In the Event of Love
Offering a steamy, queer spin on the feel-good tropes of a Hallmark movie, this sweet, funny #OwnVoices rom-com is perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Alexandria Bellefleur!
Morgan Ross can plan world-class events, but she didn’t plan on returning to the hometown that broke her heart seven years ago—and re-discovering the girl of her dreams . . .
With her career as a Los Angeles event planner imploding after a tabloid blowup, Morgan Ross isn’t headed home for the holidays so much as in strategic retreat. Breathtaking mountain vistas, quirky townsfolk, and charming small businesses aside, her hometown of Fern Falls is built of one heartbreak on top of another . . .
Take her one-time best friend turned crush, Rachel Reed. The memory of their perfect, doomed first kiss is still fresh as new-fallen snow. Way fresher than the freezing mud Morgan ends up sprawled in on her very first day back, only to be hauled out via Rachel’s sexy new lumberjane muscles acquired from running her family tree farm.
When Morgan discovers that the Reeds’ struggling tree farm is the only thing standing between Fern Falls and corporate greed destroying the whole town’s livelihood, she decides she can put heartbreak aside to save the farm by planning her best fundraiser yet. She has all the inspiration for a spectacular event: delicious vanilla lattes, acoustic guitars under majestic pines, a cozy barn surrounded by brilliant stars. But she and Rachel will ABSOLUTELY NOT have a heartwarming holiday happy ending. That would be as unprofessional as it is unlikely. Right?
Cover art by Monika Roe
Cover design by Kristine Mills
Publisher: Kensington and Headline Eternal
Publication Date: August 30, 2022
Early Praise for IN THE EVENT OF LOVE
“With its charming small town, snowy mountaintop kisses, and dreamy lesbian lumberjane, IN THE EVENT OF LOVE is perfect for the holidays!”
—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
“Wintry perfection, a cozy flannel blanket of a book that wraps its reader in the warmest hug, full of wish-they-were-real characters and off-the-charts sexual tension. [In The Event of Love] made me laugh, weep, and believe in the fairy-lit magic of second chances.”
—Rachel Lynn Solomon, bestselling author of The Ex Talk
"With a slow burn that builds into a roaring fire, IN THE EVENT OF LOVE is the coziest romance I’ve ever read. It’s the perfect read for anyone who can’t get enough Christmas."
—Meryl Wilsner, author of Something to Talk About and Mistakes Were Made
"Courtney Kae’s IN THE EVENT OF LOVE is the small-town winter romance of my dreams; sparkling, pine-scented, and as beautifully atmospheric as the season itself. The sapphic slow-burn love story is both gorgeously soft and steamy, the feelings will wreck you, and the laugh-out-loud moments will make you want to text entire paragraphs to your best friend. A completely charming read for any time of year."
—Lana Harper, New York Times bestselling author of Payback's a Witch