A review by delightful_reading
Fools in Love, by Hannah Moskowitz, Natasha Ngan, Rebecca Kim Wells, Ashley Herring Blake, Rebecca Podos, Amy Spalding, Sara Farizan, Laura Silverman, Gloria Chao, Rebecca Barrow, Julian Winters, Claire Kann, Lilliam Rivera

4.0

A collection of short stories that are inspired by a variety of tropes. All of these stories are cute! I’m actually a little disappointed that some of these are not full-length novels. The stories span multiple genres and have a lot of LGBTQ+ pairings, with the majority being F/F (9 of the 15 stories).

Silver and Gold by Natasha Ngan:
-What happens when two sled race competitors get “snowed in together?”
-Contemporary

Five Stars by Amy Spalding:
-A case of “mistaken identity” strikes in this story.
-Contemporary

Unfortunately, Blobs Do Not Eat Snacks by Rebecca Kim Wells:
-What happens when a magical spell goes haywire and “kissing under the influence” occurs?
-Urban Fantasy

Edges by Ashley Herring Blake:
-“The Grumpy One and the Soft One” may be falling for each other.
-Contemporary

What Makes Us Heroes by Julian Winters:
-What happens when the “Hero and Villain” are childhood friends?
-Superheroes

And by Hannah Moskowitz:
-A “love triangle” emerges when a new kid comes to town.
-Contemporary

My Best Friend’s Girl by Sara Farizan:
-What happens when you fall for your “best friend’s girlfriend?”
-Superhero

(Fairy)like Attracts Like by Claire Kann:
-A case of “mutual pining” between two coworkers.
-Urban Fantasy

These Strings by Lilliam Rivera:
-What happens when your brother’s friend becomes your “sibling’s hot best friend?”
-Contemporary

The Passover Date by Laura Silverman:
-When you finally decide that “fake dating” is better than not having a date.
-Contemporary

Bloom by Rebecca Barrow:
-“Love Transcends Space Time” in this cute story.
-Fantasy

Teed Up by Gloria Chao:
-Find out what happens when you fall for your competition in this take on “Oblivious to Lovers.”
-Contemporary

Boys Noise by Mason Deaver:
-What happens when there’s “only one bed at the inn?”
-Contemporary

Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Malinda Lo:
-A case of “secret royalty.”
-Science Fiction

Disaster by Rebecca Podos:
-What happens when you get a “second chance [at] romance” when the world is ending?
-Contemporary / Apocalypse


Special thanks to NetGalley and Running Press Kids for an eARC of Fools in Love! I really appreciate it.