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Two former high school sweethearts get a second chance in this marriage of convenience romance by Kristina Forest, author of The Neighbor Favor.

To Violet Greene, fashion is everything. As a successful celebrity stylist, she travels all over the world, living out her dreams. Professionally, she’s thriving, but her personal life is in shambles. After surviving a very public breakup with her ex-fiancé six months ago, Violet is now determined to focus on her career. But life hands her something—or rather, someone—that might derail everything…

Xavier Wright did not expect to run into his high school girlfriend Violet—the girl he once thought he’d marry—on a birthday trip to Vegas. As a high school teacher and basketball coach, he rarely leaves his New Jersey hometown, so what were the chances? But when the initial shock wears off, they decide to celebrate together. They feel young and reckless as they party the night away—and reckless they clearly were when the following morning, they wake up beside each other with rings on their fingers.

Their impulsive nuptials might be a blessing in disguise, though, when they realize that both of their careers could benefit from the marriage. So they play the part of a blissfully wedded couple. Yet when their passion comes hurling back, they realize their feelings are just as real as they were back when they were teens. But are their lives too different to stick it through or will they finally get a happy ending?

About the Author

Kristina Forest is the critically acclaimed author of romance books for both teens and adults. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at The New School and she lives in New Jersey, where she can often be found rearranging her bookshelf.

Praise For…

The Partner Plot is a top tier second chance romance. The pining! The heartache! The spice! Kristina weaves a love story that feels familiar yet entirely fresh. Xavier and Violet jump off the page and directly into your heart. You’ll be shouting at this book as you read, but all along you’re just rooting for them to get over themselves and fall into each other and when they do… *sigh*. Kristina could write my to do list and I’d read it faithfully. This fantastic book is no exception.”—Erin Hahn, author of Built to Last and Friends Don’t Fall in Love

“The Partner Plot is everything I’m looking for in a romance. Violet and Xavier’s swoon-worthy second chance journey stole my heart— a chemistry-filled and thoroughly satisfying exploration of what it takes to turn first love into forever love. I’ll read anything Kristina Forest writes!”—Ava Wilder, author of Will They or Won’t They

"Forest's novel is a sweet portrayal of first love and second chances. Violet and Xavier are memorable, real, and vulnerable as they struggle with career sacrifices and the fear of more heartbreak. Yet they were destined from the start—and Forest's romance never misses a shot. A second-chance slam-dunk."—Kirkus, starred review

"Readers will root for Violet and Xavier as they come to understand that career success means little without a special person to share it with.”—Publishers Weekly

"A fun, breezy rom-com that will please fans of fake relationship stories.”—Library Journal

"Sweet moments, a cast of lovable characters, Vegas fun, second chances...this rom-com has it all."—Woman's World

"Simply dazzling from start to finish.”—Culturess

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593546451
ISBN-10: 0593546458
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 416
Language: English