IN-PERSON: Julie Murphy & Sierra Simone - "A Merry Little Meet Cute"

Event date: 
09/22/2022 - 7:00pm

Wellesley Books is thrilled to host Julie Murphy (Dumplin’) and Sierra Simone (Priest) to celebrate the release of their feisty and festive rom-com, A Merry Little Meet Cute

Our event theme is Pumpkin Spice: Naughty & Nice to celebrate this spicy holiday-but-released-in-the-fall rom-com that will definitely get you on Santa’s naughty list. Dress in your favorite #basicfall outfit and join us for author conversation, free and tasty autumn-themed drinks and treats; and signing line!

Your ticket includes a copy of A Merry Little Meet Cute. Buy tickets online through Eventbrite by clicking the button below (fees apply), or by phone at 781-431-1160 (no fees). 

If you don't want to attend the event but would still like to buy a copy of the book, you can do so by scrolling down and adding the book to your shopping cart. Just remember that buying the book alone is not the same as buying an admission ticket. All copies of A Merry Little Meet Cute pre-ordered from Wellesley Books—whether online or in-store—can be signed and personalized by the authors, even if you don't buy a ticket for the event! If buying online, please include whether/how you'd like your copy personalized in the "Other Comments" section at checkout. 


COVID Protocols
• Attendees must wear masks at all times during the event.
• Attendees must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination along with a picture I.D.



"The holiday romcom of my dreams! Sexy, progressive, hilarious, and full of good cheer." –Helen Hoang, author

Co-written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone, a steamy plus-sized holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as the star of a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the bad boy former boy band member she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer asks her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worth it when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means providing a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

Can Bee and Nolan keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, or will they lose it all?

—From our Events Coordinator, Ashleigh: "I laughed, I swooned, and I yearned for my blanket scarf and spicy hot chocolate as I delighted in this book; I’m just so excited to connect Wellesley Books with these indomitable authors and their titillating pages."—



Julie Murphy is a librarian turned #1 New York Times bestselling author of novels for all ages including Dumplin’ (now a Netflix original film), Dear Sweet Pea, and If the Shoe Fits. Julie lives in North Texas with her spouse, who loves her; her dog, who adores her; and her cats, who tolerate her.

Sierra Simone is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling former librarian. Her notable works include Priest, American Queen, and Misadventures of a Curvy Girl, and her books have been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Entertainment Weekly, and Buzzfeed. She lives with her spouse and family in Kansas City.

Photo credit: Danielle Nicole Portraits


A Merry Little Meet Cute: A Novel By Julie Murphy, Sierra Simone Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063222571
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Avon - September 20th, 2022

Dumplin' By Julie Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062327192
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Balzer + Bray - March 14th, 2017

Priest By Sierra Simone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781949364248
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Bloom Books - March 15th, 2022

If the Shoe Fits (A Meant To Be Novel): A Meant to Be Novel By Julie Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781368053372
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Hyperion Avenue - August 3rd, 2021

Misadventures of a Curvy Girl By Sierra Simone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781642630770
Availability: On our shelves now.
Published: Waterhouse Press LLC - February 19th, 2019

Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714