Messages For Your Bookish Valentine

Valentine’s Day is one of those specials days of the year where you can express your love openly, and loudly, for the world to see. If you’re like me, you might have an obsession with those little Valentine’s cards and their adorable messages. Even if you don’t, I hope you take a minute to share a sweet note for the people you love, and don’t forget—friendships deserve love notes too!

So here are a few quick and fun messages you can send to your bookish Valentine this year:

  • Dear Valentine, like a good book, I just can’t take my eyes off you.
  • Dear Valentine, you have the longevity of a classic and the intoxication of a thriller.
  • Valentine, like a good book I don’t want this to end.
  • Valentine, you’re more than a good front cover.

And, of course, I couldn’t resist turning an old classic on its head:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
A good book is a gem
And so are you.

 

A mother. A son. His girlfriend. And the lie they’ll wish had never been told.

Laura has it all. A successful career, a long marriage to a rich husband, and a twenty-three-year-old son, Daniel, who is kind, handsome, and talented. Then Daniel meets Cherry. Cherry is young, beautiful and smart but hasn’t led Laura’s golden life. And she wants it.

When tragedy strikes, a decision is made and a lie is told. A lie so terrible it changes their lives forever…

The Girlfriend is a taut and wickedly twisted debut psychological thriller—a novel of subtle sabotage, retaliation, jealousy and fear, which pivots on an unforgivable lie, and examines the mother–son–daughter-in-law relationship in a chilling new light.

“One of the best books I’ve read in a long, long time. I loved The Girlfriend!” –Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author

The Girlfriend is a taut psychological thriller, the evil chillingly drawn. Every character is layered and beautifully twisted. Makes me consider running background checks on any potential spouses my children bring home!” –Karen Rose, New York Times bestselling author

“A juicy thriller and utterly compulsive reading.” –Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You

“An original and chilling portrayal of twisted relationships.” –Debbie Howells, author of The Bones of You