Blame It on the Brontes

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Published by: Forever Hachette
Release Date: May 3, 2022
Pages: 384
ISBN13: 978-1538721438


English professor Athena Murphy is an authority on the novels of the Brontë sisters. But as they say in academia, publish or perish. To save her job, Athena decides to write a biography of C.L. Garland, the author heating up bestseller lists with spicy retellings of classic literature. Tracking down the reclusive writer and uncovering her secret identity, though, means Athena must return to her small midwestern hometown where Garland—and her ex-boyfriend, Thorne Kent—live.

Seeing Thorne again reminds Athena that real life never lives up to fiction. He was the Heathcliff to her Catherine, the Mr. Rochester to her Jane. Not only did their college breakup shatter that illusion, they broke each other’s hearts a second time. Now she has to see him nearly every... single… day.

The only solution is to find C.L. Garland as quickly as possible, write the book, and get the heck out of town. As her deadline looms and the list of potential C.L. Garlands dwindles, Athena and Thorne bicker and banter their way back to friendship. Could it really be true that the third time’s a charm?

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themselves laughing through the familiar tropes."
Publishers Weekly"... delivers plenty of tongue-in-cheek literary witticism and small-town heart. The novel's heart lies in its quirky, memorable characters. Readers will find

"Sereno deftly captures the cozy essence of Midwestern life. Sereno is a gifted writer and readers will watch for her next book."

"Sereno’s novel is witty and entertaining, and fans of the Brontë sisters will undoubtedly appreciate the fun she has nodding to their books."
Kirkus Reviews

"Everything a rom-com should be – smart, sexy, funny, and charming to boot!"
Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author

"A delightful third-chance romance with Brontë brooding and rom-com banter."
Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author

"A must-read for all Brontë fans. A treat for anyone who loves the classics."
Anna, Goodreads reviewer

"I’ve never swooned so hard over a second-chance romance like this! I was immediately captivated from the start!"
 Aimie Marie, Goodreads reviewer 

"The book is funny, witty, and smart. Love the main characters and their chemistry."
 May, Goodreads reviewer

"A quirky, fun read. Perfect for fans of the Brontë sisters and Wuthering Heights!"
 Ruby Reads, Goodreads reviewer

"Cute cover, fun idea, and fun fireworks and heat. Romance lovers will enjoy this one."
 June Price, Goodreads reviewer