Coming out with HarperCollins/Thomas Nelson December 3, 2019…

The Dating Charade


Just when you think you’ve met your match… 

Cassie Everson has a habit of escaping in the middle of notoriously bad first dates. And after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is just about ready to retire her hopes for a husband altogether—and children. Given the surgical complication that made biological children impossible years ago, and the terrible misfortune she meets date after date, Cassie finally accepts she will just have to throw herself into her career. Which, as Director of Girls Haven, isn’t far from the truth already.

Just before the alarm calls him off to another emergency, Cassie’s profile catches the eye of Jett Bentley, a firefighter recently called back to his hometown of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Cassie Everson. The unreachable senior back in his freshman year of high school days. He can’t believe his luck.

But, after a knockout first date where both claim to not want kids, they go home to find three children dropped in their laps. Each. While they struggle to keep their heads above the parental waters, and without wanting to give up on their new relationship, Jett and Cassie decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?

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Melissa Ferguson