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I've committed a cardinal sin in my traditional Italian family. I'm 29 and unmarried. Not only that, but I'm now jobless and homeless and moving back into my parents' basement.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, so applying for a reality TV fashion show seems like a good idea. And it is, until I find myself on the show, Made for Me, tasked with designing a wedding gown for a princess.
It's pretty apparent I'm the underdog here—vanilla in a sea of thirty-one flavors—but I need to prove to everyone, most of all myself, that I can do this. And I know I can, if only I could focus on designing instead of falling in love.
Maybe, just maybe, I can do both?
INDIEREADER AWARD WINNER FOR BEST CHICK LIT! "MADE FOR ME by Kathryn Biel is like your favorite binge-worthy television series--a fun reality show romp bursting with drama, romance, and high fashion."
READER'S FAVORITE AWARD WINNER! "This is what I think of when I think 'Chick Lit.' Light, easy, fun, funny, and something I smile about every time I think of it. It will leave you wanting just a little bit more. I highly recommend MADE FOR ME."
And then they lived happily ever after ... right?
Not necessarily in my case. I thought marrying Crown Prince Stephan was the happy ending to my fairy tale. Little did I know that after the 'I do's,' there'd still be dragons to slay.
Namely, my curmudgeon of a father-in-law, otherwise known as the King of Montabago. He's so old-fashioned and cranky, and no matter what I do, he doesn't seem to accept me into the Royal Family.
I think marrying a prince was a mistake.
Montabago is on the brink of change, as am I. If I'm going to get my storybook ending, we're all going to need a New Beginning.
"Look on the bright side, Millie. At least you don't have cancer."
Testing positive for the BRCA gene only means one thing: Millie Dwyer is almost certain to develop cancer at a young age. After losing her grandmother and mother to the dreaded disease, Millie's always feared a similar fate. But now the twenty-nine-year-old has technological advancements on her side, including radical surgeries, that can save her from ever having to deal with the Big C… but at quite a cost.
Now Millie has to come to terms with a new normal—new breasts, missing ovaries, hot flashes, insensitive friends, and, worst of all, the knowledge that she'll never have biological children. One thing's for certain—she's never planned on trying to navigate the dating scene with all this on her plate … but on the road from loss to love, Millie finds that laughter certainly is the best medicine.
Marg won't let something like cancer stop her. Instead, she's being proactive and saving her life before she gets sick. A small bump in her perfect road. But that bump turns into a massive sinkhole when her breast implants are recalled, and she finds her husband has been cheating on her.
Now faced with health crisis after health crisis, a failed marriage, and rebelling children, Marg can no longer keep up the facade of a perfect life. It's time, with help from a most unlikely source, to realize that facades may crumble, but it's underneath it all that really matters.
The New Beginnings Series that you loved in Made for Me continues!
I thought not winning Made for Me was tough, but arriving home to find a one-word note that my ten-year marriage is over is a lot worse. So here I am, a suddenly single mother in my mid-thirties, doing what everyone advises me to do—have a fling.
If only it was that easy.
I'm not your typical PTA mom, but then again Tony doesn't seem to be the typical meaningless fling. He's too young for me and much too cute and funny and too sexy.
I'm going to need a new attitude if I'm ever going to figure this out.
Erin McAvoy is living her best life. A lover of tacos, witty T-shirts, and Pinterest, Erin is always ready to tell you about her favorite thing—the animals she tends to at one of the nation's best zoos. But then there's that other thing she doesn't like to talk about: how a supposedly-for-fun DNA test revealed that Erin has a strong genetic predisposition to breast and ovarian cancer. She'd like to conveniently ignore that elephant in the room, except for the fact that unless she does something soon, Erin will miss out on her only chance to have a baby.
Up to this point, the only guy she's needed in her life was a sloth—the animal kind, not the lazy kind—named Barry. Turns out, if you want to have a baby, a sloth is not the right man for the job. Growing up in a conservative family, Erin's never even considered any other options, until now. She doesn't have a lot of time to wait, and online dating isn't for the faint heart.
When co-worker Xander Barnes—foe—or friend?—or maybe even more?—comes up with a plausible solution to give her the baby she wants, Erin realizes this may be her last chance to grab the tiger by the tail. Her family may not agree with her choices, but Erin knows that if one leopard can change his spots, then she can too. And maybe, just maybe, this will be everything she's ever wanted.
Samirah Lundgren is trying to forget. Forget her mom is gone and her dad abandoned her. The easiest way to do that is at the bottom of the bottle, at the height of the Manhattan party scene. But her poor choices put her in the path of people with malicious intentions. Utterly alone in this world, Samirah is determined never to trust again.
Michael Salinger also knows loss. When a drunk driver left him paralyzed two years ago, the last thing Michael expected was for his fiancée to leave him. But she did, and is now marrying his best friend. Former best friend. He never expected to be deserted at his lowest point.
Can a broken body and a shattered soul find the redemption they need to heal each other?
It doesn't get more complicated than sleeping with your twin sister's boyfriend ... unless he doesn't even realize he slept with the wrong sister. But that was ten years ago and Rio Pascucci doesn't do complicated—anymore. She's as hard-working, straight-forward as they come. She put that mess behind her when she left her train-wreck of a twin sister back in Ohio. Now, independent Rio is unprepared for this twist. His name is Ian McCallister, and this is where it gets tricky.
Ian and Rio were best friends growing up. Complication #1: The friend zone.
Rio's been in love with Ian for as long as she can remember. Complication #2: Unrequited love.
Ian was in love with Rio's twin sister. Complication #3: Will he ever see her as anything but a replacement for his first love?
Oh, and then there's that little secret Rio's hiding. Complication #4: Deceit and lies.
Rio and Ian may have been born for each other but when the odds are stacked against you, are some things just too complicated to overcome?
Ryan shows Maggie that, despite her misgivings, he loves her for her. Ryan and Maggie could have the perfect relationship—could—but tragedy pulls them apart after a fateful night, and a long-term separation leaves them at a cross-roads.
Seven years later, Ryan finds Maggie, as well as the secrets she's been keeping all this time. Maggie's had to make some tough decisions, but everything she's done was always with good intentions. Can she still stay true to herself while finding true love?
Sadie Perkins has a gift. Call it a sixth sense. Call it clairvoyance. Call it creepy. All she knows is that sometimes she gets a feeling and then someone dies. After her latest relationship ends ... well, you know how, Sadie swears off love for good. To get out of a complicated mess with her sister, as well as to avoid causing the demise of anyone else, Sadie throws herself into renovating her dream home. How much trouble can she get into there?
But Sadie can't avoid entanglements for long, and some start to wonder if she's finally crossed the line between predicting a death and causing it. Torn between two men—her hunky contractor and the detective who suspects her of murder—Sadie doesn't know which way to turn or whom to trust.
Can Sadie clear her name and open her heart all at the same time, or will her next premonition bring about another death?
A decade ago, Callie Smalls walked away from her top-selling, all-girl music group to pursue her solo career in fashion and television, leaving the other members high and dry. Following her stint hosting the acclaimed reality TV show, Made for Me, Callie realizes that the only way to boost her fading career is to book a one-night-only reunion gig at a major music festival, without talking to her former bandmates. Scattered across the country, at different points in their lives, can they come together to rekindle the magic in their music?
A soccer mom whose husband doesn't know about her past. A fading star, sacrificing all to stay in the spotlight just one second more. A party girl, challenged with her most important role yet. A tiger mom, fighting for her son. A desperate woman, unhappy and alone.
A lot can change in the course of a decade. Will it be harmony or hatred for the Sassy Cats?