Join debut author Amy Spalding for a enchanting conversation with fellow romance author Jasmine Guillory, as they discuss Amy's first novel, For Her Consideration, at Books Inc. Opera Plaza!
When an aspiring L.A. scriptwriter falls head-over-heels for a bossy and beautiful movie star after a devastating break-up, the two take a risk on love and cast themselves as the leading ladies of their own star-struck romance in this sweet and spirited love story from critically-acclaimed writer Amy Spalding in her adult debut.
Since a crushing breakup three years ago, Nina Rice has written romance, friends, her dreams of scriptwriting for TV, and even L.A. proper out of her life. Instead, she's safely out in the suburbs in her aunt's condo working her talent agency job from home, managing celebrity email accounts, and certain that's plenty of writing--and plot--for her life. But a surprise meeting called by Ari Fox, a young actress on everyone's radar, stirs up all kinds of feelings Nina thought she'd deleted for good...
Ari is sexy, out and proud, and a serious control freak, according to Nina's boss. She has her own ideas about how Nina should handle her emails--and about getting to know her ghostwriter. When she tells Nina she should be writing again, Nina suddenly finds it less scary to revisit her abandoned life than seriously consider that Ari is flirting with her. Between reconnecting with her old crew and working on a new script, a relationship with a movie star seems like something she'll definitely mess up--but what could be more worth the risk?
"With vibrant prose, a setting that is both upscale glam and homey comfort, and a thrumming, pounding, romantic heart, For Her Consideration is pure romance magic." --Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners
"For Your Consideration is so many things I want in a book: funny, sexy, and super queer. Spending time in Nina and Ari's world was a joy. Amy Spalding has written a warm celebration of Los Angeles, chosen family, and learning how to love and be loved." --Cameron Esposito, bestselling author of Save Yourself
"I loved how joyful, how thoughtful, and how real For Her Consideration was. This book made me laugh out loud, smile big, and swoon hard. Amy Spalding made me adore Nina and her friends, fall in love with Nina and Ari, and want to live in their world forever." -- New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory
"Flirty and fun, with romance and laughs on every page, For Her Consideration is a rom-com that truly embodies the term. I loved every moment of this book, from Nina and Ari's love match, to their found families, to the Los Angeles-local backdrop. Spalding's singular sense of humor and lovable characters make for a perfect escape. I tore through this with a smile on my face!" -- Sarah Skilton, author of Fame Adjacent
"For Her Consideration by Amy Spalding is a charming romantic comedy with two winning heroines. I especially enjoyed the strong family bonds, including a truly delightful group of friends. My heart ached at the emotional moments and I giggled aloud at all the funny parts. I loved watching Ari and Nina learn to trust themselves and each other and follow their dreams. Cute and heartfelt, For Her Consideration is a highly recommended read." -- Erica Ridley, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Loving a Wallflower
"A fiercely funny, super sexy story about believing in your dreams, finding your chosen family, and letting yourself be loved. After reading For Her Consideration, I'm in love with both Los Angeles and Ari Fox. Amy Spalding has such a gift for snappy dialogue and loving, quirky friend groups, and I'll read everything she writes." -- Kerry Winfrey, author of Just Another Love Song
"For Her Consideration is incredibly funny, queer, sweet, and sexy. Anyone with a toxic ex or a serious celebrity crush will be able to relate! It's about learning to trust yourself and the people in your life, and it's guaranteed to leave you smiling and wanting to hug your chosen family very hard." -- Celia Laskey, author of So Happy for You and Under the Rainbow
Amy Spalding is the author of several novels, including the bestselling We Used to BeFriends and The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles), which was named a best book of 2018 by NPR, the Boston Globe, Kirkus, and more. Amy grew up in St. Louis and now lives in Los Angeles. She has a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing Communications from Webster University and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School. Amy studied longform improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Visit her at TheAmySpalding.com.
Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of seven romance novels, including The Wedding Date and the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick The Proposal. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.