ELENA ARMAS at Books Inc. Chestnut

Author images of Elena Armas and Tarah DeWitt and cover photo of The Fiance Dilemma

Join bestselling author Elena Armas at Books Inc. on Chestnut Street for a celebration of her steamy new romance novel The Fiance Dilemma!

Elena will be in conversation with fellow romance writer Tarah DeWitt.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets include admission and a signed copy of The Fiance Dilemma!

A fake engagement, second chances, and newfound family members come together in this new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the “swoon-worthy” (Business InsiderThe Spanish Love Deception.

Josie Moore has given the opposite sex—and love—plenty of chances. Four exactly, if you count all her failed engagements, and five if you include her no-longer-absentee father. Nonetheless, when the influential man decides to announce his retirement with a splashy magazine piece and Josie learns that her romantic history isn’t great PR for the family, she jumps at the chance to offer a solution.

Matthew Flanagan is in the mud. Literally. Not only has he been fired from his job, but after taking a wrong turn on his way to Green Oak, North Carolina, his car is stuck. So, he grabs a duffel bag with his essentials and goes in search of a place to crash until he gets his life (and vehicle) back on track. But instead, he stumbles upon his best friend’s sister, Josie, greeting him as her fiancé.

What starts as a big misunderstanding quickly turns into a fake engagement, with Matthew playing the role of the doting fiancé as he and Josie are swept into a PR whirlwind. The ring on Josie’s finger makes her stomach turn, but she knows this is only temporary. They have rules in place, and one of them is that no matter what, there will be no exchange of “I dos.” But that’s easier said than done, as lines soon start to blur, and the rest of the small town comes to believe the fifth fiancé is truly The One.


“The Fiance Dilemma is Elena’s best work yet—the perfect combination of swoony and sexy that had me screaming and kicking my feet from start to finish.”
—Lana Ferguson, bestselling author of The Nanny

“Who can resist a fake engagement and a pet named Pedro Pigscal? Josie and Matthew are Elena Armas’s swooniest couple yet.”
—Hannah Grace, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Icebreaker

"Elena Armas writes slow burn like a finely tuned symphony." - Lana Ferguson, author of The Nanny

"Elena Armas is the queen of steamy, vulnerable, addicting romance." - B.K. Borison, author of Lovelight Farms

"Armas is an expert on what makes a romance reader's heart race." - Tessa Bailey, #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Summer and Hook, Line, and Sinker


Elena Armas is a Spanish writer, self-confessed hopeless romantic, and proud book hoarder. Now, she’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Spanish Love DeceptionThe American Roommate Experiment, and The Long Game. Her books are being translated to over thirty languages—which is bananas, if you ask her.

Tarah DeWitt is an author, wife, and mama. She loves stories centered around perfectly imperfect characters, especially those with just enough trauma to keep them funny, without ever being forcefully cavalier. She believes laughter is an essential part of romance, friendship, parenting, and life. She is the author of Rootbound, The Co-op, and Funny Feelings.

Event date: 
Sunday, August 4, 2024 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Chestnut
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
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ISBN: 9781668011348
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Atria Books - July 30th, 2024