JESSICA JOYCE at Books Inc. Chestnut

Author images of Jessica Joyce and Laura Marie and cover image of The Ex Vows

Books Inc. Chestnut proudly hosts local author Jessica Joyce for the launch party of her new swoon-worthy novel The Ex Vows!

Jessica will be joined in conversation by writer and pop culture editor Laura Marie Meyers.

Masks will be required for entry to this event.

Estranged exes must stick close together to save their best friend’s wedding after a string of disasters in this swoony and steamy second-chance romance from the USA Today bestselling author of You, with a View.

Georgia Woodward lives by her lists, none more so than the one about her ex, Eli Mora. It’s full of the ironclad dos and don’ts they’ve been following since she returned to the Bay Area after their cataclysmic breakup five years ago. 

With the wedding of their mutual best friend, Adam, looming, and them about to step into their roles as best woman and man, Georgia’s never needed it more. She refuses to threaten their tight-knit friend group with her messy—and still very present—feelings. The rules on that list will keep her cool, calm, and compartmentalized. 

What’s not on her list? Eli arriving from New York with a new rule-breaking attitude or the all-inclusive venue burning to the ground, leaving the bride and groom in dire straits. Nor does she anticipate Adam asking her and Eli to help him make a miracle happen. Together.

As Georgia and Eli rush up to Napa Valley to pull off the perfect wedding, their old chemistry comes back in technicolor. Somewhere between cake tastings gone wrong, disastrous DJ auditions, and Eli’s heated attention, Georgia starts recognizing the man she fell in love with before. And if she lets herself break her rules, she might find what they’re building isn’t the something old that ruined them—it’s a chance at something new.


“Jessica Joyce is THE voice to watch in romance. Her sophomore novel is tender, emotional, and deeply romantic. I consumed this book with my heart in my throat. The banter, the setting, the achingly messy but wonderfully true characters—I could feel Jessica’s heartbeat on every page. It is absolutely one of my top reads of the year, if not my lifetime. Georgia and Eli happily occupy a corner of my heart.” —B.K. Borison, author of Lovelight Farms
“Depth, emotional angst balanced with perfectly sharp humor, and writing that will make your chest ache, The Ex Vows is a sweeping romance that I could not put down.”—Tarah DeWitt, author of The Co-op
The Ex Vows is a tangible reminder of the power of love and second chances. I laughed, I swooned, I cried—and I was grateful for every second of it. Jessica Joyce is a force to be reckoned with.”—Lana Ferguson, author of The Fake Mate


Jessica Joyce lives happily-ever-ongoing with her husband and son in the Bay Area. When she’s not writing character-driven, realistic and relatable tales of millennials who are just Doing Their Best while falling in love, you can find her listening to one of her dozens of chaotically curated Spotify playlists, trying out a new skincare face mask, crying over cute animal TikToks, or watching the 2005 version of Pride & Prejudice. 


Laura Marie Meyers is a writer and former pop culture editor. Raised on ‘90s sitcoms and romantic comedies, she writes love stories with snappy banter and hints of Hollywood.
Event date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Chestnut
2251 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94123
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The Ex Vows By Jessica Joyce Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593548424
Availability: Coming Soon - AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Published: Berkley - July 16th, 2024