The Good Ones are Taken

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Author: Taj McCoy

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Renegade Books

ISBN: 9781408748374

RRP: $24.99

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I absolutely adored it! Sweet and sexy, this friends-to-lovers romance is the perfect escape. I loved Mags and her fiercely loyal friend group, the food descriptions are TO DIE FOR (guaranteed to make you salivate) and the romance is sooo satisfying. Five stars!!’ Netgalley reviewer ?????

The Maid of Honour. Her college best friend. And a sexy doctor…

Maggie wants to find her Prince Charming, but all she’s finding are total frogs. As the Maid of Honour in both her upcoming best friends’ weddings, time is running out to find a date worthy of being a Plus One. Then she meets Blake at the gym, a dreamy, muscular heart surgeon who sets off butterflies in her stomach. Blake is confident, a fine-as hell-Georgetown grad with chocolate-brown eyes, thick lips and a dimpled smile. What more could she ask for?

Meanwhile, her college bestie, Garrett, throws salt in everyone’s game. At every swipe, with every date, he just has to point out red flags. When Maggie asks why he isn’t happy for her, he finally admits that he can’t be. Not when he’s not with her.

Now Maggie is stuck in the most confusing love triangle, forced to choose between the near-perfect guy she’s been waiting for and best friend who has never hurt her. She’s gone from thinking all the good ones are taken, to been torn between two great guys. If she doesn’t figure it out soon, she’ll lose them both…

An absolutely hilarious and steamy romantic comedy that will make you fall in love – and hungry along the way! Fans of Jasmine Guillory, Talia Hibbert and and Sara Desai won’t be able to put this one down

Readers are RAVING about The Good Ones Are Taken:

‘Maggie is such a relatable character, especially being the only single friend out of her friend group. You are rooting for her to find her one true match, and laughing alone the way at all the shenanigans that Tinder puts you through . . . Garrett has you swooning and smiling from ear to ear! If this man exists in real life, please let me know . . . a perfect book for the romcom lovers, you won’t want to put it down and it might make you want to redownload Tinder. ??’ Goodreads reviewer

Delightfully steamy. This was a fun, fresh read and readers will delight in Taj McCoy’s unique voice.’ Netgalley reviewer

‘The love story of Maggie and Garrett! Wow this spicy best friends turned lovers kept me on the edge! . . . A steamy, romantic, rom com! A must read!’ Netgalley reviewer

a delightful and lighthearted romance that I definitely recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A wonderful look at the complexities that often face professionals in the black community looking for love . .

Oakland-born law grad, Taj McCoy, is committed to writing stories championing Black and biracial women of color, plus-sized protagonists, Black love, Black joy, and characters with a strong sense of sisterhood and familial bonds.

Taj started writing as a small child, enjoying the success of her first publications in elementary school. Since then, her dream has always been to become a professional writer. As a law student, she attempted her first novels and joined the Twitter writing community. Though Taj has spent more than ten years working in higher education administration, she continued to pursue her goal and ultimately finished her first novel in 2018, securing her agent in 2019.

When she’s not writing, Taj may be on Twitter boosting other marginalized writers, trying to zen out in yoga, sharing recipes on her website, binge-watching her favorite reality tv, or cooking private supper club meals for close friends. Catch her producing and co-hosting the Fat Like Me Podcast, which celebrates body diversity in publishing and entertainment, or watch her join forces with several writer friends on Sundays for the Better Than Brunch video podcast. When time permits, she serves as the #DVdebut Program Manager for Diverse Voices, Inc. and as a mentor for 2020 Pitch Wars.

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