Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake


An interior designer who’s never without the perfect plan learns to renovate her love life without one in this new romantic comedy by Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care.

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Our bookseller says…

“Ashley Herring Blake knows that a soft butch carpenter with raspberry lipstick is so sexy, she can make you rethink all of your life choices. Astrid Parker is the failure-phobic perfectionist designing the Everwood Inn’s renovation. Jordan Everwood is the heartbroken carpenter who hates all of Astrid’s designs. Immediate enemies-to-lovers. The romance between Astrid and Jordan had me literally swinging my feet, blushing, and giggling. Once Astrid meets Jordan, her dreams about what her future could look like are turned upside down, which felt really true to the queer experience. Why should she stay in a job she hates, go to weekly brunch with her controlling mother, and force herself to date men who don’t care about her pleasure, when she could spend her days doing something she loves with her lesbian girlfriend? Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail is about joy and it took me apart, then put me back together again, fuller and happier than before.”


For Astrid Parker, failure is unacceptable. Ever since she broke up with her fiancé a year ago, she’s been focused on her career—her friends might say she’s obsessed, but she’s just driven. When Pru Everwood asks her to be the designer for the Everwood Inn’s renovation that will be featured on a popular home improvement show, Innside America, Astrid knows this is the answer to everything that is wrong with her life. It’ll be the perfect distraction from her failed love life, and her perpetually displeased mother might finally give her nod of approval.

However, Astrid never planned on Jordan Everwood, Pru’s granddaughter and lead carpenter for the renovation, who despises every modern design decision Astrid makes. Jordan is determined to preserve the history of her family’s inn, particularly as the rest of her life is in shambles. When that determination turns into some light sabotage to ruffle Astrid’s perfect little feathers, the showrunners ask them to play up the tension. But somewhere along the way, their dislike for each other turns into something quite different, and Astrid must decide what success truly means. Is she going to pursue the life that she’s expected to lead, or the one she wants?

Astrid Parker Doesn’t Fail by Ashley Herring Blake