Two thirty-somethings meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.

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To Sir With Love

Gracie and Sebastian's Love Story

A Romantic Standalone

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Details

  • This is very slow burn, with no sex scenes.
  • Written in first person, with heroine-only POV.

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Apple Books, A Best Book of the Month
Amazon Books, A Best Book of the Month
USA TODAY, A Best Summer Rom-Com
Popsugar, A Best Summer Rom-Com
Library Journal, Starred Review
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
Bookpage, Starred Review
Harlequin Junkie, Top Pick
Library Reads, Top Pick
Cosmopolitan, Best Summer Reads
Country Living, Best Summer Reads
The Skimm, “Can’t Miss” Beach Read


Description

Love Is Blind meets You’ve Got Mail in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy following two thirty-somethings who meet on a blind dating app—only to realize that their online chemistry is nothing compared to their offline rivalry.

Perpetually cheerful and eager to please, Gracie Cooper strives to make the best out of every situation. So when her father dies just five months after a lung cancer diagnosis, she sets aside her dreams of pursuing her passion for art to take over his Midtown Manhattan champagne shop. She soon finds out that the store’s profit margins are being squeezed perilously tight, and complicating matters further, a giant corporation headed by the impossibly handsome, but irritatingly arrogant Sebastian Andrews is proposing a buyout to turn the store into a parking garage.

But Gracie can’t bear the thought of throwing away her father’s dream like she did her own. Overwhelmed and not wanting to admit to her friends or family that she’s having second thoughts about the shop, Gracie seeks advice and solace from someone she’s never met—the faceless “Sir”, with whom she connected on a blind dating app where matches get to know each other through messages and common interests before exchanging real names or photos.

But although Gracie finds herself slowly falling for Sir online, she has no idea she’s already met him in real life … and they can’t stand each other.

Excerpt

I set my wine on the counter and snatch the black apron out of his hand, ignoring his smirk as I loop the thin tie over my head. I’m fumbling around for the back ties when I feel a hand brush mine. His hand.

I stand perfectly still as Sebastian ties a knot at my waist, his movements methodical and efficient. I turn my head to mutter an under-the-breath thank-you when his fingers drop to the side of my waist. My breath catches. His finger slips gently under the string—untwisting it, I realize—but then it stays just a moment longer than necessary. I feel his warmth, even through the fabric of my thin sweater, and I must have gulped my wine faster than I realized because I feel a little light-headed.

His hand slides away and he clears his throat slightly.

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