Party of Two (Hardcover)
A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking.
Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar and they spend the entire night flirting, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell. Olivia has zero interest in dating a politician, but when a cake arrives at her office with the cutest message, she can’t resist—it is chocolate cake, after all.
Olivia is surprised to find that Max is sweet, funny, and noble—not just some privileged white politician she assumed him to be. Because of Max’s high-profile job, they start seeing each other secretly, which leads to clandestine dates and silly disguises. But when they finally go public, the intense media scrutiny means people are now digging up her rocky past and criticizing her job, even her suitability as a trophy girlfriend. Olivia knows what she has with Max is something special, but is it strong enough to survive the heat of the spotlight?
About the Author
Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of five romance novels, including The Wedding Date and The Proposal. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and Cosmopolitan. She lives in Oakland, California.
“Kudos to Guillory, whose lively dialogue is matched by her multifaceted characters.”—Essence
“A rom-com queen.”—Refinery29
“No one writes rom-coms like Jasmine Guillory.”—PopSugar
“With sharp banter, a well-rounded cast of characters, and plenty of swoony scenes, Jasmine Guillory defends her position as one of the most exciting rom-com writers out there.”—BuzzFeed
“There is so much to relate to, and throughout the novel there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too.”—New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay
“The real pleasure here is the little world Guillory has created . . . a Los Angeles populated with a diverse, devoted crowd of nice people who hold each other up, treat each other to cupcakes, have each other’s back, and occasionally fall in love.”—The Seattle Times
“Guillory’s debut is as enchanting as her characters—bright, bold, warm and wonderful. Even better, there’s a proposal to rival any commercial that Madison Avenue can deliver.”—The Washington Post
“This novel reads like a truly contemporary contemporary romance in that the hero and heroine grapple with issues anyone dating today will relate to.”—NPR
"No one does heart-fluttering romance with wit and insight like bestseller Jasmine Guillory."—Elle