Dating by the Book (Paperback)

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Is love just something you find in books?
Six months ago, writer and bookstore owner Maddie Hanson was left at the altar. Since then, she’s had zero interest in romance—despite the fact that she runs a book club full of sexy eligible bachelors. But when her latest novel is panned by an anonymous blogger who goes by the name Silver Fox—and who accuses her of knowing nothing about passion—she decides to prove her nemesis wrong by seeking a romance hero in real life . . .
There’s the smoldering rock musician, the bookish college professor, and her competitive childhood friend who may want to steal her bookstore more than her heart. Even Silver Fox is getting in on the action, sending Maddie alarmingly—and intoxicatingly—flirtatious emails. And that’s not all. Her ex wants her back.
Now Maddie is about to discover that like any good story, life has twists and turns, and love can happen when you least expect it—with the person you least expect . . 

Praise for Mary Ann Marlowe’s Some Kind of Magic
“Marlowe makes a name for herself in this hilarious and sexy debut.”
“Frisky, Flirty Fun!”
Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Package
“Fun, romantic and sexy. . . . This love story will make readers smile!”
RT Book Reviews
“Sexy, engaging and original. . . . An amazing first novel.” 
Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author of Wishing for Us

About the Author

When not writing, Mary Ann Marlowe works by day as a computer programmer/DBA and loves to travel. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms. She grew up on the outskirts of Indianapolis and has lived in twelve states and three countries. She now lives in central Virginia where she is hard at work on her next novel. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at, on Facebook,, and at

Praise For…

Praise for Dating by the Book:

“Romance junkies will get a kick out of this fun, self-referential spin on just about every trope in the book.”–Kirkus Reviews

“Smart and snappy.” Publishers Weekly

“The perfect read for a rainy day….[It] leaves you with an appreciation for bookstores along with the sense of belonging…. I highly recommend this book for a fresh sense of home and just because it makes you feel good.” –The Nerd Daily

Praise for  the previous work of Mary Ann Marlowe:

Some Kind of Magic

“Marlowe makes a name for herself in this hilarious and sexy debut…It’s filled with frisky sexy scenes set to the backdrop of rock music, and Marlowe makes the chemistry scientific and literal in this fun read.”– Booklist STARRED REVIEW

“Fun, flirty read about a magical romance…a lighthearted pick me up. Eden and Adam’s chemistry was so electric – I rooted for them the whole way! – FIRST for Women

“This love potion romance, which pairs up the lead singer for a rock band with a biochemist who’s also an amateur singer/songwriter, is light and fluffy.” Publishers Weekly 
“This fun, romantic and sexy novel explores the instant connection that manifests between two people and what happens next. The chemistry between Adam and Eden is instant and electric, and watching them bring out the best in each other gives the story warmth along with the heat…..This love story will make readers smile!”RT Book Reviews

“Frisky, Flirty Fun!” – Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Package

“Sexy, engaging and original.  I completely fell in love with Eden and Adam.  An amazing first novel.” – Sydney Landon, New York Times bestselling author of Wishing For Us

“Marlowe is a deft, compelling writer with a modern, confident voice. I got swept up completely in Eden’s journey….Through the layering of detail and humanity, Marlowe manages to take a seemingly outlandish premise and make it real.... And through it all she weaves a beautiful love story that you can’t help but champion! A smartly-written, entertaining debut!!” –Robinne Lee, author of The Idea of You

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496718211
ISBN-10: 1496718216
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 304