Full Exposure: A Novel (Paperback)
Happy Endings author Thien-Kim Lam is back—with a rom-com set during the divine madness of Mardi Gras as two lovers ask: Can a Big Easy fling become the real thing?
Boudoir photographer Josie Parks never ever takes a vacation. But when a client cancels a New Orleans shoot at the last minute, she decides to fly out from her Washington, D.C., studio anyway. Maybe the trip will reawaken her recently stagnant muse. After all, it’s Mardi Gras season…
Spencer Pham has come home after twelve soul-sucking years in corporate hell to pursue his passion: making a docu-film on his family’s history as the first Vietnamese Mardi Gras krewe. The last thing he expects is getting whacked in the head by a beautiful woman trying to snag some parade beads.
During a long night at urgent care, Spencer and Josie connect over their artistic pursuits. He offers to show her the real New Orleans, if she’ll help him with the camerawork for his film. Despite Josie’s type-A personality clashing with Spencer’s laissez-faire attitude, they seem to make a great team, and soon, the good times are rolling both on and off camera. But Josie has a life in D.C., and they both have big dreams they’re chasing. When this Big Easy fling starts feeling awfully serious, can they find a way to choose between personal and professional passion?
About the Author
Thien-Kim writes stories about Vietnamese characters who smash stereotypes and find their happy endings. A recovering Type-Asian, she guzzles cà phê sữa đá, makes art, and bakes her feelings to stay sane. Thien-Kim is also the founder of Bawdy Bookworms, a subscription box that pairs sexy romances with erotic toys. She’s been featured on NPR, BBC America, and NBC. Connect with her at www.thienkimlam.com.
"Smart, sexy, and full of heart, Happy Endings packs a witty punch!" — Lyssa Kay Adams, author of The Bromance Book Club
“Lam’s debut is full of heat and heart…a sweet and sexy romance.” — Kirkus Reviews on Happy Endings
“Thien-Kim Lam's Happy Endings is a sparkling debut full of heart, heat, food, friendship and family. I loved following Trixie and Andre's journey as they discovered their strengths and found their way back to each other.” — Ruby Lang, author of House Rules
"Happy Endings is a big-hearted and delightfully sex-positive second chances romance that had me craving delicious soul food and fanning myself as I read. Trixie and Andre's passion for their work and each other will make you root for their HEAs, not just in love, but in business too." — Adriana Herrera, USA Today bestselling author
“Unabashedly sex-positive, Happy Endings is a paean to second-chance romance—as well as friendship, family, food, and inclusive communities. The story’s undeniable warmth makes it a pleasure to read” — Olivia Dade, author of Spoiler Alert