St. Martin's Press
On Sale: July 7, 2009
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Why does Vanessa keep falling for married men?
that she knows she does. At least not at first. But
every man who seems like he might be the one turns out to
be someone elseâ€™s. So maybe the right thing to do is take
a vow to stay single, to keep away from all men, until she
can figure things out.
At least work is a bright
spot: Itâ€™s an anchor to be so good at something, to lose
yourself in your job, and Vanessa is a whiz of a chef, so
good she makes her grandstanding boss, Hawkâ€”of
Albuquerqueâ€™s chic Nuevo American restaurant hawkâ€”
look good. After all, itâ€™s his name on the awning above
the door. If only her friends and family would get on
board with Vanessaâ€™s plan and stop trying to fix her up.
If she canâ€™t fix her life, nobody else is going to get the
chance to tryâ€”not her parents, not her friends, and
certainly not her ultra-well-meaning but just-not-getting-
it sister, Larissa.
And nothing could be more with
the plan than helping out at her parentsâ€™ houseâ€”gardening,
keeping them fed, getting them organized with her loyal
pet Red Dog by her side. Red Dog is all the companionship
she needs. Until Vanessa meets Paul, her parentsâ€™ neighborâ€”
heâ€™s all wrong on paper, but heâ€™s got great manners and
certainly seems safe. Not bad in the kissing department,
either. But just when Vanessaâ€™s guard goes down, the red
flag goes up: Could Paul be yet another married man?
Bursting with Alisa Valdes-Rodriguezâ€™s trademark
wit and originality, The Husband Habit introduces a
rich and complex heroine in chef Vanessa. Youâ€™re not going
to want to leave her world when the novel comes to an
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