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Triple Sec

A sizzling polyamorous rom-com, set in the glamorous world of high-end cocktail bars

About The Book

A jaded bartender is wooed by a charmingly quirky couple in this fresh and sizzling polyamorous rom-com, set in the exclusive world of high-end cocktail bars from the beloved author of Chef’s Choice.

As a bartender at Terror & Virtue, a swanky New York City cocktail lounge known for its romantic atmosphere and Insta-worthy drinks, Mel has witnessed plenty of disastrous dates. That, coupled with her own romantic life being in shambles, has Mel convinced love doesn’t exist.

Everything changes when Bebe walks into the bar. She’s beautiful, funny, knows her whiskeys—and is happily married to her partner, Kade. Mel’s resigned to forget the whole thing, but Bebe makes her a unique offer: since she and Kade have an open marriage, she’s interested in taking Mel on a date.

What starts as a fun romp turns into a burgeoning relationship, and soon Mel is trying all sorts of things she’d been avoiding, from grand romantic gestures to steamy exploits. Mel even gets the self-confidence to enter a cocktail competition that would make her dream of opening her own bar a reality. In the chaotic whirl of all these new experiences, Mel realizes there might be a spark between her and Kade, too. As Bebe, Kade, and Mel explore their connections, Mel begins to think that real love might be more expansive than she ever thought possible.

With TJ Alexander’s signature “witty and insightful voice, complex characters, and full-throated celebration of the joy of queer community” (Ava Wilder, author of How to Fake It in Hollywood), Triple Sec is a passionate, thirst-quenching love story that will have you asking for another round…or three.

"Saying we need more books like this sounds trite, but it’s true. It’s true because TJ Alexander is a queer author writing queer characters with depth, authenticity, and skill. It’s true because polyamory in the genre is woefully underrepresented. But it’s also true because this book is hilarious and hot as hell, with characters you can’t get enough of."
- Meryl Wilsner, bestselling author of CLEAT CUTE

"In this appealingly fluffy triad romance, Alexander (Chef’s Choice) explores sweet and authentic queer relationship dynamics . . . Readers hungry for representation of community-supported nonmonogamy that doesn’t skimp on either love or sex will happily gulp this down."
- Publishers Weekly​

About The Author

Photograph by Demi Y. Guo

TJ Alexander, the critically acclaimed author of Second Chances in New Port Stephen, Chef’s Kiss, and Chef’s Choice, writes about queer love. Originally from Florida, they received their MA in writing and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. They live in New York City with their wife and various houseplants.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (September 4, 2024)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398531376

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