Love & Other Disasters by Kelly, Anita
Anita Kelly

Love & Other Disasters -- Anita Kelly - Paperback

The first openly nonbinary contestant on America's favorite cooking show falls for their clumsy competitor in this delicious romantic comedy debut that USA Today hailed as "an essential read."

Recently divorced and on the verge of bankruptcy, Dahlia Woodson is ready to reinvent herself on the popular reality competition show Chef's Special. Too bad the first memorable move she makes is falling flat on her face, sending fish tacos flying--not quite the fresh start she was hoping for. Still, she's focused on winning, until she meets someone she might want a future with more than she needs the prize money.

After announcing their pronouns on national television, London Parker has enough on their mind without worrying about the klutzy competitor stationed in front of them. They're there to prove the trolls--including a fellow contestant and their dad--wrong, and falling in love was never part of the plan.

As London and Dahlia get closer, reality starts to fall away. Goodbye, guilt about divorce, anxiety about uncertain futures, and stress from transphobia. Hello, hilarious shenanigans on set, wedding crashing, and spontaneous dips into the Pacific. But as the finale draws near, Dahlia and London's steamy relationship starts to feel the heat both in and outside the kitchen--and they must figure out if they have the right ingredients for a happily ever after.

Author: Anita Kelly
Publisher: Forever
Published: 01/18/2022
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.20d
ISBN: 9781538754849

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/25/2021
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2021
Booklist 12/01/2021 pg. 33
Library Journal 12/17/2021 pg. 1
Shelf Awareness 01/18/2022

About the Author
Originally from a small town in the Pocono Mountains, Anita Kelly currently makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her wife and son. A librarian by day, she writes romance that celebrates queer love in all its infinite possibilities. Whenever she's not reading or writing, she's dreaming of the woods, contemplating her next tattoo, and drinking too much tea. She hopes you get to pet a dog today.