cover image It Takes Two

It Takes Two

Jenny Holiday. Forever, $7.99 mass market (384p) ISBN 978-1-4555-4242-0

Holiday combines class and sass with a hefty dose of humor in her second Bad Bridesmaids contemporary (after One and Only). Workaholic New York lawyer Noah Denning has looked after his family for so long that he’s forgotten to live for himself, too. Toronto defense attorney Wendy Liu hasn’t gotten over Noah standing her up for their high school prom 17 years earlier—though he had a good reason—and when he visits Toronto, she finds reasons to be out of town. Then Noah’s sister, Jane, who’s been Wendy’s best friend since childhood, asks Wendy to be her maid of honor, and Wendy feels obligated to accept, even though avoiding Noah will be impossible. When Noah and Wendy decide to throw dueling parties in Las Vegas for Jane and her fiancé, they fight to outdo each other—and struggle to resist their reconnection, as Holiday beautifully illustrates through wry, snappy dialogue with a hint of vulnerability on both sides. Wendy’s determined never to let anyone break her heart again; Noah’s not going to rest until she gives him another chance. Holiday doesn’t skimp on burning-hot scenes of passion, and this winning hero and heroine will take up residence in readers’ hearts. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (July)