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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date:Jul 28, 2020 Carton Quantity:44 $21.95 CAD
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ROMeANTICALLY CHALLENGED
A Perfect RomCom Beach Read
By (author): Marina Adair
9781496727664 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy Jul 28, 2020
$21.95 CAD
Active 5.9 x 8.13 x 0.88 in | 0.65 lb 320 pages Kensington
Amazon Best Romance of the Month 
Publishers Marketplace BuzzBooks: ROMANCE 2020-2021 pick
Fresh Fiction Fresh Pick

“Fun, flirty, and fresh!”
—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

 
A witty, sexy, and charming story from the New York Times bestselling author of the St. Helena Vineyard series that fans of Emily Henry, Jen DeLuca, and Kate Clayborn will adore.
 
Growing up the lone Asian in a community of WASPs, Annie has always felt out of place.  Her solution?  Start a family of her own. Not easy when every man she’s dated, including her ex-fiancé, finds “his person” right after breaking up with Annie. Even worse than canceling the wedding eight weeks beforehand?  Learning the “other woman” plans to walk down the aisle wearing her wedding gown. New plan—find a fresh, man-free start. Too bad her exit strategy unexpectedly lands her working at a hospital in Rome, Rhode Island, rather than Rome, Italy, and sharing a cabin with a big, brooding, and annoyingly hot male roommate.
 
Home on medical leave after covering a literally explosive story in China, investigative photojournalist Emmitt embarks on his most important assignment—cementing his place in his daughter’s life. Three men and a baby might work in the movies, but with a stepdad and devoted uncle competing for Paisley’s attention, Emmitt has lost his place at the family table. Then there’s the adorably sexy squatter in his cabin, who poses another problem, one he’d very much like to solve up close and personal. But he can’t win—Annie has sworn off men, Paisley’s gone boy crazy, and Emmitt’s estranged father reappears with a secret that changes everything.
 
Annie and Emmitt are about to discover love comes in many forms, and sometimes the best families are the ones we make.

“Phenomenal…I highly recommend picking up a copy if this novel, it will have you crying, laughing and yelling but most of all you will end with a warm happy feeling that comes from reading a first class novel.”
—Harlequin Junkie, Recommended Read

 
“I cannot fully express how in awe I am with Marina Adair’s ability to create such complex and multi-faceted characters. “
—The Lit Buzz


“Marina Adair is a breath of fresh air…Don’t miss a word from this magnificent author!” Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author
 
“Fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery will enjoy the modern family dynamic and small-town atmosphere.”
—Booklist

 
“An adorable, fun new contemporary romance series. Delightful.”
Library Journal

“A hilarious romantic comedy”
—Bookpage

 
“A delight…entertaining, endearing, and realistic.”
—Frolic

 
“A true gem.”
—Fresh Fiction

Marina Adair is a USA Today and #1 nationally bestselling author who has sold over 1 million books.

ROMeANTICALLY CHALLENGED is a modern mashup of 27 Dresses and Three Men and a Baby that straddles the line between the upbeat fun of a Rom-Com and the more serious issues women’s lit tackles, from blended families to the societal pressures females face.

Romantic comedies are the hottest trend in contemporary romance and Marina’s natural warm writing style and wry sense of humor are ideally suited for this genre.

Perfect for fans of Jill Shalvis and Christina Lauren.

Marina’s St. Helena Vineyard series was the inspiration for a series of Hallmark Channel movies, Autumn in the Vineyard (2016), Summer in the Vineyard (2017), and Valentine in the Vineyard (2019) starring Rachael Lee Cooke.

Marina is a savvy self-promoter with a beautiful website, frequent social media posts, and a legion of loyal fans the author regularly interacts with.

ROMeANTICALLY CHALLENGED is Marina’s first print book with Kensington; she previously published with eKensington/Lyrical Press.

ROMeANTICALLY CHALLENGED was selected as Amazon’s Best of the Month for August Romance.

Marina Adair is a #1 nationally bestselling author whose fun, flirty contemporary romances have sold over a million copies. In addition to the When in Rome series, she is the author of the Destiny Bay series, the Heroes of St. Helena series, the Sugar, Georgia series, and the St. Helena Vineyard series, which was the inspiration behind the original Hallmark Channel Vineyard movies: Autumn in the Vineyard, Summer in the Vineyard, and Valentines in the Vineyard. Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she holds a MFA from San Jose University and currently lives in Northern California with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats. Please visit her online at MarinaAdair.com

Author Residence: Northern California

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Advertising partnerships with dedicated Hallmark Movie Websites/podcasts

Blog tour and ongoing blogger outreach

Targeted ARC mailings to indie bookstores

Newsletter and email marketing promotions

Publicity outreach to national media for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage

Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, and promotions

Early reviewer promotions through Goodreads, NetGalley and Kensington’s kLovers

Women’s book club partnerships

Pitch for regional coverage in Northern California, where the author is based

Pitch for regional coverage in Rhode Island, the setting of the book

Target women’s interest print and online media

Target romantic comedy film fan sites with a special pitch geared toured their audiences



Author Website: MarinaAdair.com

“Small town sweetness, endearing characters and a unique quirky flair."
Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author

“Fans of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery will enjoy the modern family dynamic and small-town atmosphere.”
Booklist
 
“Adair has done a phenomenal job with Romeantically Challenged, I highly recommend picking up a copy if this novel, it will have you crying, laughing and yelling but most of all you will end with a warm happy feeling that comes from reading a first class novel.”
—Harlequin Junkie, Recommended Read
 
“ROMEANTICALLLY CHALLENGED delves into the world of adoption, grief, self-doubt, placating oneself to make others happy, and what happiness truly means. This was a true gem to find; insightful and witty, steamy, and hilarious. It has it all. ROMEANTICALLLY CHALLENGED will be your next guilty pleasure.”
—Fresh Fiction
 
“I cannot fully express how in awe I am with Marina Adair’s ability to create such complex and multi-faceted characters.” 
—The Lit Buzz
 
“Adair (“Destiny Bay” series) launches an adorable, fun new contemporary romance series. Anh and Emmitt are delightful, and the cast of secondary characters is varied and entertaining. Readers will be eager to see several of them get their own story. For public libraries where small-town contemporary romances are popular.”
—Library Journal

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