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Reader Roundup – Laugh Out Loud Love Stories with Amy Alessio

Amy AlessioLaugh out loud books are my absolute favorite! And here’s Über librarian Amy Alessio giving us a brand new list of funny reads! Awesome!

How many romances start when a guy makes a girl laugh? Most readers know about Crusie and Evanovich, but you may fall in love with some of these funny authors.

undomestic goddessSophie Kinsella is known for her zany Shopaholic stories, but The Undomestic Goddess has the wackiness combined with a smart heroine and fun story. Overworked lawyer Samantha makes an unpardonable mistake and runs out of her office. She stops running at a house where she takes a job as the live in cleaner. Thrilled to now have her weekends off, Samantha is able to find love and peace, until her old life catches up in this hilarious story. Learn more about this popular British author at
truly madlyHeather Webber’s Truly, Madly starts her Lucy Valentine series. Lucy’s family has always been able to see auras, making them successful professional matchmakers. But Lucy’s only talent is seeing missing items when touching a person. She does not see the use of this until she helps with a missing person case, and encounters a hot PI at the same time. Plenty of humor and chemistry fill the pages of this series. Learn about Lucy at .
size 12 is not fatSize 12 is Not Fat begins the Heather Wells romantic mystery series by Meg Cabot. Heather is a former teen pop star who now works as an assistant residence director at a New York College dormitory. When a student dies, she finds out what happens, with the help of her former fiancé’s brother Cooper, who is now a PI. Heather’s quirky work situation and the crossover of her old life with her new makes for very funny reading.
body moversBody moving does not seem like a funny occupation but somehow it works out that way in Stephanie Bond’s Body Movers series, beginning with the title of the same name. Carlotta Wren is left to take care of her young adult brother when her parents leave the country for their high profile white collar crimes. She is barely making ends meet at her retail job and her brother is arrested. An attraction to a cop, involvement with bodies and more circumstances lead to humor and sparks. Find this and her other series at
divorced desperateDivorced, Desperate and Delicious is the title of Christie Craig’s trilogy featuring women who have sworn off love and the wacky ways fate shows them they are wrong. In this first title Lacy Maguire’s dog encourages a hiding and hot detective to hide out in her house amidst the Christmas decorations she never took down. Depressed and fending off a matchmaking mama, Lacy is in no mood to deal with Chase, even though they soon can’t resist each other.
flirting with dangerCat burglar Samantha Jellicoe is the best in the business but when a bomb goes off mid-job, she saves billionaire Richard Addison instead. When she runs, he wants answers – and he wants her. This fabulous first meeting in Flirting with Danger is only the beginning of good things to come in a sizzling and suspenseful series. Suzanne Enoch is known for her Regency writing, but don’t miss this series either.
east of peculiarSuzann Ledbetter’s Hannah Garvey series finds the new resident director of a retirement complex pulled over by an attractive but annoying lawman in East of Peculiar. Little does she know she will meet him again about a murder. The residents’ hijinks provide a laugh out loud backdrop to the mysteries and romance in this older series. All five are described at

Laughter and love are as compatible as the heroes and heroines in these memorable romances.


Bio: Amy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens in programs for over seventeen years in her work as an award-winning librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. She reviews teen mysteries for and Crimespree Magazine as well as adult mysteries and romances for Booklist. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at

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3 Responses to “Reader Roundup – Laugh Out Loud Love Stories with Amy Alessio”

  1. Morning Amy!

    Ah, there’s nothing I love better than laughing out loud reading a book. What fun! I own two of those listed above, and will add the rest to my (bulging) Amazon cart. =)

    Thanks for the great list!


    Posted by Carrie Spencer | September 7, 2013, 10:06 am
  2. Great list!

    Posted by Mary Jo Burke | September 7, 2013, 11:35 am
  3. Hi Amy,

    I read Kinsella’s ‘Twenties Girl’ and ‘I’ve Got Your Number’ earlier this year. Loved the subtle humor and wry observations.

    Thanks for another great list. Will check out some of these titles!

    Posted by Jennifer Tanner | September 7, 2013, 3:17 pm

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