Kaitlyn Hill in conversation with Gwenda Bond discussing and signing Not Here to Stay Friends

Saturday, April 8, 2023 - 2:00pm
161 Lexington Green Cir
Lexington, KY 40503

Kaitlyn Hill in conversation with Gwenda Bond discussing and signing Not Here to Stay Friends

Saturday, April 8 at 2pm ET

Location: Joseph-Beth Lexington

Join us for Kaitlyn Hill in conversation with Gwenda Bond discussing and signing Not Here to Stay Friends. Optional RSVP is below, but not required to attend the event.

You may purchase the book in person at the event, or pre-order using the links below for either shipping or for pick-up at the event. If you would like your book personalized, please put personalization request in the comments section when submitting your order.

The deadline to pre-order a signed, personalized copy is Thursday, April 6. If you miss the deadline, you may purchase the book at the event and have it signed by Kaitlyn in person.

This friends-to-lovers spin on The Bachelor follows two childhood besties reuniting to spend the summer in L.A. after five years apart—but when they both get involved with a teen reality dating show, their lives take an unexpected turn for the unreal.

Sloane McKinney feels like a background character in her own life. But this summer will be different, because she’s spending it with her childhood best friend, Liam Daniels, in her dream city, Los Angeles. Sure, she’s surprised to find that Liam just happens to have had a Hot Guy glow-up since she last saw him, but so what? A little attraction won’t ruin her plans for their fun—and completely platonic—reunion.

What might, however, is that Liam has been roped into working for his producer dad’s new teen reality dating show, Aspen Woods’s Future Leading Lady. Liam figures Sloane can still hang out with him on set while he fetches coffee for the film crew, or whatever it is that production assistants do. Except it turns out the show is one contestant short . . . and Sloane is the perfect last-minute addition.

Once cameras are rolling, the whirlwind of dating teen heartthrob Aspen Woods feels way more real than Sloane expected, and Liam doesn’t exactly enjoy watching it all unfold. But it’s behind the scenes where the drama really picks up. . . .

Because wanting to kiss your best friend? That’s a plot twist neither Sloane nor Liam ever saw coming.

 

Kaitlyn Hill is a writer, reader, and sweet tea enthusiast who believes that all the world is not, in fact, a stage, but a romance novel waiting to happen. She lives with her real-life romance hero in Lexington, Kentucky. Kaitlyn is the author of Love from Scratch and Not Here to Stay Friends. Follow Kaitlyn on Instagram and Twitter @thekaitlynhill.

 

Gwenda Bond is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the Lois Lane and Cirque American trilogies. She wrote the first official Stranger Things novel, Suspicious Minds. She also created Dead Air, a serialized mystery and scripted podcast written with Carrie Ryan and Rachel Caine. Not Your Average Hot Guy is her first romantic comedy for adults.

Her nonfiction writing has appeared in Publishers Weekly, Locus Magazine, Salon, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. She has an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in a hundred-year-old house in Lexington, Kentucky, with her husband and their unruly pets. She believes she may have escaped from a 1940s screwball comedy. She writes a monthlyish letter you can sign up for at her website.

 

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