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The Last Phone Booth in Manhattan
Release Date - Jan 1, 2024


"Merlin and Modafferi deliver a supernatural spin to a typical do-over story, and Avery's journey through the phone booth of Christmas past is a colorful one. 

A modern Dickens homage with Broadway flair!" - Kirkus Reviews


One S'more Summer

"Whether you were a summer camp kid like myself, or new to the ins and outs of summer camps, you will get a kick out of One S'more Summer. It was a fun read, full of summer camp fun antics, great characters, a flirty and bickering slow burn romance, and it sets the stage for what is going to be an excellent series." - Book Briefs

"The author does have a way in writing the plot that makes the flow comes so naturally, despite alternating between the two settings....All in all, I really liked the story. It wasn't over the top but just exactly right." - Dreamland Teenage Fantasy

"If you have ever attended any kind of camp you will get a big wave of nostalgia thrown your way, and I really liked that. It put me in the summer mood. I could smell the campfires, envision the cabins, and delight in my own summer camp memories while enjoying Gigi's story." - It's a Book Life

"This reads like a brilliant romantic comedy movie that left me smiling....The fun commotion between Gigi and Perry had me laughing as I turned the pages....Never having gone to summer camp before I loved getting a slice of it in this novel. I loved everything about this book. With a fantastic writing style which was light and heartwarming." - To Be Read

"My favorite part about this book was the character development that Gigi goes through! It was amazing to see that happening! Beth Merlin's writing is also really great with the way she combines character growth, romance, humor and drama." - Fire and Ice Book Reviews

"I love the way Beth Merlin never quite tells it all so I kept wondering when I would find out more." - Buried Under Books

"Beth Merlin transports us to summer. The smell of campfire, the taste of gooey s'mores on your lips. The feel of the sun and the dampness of a rainy wood. It was everything I imagined summer camp to be. It's meant to be about self discovery so when the main character Gigi decides she needs an escape what we really find is that she discovers who she is. The relationships she builds and the emotions she comes to terms with really highlight the fun and the mistakes she made along the way....I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2!" - Best of Jess

"While a lot of the other "beach read" romances I've read as of late fall firmly in the "formulaic and predictable" category, One S'more Summer is one of those rare finds that is a delightful departure... I'm honestly quite impressed it came from a first time author, Beth Merlin." - Only True Magic

"What I thought was going to be another summer romance story turned out to be so much more..." - Mama's Dirty Little Reads

"This was an extremely sweet story, perfect for a summer read!...I'm excited to see this is a series, as I'm looking forward to seeing where Perry and Gigi's story might go next." - Lisa Loves Literature


I really enjoyed the relationship dynamics portrayed between Gigi and the campers. You see so much of who she’d been at their age, and you also see the growth she’s had as an adult, yet she hasn’t completely let go of that girl from long ago. – Chick Lit Central

S'more to Lose

“I devoured this book in only one day!” – Lisa Loves Literature


“S'more to Lose is even better than its predecessor and I can't stress that enough. It is the kind of book you read in one sitting, armed with a hot drink and a snugly blanket. There was something a bit more unexpected about this second installment that I couldn't quite put my finger on it.” – Book and Broadway 


“Merlin gives off Sophie Kinsella and Emily Giffin vibes only with an execution of plots that is all her own. Fans of the two authors will appreciate the prose and relationships and style of this series. They will, of course, recognize it is something all Beth Merlin…. (Beth Merlin is totally going to grow in popularity. I'm calling it.)” – Book and Broadway


“S’more to Lose by Beth Merlin is a fun story filled with hilarious romantic mishaps of Gigi, the heroine. I think every career woman can relate to Gigi’s success story.” – The Eeny Meeny Neen 

“This is a more complex story than the first book with more detailing around the emotional relationships. I’m intrigued to see where the author will go with book 3.” – British Bookworm

“What I did not expect was to fall completely in love with the series for the second time, and even though it ended with a cliffhanger that left you pulling out your hair (at least it was to me), I wouldn't trade those hours reading into the night for anything else.” – Dreamland Teen Fantasy 


“There is just so much to love. Overall, this was a great continuation to a brilliant, light narrative. I don’t know how I’m going to manage to wait for book three.” – To Be Read

“This one is even better than the first book…. I loved this story! I can’t wait to see where the story goes in the third book.” – Jill’s Book Blog

Love You S'more

A deftly crafted and riveting read, "Love You S'more" showcases author Beth Merlin's impressive flair for originality, exceptional narrative storytelling skills, and thorough mastery of the contemporary romance genre. With more plot twists and turns than a Bavarian pretzel, "Love You S'more" is unreservedly recommended for community library collections. It should be noted for the personal reading lists of dedicated romance fans that "Love You S'more" is also available in a digital book format (Kindle, $4.99). – Midwest Book Review; James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief 


“I will say that I enjoyed this book so much that I plan to read the prior books as well.” - Book Junkie Reviews


“Love You S’more is an adorable story. It is a sweet, clean romance with an overall positive feel….Additionally, Ms. Merlin provides readers with some delicious details about theater, the fashion industry, and Queen Elizabeth 1. I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written contemporary romance.” - Book Junkie Reviews



“I finished this book smiling, loving how the author wrapped everything up.  This is a sweet little romance series, one that I think needs much more recognition and attention than it gets!” – Lisa Loves Literature 


“A beautifully written contemporary romance, with plenty of enjoyable comedy, it challenges us to evaluate our lives and make big decisions on who we want to be and not necessarily what everyone expects us to be.” – Adventures in Lit


“Definitely kept my attention because I did not want to put it down. I definitely recommend! Beth Merlin please write more books stat!” – Leslie, Amazon

“What an engaging series full of love, loss, twists, turns and a perfect ending.” – Jacki, Amazon


“Such an amazing book! I inhaled it in about 4 hrs. Couldn’t put it down!...And the ending was perfect. Made me cry like a baby!” – A.R., Amazon


“Was a fun read, wish there was a book 4! Will look for more books from the author.” – Jill, Amazon


“This is the first book I have read by Beth Merlin and I’m truly impressed! Ms. Merlin’s writing style is all encompassing. She creates complex characters and her details of scenery and the fashion designs is exquisite!... I loved Ms. Merlin’s writing!” – Strider, Amazon


“Captivating story! The author achieves a story filled with emotional ups and downs, how big opportunities and success can be overshadowed by unexpected situations. 
This installment is focused on self search and empowerment. Definitely recommend it.” – Arlene, B&N


“This is the kind of sweet story to just relax and enjoy!... And oh, my, what a perfect ending!” – Bookaholic Cindy

Breakup Boot Camp

"Uplifting and inspiring!” – Diary of a Wannabe Writer


“[Her] new crush wasn't the reason for her to get better, she got better on her own & then came the happily ever after.” – Diary of a Wannabe Writer


“I loved this book every bit as much as I did the Campfire series!... I highly recommend "Breakup Boot Camp" and look forward to reading whatever Ms. Merlin writes next.” – Laurie Reads Romance


“If you’re ready for a roller coaster of emotions, I highly recommend grabbing a copy of this book. Prepare yourself for a little self-reflection and you’ll be sure to enjoy the story.” – Hopeless Bibliophile


“…cute and funny and kept me turning the pages... [I] hope to read more from this author!” ” – Amanda’s Book Reviews

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