Not You Again (Paperback)

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Not You Again (Paperback)


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Married at First Sight meets The Ex Talk in this heartfelt yet sexy second-chance romance debut in which one couple must decide if they can overcome their past for a chance at happily ever after, perfect for fans of One to Watch.

Wedding gown designer Andie Dresser is hanging on by a thread. Gaining a following on TikTok for her one-of-a-kind fairytale gowns has earned her a spot at Atlanta’s Fashion Week, but the costs to design a full bridal line have stretched her to her limit. When her best friend suggests she sign up for a reality show with a potential $100,000 prize, she realizes the money could allow her to hire some desperately needed help. All she needs to do is marry a stranger—sight unseen—and opt for divorce at the end of filming. No big deal, right?

Architect Kit Watson just returned to Atlanta to help his loving but stubborn mother through a health crisis. However, she’ll only accept his help if he agrees to settle down, insisting he sign up for a matchmaking reality show. Willing to do anything for his mom, he finds himself at the altar—on camera—staring at Andie, the woman he abruptly left without explanation ten years ago.

With producers out to prove they're the perfect match, Kit and Andie join in on the reality show hijinks, cameras following their every move. Somewhere between zip-lining and ax-throwing therapy sessions, their feelings for each other grow under the spotlight. But with decision day and Fashion Week looming, Andie needs to decide if the manufactured scenarios for TV are enough to choose loving Kit over her dreams of success.
Ingrid Pierce lives a large amount of her life in hospital scrubs. By night, she writes what her friends dub “emo romance novels” and reads anything she can get her hands on. She lives in the Arizona mountains with her husband, son, and menagerie of fur babies. When she’s not writing, she’s helping other writers reach their full potential as a book coach and attempting to finish a single knitting project.
Product Details ISBN: 9781639108138
ISBN-10: 1639108130
Publisher: Alcove Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 320
Language: English
Praise for Not You Again:
“[A] top-notch debut . . . Reads like an addictive season of reality TV—with a bonus peak behind the scenes. This will be catnip for romance fans.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A second-chance, marriage-of-convenience mashup delight . . . [For] contemporary-romance fans who like second-chance plotlines, and of course to reality-TV-show junkies.”
Booklist, starred review

“[This] second-chance romance follows a slow-burn path that is filled with corrective conversations, healing, and tenderness.”
Library Journal

“Completely charming . . .  A magical second-chance romance packed with sizzling chemistry and aching emotion.”
—Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author

Not You Again is as swoony and angst-filled as the best second chance romances and as bingeable as the most dramatic reality show. Having to marry a stranger is one thing, but having to marry the ex you never got over? And let it all play out on TV? I was salivating over this premise.”
—Alicia Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of With Love, from Cold World

“Pierce knocks her debut out of the reality TV park. Funny, heartfelt, and sexy all in one, this second chance romance gives you ALL the feels!”
—Amy Andrews, USA Today bestselling author Breaking All the Rules

“A beautiful second chance romance about fighting your inner demons, breaking out of the past, and choosing to love someone and keep loving them every single day. Ingrid Pierce shines in her debut.”
—Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen on TV

“Witty and charming with chemistry that pops off the pages. I am forever an Ingrid Pierce fan!”
—Kate Robb, author of This Spells Love

“With snappy prose and expertly balanced levity and depth, Not You Again is as addicting as your favorite reality TV show.” 
—Livy Hart, author of Some Kind of Blunderful

“A masterclass in intricate and intimate romance, sizzling sexual tension, and satisfying second-chance romance . . . Pierce works magic with such authentic and relatable characters, full of poignant romantic and personal growth that will have readers everywhere swooning like crazy.”
—Mallory Marlowe, author of Love and Other Conspiracies

“Andie and Kit are the kind of magnetic, multidimensional leads you simply can’t look away from . . . As bingeable as reality television—only it's infinitely hotter and way more emotionally savvy.”
—Jen Devon, author of Right Where We Left Us

“Snappy, sizzling, and sexy . . . Readers will love this page turner that will have them yelling ‘kiss already!’”
—Sarah T Dubb, author of Birding with Benefits

Not You Again bravely shows that even after hitting a breaking point it’s possible to come out on the other side stronger than ever before.”
—Desirée Niccoli, author of Called to the Deep