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Melonie Johnson


Melonie Johnson

USA Today bestselling author Melonie Johnson --- aka #thewritinglush --- enjoys sipping cocktails that start with the letter m. Declared a “writer to watch” by Kirkus and a “fizzy, engrossing new voice” by Entertainment Weekly, her smart funny contemporary romances include TOO GOOD TO BE REAL and her award-winning Sometimes in Love debut series: GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT, SMITTEN BY THE BRIT and ONCE UPON A BAD BOY. A former high school English and Theatre teacher, she spends her days in her Star Wars office, dreaming up meet cutes. She lives in Chicagoland with her husband, their two redhead daughters and one very large dog.

Melonie Johnson

Books by Melonie Johnson

by Melonie Johnson - Comedy, Fiction, Humor, Romance, Women's Fiction

After her latest jerk of a boyfriend dumps her (and ditches her with his pet hedgehog), florist Kat Kowalski is done chasing after Mr. Wrong. With her two best friends moving on to more serious relationships, she’s ready to stop repeating the same mistakes that are leaving her stuck in the single lane. Armed with a list of qualities for her perfect Mr. Right, Kat swears off dating until she finds him. Then, in a meet-disaster involving a corpse and a salty cockatoo, she stumbles across Mick O’Sullivan at his family's funeral home. Their immediate chemistry warns Kat to keep things platonic. But can they be just friends? As she gets to know him better, the lines blur, and Kat starts to wonder if she’s gotten it wrong and Mick is exactly who she’s been looking for.

by Melonie Johnson - Comedy, Fiction, Romance

While her friends wish for meet-cutes worthy of their favorite rom-coms, Julia is ready to give up on love. A writer for a popular website, love becomes the last thing on her mind when impending layoffs threaten her job. As Julia searches for the ultimate pitch to impress her boss, she stumbles upon a resort offering guests a chance to live out their romantic comedy dreams. She literally falls into a not-quite-meet-cute involving an aggressive seagull and an adorably awkward guy named Luke, who is also participating in the rom-com experience. Julia hides the fact that she is there to do a story, but Luke harbors a few secrets of his own. Their feelings deepen quickly. But could their love be real when they haven't been honest about their true identities?