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Happy Endings: A Novel (Paperback)
With her debut novel, Thien-Kim Lam serves up a sexy second-chance romance about exes with unfinished business. When working together reignites their passion, will these former flames sizzle or get burned all over again?
Trixie Nguyen is determined to make her sex toy business a success, proving to her traditional Vietnamese parents that she can succeed in a nontraditional career. She's made a fresh start in Washington DC, and her first pop-up event is going well—until she runs into the ex who dumped her. With a Post-it note.
The last person Andre Walker expected to see in his soul food restaurant was the woman he left behind in New Orleans. Their chemistry is still scorching, but he's desperately trying to save his family restaurant from gentrifying developers. The solution? Partnering with his ex to turn Mama Hazel’s into a vibrator pop-up shop for hungry and horny clients.
Thanks to their steamy truce, both businesses start to sizzle and their red-hot desire soon reignites deeper feelings. But when Trixie receives an incredible career opportunity, will pride ruin their second chance at happiness?
About the Author
Thien-Kim writes stories about Vietnamese characters who smash stereotypes and find their happy endings. A recovering Type-Asian, she guzzles cà phê sữa đá, makes art, and bakes her feelings to stay sane. Thien-Kim is also the founder of Bawdy Bookworms, a subscription box that pairs sexy romances with erotic toys. She’s been featured on NPR, BBC America, and NBC. Connect with her at www.thienkimlam.com.
“Thien-Kim Lam's Happy Endings is a sparkling debut full of heart, heat, food, friendship and family. I loved following Trixie and Andre's journey as they discovered their strengths and found their way back to each other.”
— Ruby Lang, author of House Rules
"Happy Endings is a big-hearted and delightfully sex-positive second chances romance that had me craving delicious soul food and fanning myself as I read. Trixie and Andre's passion for their work and each other will make you root for their HEAs, not just in love, but in business too."
— Adriana Herrera
"Unabashedly sex-positive, Happy Endings is a paean to second-chance romance--as well as friendship, family, food, and inclusive communities. The story's undeniable warmth makes it a pleasure to read."
— Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert