Book Releases and Reviews June 14, 2022

For June 14 book releases, we’re reviewing Lily Menon’s friends to lovers romance The Sizzle Paradox.

The Sizzle Paradox by Lily Menon


Lyric and Kian are best friends and have been roommates for years. They’ve always told everyone they’re great friends, but would be a disaster of a relationship. When Lyric’s research on sexual attraction has stalled due to her own lack of chemistry with various dates, Kian offers to take her on fake dates to help her figure out what’s going wrong. Of course, they begin to see each other in a new light.

For a graduate student studying relationships and sexual attraction, Lyric was painfully naive about relationships, and I got strong Emma vibes from how cluelessly Lyric kept trying to pair up Kian and her friend Zoey when it was very, very obvious that neither of them was interested in the other.

Valiant Ladies by Melissa Grey, Body Grammar by Jules Ohman, How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder, and Ghost Lover by Lisa Taddeo are some other June 14 book releases we’re excited to check out.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for ARC of the The Sizzle Paradox for review.