Honey Girl (Paperback)
Grace Porter, PhD, 28 has spent the last 11 years of her life rigorously studying to become The Best in the field of Astronomy. It’s all part of her and her military father’s Plan. To celebrate her graduation, Porter goes to Vegas with a couple friends. And she wakes up with muddled memories of the previous night, a ring on her finger, and a note from her wife on the hotel’s bedside table. This was not part of The Plan. For the star girls, the earth girls, the lonely creatures, the girls who have to fight for their place in the world, the girls with flowers in their hair and the ones who love them - this book’s for you. A tender and intimate coming of age-romance that emphasizes self love and found families -- Honey Girl is a soothing balm.— From Cassie
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"HONEY GIRL is an emotional, heartfelt, charming debut, and I loved every moment of it."
-- Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal
When becoming an adult means learning to love yourself first.
With her newly completed PhD in astronomy in hand, twenty-eight-year-old Grace Porter goes on a girls' trip to Vegas to celebrate. She's a straight A, work-through-the-summer certified high achiever. She is not the kind of person who goes to Vegas and gets drunkenly married to a woman whose name she doesn't know...until she does exactly that.
This one moment of departure from her stern ex-military father's plans for her life has Grace wondering why she doesn't feel more fulfilled from completing her degree. Staggering under the weight of her parent's expectations, a struggling job market and feelings of burnout, Grace flees her home in Portland for a summer in New York with the wife she barely knows.
In New York, she's able to ignore all the constant questions about her future plans and falls hard for her creative and beautiful wife, Yuki Yamamoto. But when reality comes crashing in, Grace must face what she's been running from all along--the fears that make us human, the family scars that need to heal and the longing for connection, especially when navigating the messiness of adulthood.