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This month we're reading Wreck the Halls by Tessa Biley!

A Paperback Original—Also Available in a Hardcover Library Edition

#1 New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey delivers a standalone holiday rom-com about the adult children of two former rock stars who team up to reunite their estranged mothers for a Christmas Eve concert…

Melody Gallard may be the daughter of music royalty, but her world is far from glamorous. She spends her days restoring old books and avoiding the limelight (one awkward tabloid photo was enough, thanks). But when a producer offers her a lot of money to reunite her mother’s band on live TV, Mel begins to wonder if it’s time to rattle the cage, shake up her quiet life… and see him again. The only other person who could wrangle the rock and roll divas.

Beat Dawkins, the lead singer’s son, is Melody’s opposite—the camera loves him, he could charm the pants off anyone, and his mom is not a potential cult leader. Still, they might have been best friends, if not for the legendary feud that broke up the band. When they met as teenagers, Mel felt an instant spark, but it’s nothing compared to the wild, intense attraction that builds as they embark on a madcap mission to convince their mothers to perform one last concert. 

While dealing with rock star shenanigans, a 24-hour film crew, brawling Santas, and mobs of adoring fans, Mel starts to step out of her comfort zone. With Beat by her side, cheering her on, she’s never felt so understood. But Christmas Eve is fast approaching, and a decades-old scandal is poised to wreck everything—the Steel Birds reunion, their relationships with their mothers, and their newfound love. 


“The tenderness, vulnerability and heat I am always guaranteed with a Tessa Bailey book are the reasons she is one of my all-time favorite authors.”  -Sally Thorne
“Tessa Bailey writes pure magic.” -Alexis Daria
“One of the genre’s very best.” -Kate Clayborn
“Tessa Bailey’s writing stands out in all the right sexy ways.” -Buzzfeed

“Bailey writes banter and rom-com scenarios with aplomb, but for those who like their romance on the spicier side, she’s also the Michelangelo of dirty talk. She wields filth like Da Vinci does a paintbrush, and there’s a lot to be said for an author who can fill such exchanges with all the requisite heat, enthusiastic consent, and yes, even humor, of such a scenario without veering into corny territory.”
-Entertainment Weekly
“Tessa Bailey is the queen of rom-coms. Long may she reign!" -Julie Murphy, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Merry Little Meet Cute
“Nothing makes my heart catch fire like a Tessa Bailey book. She is all things magic and dirty talk.”  -Elena Armas, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Spanish Love Deception
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 6:00pm
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331 Castro St
Mountain View, CA 94041
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ISBN: 9780063308305
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Published: Avon - October 3rd, 2023