"A truly sympathetic main character, sparkling dialogue, and a deeper message about loving oneself first make this contemporary a must-read." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) "A funny and moving look at the way friendship, grief and destiny inform love . . . a comedy that makes you laugh and a drama that makes you cry. Supremely satisfying, the way a great romantic comedy makes you feel." - Susan Cartsonis, producer of What Women Want and The Duff "Dana Miller's charming romantic debut has the lightness of a meringue. But do not be deceived. Beneath the frothiness is a story of depth and insight and compassion about first love, fate, and following your heart." - Nina Solomon, author of Single Wife and The Love Book Laina Jorden's Shakespeare-themed Staten Island bookstore is on the brink of failure. She can barely drag herself out of bed before lunch. She rarely picks up after herself, and she's lost her belief in fate ever since her childhood sweetheart moved away, leaving her broken-hearted. Any man she meets is quickly kicked to the curb; they can't compare to Jared.But when Laina's zany roommate forces her to attend his cousin's wedding, she finds herself walking down the aisle as an emergency bridesmaid in a dress meant for a woman nine months pregnant. Even after drinking too much and setting her dress on fire, Laina manages to catch Mason's eye. But a few months later, while she's meeting his family in the Bahamas, Laina realizes that Mason's stepbrother, JP, is none other than her old flame Jared. Is it too late to untangle the web she's twisted in? Determined to find true happiness, Laina must uncover secrets and balance friendship against love as she fights to regain her destiny.