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The ‘We Could Be So Good’ by Cat Sebastian Review

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We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian is perfect ‘for Newsies shippers’

Nick’s Introduction

Nick Russo has finally escaped his rough Brooklyn neighborhood and landed a plum job as a reporter for one of New York’s biggest newspapers. As a gay man in the late 1950s, he’s used to keeping people at arm’s length and has accepted the fact that he may never be able to have an authentic public life with a romantic partner. Nick is also used to keeping secrets that could ruin him, and it seems like a fair trade if that’s what it takes to have the career of his dreams. And then he meets Andy.

Andy’s Introduction

Andy’s newspaper-tycoon father wants him to take over the family business, but Andy can’t even run his own life. He can’t wrap his head around finances, is completely stymied by the passive aggression of office politics, and often gets lost on his way to work. He knows he’ll hate every second of the year that he agreed to spend trying to learn the ins and outs of the business, but he is determined to show his father that he isn’t completely worthless. Which he is. Until he meets Nick.

Andy and Nick Together….

As their friendship deepens into undeniable romantic feelings, both men know that the fragile thread between them will snap when it is exposed. Are they willing to fight and bring their relationship out into the light of day?
This historical queer romance is being hailed as perfect ‘for Newsies shippers’, and we couldn’t agree more. Seize the day and add this must-read title to your TBR!

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More love for We Could Be So Good by Cat Sebastian

“Cat Sebastian is a queen of queer historical romance…. [She] never disappoints.” Entertainment Weekly
“A spectacularly talented writer!” -Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of the Bridgerton series
“Cat Sebastian is my desert island author—I would follow her through any era, any trope, any time. There is a lightness to Sebastian’s work that makes every page sing; every beat of repartee is bright with wit, every quiet moment impossibly, ardently romantic. It’s the kind of book that ends all too soon, because what could ever be better than life on Cat Sebastian’s page?” -Olivie Blake, author of the New York Times bestselling Atlas series
“Irresistible…. There’s plenty of conflict to keep the pages flying, but it’s the scenes of Nick and Andy’s cozy domesticity that truly shine. This wonderful period romance will leave readers just as giddy as its leads.” –Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“In Sebastian’s work…the right to love and be loved as we are is a compass that always points toward justice.”  New York Times Book Review
“Cat Sebastian has a place on my keeper shelf!” -Tessa Dare, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Cat Sebastian is the author of sixteen queer historical romance novels and has received accolades from industry publications like Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and more. Cat was a lawyer and a teacher before she decided that she liked writing happy endings for queer people!


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