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St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN: 978-1250861825
May 16, 2023
Contemporary Romance

Catalina Island, California – Present Day

Margo Anderson and her best friend Jo are popular podcasters about women taking control of their dating life. Their podcast is called Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts and is meant to appeal to women that remain single as they navigate the dating market. But Jo has broken the rules and is getting married. The wedding will happen on Catalina Island and Margo is her maid of honor. As a tie-in to their podcast, the wedding party will be staying at the resort hotel where the wedding will take place as they make wedding preparations. Jo’s fiancé also attended school with them, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to Margo that his best man will be none other than the man who made her high school experience miserable. 

Declan Walsh works for NASA and isn’t into dating much. He’s a bit of a nerd and doesn’t know how to navigate social media, but he’s aware of the podcast that Margo and Jo have made popular. While Margo thinks that Declan tormented her while they were in school, the truth is that he was secretly attracted to her. No matter how much Margo tries to avoid Declan, they can’t as their hotel rooms are across from each other. But the more they’re around each other, the more they learn about each other—and soon become attracted. Margo lives by the rules as stated in the podcast but with Jo getting married, it’s time to test out the rules. Will Declan be the test subject for Seven Rules for Breaking Hearts?

Things don’t go the way Margo wants in the cute and funny SEVEN RULES FOR BREAKING HEARTS. While she’s happy that Jo found the guy that she wants to spend the rest of her life with, it’s played havoc with their podcast motto. As they ponder the future, Margo realizes she needs to prove that she has control of her love life. Declan seems like the perfect test subject since she has never liked him and has no plans to spend the rest of her life with him. But by the end of this tale, Margo is changing her mind…and bending the rules. 

Meanwhile, Margo and Declan are thrown together, and she makes it clear that she’s not a fan of his. When he explains about high school, she is wondering how she missed the signals that he liked her. He had a funny way of showing it! As part of the wedding party group getting their accommodations comped, Margo must upload photographs about the activities on the island onto their social media pages. But most of her shots end up with Declan in them. Will the podcast followers think Margo is betraying them, or can she hide the fact that she’s beginning to like him…a lot? Things are not going smoothly for Margo, and it soon turns worse. How will things end for Margo…and Declan? Will someone end up with a broken heart?

A deliciously funny tale about a modern woman thinking she can control her love life, but love has its own plans. Don’t miss SEVEN RULES FOR BREAKING HEARTS.

Patti Fischer

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