Perfect Fit: A Novel (Paperback)

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Perfect Fit: A Novel (Paperback)


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A hilarious and heartfelt rom-com about having it all, slowing down to see the big picture, and finding out that the person you least expect could be your perfect fit

Josephine Davis has spent her entire twenties building Revenant: a fashion brand headquartered in downtown Austin. When her biggest investor orders Josie to hire a consultant, the last person she expects to be working with is Will Grant – the twin brother of Josie’s ex best friend.

Sure, Will and Josie may have shared one mistake of a kiss during senior spring break nine years ago, but they’ve never been friends. She remembers him as moody; he always thought of her as shallow. Romance isn’t on the table for either of them until they blink, and realize there’s a reason they can’t stay away from each other.

But there’s Will’s sister to consider – whom Josie hasn’t spoken with since their falling out – not to mention, Will and Josie live seventeen hundred miles apart. And it’s not like she has time for a boyfriend anyway when she’s an overworked CEO. As Josie’s burnout looms while she falls deeper and harder for Will, she contends with the fact that eventually, she’ll have to make a choice: stay alone to be productive, or slow down to be in love.

Clare Gilmore lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her fiancé and a rambunctious dog. She spends her moonlight hours cooking excessively elaborate meals and planning more vacations than she’ll ever be able to take.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250880567
ISBN-10: 1250880564
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: October 29th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English

"Gilmore explores the complexities of finding love while simultaneously finding yourself. As her protagonist battles the corporate grind and strives to discover who she is outside of what she does, she falls headfirst into an unexpected romance that’s supportive, sexy, and deeply authentic. Most importantly, she reminds us that true love means showing up for the people who matter."
––Lindsay Hameroff, author of
Till There Was You

"Deeply relatable and poignant, Perfect Fit is, to me, the Perfect book."
––Hannah Bonam-Young, author of Out on a Limb

"Perfect Fit is a sweetly effervescent book about love and friendship, the challenges of finding your place in the world, and the joy of staying true to yourself. Will and Josie had me charmed from page one!"
–– Jenna Levine, author of My Roommate Is a Vampire

Praise for Love Interest:

"Gilmore’s confident debut rom-com...adds some welcome realism to this workplace romance. This should earn the author many fans."
–– Publishers Weekly

​"In this engaging enemies-to-lovers romance… The couple are likable, fully developed characters with believable, interesting backstories. Their steamy chemistry and witty banter will have readers cheering for their eventual happy ending.”
–– ​Library Journal

"Casey's snarky internalized narrative voice will win over readers; she is both analytical and competitive, yet sensitive and vulnerable, at her core. This, along with a diverse cast, lots of romantic chemistry, authentic corporate angst, and spot-on details about the appeal of living and working in New York City, will have rom-com readers falling headlong for this swoon-worthy, feel-good first novel."
–– Shelf Awareness

"You might think that mentions of spreadsheets and the SEC can't be sexy but I'm here to tell you that you are very wrong! Clare Gilmore's Love Interest delivers such a flirty, fun workplace rivals-to-lovers story featuring all that and more. By the end, I was rooting for Casey and Alex to solve all their problems -- in both work and love -- and figure out that the missing variable in their lives was each other."
–– Alicia Thompson, author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers

“I can’t gush enough about Love Interest, an enemies-to-lovers gem that has quickly taken its place among my favorite romances. Clare Gilmore has managed to write a love story that feels both utterly of the moment—laugh-out-loud funny and irreverently edgy—and like an instant classic, delivering the heart and depth that make some romances stand the test of time. And have I mentioned how sexy it is? Love Interest is Nora Ephron for Gen Z, complete with the swoony NYC setting. Prepare to add Gilmore to your auto-buy list.
–– Ashley Winstead, author of The Boyfriend Candidate

"Clare Gilmore strikes the perfect balance between intense/angsty and lighthearted fun in her debut contemporary romance Love Interest. With sexy vibes, sharp dialogue, and astute observations of life and love in New York City, the author brings an authentic and seemingly effortless understanding of how early twenty-somethings navigate independence, work, and romance. This was an absolute delight to read."
–– Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen On Tv

"Love Interest perfectly captures the thrill of those first few post-college years; the excitement and fear of casting off what’s expected of you in favor of what you actually want, and the exhilaration of falling head-over-heels for the last person you’d expect. This book charmed and delighted me from beginning to end!"
–– Ava Wilder, author of How to Fake it in Hollywood

"Smart, sexy, and full of laughs, Love Interest will have readers swooning. With sparkling banter and lovable characters who jump off the page, Clare Gilmore is a sharp new voice in romance perfect for fans of stories with big, messy but endearing hearts."
–– Holly James, author of Nothing But the Truth