Alexis Daria +  Laura Lovely: Take the Lead

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Alexis Daria + Laura Lovely: Take the Lead

Join us for an in-person event with best-selling romance author Alexis Daria for a discussion of her debut novel Take the Lead.

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Strand Book Store 828 Broadway 3rd Floor, Rare Book Room New York, NY 10003

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Join us for an in-person event with best-selling romance author Alexis Daria for a discussion of her debut novel, now available in print, Take the Lead. Joining Alexis in conversation is award-winning author Laura Lovely. This event will be hosted in the Strand Book Store's 3rd floor Rare Book Room at 828 Broadway on 12th Street.

Can’t make the event? Purchase a signed copy of Take the Lead here.


Per the request of the author, masks will be required at all times while attending the event.

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From Alexis Daria, author of the critically acclaimed, national bestseller You Had Me at Hola, comes a fun, sexy romance set against a reality dance show.

Gina Morales wants to make it big. In her four seasons on The Dance Off, she’s never even made it to the finals. But her latest partner, the sexy star of an Alaskan wilderness show, could be her chance. Who knew the strong, silent, survivalist-type had moves like that? She thinks Stone Nielson is her ticket to win it all—until her producer makes it clear they’re being set up for a showmance.

Joining a celebrity dance competition is the last thing Stone wants. However, he’ll endure anything to help his family, even as he fears revealing their secrets. While the fast pace of Los Angeles makes him long for the peace and privacy of home, he can’t hide his growing attraction for his dance partner. Neither wants to fake a romance for the cameras, but the explosive chemistry that flares between them is undeniable.

As Stone and Gina heat up the dance floor, the tabloids catch on to their developing romance. With the spotlight threatening to ruin everything, will they choose fame and fortune, or let love take the lead?

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Alexis Daria is an award-winning and international bestselling author of You Had Me at Hola, A Lot Like Adiós, What the Hex and more. Her books have been featured on several “Best of” lists from outlets like Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Buzzfeed, and Washington Post, and have received starred reviews from trade publications like Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal. A former visual artist, Alexis is a lifelong New Yorker who loves Broadway musicals and pizza. Her next release, a special edition of her debut novel Take the Lead, will be available in print for the first time in early 2023.

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Laura Lovely is the award-winning author of modern fairytales and romance. She has also been a New York Times Critic’s Pick playwright, a podcast host, a pinup performance artist, and a tech founder. Born in Hawai’i and living in New York, it’s no wonder Laura is an avid traveler. A mermaid expert and folklore enthusiast, she is always looking for a good myth and a great escape.