Told in emails, IMs, and brief journal entries, these loosely connected (but each also stands alone) romantic comedies will keep you laughing: “Full of clever e-mail banter and tongue-in-cheek humor, this cheeky novel should be enjoyed in one sitting” (Publishers Weekly on Boy Next Door). Have fun “devouring this fluffy, fun urban fairy tale” (Publishers Weekly on Boy Meets Girl). And be sure to follow it up with Every Boy’s Got One, a “frothy concoction of love, friendship and true romance” (Publishers Weekly).
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Available: January 6, 2004
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The last thing anybody—least of all Kate Mackenzie—expects to find in a legal arbitration is love. But that’s the kind of thing that can happen when … Boy Meets Girl.
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Fr: Claire Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hi, honey! It’s me, Mom. I know it’s a big secret that your friend Holly and her boyfriend Mark are eloping in Italy, and that you and Mark’s friend Cal Langdon (the handsome New York Journal reporter with the big book deal) are going, too, as their witnesses. But I just saw Holly’s mother at the Kroger Sav-On, and I thought I’d warn you: She doesn’t seem to like Mark very much at all. Just wanted to let you know.
PS I don’t understand why you don’t like that nice Cal Langdon! He seemed so smart when I saw him being interviewed on Charlie Rose. And so handsome!
PPS Don’t forget to wear a sweater!
Cartoonist Jane Harris is delighted by the prospect of her first-ever trip to Europe. But it’s hate at first sight for Jane and Cal Langdon, and neither is too happy at the prospect of sharing a villa with one another for a week—not even in the beautiful and picturesque Marches countryside. But when Holly and Mark’s wedding plans hit a major snag that only Jane and Cal can repair, the two find themselves having to put aside their mutual dislike for one another in order to get their best friends on the road to wedded bliss—and end up on a road themselves … one neither of them ever expected.
Reed Stewart thought he’d left all his small town troubles—including a broken heart—behind when he ditched tiny Bloomville, Indiana, ten years ago to become rich and famous on the professional golf circuit. Then one tiny post on the Internet causes all of those troubles to return. . . with a vengeance.
Becky Flowers has worked hard to build her successful senior relocation business, but she’s worked even harder to forget Reed Stewart ever existed. She has absolutely no intention of seeing him when he returns—until his family hires her to save his parents.
Now Reed and Becky can’t avoid one another—or the memories of that one fateful night. And soon everything they thought they knew about themselves (and each other) has been turned upside down, and they—and the entire town of Bloomville—might never be the same, all because The Boy Is Back.
Told entirely in texts, emails, and journal entries, this warm, thought-provoking book is as much about the enduring bond of families as it is about second chances at love.
“The Boy Is Back is Meg Cabot at her best” —POPSUGAR
“I loved The Boy is Back. Wit, warmth, humor and romance, this book has all the elements of a Meg Cabot book.” —Lauren Graham, author and star of Gilmore Girls
“Cabot charms in the latest installation of her Princess Diaries series…the first geared to adults.” —The Washington Post