Guest Post: How to Speak Boy, Tiana Smith

Guest Post: How to Speak Boy, Tiana Smith

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith! This book sounds perfect if you are a fan of YA rom-coms. Keep reading to learn more about the book and find out Tiana Smith’s rom-com recommendations.

How to Speak BoyTitle: How to Speak Boy
Author: Tiana Smith
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: January 7, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Quinn and Grayson have been fierce speech and debate rivals for years. They can't stand one another, either in competition or in real life. 

But when their AP Government teacher returns their school assignments to the wrong cubbies, they begin exchanging anonymous notes without knowing who the other is. 

Despite their differences, the two come together through their letters and find themselves unknowingly falling for the competition. Before the state tournament, the two of them need to figure out what they want out of life, or risk their own future happiness. After all, what’s the point of speech and debate if you can't say what's in your heart?


Guest Post: Tiana Smith, Author of How to Speak Boy

Some of the Best Rom-Coms Ever

I’m pretty vocal about my love for rom-coms. In my opinion, they are the best things ever and everyone should love them. EVERYONE, I tell you. Books, movies, TV shows, it doesn’t matter. If it has a romance element and makes me laugh, it automatically wins. I love them so much that I’ve even written a few rom-com books and the next one (HOW TO SPEAK BOY) comes out in January.

Whenever a friend needs a recommendation, they know to come to me. So, I’m going to share a few of my favorites with you. We could all use some more rom-coms in our life, ammiright? Okay, let’s start with the books…

Anything by the author Kasie West

Kasie West is the queen of YA rom-com books. Seriously. Pick up anything by her, and you’re sure to end the book smiling. She’s my go-to when I need a pick me up.

Anything by the author Janette Rallison

Janette Rallison is another auto-buy author for me. Her books span a lot of different genres, but her contemporaries are my favorite. Her Fair Godmother Series is also completely swoonworthy and full of embarrassing moments to make you smile if you like a little magic in your stories.

Not in the Script by Amy Finnegan

I honestly cannot tell you how many times I’ve read this book because I’ve lost count. It’s the perfect blend of romance, interesting Hollywood tidbits, and drama. Everyone I’ve recommended it to has loved it, so that’s saying something.

Okay, let’s move on to some movies, shall we?

Ten Things I Hate About You

This is a staple of the rom-com genre, and if you haven’t seen it, you should be ashamed. I mean, there are so many great laugh out loud moments in the film, and yet it perfectly captures the romance too. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched this.

How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days

The flirting! The competitiveness! The perfect chemistry that the characters simply can’t resist, no matter how much they both want to.

It’s hard to put this much humor into a movie and still leave time for developing the relationship, but somehow they nailed it.

While You Were Sleeping

Okay, this is one of my favorite movies of ALL TIME. I’m not even exaggerating. There’s so much to love here, and if you don’t ship these two together, then I’m not sure we can be friends. I mean, falling for the brother while you’re supposed to be engaged to the guy in the coma? TELL ME MORE.

The Princess Bride

Is there anyone that doesn’t love this one? I don’t think there’s a movie that’s more iconic. Literally every line stands on its own, and despite the old special effects, it’s something I think every generation will enjoy. It’s hard to find a rom-com you can watch with the kids, but hey, there you go.

So, I hope you now have a bunch of rom-coms to fill your every need! And if rom-coms are your thing, I hope you’ll check out HOW TO SPEAK BOY! There’s plenty of romance, comedy, and all-around adorableness to go around!

Thanks for having me here!

Thanks so much for these amazing recs, Tiana!

About Tiana Smith

Tiana Smith

Tiana Smith is a copywriter turned novelist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. When she isn’t writing, she’s chasing after her ninja boy, reading, or binging the Disney Channel. She’d love to be fluent in sign language, but for now she gets by with awkward hand gestures and even more awkward French. She has double degrees in Honors and English from Westminster College but wants to go back to school to be a lion tamer.

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24 thoughts on “Guest Post: How to Speak Boy, Tiana Smith

  1. Claire says:

    I’ve been seeing this book everywhere recently! I love the typography on the cover, it’s gorgeous. I have wanted to watch The Princess Bride movie for a long time now but just haven’t gotten around to it. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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