Book Title: You’ll Be Fine
Author: Jen Michalski
Publisher: NineStar Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Release Date: August 2, 2021
Genres: Contemporary F/F Romance, Family comedy, trans character
Tropes: Comedy of errors, love triangle
Heat Rating: 2 flames
Length: 77 900 words/ 343 pages
It is a standalone book and does not end on a cliffhanger.
Second chances don’t mean repeating the same mistakes
After Alex’s mother passes away, Alex takes leave from her job as a writer for a lifestyle magazine to return home to Maryland and join her brother Owen, a study in failure to launch, in sorting out their mother’s whimsical, often self-destructive, life.
While home, Alex plans to profile Juliette Sprigg, an Eastern Shore restaurant owner and celebrity chef in the making who Alex secretly dated in high school. And when Alex enlists the help of Carolyn, the editor of the local newspaper, in finding a photographer for the article’s photo shoot, Alex struggles with the deepening, tender relationship that blossoms between them as well.
To complicate matters, Alex and Owen’s “Aunt” Johanna, who has transitioned to a woman, offers to come from Seattle to help with arrangements, and all hell breaks loose when she announces she is actually Alex and Owen’s long-estranged father. Can Alex accept her mother and father for who they are, rather than who she hoped they would be? And can Alex apply the same philosophy to herself?
“An enjoyable story about an adult trying to grow up.” – Kirkus Reviews