IN-PERSON: Christina Lauren

We're delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling authors Christina Lauren to launch their new novel, The True Love Experiment. The True Love Experiment is the book fans have been waiting for ever since Fizzy’s debut in the New York Times bestselling The Soulmate Equation. But when the lights come on and all eyes are on her, it turns out the happily ever after Fizzy had all but given up on might lie just behind the camera. Jenny Howe, author of The Make-Up Test, leads the conversation with coauthors and best friends Christina Lauren, to be followed by an audience Q & A and book signing.

Each ticket comes with a signed copy of The True Love Experiment and admission to the event. Christina Lauren's books, wine, beer, and soft drinks will be available at the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to our main event space have sold out. However, we have overflow tickets available for our third floor viewing space! With this option, guests will watch a livestream of the event from our third floor studio, and once the authors have finished presenting and the guests in the main space have gone through the signing line, you will be brought down to the main event space to meet the authors and get books signed. Because of this, you may be waiting a while before you're able to join the signing line. We will do everything we can to keep things moving as efficiently as possible, while ensuring everyone has time to meet with the authors! 

If you're not able to attend the event, you can order a signed, personalized copy of The True Love Experiment on our website: https://www.anunlikelystory.com/book/9781982173432. In the comments section of your order, please note "Signed Copy" and the name you'd like inscribed in your book. 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The True Love Experiment is my favorite kind of book to devour: something that manages to be hot and intense, yet still the very best comfort food. The divine Christina Lauren has created the ultimate reality dating show, and like all its fictional viewers, you’ll fall for Fizzy" ~Jodi Picoult

Felicity “Fizzy” Chen is lost. Sure, she’s got an incredible career as a beloved romance novelist with a slew of bestsellers under her belt, but when she’s asked to give a commencement address, it hits her: she hasn’t been practicing what she’s preached.

Fizzy hasn’t ever really been in love. Lust? Definitely. But that swoon-worthy, can’t-stop-thinking-about-him, all-encompassing feeling? Nope. Nothing. What happens when the optimism she’s spent her career encouraging in readers starts to feel like a lie?

Connor Prince, documentary filmmaker and single father, loves his work in large part because it allows him to live near his daughter. But when his profit-minded boss orders him to create a reality TV show, putting his job on the line, Connor is out of his element. Desperate to find his romantic lead, a chance run-in with an exasperated Fizzy offers Connor the perfect solution. What if he could show the queen of romance herself falling head-over-heels for all the world to see? Fizzy gives him a hard pass—unless he agrees to her list of demands. When he says yes, and production on The True Love Experiment begins, Connor wonders if that perfect match will ever be in the cue cards for him, too.

The True Love Experiment is the book fans have been waiting for ever since Fizzy’s debut in the New York Times bestselling The Soulmate Equation. But when the lights come on and all eyes are on her, it turns out the happily ever after Fizzy had all but given up on might lie just behind the camera.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners and best friends Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings, the New York Times, USA TODAY, and #1 internationally bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You / Hating You, Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, My Favorite Half-Night Stand, The Unhoneymooners, Twice in a Blue Moon, The Soulmate Equation, Something Wilder, and The True Love Experiment. You can find them online at ChristinaLaurenBooks.com and @ChristinaLauren on Instagram or Twitter.

Jenny L. Howe first started scribbling stories into black-and-white composition notebooks with neon pink pens when she was in junior high and never really stopped. In college, she decided to turn her love of books into a career by pursuing a Ph.D. in literature, where she spent the next few years studying bizarre and entertaining medieval romances. Now, as a professor, she teaches courses in college writing, literature, and children’s media. When she’s not writing and teaching, Jenny spends her time buried under puzzle pieces, cross-stitching her favorite characters, and taking too many pictures of her rescue dogs, Tucker and Dale. The Make-Up Test is her debut novel.

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Books: 
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Something Wilder By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982173418
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Gallery Books - February 7th, 2023

The Soulmate Equation By Christina Lauren Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781982171117
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Gallery Books - February 8th, 2022

The Make-Up Test: A Novel By Jenny L. Howe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250837868
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - September 13th, 2022