“Eddings’ prose will hook you from page one…”Paste Magazine

“An unbelievably cute and funny debut about friendship, the expectations of family, and mental health. A Brush with Love fills that itch for a STEMinist rom-com with laughter, slow-burn romance, and toothy puns.” – Buzzfeed

Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable. A first-year dental student with a family legacy to contend with, Dan doesn’t have the same passion for pulling teeth that Harper does. Though he finds himself falling for her, he is willing to play by Harper’s rules. So with the greatest of intentions and the poorest of follow-throughs, the two set out to be “just friends.” But as they get to know each other better, Harper fears that trading fillings for feelings may make her lose control and can’t risk her carefully ordered life coming undone, no matter how drool-worthy Dan is.

Blood, gore, and extra-long roots? No problem. The idea of falling in love? Torture.

Mazey Eddings, author of the “witty, fast-paced rom-com”* A Brush with Love, mixes passion and humor to create a luscious love story between two people stumbling through life and learning to open their hearts in Lizzie Blake’s Best Mistake.

Lizzie has made endless mistakes. Kitchen fires, pyramid schemes, bangs (of the hair and human variety), you name it, she’s done it… and made a mess of it too. One mistake she’s never made is letting anyone get closer to her than a single hook-up. But after losing yet another bakery job due to her uncontrolled ADHD, she breaks her cardinal rule and has a two-night-stand that changes everything.

Once burned, twice shy, Rake has given up on relationships. And feelings. And any form of intimacy for that matter. Yet something about charming, chaotic Lizzie has him lowering his guard. For two nights, that is. Then it’s back home to Australia…

What starts out as a fake wedding date turns into something these childhood enemies never expected in the next sparkling romantic comedy by Mazey Eddings.
Some facts are indisputable. The sun rises in the east, sets in the west. Gravity exits. Indira doesn’t like Jude. Jude doesn’t like Indira. But what happens when these childhood enemies find the only thing they can rely on is each other?

On paper, Indira has everything together. An amazing job, a boyfriend, and a car. What more could a late twenty-something ask for? But when she walks in on her boyfriend in an amorous embrace with a stranger, that perfect on paper image goes up in flames.

Jude has nothing together. A doctor that’s spent the last three years traveling the world to treat emergencies and humanitarian crises, a quick trip home for his best friend’s wedding has him…

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“An adorable love story. A Brush with Love blends sweetness, breathless romance, and moments of striking vulnerability.”

—Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Heart Principle

“Mazey Eddings stole my heart with this laugh out loud funny, almost unbearably cute debut (and she made me care about dentistry).” —Rosie Danan, bestselling author of The Intimacy Experiment

“Harper and Dan have my whole heart. I love everything about this book, from their adorable meet cute to their unconventional first date, to the two of them working through their very real–and therefore not always pretty–issues. Dan is a soft, swoony hero, Harper is a relatable heroine who struggles with anxiety, and every page of the way I was rooting so hard for them to find their happily ever after. A Brush with Love is funny and cute while also exploring serious topics, powerfully underscoring the truth that relationships require work, and that happy endings are for everyone.” ―Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other

“Prepare to smile, laugh, and cry your way through this witty, fast-paced rom-com!” —Evie Dunmore, USA Today bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke

“The most intoxicating slow burn I’ve read in ages.”

—Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk

“Eddings’ prose will hook you from page one…” Paste Magazine

“Only a writer as creative and perceptive as neurodiverse author Mazey Eddings could have made a dental school in Philadelphia, Pa., the perfect place to set an edgy romantic comedy.” ―Shelf Awareness

“Eddings’ debut is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching…A poignant debut that will put a smile on your face.” Kirkus Reviews

“All the more impressive when considering that “A Brush With Love” is author Mazey Eddings debut as a novelist, this romantic comedy is an utter delight from first page to last and will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to the personal reading lists of romance fans who appreciate wit, whimsey, and unrelenting humor, along with memorable characters and entertaining plot lines.” -Midwest Book Review