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About Melanie Jacobson
Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. She grew up in Louisiana and now lives in Southern California with her family, a miniature schnauzer, and a series of doomed houseplants. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is the two-time Whitney Award-winning author of fifteen romantic comedies and several novellas.
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He might be the hottest teacher in town but not even Noah Redmond can convince me to date a small-town guy.
The last thing I want is to put my awesome aerospace career on pause while I run my dad’s hardware store, but duty calls, so what am I supposed to do? I can’t wait to get out of Creekville again, and I’m doing great keeping everyone at arm’s length until my best friend tries to set me up with the hot new high school coach. He’s got me literally tripping over my own feet, but I’m not giving in to those dimples.
I'm burnt out on love, but Grace Winters is the funniest—and most attractive—woman I’ve ever met.
Too bad Creekville is just a detour for her. I get it. But when I recruit her to help me build a booth for the town’s biggest event of the year, I learn just how irresistible she is. And if that’s not bad enough, when I talk her into fake dating to convince my boss I’m ready for a promotion, we share an unplanned kiss that blurs every line we’ve drawn.
Is Grace and Noah's undeniable chemistry worth risking their friendship when their future is anything but certain? Get ready for small town charm and toe-curling kisses!
Twenty-six-year-old Paige Redmond, single mom and go-getter, can’t wait to give her daughter, Evie, the Christmas of her dreams. Nothing can get in Paige’s way, not even her newly purchased fixer-upper cottage needing way more fixing than she planned.
Paige tackles the holiday with Clark Griswold spirit, amusing the entire town—except for her humbug next door neighbor, the grumpy but deliciously handsome Professor Henry Hill. With the help of colorful friends and found family—plus a feral cat and a pancake snowman—Paige and Evie wage a campaign to cure the cranky professor of his Christmas blues.
When Paige's feelings for Henry wind up as tangled as her Christmas lights, there's suddenly more than Christmas spirit on the line. Will Henry pull the plug on their first solo Christmas? Or can Paige and Evie convince the town's biggest scrooge to open his grinchy heart to the holiday . . . and to them?
When Miles Crowe—the former pop star who made Elle Jones notorious as a teen—insists on hiring her to find a property for his New Orleans jazz club, she’ll do everything she can to get herself fired before he realizes who she is.
Book Two: When Anneke flits into New Orleans between high fashion shoots, the last thing she's looking for is a reason to stay . . . until she realizes that her massive online crush is the proprietor of a dusty old record shop in town. Jonah wants nothing to do with fame until he discovers that Anneke the Supermodel is the nerdy online music geek he's been half in love with for months already. But she's everything he's never wanted . . . isn't she?
Chloe Morel, junior reporter by day, has a secret by night: she’s the most discerning—and notorious--food critic in New Orleans. Chef Dylan Jones is back after a six-month exile, and he's got a lot to prove to Chloe. He'll use every tool at his disposal from the dopiest rescue mutt in dog pound history to dazzling dishes and delicious kisses to convince her they've got a chance. But what happens when she's the only thing standing between him and his dreams?.
Tabitha Winters, glamorous celebrity chef, loves her life and growing empire in New York. But when her best friends buy the old summer camp where they worked as counselors, she can't turn down their invitation to appear at the opening week fundraising gala . . . even if it means confronting the memories of her first love and its disastrous ending.
She never imagines she’ll run into Sawyer Reed again—her old flame has no business being at Oak Crest. And worse? He’s there to collect on a marriage pact they made ten years ago when they were clueless college kids.
But Tabitha never could resist a dare, and when Sawyer double dares her to give him a week to show her they still have their old magic, she's all in to prove he's wrong.
Only she doesn’t count on him knowing her better than he has a right to. Or having the perfect dates to charm her. And she definitely didn't plan on their attraction still burning hotter than the end-of-season bonfire. But summer camp isn’t real life, and Tabitha won’t let the spell he’s weaving derail her well-planned future. Except no other guy has ever gotten to her the way Sawyer does, and as his knee-buckling kisses work their magic, Tabitha wonders: can she risk her heart again on the only man who ever broke it?
This swoony and hilarious new romcom from USA Today bestseller Melanie Jacobson first appeared as the novella “The Backup Plan” but has since been expanded to a full-length novel. It references characters from other Creekville books but is written as a standalone
Ian would do anything for his grandmother, so when Gran suddenly announces she’s leaving the family property to her pretty new neighbor, Ian is on the case. He’ll use every one of his sharply-honed skills as a private investigator to expose the gold digger and save Gran.
Brooke is living her best life far from the city and career that tried to destroy her. She’s happy spending her summer renovating the house she inherited and gardening with her elderly neighbor, Miss Lily. But when Miss Lily’s handsome—and obnoxious—grandson shows up, making wild accusations and dragging up Brooke’s past, Brooke must convince Ian he has her all wrong.
But what happens when their chemistry proves even more dangerous than Ian’s accusations?
Escape into this fresh new romantic comedy full of two-time Whitney Award winner Melanie Jacobson’s trademark wit and warmth.
Can their online flirtation become something real?
"Melanie Jacobson nails everything: the chemistry, the will-they-won't-they, the humor. It's sweet romance at its best." -Ranée Clark, author of Playing for Keeps
When smart, practical Emily finds herself in the crosshairs of an Internet prankster, her orderly world goes topsy-turvy. Instead of getting mad at the handsome stranger behind the joke, she finds herself drawn to him. But Jack Dobson, though hilarious and thoughtful, has a lot of secrets. Despite her growing feelings for her new and unexpected long-distance friend, his biggest secret of all might be the one that breaks the spell they've been weaving around each other.
An adorable, laugh-out-loud comedy from USA Today bestseller Melanie Jacobson...
Chloe Morel, junior reporter by day, has a secret by night: she’s the most discerning—and notorious--food critic in New Orleans. Now one of the biggest food magazines in the business wants her, and she’s on the verge of making her food writing dreams come true. Everything would be perfect—if only her least favorite chef and seven-year nemesis wasn’t moving into the apartment across the hall.
Dylan Jones is back in town after a six-month exile for bad behavior that nearly cost him a career. He’s got a lot to prove professionally—but even more to prove to Chloe, the woman he’s been half in love with since he was nineteen. He'll use every tool at his disposal to change her mind about him, from the dopiest rescue mutt in dog pound history to dazzling dishes and delicious kisses.
But when each of them is suddenly the only thing standing in the way of the other’s dreams, is their sizzling chemistry enough risk scorching their careers to find the recipe for love?
This book refers to characters from So Not My Thing, another enemies to lovers Southern romantic comedy, but is written as a standalone.
I hated Miles Crowe more than itchy socks, “namaste” puns on yoga tank tops, and chigger bites. Combined.
26-year-old New Orleans native Elle Jones used to be the internet's most famous meme for rejection thanks to an embarrassing teenage TV appearance. But she's finally put that past behind her and now she’s killing it as a commercial real estate agent in the coolest neighborhoods in the city.
When Miles Crowe—the former pop star who made her notorious—insists on hiring her to find a property for his jazz club, she’ll do everything she can to get herself fired before he realizes who she is.
But Miles has grown up too, and Elle soon discovers that he is as passionate about the city as she is…and even sexier now than he was then. Will she risk exposing her humiliating past to claim a future with the guy who once nearly ruined her life?
Whitney Award winner Melanie Jacobson returns with her trademark wit and warmth in this delightful story about taking a chance on love.
Handsome twenty-eight-year-old Will Hallerman has finally had enough of the dating world—he’s ready to find a wife and settle down. This announcement is catastrophic in Hannah Becker’s world. After knowing Will her entire life and adoring him from afar since junior high school, she realizes her chance at love with him is in grave danger. Hannah’s problem? To Will, she will never be more than his best friend’s little sister. Determined to open his eyes to her charms, Hannah sets out to sabotage Will’s wife hunt by placing nightmare dates in his path and taking his search on a wild goose chase. Her plan is risky, but she’s willing to take a chance to catch the eye of her soul mate. Despite her crazy schemes, nothing seems to be working. Hannah can’t help but wonder if it’s time to set aside this childhood crush—to move on and settle down herself. She’s ready for a fresh start with a great guy. If only Will weren’t suddenly changing the rules of the game . . . And how can Hannah move on when Will just won’t let her forget?
Sparks fly when LA glitz meets New Orleans grit...
When Anneke flits into town between high fashion shoots to help her best friend open his new jazz club, the last thing she's looking for is a reason to stay. She'll explore the city, make her appearances, and then she's off to the next adventure. Until she realizes that her massive online crush is the proprietor of a dusty old record shop in town...
At twenty-nine, Jonah has already been there, done that, and he's over it. Fame and fortune? Ha. Keep it. He's had a front row seat his whole life to the way it changes people. Not even the flirty supermodel he keeps crossing paths with can change his mind...
Until Jonah discovers that Anneke is the woman he's been half in love with for months already. But...she's everything he's never wanted. Isn't she?
This classic grumpy/sunshine romcom refers to characters in So Not My Thing but is written as a standalone.
Lia Carswell is good at what she does—even if it isn’t as glamorous as her old life in Manhattan. The popular waitress works hard in a small Salt Lake City diner, with the goal of easing her sister’s financial strain. And with her witty personality and good looks, she’s something of an enigma to the male customers who vie for her attention. Ever the professional, Lia keeps her distance—with one exception. Aidan is a breakfast regular, and Lia’s easy rapport with him draws her attention, though she would never let their relationship get serious—especially since he’s not the only one trying to catch her eye. Her handsome neighbor Griff has been hinting that he wants more than a neighborly relationship.Then her old New York artist life comes knocking, and an offer is made for a series of commissioned paintings. Lia knows it would ensure financial security for her family, but she doesn’t know if she wants that life anymore. When she undertakes one final project, she reawakens her heart and soul. And as she finds herself falling in love and needing an outlet more and more, she realizes her paintings might be her saving grace.
What is Tessa supposed to do when an old flame and a surprise new baby turn up on the same day?
Brilliant engineer Tessa Fuller has the opportunity of a lifetime at work, and all she needs to change the world is a little help from her old college friend, Ethan Bedford.
Ethan can give her five weeks before he’s off to chase his own dreams, and when they meet again for the first time in six years, Tessa realizes the gawky guy she graduated with has grown into a super hot tech genius.
Just as she’s on the verge of a fun, short-term fling to discover once and for all what-might-have-been, her wayward sister drops a baby on her doorstep and disappears, leaving Tessa to take care of the kid.One huge problem: Tessa doesn’t know a thing about babies. And she doesn’t have time to learn while the clock is running out on her dream project at work.
But Tessa’s team is determined to show her that she’s not alone, and while they might be clueless about babies, they know a thing or two about engineering. As their baby “hacks” and inventions get progressively wilder, Tessa is less and less sure she really can have it all. And the first thing she has to give up is Ethan.
Except Ethan isn’t a quitter. And he’s not about to give up on Tessa, not when the flame that flickered between them in college gets fanned back to life.
Can a team of hilarious engineers, one sweet baby, and a handsome blast from her past open Tessa’s heart to new love and second chances?
A laugh-out-loud funny and heartwarming story perfect for a swoony escape. Grab your copy now!
"I am so thrilled to have found Brenna Jacobs, and she has definitely claimed a spot on my list of one-click authors. I can't wait to read more by her!"-Samantha Kennicott, reviewer
"Ms. Jacobs’ writing style is delightful."-Lauraine Henderson, reviewer
"I can tell Brenna Jacobs’ books and I are going to get along just fine!"-Kim Golding, reviewer
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