Rom-coms and Chick Lit, it's how I escape, turn off my thoughts, and relax. But they need to have smart, realistic heroines - characters with fluff for brains, frankly, just piss me off. Here are three book recommendations that thread that needle perfectly - smart and entertaining.
The Bright Side of Going Dark by Kelly Harms. I’ve already recommended one of Kelly Harms books (The Overdue Life of Amy Byler) and I loved this one even more. It also passes the Bechdel Test – more than 2 named female characters that have a conversation not about a man. This book weaves together two stories – a lifestyle influencer that is going through a major crisis and a loner employee of a social media platform that inadvertently takes over her profile. Like the peak at reality TV above, this is a peak inside social media and the world of influencers and sponsored content -- yet has a happy ending. So good!