The Anti-Social Season

The Anti-Social Season

First Responders #2

by Adele Buck

$18.17

Imprint: Afterglow AU

Release date: 2024-10-30

Pages: 320 Pages

ISBN: 9781038933638

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Relationship Status: Doesn’t Get More Complicated Than This

In this offbeat holiday romantic comedy, an overworked firefighter-turned-social media coordinator and a librarian with an unrequited crush break a few rules in the company handbook…


For Thea Martinelli, burnout is real. After working as a firefighter for the Emergency Services Department over the last ten years, she can’t stomach anymore close calls. Just when she’s ready to hang up the hose for good, she’s offered an out: stay on as the station’s new social media manager. It’s a move that would keep her in the squad and off the truck — if she makes it through the probation period.

Basically, she needs to learn everything there is to know about social media…fast.

Librarian and social media coordinator Simon Osman is shocked to learn his new responsibilities include showing Thea Martinelli — his high school crush — the ins and outs of digital engagement. And the fact that she doesn’t even remember him? Not helpful. Still, this could be his chance to finally turn his part-time role into something long-term.

But as the chaos of the holiday season unfolds, Thea and Simon find that the closer they work together, the hotter their attraction burns. Yet giving in to these feelings could mean giving up their careers. Are they willing to risk everything they’ve worked toward…for each other?

About the author

Adele Buck

Adele Buck

A New Hampshire native, Adele still has card number 430 from her hometown library even though she has lived in the D.C. area for over 20 years with her fantastic husband and the requisite number of neurotic cats. Having worked as (among other things) a bookseller, a waitress, a communications manager, an actor and a stage manager, Adele's current day job is librarian at a Washington, D.C., law school.
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