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June 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

IG Live | Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic: An Afternoon with Lauren Ho and Nadine Gonzalez


June 27, 2022
12:00 pm



Books & Books presents…

An Afternoon with Lauren Ho

in conversation with

Nadine Gonzalez


Lucie Yi is Not a Romantic

(G.P. Putnam’s Sons, $17)

Monday, June 27, 12 PM ET



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About the Book:

An ambitious career woman signs up for a co-parenting website only to find a match she never expected, in this unflinchingly funny and honest novel from the author of Last Tang Standing.

Management consultant Lucie Yi is done waiting for Mr. Right. After a harrowing breakup foiled her plans for children—and drove her to a meltdown in a Tribeca baby store—she’s ready to take matters into her own hands. She signs up for an elective co-parenting website to find a suitable partner with whom to procreate—as platonic as family planning can be.

Collin Read checks all of Lucie’s boxes; he shares a similar cultural background, he’s honest, and most important, he’s ready to become a father. When they match, it doesn’t take long for Lucie to take a leap of faith for her future. So what if her conservative family might not approve? When Lucie becomes pregnant, the pair return to Singapore and, sure enough, her parents refuse to look on the bright side. Even more complicated, Lucie’s ex-fiancé reappears, sparking unresolved feelings and compounding work pressures and the baffling ways her body is changing. Suddenly her straightforward arrangement is falling apart before her very eyes, and Lucie will have to decide how to juggle the demands of the people she loves while pursuing the life she really wants.


About the Author:

LAUREN HO is a reformed legal counsel who now prefers to write for pleasure. Hailing from Malaysia, she is currently based in Singapore, where she’s ostensibly working on her next novel while attempting to parent. She is also the author of Last Tang Standing.

About the Moderator:

NADINE SÉÏDE GONZALEZ writes joyous contemporary romance featuring a diverse cast of characters, American, Caribbean and Latinx. SCANDAL IN THE VIP SUITE, WHAT HAPPENS IN MIAMI, and THE REBEL’S RETURN are her latest releases for Harlequin Books. A New York City native, she grew up in Haiti and now calls Miami, Florida, home. She networks on Twitter, but lives on Instagram! @_nadinegonzalez.