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A Discussion with Two Romance Writers Sarah Hogle and Rosie Danan; Moderated by Kini Allen

April 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm


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Now Hogle returns with Twice Shy, another unconventional and laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a woman who inherits a charming country house—and, with it, a groundskeeper whose cranky exterior masks a vulnerability that matches her own. 

Maybell Parrish has always been a dreamer and hopeless romantic. But living with her head in the clouds has long been preferable to dealing with reality, whether it’s navigating the wild world of dating apps or getting her coworkers to show her a little respect. So when Maybell inherits a charming house in the Smokies from her Great-Aunt Violet, she seizes the opportunity to make a fresh start.

But when she arrives at her new home, it seems her troubles have only just begun. Not only is the estate practically falling apart around her, but she isn’t the only inheritor: she has to share everything with Wesley Koehler, the groundskeeper who’s just as grouchy as he is gorgeous—and it turns out he has a very different vision for the property’s future.

Convincing the taciturn Wesley to stop avoiding her and compromise is a task more formidable than any of the many other dying wishes Great Aunt Violet left behind. But when Maybell uncovers something unexpectedly sweet beneath Wesley’s scowls and silences, she realizes they might have more in common than she ever dreamed. And as the two slowly begin to let their guards down, they just might learn that sometimes the smallest steps outside one’s comfort zone can lead to the greatest rewards.



Sarah Hogle burst into the romance genre in 2020 with the release of her effervescent debut novel You Deserve Each Other—a fresh, witty, and utterly hilarious enemies-to-lovers romance. The book earned excellent acclaim from NPR, Star!, PopSugar, Betches, and Glamour.com, heralding Hogle as an author to watch. She is a mom of three in southern Ohio and spends her free time planning weird pranks and hoping for a haunted castle to call her own.

Rosie Danan writes steamy, bighearted books about the trials and triumphs of modern love. When not writing, she enjoys jogging slowly to fast music, petting other people’s dogs, and competing against herself in rounds of Chopped using the miscellaneous ingredients occupying her fridge. As an American expat living in London, Rosie regularly finds herself borrowing slang that doesn’t belong to her.


Kini Allen (she/her) is a lifelong reader who has always enjoyed getting lost in books. She started reading romance about ten years ago and discovered the joy of a HEA and hasn’t looked back since. Kini is a knitter and is ruled by her cat, Kitty Scarlett O’Haira. She’s a fierce advocate for the romance genre and active participant of romance Twitter. She previously reviewed for and co-operated Smexybooks.com.  You can find Kini on Twitter @kinilei1 and Instagram @1kinilei.


April 6, 2021
5:00 pm
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