Marlowe Banks, Redesigned

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Marlowe Banks’s life has come apart at the seams. Her engagement ended abruptly. Her latest costume design was shredded by critics. Her student loans are overdue. Her parents have never been more disappointed. Desperate to hide from her failures, Marlowe flees New York City to embrace invisibility in Los Angeles as a menial Production Assistant on a popular TV show. While sorting socks and taking care of her boss’ spoiled Weimaraner, no one can confront her poor artistic choices or the end of her engagement, the end her ex refuses to accept.

When a costume mix-up requires Marlowe to step into in a scene, the camera catches a heated look between her and Angus Gordon, the show's arrogant bad boy, thrusting Marlowe into the spotlight. As the pair is forced together on set, Marlowe learns she's not the only one hiding. Walls come down for both of them, revealing a life Marlowe isn't sure she's ready for, and when her past comes calling, she has to decide if she's going to stay invisible or if it's time for a redesign.

St. Martin's Press 10/25/22

"Rom-com fans will revel in young adult author Firkins’ move to adult romance with this splendidly entertaining love story that not only delivers an abundance of clever banter and triple-digit sexual chemistry but also thoughtfully underscores the importance in separating the wheat from the chaff on social media, not to mention learning how to deal with the fear of failure when it keeps you from doing what you love." --Booklist starred review