Publishers Weekly: Barrett debuts with a delightful office romance for the #MeToo era…. Barrett expertly captures both the frenzied intensity of sex as distraction and the awkward drop back into reality as Corrine and Wesley face the limitations of their situation, but it’s the personal growth of both protagonists that really set this rom-com apart. This is a winner.
Rebecca Mix’s debut novel THE ONES WE BURN, a sapphic YA fantasy in which a blood-witch’s mission to assassinate the prince she is betrothed to is compromised by the discovery of a deadly plague—and by the beautiful princess intent on stopping it, to Alyza Liu at Margaret K. McElderry Books, for publication in fall 2022, by Kiana Nguyen at Donald Maass Literary Agency (World English).
Debut author Ruby Barrett’s HOT COPY, a workplace romance in which a meet-cute-gone-wrong on his first day leads an intern to prove to his boss that he’s not the type of man she thinks he is, and they’re both forced to choose what matters more: work or love, to Stephanie Doig at Carina Press, for publication in spring 2021, by Kiana Nguyen.