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Feb 01, 2022 | ISBN 9780593552636 | 547 Minutes

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“If you haven’t read this author or this book yet, you need to.” —Culturess

“[A] fun and light read…Ballard intersperses the book with text conversations (emojis and all) between Sadie and Jack, as well as her group conversation with her friends, that make readers feel like they’re really part of the story. When Sadie and Jack’s feelings for one another are finally realized, you can’t help but celebrate alongside the characters.” USA Today

“Laugh-out-loud banter, smart characters, and heartfelt charm…this rom-com has it all!” Women’s World
“[A] cozy romance.” PopSugar
“[A] quirky, heartwarming contemporary romance…Ballard’s snappy prose and unconventional couple charm, and she gets some good chuckles out of skewering the New York City real estate market. Meanwhile, stellar supporting characters (especially Sadie’s besties Gemma, Nick, and Harley) provide a solid underpinning to this enjoyable tale. This is a treat.” Publishers Weekly

“Ballard’s debut novel, a fantastic read for fans of The Flatshare (2019), is a sharply funny roommates-to-lovers, opposites-attract rom-com….With profound sensitivity, Ballard shows how therapy and each other’s company help Jack deal with his grief and Sadie with her low self-esteem and negative self-image.” Booklist

“The romantic beats and the slow-burning attraction between [Sadie and Jack] are things to savor….Ballard sweetly explores the ways they complement one another and also how they hope to reinvent themselves following catastrophic personal changes.” Kirkus Reviews
“This charming story of new beginnings and emotional growth has a sassy and likable narrator in Sadie, and the novel keeps a light tone despite touching on difficult subjects like toxic families and grief….Readers who enjoy female entrepreneurs, found family, and gentle romantic leads will enjoy.” Library Journal

“A hopeful, heartwarming debut. With a relatable disaster of a protagonist and an adorably nerdy hero, this opposites-attract, roommates-to-lovers romance is a true delight.” –Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk

“Sadie is a firecracker of a protagonist who’s very aware of her flaws, and Jack is her perfect counterpart, embracing all of her rough edges with softness and understanding. Lease on Love warmly and wittily underscores that none of us are perfect, but we are all worthy, we are all enough: we all deserve to be loved, not just by others, but by ourselves too.” –Sarah Hogle, author of Twice Shy and You Deserve Each Other

Lease on Love was a delight on every level. Ballard delivers a soft, sweet story with enough shadows to make the happily ever after feel that much more earned. Jack and Sadie together are real in the best ways and the cast of characters shows the unabiding love of friends and found family. This is a beautiful love story about finding something precious that seems out of reach. Lease on Love is one of my new favorite romance novels!” –Denise Williams, author of How to Fail at Flirting

Lease on Love is a crackling, compulsively readable debut about forging new career and romantic paths, finding strength in found family, and discovering what it truly means to be ‘home.’ I enjoyed every minute of it!”  –Suzanne Park, author of Loathe at First Sight and So We Meet Again

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