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Recommending romances based on your favorite Golden Girl

Hello friends and fellow book lovers! Last week, you saw my wrap-up for the Golden Girls readathon and in honor of that, I wanted to write a short little post focusing on my favorite ladies. Rather than trying to do something outside of my wheelhouse, I thought it would be fun to write up some recommendations based on your favorite Golden Girl.

While I know not everyone loves Golden Girls, this idea was just too good to pass up for me. Even if you don’t watch the show or aren’t familiar, I’m sure you’ll find a book you could enjoy based on a certain character. If you didn’t know, the show follows four older women living together in Miami and it’s basically their shenanigans as they’re “Golden-aged” girls so let’s get into the books. 🙂

Sophia Petrillo: Tools of Engagement

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If you didn’t know, Sophia Petrillo is the oldest of the Golden Girls and is Dorothy’s mother. She’s also known for not having a filter and saying whatever comes to her mind no matter the time or place. As for the book I chose for Sophia, I’m going with Tools of Engagment by Tessa Bailey.

In this book, Bethany is an older woman as her romantic partner is a bit younger than her and she really doesn’t give an eff when it comes to speaking her mind. She’s super headstrong and independent which makes her the perfect pick for Sophia. I feel like these two would get along so well with Bethany and Sophia being co-presidents of the Just Us club.

Dorothy Zbornak: Teach Me

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As mentioned above, Dorothy is Sophia’s daughter and she’s easily the “most popular” of all the Golden Girls. She’s also known for having a somewhat prickly personality, is divorced and works as a substitute teacher. As for the book I chose to pair with Dorothy, I had to go with Teach Me by Olivia Dade.

Aside from the similarities of Rose and Dorothy being teachers along with having somewhat prickly personalities, these two are two minds of the same kind. Honestly, I feel like Rose and Dorothy would either love each other or absolutely despise each other which is a marker of two good characters. Overall, I feel like this book is such a perfect companion to Dorothy.

Rose Nylund: Tikka Chance on Me

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The next Golden Girl I have to talk about is Rose Nylund. Rose is the most oblivious and gullible one of the group. She’s also a country girl from a small-town and she’s basically just trying to live her life. While she ends up being the butt of the joke most of the time, she’s such a sweetheart and you can’t help but root for her. She also the only one of them who has a steady boyfriend for the series.

The book I chose to pair up with Rose was Tikka Chance on Me which is a small-town romance between Pinky and Trucker. Like Rose, Pinky is a small-town girl who feels a bit naïve and a sweetheart. She also never seems to catch onto how Trucker feels and it’s funny at times. This was another super easy pairing as I feel like Rose and Pinky would get along if they spent the day together.

Blanche Devereaux: Wanna Bet?

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The final Golden Girl is easily my favorite and that’s Blanche. Blanche is a Southern Belle and the one who is most sexually open. She’s all about being around or with a man but she doesn’t need a man. In the end, we find out that Blanche wants to be loved and romanced just as much as everyone else. That’s why I feel like Wanna Bet? was the perfect book to pair up with her.

This book follows Jasmine who is similar to Blanche in a lot of ways. She doesn’t do relationships and would prefer to just have hook-ups. However once she finally meets the right person, she starts to change her mind and let her walls down. It really feels like she’s a kindred spirit of Blanche and it was nice to see Talia Hibbert write a story with a character like Jasmine. 🙂

Credit to Pure Imagination Blog

This was just a short and sweet little post to not only show off my love for the Golden Girls but also talk about some romance books. I know that it probably won’t be a popular post but I don’t care. I had fun and I hope that at least one person decides to read it. Before you finish reading my post, please take the time to look over these attached links to help with Black Lives Matter.

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