Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Takeover

We're excited to celebrate the publication of Cara Tanamachi's latest rom-com, The Takeover. This story sounds like a lot of fun and we hope you all will check it out soon. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy to give away!

Sometimes, when you ask the universe for your soulmate, you wind up with your hate mate instead.

On Nami's 30th birthday, she’s reminded at every turn that her life isn’t what she planned. She’s always excelled at everything – until now. Her fiancĂ© blew up their engagement. Her pride and joy, the tech company she helped to found, is about to lose funding. And her sister, Sora, is getting married to the man of her dreams, Jack, and instead of being happy for her, as she knows she ought to be, she’s fighting off jealousy.

Frustrated with her life, she makes a wish on a birthday candle to find her soulmate. Instead, the universe delivers her hate mate, Nami’s old high school nemesis, Jae Lee, the most popular kid from high school, who also narrowly beat her out for valedictorian. More than a decade later, Jae is still as effortlessly cool, charming, and stylish as ever, and, to make matters worse, is planning a hostile take-over of her start-up. Cue: sharp elbows and even sharper banter as the two go head-to-head to see who’ll win this time. But when their rivalry ignites a different kind of passion, Nami starts to realize that it's not just her company that's in danger of being taken over, but her heart as well. (Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

"With witty insults, drunk dancing, and pranks, Tanamachi's extra-fun follow-up to The Second You're Single is positively enjoyable and should be suggested reading for those who love books by Sally Thorne and Suzanne Park." 
- Library Journal

"Tanamachi (The Second You’re Single) shines in this enemies-to-lovers rom-com. Readers will cheer on this pair of sparring hearts.”

Credit: Meagan Shuptar
Cara Tanamachi lives near Chicago with her husband and five children (two by biology and three by marriage), and their 85-pound Goldendoodle, Theodore. Raised near Dallas, Texas by her Japanese-American dad and her English-Scottish American mom, she was the oldest of two children (the debate still rages whether she or her brother are currently the family favorite). The University of Pennsylvania (Go Quakers!) grad worked as a newspaper reporter, and then published many novels such as Dater's Handbook and The Love Cure under the name Cara Lockwood. A former single mom, she spent eight years dating (hilariously and awkwardly) before finding the love of her life on Bumble (yes, Bumble!). She believes we all could use a little more happily ever after.

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Robyn said...

The book looks great. Thank you for the giveaway!

Jess R said...

At 30 I thought I had my life all together, with two kids and the white picket fence...boy was I wrong! Now at 48 I think I might have a better handle on my world!

Rita Wray said...

At 30 I loved my life. I looked good, had a lot of energy and was happy.

Lisa D said...

Well I'm only just into my 30s and life is okay I guess. Could be better, could be worse! If I'm honest, I wish I was still in my 20s but never mind! Got to look forward, not back!

Mary C said...

30 was great - did some traveling and settled into a new job.

bn100 said...

no idea

Mary Preston said...

I was busy raising children.

Suburban prep said...

30 was when I met the man who would become my husband.
I did a lot of traveling and working.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I was giving birth to my first child and raising her alone.

diannekc said...

I was married to my husband and very happy.