Anna E. Collins
Love at First Spite
They say living well is the best revenge. But sometimes, spreading the misery seems a whole lot more satisfying. That’s interior designer Dani Porter’s justification for buying the vacant lot next to her ex-fiancé's house…the house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental that will a) mess with his view and his peace of mind and b) prove that Dani is not someone to be stepped on. Welcome to project Spite House.
That plan quickly becomes complicated when Dani is forced to team up with Wyatt Montego, the handsome, haughty architect at her firm, and the only person available to draw up blueprints. Wyatt is terse and stern, the kind of man who eats his sandwich with a knife and fork. But as they spend time together on-site and off, Dani glimpses something deeper beneath that hard veneer, something surprising, vulnerable, and real. And the closer she gets to her goal, the more she wonders if winning revenge could mean losing something infinitely sweeter...
Publisher: Graydon House/HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 4, 2022
“Love at First Spite is a rollicking slow-burn romance that had me hooked from the first page! The playful banter, steamy love scenes, and delightful cast of secondary characters made this debut an unputdownable read.”
- Alexandria Bellefleur, author of Written in the Stars
“Filled with sizzling chemistry and delicious revenge, Love at First Spite had me smiling from start to finish! Get ready, rom-com fans, this is one debut you don’t want to miss!”
- Kate Bromley, author of Talk Bookish to Me
“Love at First Spite delivers on every level with humor, heat, and heart. Collins has crafted characters I was so delighted to spend time with, and whose love story was full of emotion and sparkling sexual tension.”
- Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting
“A delightful twist on a classic tale of revenge—packing plenty of tenderness and heat.”
- Brooke Burroughs, author of The Marriage Code
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Anna E. Collins is a Seattle-area author who writes stories about the lives and loves of women. Once upon a time she was a teacher in Sweden, but one American husband, two children, and two international moves later, she realized she had stories to tell. She put her master’s degree in educational psychology on the shelf, picked up the pen, and here we are.
When not writing, reading, or raising humans, Anna can be found exploring other creative pursuits like painting, woodworking, and baking, as well as endlessly brushing her mini golden-doodle, Archie, who is a Very Good Boy.