Dreaming of Forever with You

She’s stealing his livelihood out from under him. It doesn’t make him want her any less.

Kalpani Desai 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. If only the tenant she has to kick out of her new building wasn’t floundering artist (and ex-flame) Jonah Walker. Still, she can’t allow guilt—or desire—to derail her plans. But Jonah is far more than the laid-back creative type he seems. He’ll save his career. But how will he prove to Kalpani he's the best partner ever—an asset she can't possibly live without?

This is a multi-cultural, opposites-attract, love story centered around family. New beginnings make second chances and forgiveness a necessity!

~ Finalist in the 2021 NJRW Golden Leaf Contest for Short Contemporary Novel!


(eBook available everywhere. Paperback to come.)


“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!”

M. Kate Quinn

Award-Winning Author

“A one-night stand and a second chance turn this multicultural romance into a beautiful, opposites-attract love story!”

Savannah Kade

Maggie Award-winning Author of Dark Falls Romantic Suspense

“A charming story that interweaves family, friendship, determination, and a little magic to help Jonah and Kalpani find their Ticket to True Love.”

Maria K. Alexander

Award-winning author of Contemporary Romance

 “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.”


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