"A lovingly drawn depiction of Black family dynamics." — Publishers Weekly on Learned Reactions A marriage lost is found again in this cheeky new romantic comedy from acclaimed author Jayce Ellis. As executive chef at one of the hottest restaurants in DC, DeShawn Franklin has almost everything he’s ever wanted. He’s well-known, his restaurant is Michelin starred and he can write his own ticket anywhere he wants. Until his grandmother calls him home and drops two bombshells: 1) She has cancer and she’s not seeking treatment. 2) She’s willing half her estate to DeShawn’s ex-husband, Malik. Make that three bombshells. 3) That whole divorce thing? It didn’t quite go through. DeShawn and Malik are still married. And when DeShawn’s shady uncle contests Grandma’s will, there’s only one path back to justice: play it like he and Malik have reconciled. They need to act like a married couple just long enough to dispense with the lawsuit. Once DeShawn is back in Malik’s orbit, it’s not hard to remember why they parted. All the reasons he walked away remain—but so do all the reasons he fell in love in the first place. Carina Adores is home to modern, romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters. A new Carina Adores title is available each month: The Hideaway Inn by Philip William Stover The Girl Next Door by Chelsea M. Cameron Just Like That by Cole McCade Hairpin Curves by Elia Winters Better Than People by Roan Parrish The Love Study by Kris Ripper The Secret Ingredient by KD Fisher Just Like This by Cole McCade Teddy Spenser Isn’t Looking for Love by Kim Fielding The Beautiful Things Shoppe by Philip William Stover Best Laid Plans by Roan Parrish Knit, Purl, a Baby and a Girl by Hettie Bell The Hate Project by Kris Ripper Hard Sell by Hudson Lin For the Love of April French by Penny Aimes Sailor Proof by Annabeth Albert Meet Me in Madrid by Verity Lowell The Life Revamp by Kris Ripper If You Love Something by Jayce Ellis
Release date: December 28, 2021
Publisher: Carina Press
Print pages: 288
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