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By the Book (a Meant to Be Novel): A Meant to Be Novel
by Jasmine Guillory

    Publication Date: May 10, 2022
    List Price: $26.99
    Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781368050395
    Imprint: Hyperion Avenue
    Publisher: Disney Publishing Worldwide
    Parent Company: The Walt Disney Company

    Hardcover Description:

    USA Today Bestseller
    An Amazon Book of the Month
    An Amazon Best Book of 2022
    An Apple Best Book of 2022
    The Root Books We Can’t Wait to Read
    Bustle Most Anticipated Book
    Buzzfeed Best Book
    Harper’s Bazaar Best Romantic Books of 2022

    Sometimes to truly know a person, you have to read between the lines.

    Isabelle is completely lost. When she first began her career in publishing after college, she did not expect to be twenty-five, still living at home, and one of the few Black employees at her publishing house. Overworked and underpaid, constantly torn between speaking up or stifling herself, Izzy thinks there must be more to this publishing life. So when she overhears her boss complaining about a beastly high-profile author who has failed to deliver his long-awaited manuscript, Isabelle sees an opportunity to finally get the promotion she deserves.

    All she has to do is go to the author’s Santa Barbara mansion and give him a pep talk or three. How hard could it be?

    But Izzy quickly finds out she is in over her head. Beau Towers is not some celebrity lightweight writing a tell-all memoir. He is jaded and withdrawn and—it turns out—just as lost as Izzy. But despite his standoffishness, Izzy needs Beau to deliver, and with her encouragement, his story begins to spill onto the page. They soon discover they have more in common than either of them expected, and as their deadline nears, Izzy and Beau begin to realize there may be something there that wasn’t there before.

    Best-selling author Jasmine Guillory’s achingly romantic reimagining of a classic is a tale as old as time … for a new generation.