Party of Two (Paperback)

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After a chance meeting in a bar, Olivia is surprised recognize her mystery man on tv: Max Powell, the junior senator from California. Olivia and Max have an instant connection, but can their new relationships survive the challenges of balancing their own demanding careers and survive the complications of being in the public spotlight? Jasmine Guillory is the queen of modern romance, and PARTY OF TWO is the exactly what we need in an election year - a smart, sexy, steamy relationship that we can all get excited about!

— Beth

How does Jasmine Guillory deliver the perfect romance again and again? PARTY OF TWO follows Olivia Monroe and Senator Max Powell -- except Olivia doesn't realize he's anything more than just Max when they first meet. Because Olivia likes to take the time to think through all decisions very carefully, they decide to secretly date before letting the world know. But impulsive Max risks pushing Olivia outside of her comfort zone with his desire to take their love public. An utterly delightful romance -- Guillory sets the bar at the highest level once again!

— Kate

A bold debut full of fierce energy and deep emotion, Pizza Girl follows a pregnant, 18-year old pizza delivery driver grieving the death of her father and the powerful friendship and obsession she develops with a customer. Jean Kyoung Frazier’s novel keenly explores a protagonist who is deep in the pains of growing up: making terrible choices, acting selfishly, and constantly pushing away the people who want to help her the most; our pizza girl is simultaneously incredibly dysfunctional and wholly relatable in her internal struggles. Like many of Ottessa Moshfegh’s works, Kyoung Frazier is able to walk the razor’s edge of dark humor and poignant insight like few writers can. A truly unique little novel.

— Caleb


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.

Praise For…

“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
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593100820
ISBN-10: 0593100824
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2020
Pages: 352