Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair

A Novel

By Laura Piper Lee (Author)


Pub Date 2/13/2024

ISBN 9781454948841

Format Paperback



Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair

A Novel

by Laura Piper Lee
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A new mom repairs her broken dreams in this hilarious rom-com about starting over that sparkles with intelligence, wit, and compassion.

Hannah Tate can hardly believe her sleep-deprived eyes when she finds an engagement ring hidden in the closet. Killian, her super responsible, incredibly attractive boyfriend—and the father of her new baby, Bowie—is finally going to propose. But a romantic night out goes horribly wrong when Killian reveals he’s dumping Hannah, not proposing.

Furious and heartbroken, Hannah takes Bowie and moves in with her mama and stepdaddy in the mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Hannah realizes that her parents’ cabin has vacation property gold written all over it—and could save her mama from going broke. Again.

Only problem? The cabin’s décor is . . . mildly terrifying and it’s in desperate need of renovation. Hannah hires the hot carpenter living in the treehouse next door to fix up the place. Not only does River respect Hannah’s business acumen, he looks at her like she’s a woman, not a hot mess. And Hannah can’t deny that River awakens something new inside her.

Can Hannah embrace a future that looks different from the picture-perfect family she once dreamed of . . . and maybe start living life on her own terms?

This heartwarming, spicy romance book is perfect for fans of small-town romance like the Lovelight series by B.K. Borison and Tessa Bailey books.
“Over the course of the autumn, Hannah redefines family, purpose, and love. Her foray into new motherhood is handled with candor and care, and the secondary characters are vibrant and fully developed as part of her village of support. This is the perfect balm for millennial new mothers learning to navigate love and life after having a baby. Recommended for fans of small-town romance and relationship fiction.” 
Library Journal

"Hannah, though a self-proclaimed mess, is a strong mother intent on creating stability for her son and finding success in her personal life, and readers will easily root for her victories in love, life, and motherhood."
Kirkus Reviews

"Hannah is an endearingly messy character with a heart of gold. Readers will find it easy to cheer her on from heartache to happiness."
Publisher's Weekly

“Casually subversive simply for casting a barely-keeping-it-together new mother in the role of alluring romance protagonist, Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair is a snappy but emotionally resonant read about a fixer-upper Airbnb and the couple it was never supposed to bring together. Laura Piper Lee writes with a keen eye for the inherent humor of infancy—both literally, in terms of screaming babies, and figuratively, in the context of a weird-but-wonderful new love affair.”

“Inspired by her own upbringing and experiences in Blue Ridge, GA, this romantic and spicy novel follows main character Hannah as she tries to make sense of her life.”
Brit + Co.

“An utterly charming romance that feels both refreshing and cozy, starring a single mom and eccentric family unlike any I’ve read before. Laura Piper Lee has such an electric, laugh-out-loud voice, deftly balancing humor and tenderness with some excellent steam. How can I get Hannah Tate to redesign my house?”
—Rachel Lynn Solomon, New York Times bestselling author of The Ex Talk
“Every time I had to put this book down, I found myself counting the hours until I could pick it back up again. This book is hilarious, sexy, and full of characters who will leap off the page and steal your heart.”
Camille Kellogg, author of Just As You Are 
“A sparkling story about the beauty that can grow from the messiness of life. Hannah Tate is an absolute delight.” 
—Annette Christie, author of The Rehearsals and For Twice in My Life

"Lee’s debut romance is the perfect blend of hilarious, heart-warming, and sexy. The chemistry between Hannah and River is hot as wildfire, while also being achingly tender and real. In Hannah, Lee crafts a main character that immediately tugs on all your heart strings and whose journey is such an important reminder that no matter where we come from, we can build our own future and design it however we like."
Jenny L. Howe, author of The Make-Up Test

"Rejoice! Mom-coms have arrived and Laura Piper Lee is bearing the torch! Fans of Falon Ballard, Gillian Libby, and Alexa Martin will thoroughly enjoy Hannah's narrative voice."
Suzanne Park, author of So We Meet Again and The Do-Over

"Laura Piper Lee hits the page with a dynamite voice, sparkling wit, and profound characterization that will keep you reading way past bedtime! Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair is a love letter to anyone who feels stuck or up against insurmountable odds--love and joy is always within reach. I've never rooted for a character like I rooted for Hannah Tate. Laura Piper Lee writes such tender, heartwarming, and courageous romance. Readers, meet your new auto-buy author!"
Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love

"Add another name to the Romcom Writers’ Hall of Fame. Hannah Tate, Beyond Repair is laugh-out-loud funny, dead sexy, charming, as Southern as chess pie and twice as sweet. Get ready to fall in love!"

—Jeff Zentner, award-winning author of Colton Gentry's Third Act


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Laura Piper Lee has wanted to be an author since she was a kid. Well, she first wanted to be a mermaid, but that didn't work out. She enjoys making people laugh, flirting, and avoiding exercise, so writing romantic comedies is pretty much a perfect career choice. She lives with her partner and their son in Philadelphia. If anyone's rolling by the bagel shop, she'll have an everything toasted with butter. 

Title Details

Pages 336 pages

Trim 5.5 x 8.25 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Fiction

Carton Quantity 33

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