• Read Between the Lines

  • A Novel (Ms. Right, Book 1)
  • By: Rachel Lacey
  • Narrated by: Abby Craden
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (271 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From award-winning author Rachel Lacey comes a playful romance about a Manhattan bookstore owner and a reclusive author who love to hate - and hate to love - each other.

Books are Rosie Taft’s life. And ever since she took over her mother’s beloved Manhattan bookstore, they’ve become her home too. The only thing missing is her own real-life romance like the ones she loves to read about, and Rosie has an idea of who she might like to sweep her off her feet. She’s struck up a flirty online friendship with lesbian romance author Brie, and what could be more romantic than falling in love with her favorite author?

Jane Breslin works hard to keep her professional and personal lives neatly separated. By day, she works for the family property development business. By night, she puts her steamier side on paper under her pen name: Brie. Jane hasn’t had much luck with her own love life, but her online connection with a loyal reader makes Jane wonder if she could be the one.

When Rosie learns that her bookstore’s lease has been terminated by Jane’s family’s business, romance moves to the back burner. Even though they’re at odds, there’s no denying the sparks that fly every time they’re together. When their online identities are revealed, will Jane be able to write her way to a happy ending, or is Rosie’s heart a closed book?

©2021 Rachel Lacey (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing , Inc., all rights reserved.

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My first FF romance!

I am glad I decided to give this romance a try. The story was captivating, the characters truly likable and the romance was wonderful. The narrator was amazing, giving each character such a personality. Great find!

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Decent story, sub-par Narration

This story is pretty typical/enjoyable. However the narrator…
I’ve heard her narrate other books but this one particularly detracted from the story. Her accents were horrendous. The British character sounded like a middle-aged aristocrat from the late 1800s. No one in the 21st century talks like this!! Don’t even get me started on the black character.

Narrators - you make/break audiobooks. If you’re going to narrate characters, please do some vocal coaching or something.

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WLW miss

Ugh. So I’m glad there are now more than a few options for WLW romances but this was so awful. The story was dry, slow, and boring. The reader did her best, but there was no saving this story.

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A wonderful nod to You've Got Mail

Read Between the Lines made me feel nostalgic for a 1990's romcom and I loved seeing it reinvented with queer characters, better communication, and unique resolution that is illusion that made this story its own.

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Shallow

DNF 20%. Empty, shallow, devoid of feelings. Just drinking, staring at women's bodies and a fact that is nagging on me: What is the problem of demolishing a bookstore to build a building - you see, both are "buildings". It is not as if you would demolish a Nature reserve or a park full of trees to build something - THAT WOULD BE A GREAT LOSS!! This made the book more shallow - money, property, stores, clothes, women's bodies... you have everything revolving around Capitalism... so, NO, THANK YOU!! Zero stars for the author!

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Definitely worth a read/listen

This book is a really good read/listen The storyline is fun and engaging, the characters are relatable and I either loved them, sympathised with them or was mad at them. The only reason I haven’t given it 4 or 5 stars overall is because of a few editing issues, and sentence structure that I noticed. Nothing major but it’s what makes a good book a great book. I still totally recommend this book. It’s a great read I really enjoyed it. Abby Craden did a fabulous job at narrating as always and her Jane voice was so good. 😍.

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absolutely delightful!

a heartfelt and thoroughly enjoyable enemies to lovers / secret identity romance ❤ Rosie, Jane, and their friends are lovely. as a writer, diving into a story about a bookstore owner crushing on her favorite romance author just felt so cozy and warm!! feel good story with high stakes and emotional depth.

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Delighted with this story

The long time bookstore, the shy author, the introversion representation, the realness of the love interests and family members and the sweetness of people and pets in this book. Just found out there is another book to read by this author and i am enchanted and excited to dive in.

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I highly recommend this book.

I really love this story. I like the fact that it's a low angst sweet read that kept me hooked from the beginning.
Rachel Lacey wrote a wonderful story and Abby Craden really brought it to life.

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Really cute

I adore the book, it’s my first lesbian romance and definitely has made me want more. I just love love man. Worth the credit

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  • Morna Bettesworth
  • 05-16-22

Loved the story… but the British accent!

Really great story and for the most part excellent performance and narration. However, particularly painful as a Brit… the British accent is truly atrocious and distracting - thankfully a minor character in this book if not I would have given up on it otherwise. Glad to see an alternative narrator for the sequel where the British character takes a main role!

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  • Bennett
  • 03-06-22

Recommend very easy and entertaining

Abby Craden makes any story entertaining and a must
This is a good story a variation on "You've got mail" the 1998 romcom with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks although that was also a variation of the James Stewart film "Shop around the corner"
Still I liked the characters and the differences in the story were good.
Anybody who hasn't seen the film's read/listen to this first.

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  • Helen Evans
  • 03-04-22

Amazing! Except one thing..

Loved the story, the writing style and the general feel of the book.
Possibly unpopular, but by the end I couldn’t stand Rosie. Doesn’t often happen, but this is one story where I didn’t want them to end up together.

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  • Lucy Mitchell
  • 02-04-22

Brilliant!

I loved this romance - Read Between the Lines. It was so good I delayed getting to the end. Rosie and Jane were great characters and there was so much chemistry between them. I loved the chaos with Rosie’s bookshop and I loved the conflict Jane brought. Brilliant romance!