect it.

You know how the story’s supposed to go…but love makes its own plans.

STEP 1: Find yourself
Leah Keegan is used to being alone, especially after taking care of her sick foster mother for the past year. But now there’s nothing keeping her in the sweet town of Willow Cove. It’s time to move on. Again.

STEP 2: Win back the one who got away
Eli Masterson thought he and Victoria were meant to be together until she decided to jet off to Rome for a year. Eli is determined to win her back. But how?

STEP 3: Become a romantic hero
Changing Eli’s physical appearance is easy, but to turn Eli into the sophisticated-yet-vulnerable ideal man, his girl pals force him to watch classic rom-coms. And take notes.

STEP 4: Fall in love?
Inadvertently drawn into the makeover scheme, Leah ends up being Eli’s guide through the wild world of meet-cutes and grand gestures. Even though she believes Eli doesn’t need to change a thing about himself. Even though she just might be falling for Eli . . . and Eli falling for her.

“The perfect swoony, slow burn, sentimental romantic comedy that we all deserve .” –New York Times bestselling author Jenn McKinlay

“Leah Keegan was positive she was not meant to be a superhero. Or an alien. Or whatever other life-form came in a peculiar shade of near-fluorescent lime green. A disturbingly large amount of her skin was sporting the lurid tint at the moment, proving that this was not her color.”
The synopsis of The Rom-Com Agenda sounds like everything I need in a book. We all know that Eli and Leah are going to end up together, but I’m excited to see how they get there. After these few sentences I also want to know why Leah is green.

Chasing Your Tail – Kate McMurray

Head to Brooklyn’s Whitman Street Cat Café: the coffee is strong, the desserts are delicious, kitten cuddles are never out of stock—and finding love is guaranteed.

Pastry chef Brad Marks is the new hot thing at the Whitman Street Cat Café; he makes tasty treats for both the human and feline guests at the café. All the patrons love him, and freelance writer Lindsay Somers understands why; five years ago, she was smitten by his charms too—until Brad broke her heart. Lindsay is happy with her new gig at a trendy weekly magazine, but when her boss assigns her to do a story on the cat café, she’s thrown back into Brad’s orbit yet again…

“Lindsay Somers should have known she was about to be betrayed. Lauren Fitch, one of her closest friends of almost ten years, sat across from her at Pop, their favorite bar, and said, “Okay, please don’t hate me.””

When your best friend says please don’t hate me you know something is up. I have a feeling her friend is the one who invited the man who broke her heart to work at the cat cafe. Second chance romance? Enemies to lovers? Chasing Your Tail seems like it’ll be a fun story!


All three of these books sound amazing! I would read them all right now if I could, but I’m already reading way too many books at once. As usual, haha. I think I’ll starts with The Rom-Com Agenda first. I need to find out why she’s green, haha. What book would you have chosen first based on the first lines? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.

One thought on “Edelweiss Next #2

  1. Based on first line: Rom-Com Agenda… however since I am absolutely DYING to read Nine Liars… I would have picked that one first anyways. XD

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