The Weekend Aesthetic is a feature where I post book aesthetics on the weekend. They might be of a book I’m currently reading, recently read, or read a long time ago.
Shira Barbanel is determined to get a boyfriend this winter break. Her crush will be staying at her grandparents’ house in Nantucket to celebrate Hanukkah with her large extended family, so now is the time. The only problem? She doesn’t know how to flirt. Enter Tyler: the charming and flirtatious boy next door who broke Shira’s heart when they were kids. Who better to give her flirting lessons than someone she’s sworn off for good?
Eight Nights of Flirting is a fun, Jewish romcom set over Hanukkah (and Christmas and New Year’s Eve)! I adored Shira’s large family and all of their traditions. There’s so much wintery goodness squeezed into this book—from being snowed in with no electricity to sledding and snowball fights to hot chocolate and decorating gingerbread houses to all the holiday parties. And of course I loved watching Shira and Tyler grow closer during their flirting lessons and while investigating an old Barbanel family mystery. Their romance is sweet with lots of banter, and I loved how they both push each other to open up with others and be their true selves. This book is perfect for fans of 10 Blind Dates!
Release Date: October 25, 2022
Find it: Goodreads, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon
A sixteen-year-old girl is on a mission to find the perfect boyfriend this Hanukkah, but love might not go according to plan, in this charming winter romcom from the author of The Summer of Lost Letters.
Shira Barbanel has a plan: this Hanukkah, she’s going to get a boyfriend. And she has the perfect candidate in mind—her great-uncle’s assistant, Isaac. He’s reliable, brilliant, and of course, super hot. The only problem? Shira’s an absolute disaster when it comes to flirting.
Enter Tyler Nelson, Shira’s nemesis-slash-former-crush. As much as she hates to admit it, Tyler is the most charming and popular guy she knows. Which means he’s the perfect person to teach her how to win Isaac over.
When Shira and Tyler get snowed in together at Golden Doors, they strike a deal—flirting lessons for Shira in exchange for career connections for Tyler. But as Shira starts to see the sweet, funny boy beneath Tyler’s playboy exterior, she realizes she actually likes hanging out with him. And that wasn’t part of the plan.
Amidst a whirl of snowy adventures, hot chocolate, and candlelight, Shira must learn to trust her heart to discover if the romance she planned is really the one that will make her happiest.
What are your favorite holiday books?
Kristinasays:December 18, 2022 at 7:37 PM
Ohh this looks like a jewish version of 10 blinds date- definately adding to my list!!
Good job on the aesthetic
Jordansays:December 18, 2022 at 9:56 PM
Hope you love it as much as I did!