Rachel Lynn Solomon is the author of contemporary YA novels You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone, Our Year of Maybe, Today Tonight Tomorrow, and the upcoming We Can't Keep Meeting Like This. Her first adult romance, The Ex Talk, releases in January.
What Rachel recommends: Rent a Boyfriend by Gloria Chao.
Rachel says: "This rom-com is the perfect holiday gift! Not only is it a delightfully swoony romp, but it takes place over five holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and Chinese New Year) during which a college freshman hires a fake boyfriend to impress her parents. Of course, they fall for each other, and of course, it's hilarious, but it's also a smart, sensitive exploration of identity and family secrets."