YAY, I’ve figured out how to run hardcopy book giveaways again — Covid wonked up some of our logistical works — and I can think of no better way to kick them off anew than by celebrating Jasmine Guillory’s newest book, Party of Two, which comes out a week from today. I’ve read it already, and I can tell you that it is fantastic. It’s arguably my favorite of all of her books, with a deeply charming heroine and her swooniest hero to date. You should absolutely make arrangements with your favorite bookstore or library to put your hands on it:


A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind affair that gets everyone talking.

Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar and they spend the entire night flirting, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell. Olivia has zero interest in dating a politician, but when a cake arrives at her office with the cutest message, she can’t resist—it is chocolate cake, after all.

Olivia is surprised to find that Max is sweet, funny, and noble—not just some privileged white politician she assumed him to be. Because of Max’s high-profile job, they start seeing each other secretly, which leads to clandestine dates and silly disguises. But when they finally go public, the intense media scrutiny means people are now digging up her rocky past and criticizing her job, even her suitability as a trophy girlfriend. Olivia knows what she has with Max is something special, but is it strong enough to survive the heat of the spotlight?

To celebrate this being Jasmine’s fifth book, we’re giving away a copy of every book she’s published — The Wedding Date, The Proposal, The Wedding Party, Royal Holiday, and Party of Two — to one lucky reader. All books have been purchased from East Bay Booksellers and Party of Two will be autographed!

THE TASK:  As usual, I’ll be picking the winner at random. To enter, please comment and share your favorite cake or pie. (You should make sure you have baked goods in the house when you read this book, btw.)

THE RULES: All entries must be posted in the comments of this post by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Friday. FYI, if this is the first time you’ve commented here, the system will automatically kick you into comment moderation, but don’t worry, I will rescue you.  (Open to US readers only; all prizing courtesy of us.)