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Wait For It
By (author): Jenn McKinlay
9780593101377 Paperback , Trade English General/trade Aug 10, 2021
$22.00 CAD
Forthcoming 5.45 x 8.2 x 0.9 in | 0.65 lb 352 pages Berkley
FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner—a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing.

Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She’s not even thirty years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal… from her ex-husband. When she’s offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.



When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he’s her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there’s no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home.



Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love.

Story Locale: Scotsdale, AZ

SECOND ROM-COM WITH WOMEN’S FICTION APPEAL: This is Jenn’s second book following her pivot from mass-market romance to trade paperback romance / women’s fiction and an opportunity to grow her fan base even further.

A FRANCHISE AUTHOR WITH MULTIPLE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES: Going forward Jenn will publish one trade rom-com a year and one book each in her Library Lovers and Cupcake Bakery mystery series, both New York Times bestsellers.

FEATURES A HERO DEALING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS: Nick is confined to a wheelchair and dealing with agoraphobia, which allows for the exploration of timely issues about disabilities and mental health in today’s society; readers will be happy to see this type of representation in fiction.

A SLOW-BURN ROMANCE: Annabelle and Nick don’t meet right away, instead exchanging funny notes, texts, and e-mails becoming friends before their first encounter and allowing their relationship to build in a fun, realistic way with a huge payoff that will appeal to fans of Beth O’Leary’s beloved The Flatshare.

AN IDEAL BEACH READ: Annabelle escapes the Boston winter for the hot Arizona sun where she enjoys living in an apartment on a palatial estate with a pool—a great escapist read with witty dialogue, well-developed characters and an uplifting love story.

Jenn McKinlay is the award-winning, New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly

bestselling author of several mystery and romance series. Her work has been translated

into multiple languages in countries all over the world. She lives in sunny Arizona in a

house that is overrun with kids, pets, and her husband’s guitars.

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Discussion guide bound in book

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Publicity: Select author appearances

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Author Website: jennmckinlay.com

Author Social Media: Facebook.com/JennMcKinlayAuthor; Twitter @JennMcKinlay

“Both fans and readers who are not already smitten with McKinlay’s zingy prose and effervescent wit will soon find themselves happily succumbing to this author’s many literary charms, including the effortless way in which she deftly pivots from moments of comic absurdity to heartfelt emotion without missing a beat.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Overall, this book was incredibly enjoyable and very engaging. I would definitely recommend Wait For It to friends who enjoy reading romance novels that deal with more serious topics.”
The Nerd Daily

“A playful breezy read that I couldn’t put down!”­
Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

 “A delightful romance with characters I adored! Jenn McKinlay takes readers along on a fun and charming adventure in Paris Is Always a Good Idea.
Emily March, New York Times bestselling author of Teardrop Lane

Eat Pray Love meets Mamma Mia! I devoured this clever novel in one sitting!“
Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“Delivers a fun, feel-good, stand-alone novel that will delight readers. [They] will savor the feisty, adventurous journey of McKinlay’s self-deprecating protagonist as she re-examines her past in order to chart her future. Navigating many complications and bumps in the road, Chelsea finds romance and enlightenment over the course of her travels, and discovers how living life can change people—altering destinies, dreams and priorities for the better.”
Shelf Awareness, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

 “Witty, warm and wonderful…an American Fleabag, told with heart, hope and joie de vivre.”
Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“McKinlay spins a funny yet poignant tale.”
Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“A funny and charming romp of self-discovery…. You’ll feel like you’ve been on a European vacation even if you didn’t make it out of your own back yard.”
Kwana Jackson, USA Today bestselling author of Real Men Knit, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

”Sparkles with wit yet is profoundly humane at its core. You will be rooting for Chelsea through all her travels.“
Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author of Mermaid Inn, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“Paris Is Always a Good Idea made me smile, cry, swoon, and cheer. It’s a beautiful, funny, and relatable story about finding yourself.”
Sarah Smith, author of Faker

“This book ticked so many of my boxes: a perfectly imperfect protagonist on a bittersweet journey of self-discovery, relatable family tensions, vividly portrayed international settings, and an enemies-to-friends-to-lovers subplot that made me smile from ear to ear. A thoroughly satisfying read that tugged at my heart and made me happy-sigh when I reached the end!”
Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Paris Is Always A Good Idea is the must-have summer read of the year.”
Fresh Fiction

“An entertaining romance along with a story with ever changing scenery makes this the perfect summer read.”
Parkersburg News, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“Readers will have no trouble investing in Chelsea and Jason’s enemies-to-lovers romance. This flawless rom-com is sure to delight.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review), on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

“McKinlay proves she is also a master at romantic women’s fiction with this dazzling novel that delivers everything McKinlay’s fans expect—deliciously acerbic wit, delightfully relatable characters, and deeply funny dialogue—all deftly poured into a plot that also thoughtfully examines what true happiness really means.”
Booklist, on Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Praise for Jenn McKinlay’s romance novels
 
“Jenn McKinlay writes sexy, funny romances that will leave you begging for more!”
Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author of Almost Just Friends

“Funny, charming, and heart-stoppingly romantic. Jenn McKinlay is a rising star.”
Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author of The Best Man Plan

“McKinlay once again serves up her signature literary cocktail of sassy humor and sexy romance expertly spiked with a surfeit of small-town charm and holiday cheer.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Witty dialogue and a charming small town filled with warm, loving characters will keep readers coming back to this tender series.”
Publishers Weekly

“As cozy as the hero’s favorite Christmas sweater, with a warm, home-for-the-holidays feel.”
Library Journal

“[Every Dog Has His Day is] superbly satisfying….A contemporary romance that is practically perfect is every way.”
Booklist (starred review) 
 
“[Every Dog Has His Day] enchants from the very first page….A sparkling gem of a book that is sure to lift your spirits!”
RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
  
“McKinlay delivers heartwarming humor at its finest.”
Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author of The Moonglow Sisters
 
“Clever writing, laugh-out-loud humor, and a sizzling romance. This one is a keeper.”
Delores Fossen, USA Today bestselling author of A Coldwater Christmas

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