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Zora has committed her life to establishing her bookstore, and she hasn't had time for romance. But when a mystery author she's been crushing on agrees to have an event at her store, she starts to rethink her priorities. Lawrence is as charming as she imagined. When he asks her out, she's almost elated enough to forget about the grumpy guy who sat next to her. Apparently, the grouch is Lawrence's best friend, Reid, but she can't imagine what kind of friendship that must be. But Zora finds first impressions can be deceiving. Reid is smart and thoughtful, but Zora can't shake the feeling that they're both hiding something - a mystery she's determined to solve.