How To (Not) Fall In Love
Release Date: 02/03/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Finding true love on the other side of the tracks was never so much fun in this heartfelt and hilarious contemporary novel.
Seventeen-year-old Darcy Covington doesn't know the difference between a pawn shop and a thrift shop. Even her dog eats gourmet food, so sheâs totally unprepared when her car is repossessed from the parking lot of her elite private school. Turns out her father, a semi-famous motivational speaker, has skipped town, abandoning his family while his business collapses. Even David Letterman comes up with ten reasons why her father wonât ever return home.
Desperate to sell her expensive jewelry for much-needed cash, Darcy discovers that her dadâs brother runs a funky thrift shop on a street full of eccentric characters, including a coffee shop owner named Liz and one supremely hot fix-it guy named Lucas.
Darcy finds some solace hanging out with her uncle and Lucas in the thrift shop and working in Lizâs coffee shop, while the rest of her life falls apart. The time she spends with the uber hot Lucas helps takes her mind off her familyâs troubles, even though sheâs sure heâs only nice to her because he works for her uncle, especially when she meets the cover girl beauty she thinks heâs dating.
Can Darcy find the courage she needs to adapt to the necessary changes brought about by her familyâs drastically reduced lifestyle? And will she open her eyes to the amazing realization that Lucas wants much more than friendship from her?
About the Author
Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn't recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life's painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way.
Her almost forever home is Colorado, though she occasionally pines for the days when she lived within walking distance of the Pacific Ocean. Her house is full of books, boys, several four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter.