cover image Situationship


Marina Adair. Kensington, $16.95 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-4967-2768-8

Adair (RomeAntically Challenged) reunites a single mother with her high school sweetheart for a super sweet second-chance romance. After Teagan Bianchi’s gambling-addict husband, Frank, completely ruins both their shared bakery business and Teagan’s credit score, she files for divorce, gathers her adorable four-year-old twins, Poppy and Lily, and her overly exuberant dog, Garbage Disposal, and heads for her bucolic hometown of Pacific Grove, Calif., where she moves in to her late grandmother’s house with her free-spirited sister, Harley. She’s not expecting her high school boyfriend, veterinarian single father Colin West, to still live right next door. Colin’s dealing with his own issues, including an overbearing and heartless boss and a daughter, Maddison, who’s about to head off to college. The last thing he needs is to fall for Teagan all over again, but he does—and the feeling is mutual. But can their relationship survive when Frank follows Teagan to town? Adair’s characters jump off the page, inviting readers to care deeply about their happy endings. Alternating between laugh-out-loud funny moments often driven by the children and more poignant beats, this charming, squeaky clean romance will delight fans old and new. Agent: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Nov.)