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A Brush with Love
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A Brush with Love
A Novel
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Nine out of ten dentists agree, Mazey Eddings's rom-com A Brush with Love makes your smile brighter!*
*not scientifically proven

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.

Nine out of ten dentists agree, Mazey Eddings's rom-com A Brush with Love makes your smile brighter!*
*not scientifically proven

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.

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  • MAZEY EDDINGS is a neurodiverse author, dentist, and (most importantly) stage mom to her cats, Yaya and Zadie. She can most often be found reading romance novels under her weighted blanket and asking her boyfriend to bring her snacks. She's made it her personal mission in life to destigmatize mental health issues and write love stories for every brain. With roots in Ohio and Philadelphia, she now calls Asheville, North Carolina home. She is the author of A Brush with Love and Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake.
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  • Publisher's Weekly

    January 17, 2022
    An anxious dentist isn’t sure she can handle taking a study break for love in Eddings’s alternately raunchy and poignant debut. When final-year dental student Harper Horowitz falls down a flight of stairs onto first-year Dan Craige, she’s momentarily startled out of her habitual worry by his good looks and easygoing demeanor. As their paths keep crossing, Harper only likes him more but she’s afraid a relationship would interfere with securing an oral surgery residency or cause stress she can’t handle. Dan is also struggling: he left a job he loved in finance to please his mother, who needs help at her dental practice, but he’s bored by dentistry and struggles in class. The refreshingly diverse supporting cast includes Harper’s brash but well-intentioned friends and Dan’s endearing roommate—and it’s clear to all that Harper and Dan are made for each other, if Harper can just muster the courage to let Dan into her life. Harper’s struggle with anxiety is well drawn but sometimes threatens to overwhelm the rest of her characterization—and even the plot itself. Still, fans of Grey’s Anatomy will feel right at home at Callowhill University’s School of Dental Medicine. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary.

  • Library Journal

    June 1, 2022

    In this debut, fourth-year dental student Harper is stressed about everything--she's studying hard to get into oral surgery residency and her anxiety isn't helping. When she crashes into first-year hunk Dan in the stairway, she doesn't want to fall in love. Harper's life plan doesn't include romance, and she has no time for daydreaming or dates. Dan dreams of finance instead of teeth--he's only in school because of his mother's wish to keep the dentistry office in the family. Told through alternating viewpoints, their on-and-off-again romance is only rekindled satisfactorily when both adults have tackled their own mental health problems head-on. Narrators Emily Lawrence and Vikas Adam voice their characters with warmth and sincerity. Harper's nervousness and pain is perfectly rendered by Lawrence, and Adam's narration of the sexy lovemaking scene will make hearts pound. The novel begins with mental health trigger warnings from the author. VERDICT Recommend to listeners who want slow-burn contemporary romance with an authentic anxious main character.--Sarah Hill

    Copyright 2022 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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