Romance Book Club with Jenny and Gabrielle

Join us monthly for Romance Book Club, co-hosted by our favorite romance author Jenny L. Howe and our lead bookseller Gabrielle! For our first session, we will be reading At First Spite by Olivia Dade, a delightfully sexy rom-com about a woman who buys the town's famous Spite House, only to realize the infuriating man she can't stand lives right next door—and their unwilling proximity might spark something neither can ignore.

This month's book club will be held in our Second Story event space on Monday, May 20th at 7pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. If you'd like to purchase At First Spite through us (which is not required to join book club, although we appreciate it!), you can do so via the link below. 

If you are interested in joining, please reach out to alice@anunlikelystory.com to be added to the book club email list! We'll send a monthly update with book selections and other important info. 

ABOUT AT FIRST SPITE:
When Athena Greydon’s fiancé ends their engagement, she has no choice but to move into the Spite House she recklessly bought him as a wedding gift. Which is a problem, for several reasons: The house, originally built as a brick middle finger to the neighbors, is only ten feet wide. Her ex’s home is literally attached to hers. And Dr. Matthew Vine the Freaking Third—AKA the uptight, judgy jerk who convinced his younger brother to leave her—is living on her other side, only a four-foot alley away.

If she has to see Matthew every time she looks out her windows, she might as well have some fun with the situation. By, say, playing erotic audiobooks at top volume with those windows open. A woman living in a Spite House is basically obligated to get petty payback however she can, right?

Unfortunately, loathing Matthew proves more difficult than anticipated. He helps her move. He listens. And he’s kind of…hot? Dammit.

Matthew may not regret ending his brother's engagement, but he does regret what the breakup has done to Athena. He'll help her however he can. If that means finding her work, fine. If that means enduring nightly steamy story hours, so be it. And if that means watching Athena through their windows a bit too often and caring about her a bit too much…well, nothing can come of it. She’ll never forgive him. Even if she did, how could he ever tell his beloved younger brother the truth—that Matthew wants the very same woman he encouraged Johnny to leave?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Olivia Dade
grew up an undeniable nerd, prone to ignoring the world around her as she read any book she could find. Her favorites, though, were always, always romances. As an adult, she earned an M.A. in American history and worked in a variety of jobs that required the donning of actual pants: Colonial Williamsburg interpreter, high school teacher, academic tutor, and (of course) librarian. Now, however, she has finally achieved her lifelong goal of wearing pajamas all day as a hermit-like writer and enthusiastic hag. She currently lives outside Stockholm with her delightful family and their ever-burgeoning collection of books.

Monday, May 20, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
Books: 
At First Spite: A Harlot's Bay Novel By Olivia Dade Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063215917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - February 13th, 2024