The Husband Habit

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

St. Martin's Griffin

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Why does Vanessa keep falling for married men?

It’s not that she plans to. But every man who seems like he might be the one turns out to be someone else’s.  So maybe the right thing to do is take a vow to stay single, to keep away from all men, until she can figure things out. 

At least work is a haven: Vanessa loses herself in her job as a chef, except when her grandstanding boss, Hawk--of Albuquerque’s chic Nuevo American restaurant hawk—takes credit for her creations. But then, it is his name on the awning above the door. If only her friends and family would get on board with Vanessa’s plan and stop trying to fix her up. If she can’t fix her life, nobody else is going to get the chance to try—not her parents, not her friends and certainly not her ultra-well-meaning but just-not-getting-it sister Larissa.

Vanessa stays focused by helping out at her parents’ house—all with her loyal pet Red Dog by her side. Red Dog is all the companionship she needs. Until Vanessa meets Paul, her parents’ neighbor—he’s all wrong on paper, but he’s a gentleman and seems safe. And there’s definitely chemistry.  But just when Vanessa’s guard goes down, the red flag goes up: could Paul be yet another married man??

Bursting with Valdes-Rodriguez’ trademark wit and originality, The Husband Habit introduces a rich and complex heroine in chef Vanessa. You’re not going to want to leave her world when the novel comes to an end.

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Praise for The Husband Habit

"Paul and Vanessa’s messy lives make them a couple to root for. Pride & Prejudice for the CNN age."--Kirkus Reviews
 
"Lighthearted romance and southwestern flavor…the sparks and banter fly."--Publishers Weekly
 
“Vanessa and Paul are multidimensional characters with the capacity to surprise each other and the reader. And there’s a lot of good cooking along the way.”—BookPage

“Chica lit fans, rejoice! The godmother is back with a brand new novel.”—Latina

“The book begins with an amusing premise, then becomes a heartfelt exploration of how family ties can affect the choices of others in our lives…Paul and Vanessa are intriguing characters, and their story will capture the reader.”—Romantic Times

“Chica-lit queen Valdes-Rodriguez’s…storytelling pulls you along. B”—Entertainment Weekly


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About the Author

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez is an award-winning journalist who is the author of five novels. She was named one of today’s twenty-five most influential Hispanics by Time magazine. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

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The Husband Habit
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2010
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312638382
ISBN10: 0312638388
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$14.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
July 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429984751
ISBN10: 1429984759
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$9.99
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