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How to Fail at Flirting

(2020)
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"A warm romance that bursts with realism and celebrates the symbiotic power of love and healing.”―Entertainment Weekly

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One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.


When her flailing department lands on the university's chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup.  Check…almost.

Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she’s flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship—except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career.

Naya has two options. She can protect her professional reputation and return to her old life or she can flirt with the unknown and stay with the person who makes her feel like she's finally living again.


Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Williams' debut weaves a charming, romantic love story about a heroine rediscovering her voice and standing up for her passions." - Andie J Christopher

"The warmth in Denise Williams's writing is unmistakable, as is her wit. She tackles difficult subjects, difficult emotions, with such empathy and thoughtfulness. Best of all: Jake is just the type of hero I love--sexy, smart, sweet, and smitten." - Olivia Dade

"How to Fail at Flirting is a charming and compelling debut from Denise Williams that's as moving as it romantic. Williams brings the banter, heat, and swoons, while also giving us a character who learns that standing up for herself is as important--and terrifying--as allowing herself to fall in love. Put Read How to Fail at Flirting at the top of your to-do list!" - Jen DeLuca

"Denise Williams's How to Fail at Flirting is absolutely SPECTACULAR!! Ripe with serious, real-life drama, teeming with playful banter, rich with toe-curling passion, full of heart-melting romance....Her debut grabbed me on page one and held me enthralled until the end, when I promptly started re-reading to enjoy the deliciousness again." - Priscilla Oliveras

"How to Fail at Flirting is a powerhouse romance. Not only is it funny and charming and steamy, but it possesses an emotional depth that touched my heart. Naya is a beautiful and relatable main character who is hard-working, loyal, spirited, and determined to move on from an abusive relationship. It was thrilling to see her find her power in her personal life, her career, and through her romance with Jake. And I cheered when she claimed the happily ever after she so deserved." - Sarah Smith

"How to Fail at Flirting delivers on every level. It's funny, sexy, heartwarming and emotional. With its engaging, loveable characters, fresh plot, and compelling narrative, I did not want to put it down! It's in my top reads of the year for sure!" - Samantha Young


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May 2021 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting
Author(s): Denise Williams
ISBN: 1-64358-892-3 / 978-1-64358-892-6 (USA edition)
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December 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting: sexy, heart-warming and emotional - the perfect romcom for 2021
Author(s): Denise Williams
ISBN: 0-349-42861-1 / 978-0-349-42861-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Piatkus
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December 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting
Author(s): Denise Williams
ISBN: 0-593-10190-1 / 978-0-593-10190-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting
Author(s): Denise Williams
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting
Author(s): Denise Williams
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting
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Title: How to Fail at Flirting: sexy, heart-warming and emotional - the perfect romcom for 2021
Author(s): Denise Williams
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