Just Some Stupid Love Story: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Just Some Stupid Love Story: A Novel (Hardcover)

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Just Some Stupid Love Story had me blushing, kicking my feet, and laughing out loud. We love an emotionally mature king and Seth is absolutely that. Molly’s sense of dry humor is every black cat’s inner monologue. A knockout debut rom-com!”
— Chelsea Semonco, Four Seasons Books, Shepherdstown, WV

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For fans of Emily Henry, a debut about a rom-com screenwriter who doesn't believe in love and a divorce attorney who does, forced together at their high school reunion fifteen years after their breakup


Molly Marks writes Hollywood rom-coms for a living—which is how she knows “romance” is a racket. The one and only time she was naive enough to fall in love was with her high school boyfriend, Seth—who she ghosted on the eve of graduation and hasn’t seen in fifteen years.

Seth Rubinstein believes in love, the grand, fated kind, despite his job as, well…one of Chicago’s most successful divorce attorneys. Over the last decade, he’s sought “the one” in countless bad dates and rushed relationships. He knows his soulmate is out there. But so far, no one can compare to Molly Marks, the first girl who broke his heart.

When Molly’s friends drag her to Florida for their fifteenth high school reunion, it is poetic justice that she’s forced to sit with Seth. Too many martinis and a drunken hookup later, they decide to make a bet: whoever can predict the fate of five couples before the next reunion must declare that the other is right about true love. The catch? The fifth couple is the two of them.

Molly assures Seth they are a tale of timeless heartbreak. Seth promises she’ll end up hopelessly in love with him. She thinks he’s delusional. He has five years to prove her wrong.

Wickedly funny, sexy, and brimming with laughs and heart like the best romantic comedies, Just Some Stupid Love Story is for everyone who believes in soulmates—even if they would never admit it.

Katelyn Doyle is a writer based in Los Angeles. Just Some Stupid Love Story is her debut rom-com. She also writes as the USA Today bestselling historical romance novelist Scarlett Peckham.

Product Details ISBN: 9781250328090
ISBN-10: 1250328098
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English

A Most Anticipated Book (Publishers Weekly, Paste Magazine, The Nerd Daily)

“Refreshing…A joy to read…Much like When Harry Met Sally but with way more angst (and sex). Doyle creates a strong, winning chemistry between Molly and Seth…A smart, slightly meta romance that plays out like the best movies.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“A unique, sizzling second-chance rom-com with an HEA that will leave readers cheering.”
Library Journal

“Doyle perfectly balances first loves and second chances in this stunning debut. Hilarious and heartfelt, Just Some Stupid Love Story is filled with the kind of romcom magic movies are made for, and Molly deserves every impossible, lovely moment.”
—Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics

“I devoured Just Some Stupid Love Story: like its lead characters, this book is both relentlessly clever and unapologetically sweet, a magic-potion mix that kept me reading late into the night...Doyle has created characters that feel as modern and as messily real as the people you know you love.”
—Kate Clayborn, author of Georgie, All Along

“If you’ve ever loved any stupid love story, you’ll love this (perfect, delightful, very smart) stupid love story. Just read it. Now.”
—KJ Dell’Antonia, New York Times bestselling author of The Chicken Sisters

“The second chance romance of my dreams—funny, sexy, and tender all at once.”
—Ashley Herring Blake, USA Today bestselling author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care