Love & Other Disasters
There’s nothing like a little competition to heat things up...
Dahlia Woodson's culinary dreams are coming true. Sure, her marriage ended in a hideous explosion of misery, and she’s quit her job for the gamble of a lifetime, but she's finally a contestant on the cooking show Chef's Special. Now all Dahlia has to do is not fall on her face more than once, make the best food of her life, and try not to get distracted by her hot, incredibly dishy competition...
London Parker is fighting for more than just a cooking title. Not only did they just come out as nonbinary on national television, but this is an opportunity for London to raise some support—and a ton of cash—for the queer community. No pressure. Getting distracted by a tiny and adorable tornado like Dahlia could be disastrous. Still, somewhere among the flying fish tacos, rampant egos, and culinary chaos is something that looks a lot like deliciously spicy chemistry. But can London and Dahlia’s growing relationship take the heat, or are they about to get burned?
Publication Date: January 18, 2022
“Sweet and sexy and wholly delicious. Anita Kelly writes with tremendous warmth and care, and these pages shine with joy.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk
“No two characters in a romance novel have ever won my heart faster than Dahlia and London. Kelly writes wildly charming, exquisitely vibrant, and achingly tender prose. She has a unique gift for making readers feel safe, loved, and understood. This story is both fantastically fun and crack your heart wide open vulnerable. I can’t wait to buy it for everyone I’ve ever met.” —Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate
“Anita Kelly has the perfect recipe for romance in her debut, Love and Other Disasters. Kelly masterfully balances the vulnerability and the scorching intimacy of new love for a supremely sexy, tender, and decadent romance. I didn't want it to end and I'm so hungry for more.” —Ruby Barrett, author of Hot Copy
“With only one book, Anita Kelly has landed among my all time favorite authors.” —Meryl Wilsner, author of Something to Talk About
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Originally from a small town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Anita Kelly now lives in the Pacific Northwest with their family. A teen librarian by day, they write romance that celebrates queer love in all its infinite possibilities. Whenever not reading or writing, they’re drinking too much tea, taking pictures, and dreaming of their next walk in the woods. They hope you get to pet a dog today.