Meet You in the Middle (Paperback)
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What happens when the person you find most impossible becomes impossible to resist? The Hating Game meets The West Wing in this hilarious across-the-aisle romantic comedy debut about America’s least likely couple.
There's just one thing standing between liberal Senate staffer Kate Adams and passage of the landmark legislation she's been fighting for all year: Ben Mackenzie, intimidating gatekeeper for one of DC's most powerful conservative senators. After Kate and Ben lock horns in a meet-not-so-cute, they vow to take each other down—by any means necessary.
Their ensuing power struggle gives new meaning to the term office politics: prank mail, spying, bets gone awry—nothing’s off limits in their battle of wills. She thinks he’s arrogant (and doesn't deserve those gorgeous green eyes). He thinks she's too quick to judge (and irresistibly distracting). But as their endless game of one-upmanship becomes Kate's favorite part of the day, she starts to wonder if her feelings for Ben are closer to attraction than animosity...and maybe their sparring is flirting. When Kate realizes there's more to Ben than meets the eye, she's forced to confront her biggest fear: In her sworn enemy, she may have found her perfect match.
Perfect for fans of Sally Thorne and Jasmine Guillory, Meet You in the Middle is a modern, heartfelt and hopeful romance that hilariously explores what happens when you fall in love with your political polar opposite.
About the Author
Devon Daniels is a born-and-bred California girl whose own love story found her transplanted to the Maryland shores of the Chesapeake Bay. She's a graduate of the University of Southern California and in her past life worked in marketing, product design, and music. When she's not writing, you'll find her clinging to her sanity as mom, chef, chauffeur, and referee to four children, or sneaking off with her husband for date nights in Washington, DC. Meet You in the Middle is her first novel.
"Sharp, clever repartee propels this irresistible, very modern, wonderfully warm and optimistic romance that asks the eternal question, do opposites really attract?"
—Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
“…[M]ore timely than ever…it's the kind of book that will leave you feeling gleeful.”
“Daniels has written one of those romantic comedy masterpieces that makes your stomach flip, your heart explode, even as you can’t help but laugh out loud at the sheer cleverness of the writing. Absolute perfection—the best romantic comedy I’ve had the pleasure of reading, ever.”
—Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author
“Smart, sexy, and satisfying! Daniels has penned an engaging enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance set against a beltway backdrop that gives an insider's look at the people and politics of Washington D.C., while maintaining the heart and humor of two people falling in love against all odds. I loved it!”
—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author
“Fans of The West Wing will enjoy this charming enemies-to-lovers tale!”
—The Washington Independent Review of Books
“Sassy, sweet and deliciously sexy, Meet You in the Middle is a wickedly fun read. Loved it!”
—Nicola Marsh, USA Today bestselling author
“A grin-worthy workplace romance perfect for fans of The Hating Game. The chemistry sizzles and the prank war is a crowd pleaser, but what brings it home is the characters’ hard fought mutual respect.”
—Michelle Hazen, author of Unbreak Me
"Well-written, touching, and whip-smart...It’s not just the rom-com we desperately need in 2021, it’s the rom-com we deserve."
"A charming debut, adorable and a perfect rom-com read. A really enjoyable ride."
—Future Female Leaders Book Club
"Chemistry so electric it sparks right off the page...I couldn't get enough. This was such a satisfying book."
—Hitha Palepu, creator of 5 Smart Reads
“Great writing and the slow, intense burn keeps you engaged...Truly a romance for our time.”
—East City Bookshop