Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Lindsay Hameroff shares a sweet story...plus a book giveaway

Today we're excited to have Lindsay Hameroff here to celebrate the publication of her debut rom-com, Till There Was You. Melissa has this in her TBR and is excited to read it soon! We had fun reading her answers to our questions and we know you will too. Thanks to St. Martin's Press, we have one copy to share with a lucky reader!

Lindsay Hameroff is a writer, humorist, and former English teacher raised in Baltimore, MD and based in Harrisburg, PA. Her writing has been featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Belladonna, Weekly Humorist, and other outlets. She also co-edits Frazzled, a parenting humor site. Till There Was You is her first novel.

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Culinary student Lexi Berman, 24, has one goal: to make her late mother proud by becoming an executive chef in a Michelin-star restaurant. And she isn’t going to let anything–or anyone–get in the way. But when she meets Jake Taylor, a dive bar musician who charms her with show tunes, she makes a rare exception to her no-dating rule. After a steamy weekend together, Jake leaves for L.A. to record his demo, and Lexi never expects to see him again. And she definitely doesn’t expect him to become an overnight celebrity, with a breakout single that’s almost certainly about her famous blueberry pancake recipe.

As Jake’s star rises and the world speculates about the subject of his song, Lexi keeps the affair to herself. After all, she’s finally found her footing at her new restaurant job, and even has a prospective romance with her coworker. But when a distraught Jake turns up on her doorstep late one night, her carefully-laid plans are thrown for a loop.

Though she and Jake try to be friends, things between them soon reheat faster than a bowl of Lexi's matzah ball soup. But a relationship with Jake means risking her face in tabloids, withstanding cruel internet comments, and worst of all, jeopardizing her career. As Jake’s upcoming tour approaches, and rumors swirl about him and another pop star, Lexi has to decide if holding onto her meticulously-planned future is worth walking away from what could be the perfect recipe for love. 

“Lindsay Hameroff blends beloved romance tropes to create a modern-day fairy tale that is both delightful and satisfying. A tasty treat, Till There Was You hits all the right notes.”
— Jean Meltzer, International Bestselling Author of The Matzah Ball

“I tore through Till There Was You laughing and crying in equal measure. Lindsay Hameroff's debut romcom is equal parts sweet, sexy, and funny with surprising vulnerable depths.”
— Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen On TV

“A deeply satisfying star-crossed celebrity romance, skillfully balancing butterfly-inducing fantasy and heart-squeezing emotional honesty.”
— Ava Wilder, author of How To Fake It In Hollywood

In one sentence, what was the road to publishing like for you? 
I was incredibly lucky to have a smooth, direct path—Till There Was You was the first book I ever wrote and queried—and now I’m always waiting for the other shoe to drop. ☺

How is Lexi similar to or different from you? 
Lexi shares my affinity for Broadway musicals and favors the same shows I do. We also have matching baking cabinets filled with neatly organized Oxo containers. But she’s a lot more Type A and rigid than I am. My personality is a mix of Lexi’s and Ali’s. 

If Till There Was You was made into a movie, who would you cast in the leading roles? 
I would love to see Zoey Deutch or Josephine Langford play Lexi and Steven R. McQueen as Jake. 

What is your go-to breakfast item? 
I will never turn down huevos rancheros. Savory breakfast foods are my favorite. 

If your life was a TV series, which celebrity would you want to narrate it? 
I LOVE this question. I’m going with Andrea Savage. I felt so seen by her character on “I’m Sorry”: a comedy writer masquerading as a PTA mom. 

What is the last thing you had a good laugh about? 
Rohita Kadambi just published a piece in Shouts and Murmurs called “Not All Men (Are Golden Retrievers)” and she matched all these celebrity men to their dog alter-egos. It was so funny and spot-on. 

Thanks to Lindsay for visiting with us and to St. Martin's Press for sharing her book with our readers.

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Giveaway ends February 25th at midnight EST.

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Suburban prep said...

My breakfast is boring and it is usually a bit of plain Greek yogurt with some blueberries and pomegranate seeds and a half sliced banana. I also have a mug of tea--usually Hibiscus.

Rita Wray said...

I love bacon and eggs.

Charlotte Lynn said...

Bacon and eggs or Maple sausage and eggs... too bad the JOB gets in the way of me eating breakfast very often.

traveler said...

Start off with a lemon tea and then a little later multi-grain toast.

Jess R said...

A Chomps beef stick and SO much coffee!!

Lisa D said...

My go-to breakfast item is a fruit scone. I'm British so that might have something to do with it!

Mary C said...

plain Greek yogurt with strawberries and blueberries

Robyn said...

I love breakfast food (ie., eggs, turkey bacon, scones and bagels). I'm super excited about this book. Thank you for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I love eggs benedict and coffee! Thanks for the chance!

Anonymous said...

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aramoon3770 said...

Scrambled eggs with cheese.

bn100 said...


Mary Preston said...

muesli and milk

April said...

Toast, eggs, and coffee

Michael Law said...

My go to breakfast is Oatmeal.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I always have oatmeal and a bowl of berries for breakfast, but if I had a choice (i.e. restaurant or buffet) I tend to lean towards French toast.

LV said...

Coffee and an English muffin.

Amy said...

Breakfast Burritos!

Nancy P said...

Vanilla Greek yogurt with blueberries & banana

Xia Lee said...

Bagel with cream cheese

Lelandlee said...

Bacon and eggs

yellowlabs said...

Blueberry muffin