The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky

A humorous novel about a cupcake shop owner with a physical ailment that’s kept her from having sex for two years, and the desperate antics that ensue as she tries to overcome it.

Having sex wasn’t a big priority while Kat Carmichael’s successful cupcake shop was taking off. But when she realizes that it’s been nearly two years since she and her boyfriend, Ryan, have been intimate, she makes a pact to break her dry spell-and cure her vaginismus, a muscular condition that can make sex physically impossible.

Out of guilt, Kat calls for a break in her relationship with Ryan, so that he can see other people while she attempts to fix the issue on her own. She throws herself into physical therapy, but soon discovers her solo mission is more complicated than she anticipated. Fortunately, Ben Cleary, the shop’s best (looking) customer, is also a physical therapist, and volunteers to help out.

As time goes on, however, the boundaries Ben and Kat have set between friendship and love quickly become blurred, leaving her more confused than ever about what to hang on to and what to let go.

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Summer Heacock

Summer Heacock is an author of contemporary women’s fiction and prances through life like a cartoon character that says the F word a lot. She lives in a teeny Indiana town, where she’s a stay-at home mom to two scampy tots, wife to an amazingly understanding husband, herder of a rescue critter menagerie and collector of lifesize celebrity cardboard cutouts. When not writing or hoarding jelly beans, she’s a member of the Midwest Writers planning committee and a cohost of Pub Talk TV. She can be found at www.Fizzygrrl.com and on Twitter as @Fizzygrrl. The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky is her debut novel.


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