Kalpani has one goal: own the most popular salon in Pittsburgh. She has no room in the workplace for a tenant, let alone a life partner, no matter how attractive and wonderful Jonah seems now. She’s seen the disastrous effects of marriage on too many women of her culture—and that’s a hard no. It’s just bad luck that the tenant she has to kick out of her new building is none other than floundering artist (and ex-flame) Jonah Walker. She can’t allow guilt—or desire—to derail her plans. But Jonah is far more than the laid-back creative type he seems. Even as he fights for his livelihood, he’s determined to prove to Kalpani that he’s worthy of her love and key to her dreams.
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With a family-oriented, small-town feel, Xanadu XOXO is a multi-cultural opposites-attract stand-alone love story where new beginnings make second chances and forgiveness a necessity.
XANADU XOXO is a finalist in the 2021 NJRW Golden Leaf Contest for Short Contemporary Novel ~ Read Now!
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“Richly layered with culture and family tradition, JB Schroeder’s Xanadu XOXO is the story of Kalpani, a young, modern businesswoman who believes that there is no room for the complications and messiness of love in her mapped-out, goal-driven plan for her future. But then she meets Jonah, a handsome, appealing artist, with a kind heart and an eager smile. Life gets deliciously complicated and increasingly messy in this charming, heartfelt read you won’t want to put down!”
“A one-night stand and a second chance turn this multicultural romance into a beautiful, opposites-attract love story!”
“A charming story that interweaves family, friendship, determination, and a little magic to help Jonah and Kalpani find their Ticket to True Love.”
“A wonderfully heart-warming story…filled with heartbreaks, trust issues, new beginnings, and love. I love all the characters, they are more real because of their flaws.”