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Flirty Little Secret

Jessica Lepe



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11 June 2024
For fans of Lynn Painter and Lyssa Kay Adams, You've Got Mail goes back to high school in this laugh-out-loud debut rom-com where the anonymous (and anxious) woman behind @TheMissGuidedCounselor must decide if she can take her own advice and reach for the life, and love, she wants.

Guidance counselor Lucy Galindo works hard at being Harview High's Most Likely to Blend In. Between managing her anxiety and depression and having never found her place, Lucy knows she'd crumble at the center of attention. So when she spills boiling tea on the hot new teacher (in front of everyone!), it's a nightmare come to life . . .

Aldrich Fletcher is having the worst first day: thanks to a clumsy (and well, beautiful) mystery woman, his pants are soaked; his ex-girlfriend is his new co-worker, and his estranged dad won't stop trying to talk to him. Thankfully, he can count on his online confidant, the wildly popular @TheMissGuidedCounselor, for advice: like how to woo Lucy, for whom he's falling hard . . .

Only Lucy has a secret: she's @TheMissGuidedCounselor. And because her alter-ego is everything she's not-brave, confident, wise-Lucy's terrified of her two lives meeting. So when Fletcher realizes the truth, how can he find the courage to tell her-knowing it might end their growing romance? But for them to have a future, Lucy will need to realize she and her alter-ego aren't so different. Because loving yourself can be the bravest thing of all.
Imprint:   FOREVER
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 202mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781538739341
ISBN 10:   1538739348
Pages:   384
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jessica Lepe is a former social worker turned website designer who spends her days writing, listening to murder podcasts, and wrangling knives out of her toddler's hands (sometimes all at the same time). She discovered her love for reading after sneaking romance novels in her bible at her all-girls Catholic high school and in between the spines of her siddur at synagogue each Saturday and she hasn't stopped reading romance since. A proud and passionate advocate for mental health, Jessica writes romances with complex and flawed characters with multicultural and religious backgrounds that reflect the people she loves most in this world.

Reviews for Flirty Little Secret

"""A charming, heartfelt rom-com that will have you laughing, and rooting for the characters from the first few chapters. Jessica Lepe's debut is a must-read for romance fans!""--Jaqueline Snow, author of Snowed In for Christmas ""A heartfelt rom-com enriched by an honest portrayal of mental health issues, a beautiful blend of cultures, and the bonds of family. Jessica Lepe's moving debut reminds us of the importance of loving ourselves just as we are.""--Priscilla Oliveras, USA Today bestselling author of Kiss Me, Catalina ""Exquisitely inclusive, humorous, and original, Lepe's charming prose kept me enchanted from the clever opening post to the satisfying ending.""--Kelly Cain, author of A Kiss from the Past ""FLIRTY LITTLE SECRET is a masterfully done poignant tale of modern love, friendship, and intimacy, that not only is a thrill to read but inspires you to be a little kinder and less judgmental to yourself and the world around you.""--Felicia Grossman, author of Marry Me by Midnight ""FLIRTY LITTLE SECRET is an absolute dream of a romance! I was completely captivated by these realistic characters and the relatable struggles they both endure. As a former teacher, I really appreciated the authentic peek into the life of educators. With tons of wit and even more heart, Lepe's debut had me laughing one minute and crying the next. I will be anxiously awaiting Lepe's next book, I can't wait to see what she does next!""--Falon Ballard, author of Just My Type ""Hilarious, sexy, and brimming with heart.""--Yaffa S. Santos, author of A Touch of Moonlight ""Jessica Lepe absolutely sparkles in this stunning debut that is equal parts heartfelt, funny, and deeply moving! I loved every page!""--Lyssa Kay Adams, USA Today bestselling author of A Very Merry Bromance ""The romance plays out as a fresh, diverse twist on You've Got Mail . . . Fans of Abbott Elementary will be especially charmed.""--Publishers Weekly ""This sparkling debut marks Lepe as a writer to watch when it comes to modern rom-coms.""--Kirkus, Starred Review ""Unputdownable; will leave readers clamoring for more.""--Library Journal ""Voicey and big-hearted, FLIRTY LITTLE SECRET delivers compassionate mental health rep, classic rom-com joy, and touching emotional depth.""--Chloe Liese, USA Today bestselling author of Better Hate Than Never"

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