Book Review: By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate

By Any Other Name

Author: Lauren Kate
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group (March 1, 2022)
Paperback, 304 pages
Romance, Adult Contemporary Romance


What she doesn’t know about love could fill a book.

With a successful career as a romance editor, and an engagement to a man who checks off all ninety-nine boxes on her carefully curated list, Lanie’s more than good. She’s killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author and her biggest inspiration in love and life—the Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa’s writer’s block and she’ll get the promotion she’s always dreamed of. Simple, right?

But there’s a reason no one has ever seen or spoken to the mysterious Noa Calloway. And that reason will rock Lanie’s world. It will call into question everything she thought she knew. When she finally tosses her ninety-nine expectations to the wind, Lanie may just discover that love By Any Other Name can still be as sweet.


Rating: 4 out of 5.

I am utterly enchanted. I fell head over heels in love with this book, much like Lanie does with her first book by Noa Callaway.

The only thing I didn’t love was how irrationally upset (at least, that’s how it seemed to me) Lanie was when she discovered [shocking plot twist that you sort of saw coming from at least a mile away]. And okay, yes, a lot of this book is super predictable. It was just so well written and such a fun and charming ride that I didn’t care. The pacing is perfect, I was sucked in from page one and I blinked and suddenly the book was over and it was past my kids’ bedtimes (oops).

Also, you know I love a good mistaken identities/online romance. The chemistry was really cute, and I was rooting for the characters both as a couple and as individuals.

A digital ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review. All opinions are unbiased and my own.

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