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By the Book (Meant to Be, #2)

By Jasmine Guillory
By the Book (Meant to Be, #2) by Jasmine Guillory digital book - Fable

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9 hours, 42 minutes

Sometimes to truly know a person, you have to read between the lines.

Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing after college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, still living at home, and one of the few Black employees at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to prove her worth and finally get the recognition she deserves. All she has to do is go to the author's Santa Barbara mansion and give him a quick pep talk or three. How hard could it be?

But Izzy quickly finds out she is in over her head. Beau Towers is not some celebrity lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. He is jaded and withdrawn and—it turns out—just as lost as Izzy. But despite his standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn't there before.

Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory's reimagining of a beloved fairy tale is a tale as old as time . . . for a new generation.

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47 Reviews

3.5
Slightly Smiling Face“This book was cute. Very cute. A whole Beauty and the Beast vibe without following the actual story. I enjoyed a cute romance between two unlikely characters but of course it works. It always does! There were a ton of grammatical errors that made me cringe throughout the story that required me to reread a passage just to understand what was trying to be said. However, the journey was a great journey to go on. Made me miss California so much and understand the struggles of living in NYC, as I do now; it feels good to be seen.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingRealistic settingFeel goodRomanticBad writing
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Diverse charactersMulti-layered charactersEasy to readRomantic
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“honestly it was great read.. it really brought out the modern day beauty and the beast, which was great. i cried at the end of book..”
Characters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully written
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CuteLikable charactersWitty banterRomanticRealistic settingLightheartedRushed ending

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