Charming RomCom from Debut Author Libby Tanner

May 11, 2024 – City Owl Press is thrilled to announce the signing of debut author Libby Tanner for her charming romantic comedy, Better than Gelato. Represented by Katie Monson of SBR Media, Tanner’s novel promises readers a delightful escape into the world of love and laughter.

Goodbye mind-numbing business classes, hello hunky Italian men…

When Juliet Evans scores a job as a nanny in Italy, she’s ready for a year of excitement and glamor. She is not ready for a diabolical six-year-old who swears like a pirate and hurls silverware with terrifying accuracy.

Still, it’s a small price to pay to explore Milan, take a million photos, and fantasize about becoming a professional photographer.  And yes, she knows she has to take over the family business when she returns home, but a little denial never hurt anyone. 

And speaking of denial, she is definitely not attracted to research intern, Jake Fields. She barely even notices his adorable dimples and quiet charm. Besides, serious relationships are about as exciting as spreadsheets- which is to say, not at all. And yet, despite her best efforts, Juliet finds herself in the bewildering and euphoric grip of first love.

It’s exhilarating, intoxicating, even better than gelato!  Until it’s the one thing standing in the way of her dreams.

The future she’s always wanted is so close. Now what is she willing to give up to get it?

Better than Gelato is a captivating new adult novel that explores the euphoric and bewildering experience of first love. It is based on Tanner’s own adventures as a twenty-year-old living-abroad as a nanny in Milan and falling in love for the first time.

Libby Tanner writes the kind of books that you read in the bathtub while eating cookies straight out of the box. Whether it's a naïve photographer discovering love for the first time or a quirky librarian befriending an amnesiac conman, Tanner’s novels celebrate the intoxicating, maddening, and often humorous aspects of falling in love.

City Owl Press is delighted to introduce Tanner’s lively debut to readers and looks forward to a long and successful collaboration to support her budding career.

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