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Book Smart, an all new friends-to-lovers sweet romance by debut author Amanda Pennington, is LIVE in Kindle Unlimited!

Melanie Hirsch is tired of watching life pass her by…

I’ve spent the last few years watching my dreams of a writing career and true love fade away, settling for a dead-end job and denying my feelings for my best friend – until I find a list of dating advice for single women to “find a husband” in the 1950s. I decide to experiment: try out the 1950s advice on my 21st-century dating pool and write about the results. If love is timeless, some of the dating advice still holds value. Maybe my experiment will launch my writing career. Maybe I’ll get over my best friend and meet someone new. Either way, I’m done watching from the sidelines.

Cameron Whitacre can’t wait forever…

I’ve spent the last few years in love with my best friend, hoping she’ll notice my friendly overtures have more than friendly intentions – but before I realize what’s happening, she declares me her wingman for a dating experiment. This idea could launch her writing career, so I’m trying to be supportive. But her experiment turns my life into a desperation-fueled dumpster fire. I need to show her how I feel without jeopardizing our friendship, all before she falls for someone else.

‘Book Smart’ is a full-length contemporary romance and can be read as a standalone. Book #3 in the Work For It series, Educated Romance World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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About Amanda Pennington

Amanda Pennington lives outside Louisville, Kentucky with her husband in their fixer-upper house. When she’s not writing, Amanda loves traveling, running, and reading anything within reach. More information is available at

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My Review...

This story by debut author is fantastic right out of the gate!

This is a sloooow burn of a story and it was perfectly done.

This is the story of Mel and Cameon. Co-workers and friends. 

Mel is a go-getter. She is focused but sometimes can’t see the forest through the trees. She loves her little group of friends and decides she needs her friends help in a new idea for a book. She needed wingfolks for her “mancounters”.

Cameron is such a delicious find! He is one of Mel’s best friends, but he wants to be so much more. But things in his past have left some inner scars that sways the way he interacts with Mel.

The flow of this story is perfect and the subtle ways that Cameron showed how much he cared for Mel was so swoony. 

Secondary characters were perfect in their own ways, I am actually hoping that some of them get their own stories soon.

Again I say what a fantastic debut story from this soon to be well known author. (That’s my prediction…)  

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