Virtual Event: Anna E. Collins with Alexandria Bellefleur — Love at First Spite: A Novel

This is a virtual event taking place via Zoom Webinar.

Third Place Books welcomes debut romance author Anna E. Collins for the release of Love At First Spite, a "rollicking, fast-paced" romantic comedy set in Seattle (Booklist). She will joined in conversation by Alexandria Bellefleur, the Lambda Literary Award–winning author of Hang the MoonWritten in the Stars, and the forthcoming novel Count Your Lucky Stars.

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About Love at First Spite. . .

Falling in love is the ultimate payback in this delightful romcom about an interior designer who teams up with an enigmatic architect at her firm to get revenge on her ex the only way she knows how: by building a spite house next door. The novel combines the emotional maturity of Beach Read and the workplace romance of The Hating Game.

She wanted payback. Instead, she found love at first spite. . .

They say living well is the best revenge. But sometimes, spreading the misery seems a whole lot more satisfying. That’s interior designer Dani Porter’s justification for buying the vacant lot next to her ex-fiancé's house…the house they were supposed to live in together, before he cheated on her with their realtor. Dani plans to build a vacation rental that will a) mess with his view and his peace of mind and b) prove that Dani is not someone to be stepped on. Welcome to project Spite House.

That plan quickly becomes complicated when Dani is forced to team up with Wyatt Montego, the handsome, haughty architect at her firm, and the only person available to draw up blueprints. Wyatt is terse and stern, the kind of man who eats his sandwich with a knife and fork. But as they spend time together on-site and off, Dani glimpses something deeper beneath that hard veneer, something surprising, vulnerable, and real. And the closer she gets to her goal, the more she wonders if winning revenge could mean losing something infinitely sweeter. . .


Praise for Love at First Spite. . .

“[A] sweet, sexy story of revenge gone wrong, featuring a lush Washington State setting, quirky side characters, and two adorable Great Danes. For fans of Tessa Bailey, Jen DeLuca, and Kerry Winfrey.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“Dani and Wyatt have loads of chemistry, and Collins ratchets up the sexual tension as they get to know each other. . . . Wyatt is the perfect grumpy romance hero with a heart of gold. An enemies-to-friends-to-lovers story that’s sure to delight rom-com fans.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Ever dream of taking revenge on an ex? You’ll enjoy Love at First Spite, a fun read that indulges that deep-seated desire for vengeance— and also asks how necessary it truly is. . . a page-turning, lighthearted read. . . a comforting and engaging ride.”
USA Today, “January's most exciting rom-com reads”

“Operation Spite House is a go in Anna E. Collins' hilarious Love at First Spite.”

Anna E. Collins is a Seattle-area author who writes stories about the lives and loves of women. Once upon a time she was a teacher, and she has a master’s degree in educational psychology. Love at First Spite is her first novel. (Photo credit: Lori Burkman)

Alexandria Bellefleur is a Lambda Literary Award winner and national bestselling author of swoony contemporary romance often featuring loveable grumps and the sunshine characters who bring them to their knees. A Pacific Northwesterner at heart, Alexandria has a weakness for good coffee, Pike IPA, and Voodoo Doughnuts. Her special skills include finding the best Pad Thai in every city she visits, remembering faces but not names, falling asleep in movie theaters, and keeping cool while reading smutty books in public. She was a 2018 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist.

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