JENNA MILES at Books Inc. Alameda

Author image of Jenna Miles and cover photo of her book The Catch

Books Inc. Alameda proudly welcomes local author Jenna Miles to the shop for a celebration of her swoon-worthy book The Catch! 

Poignant and powerful, The Catch is a contemporary second-chance romance that effortlessly captures the nostalgia of young love and relatably reflects the trials that come with family, motherhood, and responsibility.

Julia Dunphy’s husband just left her for the second time, her thirteen-year-old won’t stop swearing in public, and to top it all off, her four-year-old just asked to buy condoms. Needless to say, this isn’t how she’d expected her life to pan out.

Then, Julia's new work in an aquarium shop washes up old memories of a whale-watching business she once imagined - and of William Quinn, the man she imagined it with. William walked into her life with striking blue eyes and constant surprises. Before she knew it, she was head-over-heels in love. However, the realities of life eventually pulled them apart. When Julia and William’s paths cross again, despite their baggage, an undeniable spark remains.

When she learns that William has made a success of their ideas, she wonders if it's too late to finally make a success of their relationship. But Julia has already blown her first two chances at happiness with William, so a third one seems like wishful thinking. Then she uses her prowess as a paralegal to save William's business, and when he shows up to thank her, she dares to wonder - is another chance with him possible, after all?

Perfect for fans of both modern romances like Colleen Hoover’s Reminders of Him and reminiscent of classics like Pride and Prejudice, The Catch is witty, heartwarming, and inspiring. 


"The author writes with humor and gusto, capturing her characters' big personalities and prickly dynamics ... A flavorful novel about second (and third) chances at love." - Kirkus Reviews


An avid writer since she first picked up a crayon, Jenna Miles creates compelling, heartwarming stories that touch on themes of romance, mental health, and feminism. When she isn’t working or writing, Jenna loves to tend her garden and cook delicious, healthy meals for her three sassy daughters. Originally from Dallas, Texas, Jenna now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she saves the world one calorie at a time as a Registered Dietitian. Her dream is to one day pursue an MFA in Creative Writing.


Event date: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501