Diverse Spines Summer Reading Series: Jasmine Guillory and Jamise Harper for WHILE WE WERE DATING

Loyalty is super psyched to welcome Jasmine Guillory and Jamise Harper for While We Were Dating as part of the Diverse Spines Summer Reading Series! Snag your Diverse Spines subscription box, read with Diverse Spines and then join us for an intimate chat with Jamise Harper of Spines & Vines and the author as we "wine down" and dive into what makes these books great. This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. You can order the the Diverse Spines x Loyalty subscription box (the August box or all 3 boxes) or snag a copy of the book below to be added to the event's registration list. You can also Click Here to register for the event with a donation amount of your choice, with donations going to BLM DCPlease email events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions about the event and email orders@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions about your order. 


Two people realize that it’s no longer an act when they veer off-script in this sizzling romantic comedy by New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory.

Ben Stephens has never bothered with serious relationships. He has plenty of casual dates to keep him busy, family drama he’s trying to ignore and his advertising job to focus on. When Ben lands a huge ad campaign featuring movie star, Anna Gardiner, however, it’s hard to keep it purely professional. Anna is not just gorgeous and sexy, she’s also down to earth and considerate, and he can’t help flirting a little…

Anna Gardiner is on a mission: to make herself a household name, and this ad campaign will be a great distraction while she waits to hear if she’s booked her next movie. However, she didn’t expect Ben Stephens to be her biggest distraction. She knows mixing business with pleasure never works out, but why not indulge in a harmless flirtation? 

But their light-hearted banter takes a turn for the serious when Ben helps Anna in a family emergency, and they reveal truths about themselves to each other, truths they’ve barely shared with those closest to them. 

When the opportunity comes to turn their real-life fling into something more for the Hollywood spotlight, will Ben be content to play the background role in Anna’s life and leave when the cameras stop rolling? Or could he be the leading man she needs to craft their own Hollywood ending?


Jasmine Guillory is the New York Times bestselling author of six romance novels, including The Wedding DateThe Proposal, and the upcoming While We Were Dating. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah MagazineCosmopolitanBon Appetit, and Time. She lives in Oakland, California.


Jamise Harper is the creator of the #diversespines hashtag and the Diverse Spines book community on social media, which highlights literature by Black women and women of color. She is also the creator of Spines & Vines, a blog dedicated to book and wine pairings. She lives in the Washington, D.C., Metro Area.

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Event date: 
Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 7:00pm
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While We Were Dating Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593100851
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - July 13th, 2021

The Wedding Party Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984802194
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley - July 16th, 2019

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By Jamise Harper, Jane Mount, Jane Mount (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781797211916
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Published: Chronicle Books - November 2nd, 2021