Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone for A MERRY LITTLE MEET CUTE *In-Person!*

Loyalty is delighted to host Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone for a LIVE and IN-PERSON event celebrating A Merry Little Meet Cute! Join us at Jackie Lee's at 7 PM on Wednesday, Sept. 21 for an author chat, followed by a meet + greet & book signing! 

This is a ticketed event taking place at Jackie Lee's at 116 Kennedy St. NW, Washington DC 20011—grab your tickets using the button below! There are two ticket options: one includes a copy of A Merry Little Meet Cute, and one includes a copy of A Merry Little Meet Cute AND one drink ticket for a specialty themed cocktail or mocktail! Additional copies of the book will be available for sale at the event. Proof of vaccination will be required, as well as a temperature check at the doorPlease email events@loyaltybookstores.com with any questions.

**If you're unable to attend the event, you can order a signed, personalized copy of A Merry Little Meet Cute here. The signed and personalized copies will be shipped out or available for pickup beginning on Thurs 9/22!**


Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhile when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.


Julie Murphy is a librarian turned #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels for all ages including Dumplin’ (now a Netflix original film), Dear Sweet Pea, and If the Shoe Fits. Julie lives in North Texas with her spouse, who loves her; her dog, who adores her; and her cats, who tolerate her.

Sierra Simone is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling former librarian. Her notable works include PriestAmerican Queen, and Misadventures of a Curvy Girl, and her books have been featured in Marie ClaireCosmopolitanEntertainment Weekly, and Buzzfeed. She lives with her spouse and family in Kansas City.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this event. 

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Jackie Lee's
116 Kennedy St. NW
Washington, DC 20011
A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
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Availability: On Our Shelves Now
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If the Shoe Fits (A Meant To Be Novel): A Meant to Be Novel By Julie Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368053372
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Priest: A Love Story By Sierra Simone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781732172234
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Misadventures of a Curvy Girl By Sierra Simone Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781642630770
Published: Waterhouse Press LLC - February 19th, 2019