A storybook wedding

K. J. Micciche

Book - 2024

"Watch out for karaoke mishaps that result in a fake engagement...because weddings are forever... When librarian Cecily Jane Allerton and hotshot struggling author Nate Ellis are caught in a compromising position during their MFA program, they decide to get married to keep the haters from destroying their careers. To the horror of Cecily's family, which is a big fan of big white weddings, they elope to City Hall. Now they're back on Block Island, pretending to be a real married couple, and finding that however fake the relationship may be, the mutual attraction is all too real. With Cecily vying for a literary award, Nate striving to get past his writer's block, and plans to annul the marriage after the MFA program ends,... what could possibly go wrong?"--

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Subjects
Genres
Romance fiction
Novels
Published
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Casablanca 2024.
Language
English
Main Author
K. J. Micciche (author)
Physical Description
296 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN
9781728264752
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Micciche's sparkling sophomore outing (after The Book Proposal) follows aspiring YA writer Cecily Jane Allerton, who cares far more about landing a book deal than landing a man. Cecily's thrilled to earn a scholarship to Mathias University's MFA program and study under the acclaimed Nate Ellis, "a PEN Award winner who is disturbingly 1) young and 2) handsome," but she's entirely unprepared for the harsh critiques of her more literary-minded peers, who dismiss her as a genre writer. Meanwhile, writer's block and imposter syndrome plague Nate, whose editor is furious at him for repeatedly blowing deadlines. He'd hoped the teaching gig would help him reset, but, having never gotten an MFA himself, he too is shocked by his students' snobbery. The budding friendship and simmering attraction between Nate and Cecily takes a turn when they drunkenly kiss at karaoke--a moment that's caught on camera, landing Nate's career in hot water. Cecily discovers a loophole however: the college's fraternization rules make an exception for teachers and students who are married. It seems like a simple solution--they just have to convince everyone they're in love. Micciche's portrait of the writerly world rings true and Cecily's outsider status in academia elicits both laughter and sympathy. Micciche's fans will eat this up. (May)

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Review by Library Journal Review

Children's librarian Cecily Jane Allerton has decided to give up on romantic relationships and devote her time to writing a book instead. It's something she's always wanted to do, and finding a program that works with her schedule and gives her a scholarship seems like a gift from the universe. Cecily arrives at the program hoping to form writing friendships, but the only friend she makes is her professor, award-winning author Nate Ellis. Their friendship leads to a night of drinking, karaoke, and a kiss that could destroy Nate's career and Cecily's scholarship. So they get married, planning to annul their fake relationship once Cecily graduates with her MFA. Once back at school, sharing a room and a bed, their mutual attraction becomes too hot to resist. Is there a chance this fake marriage could become real, or will the lies they're telling destroy their budding romance? VERDICT This romance from Micciche (The Book Proposal) makes outrageous situations completely believable and irresistibly interesting, while clever writing and great character development will pull readers in and keep them hooked.--Heather Miller Cover

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