Right Guy, Wrong Time: A #MeToo Love Story Release Announcement and Pre-Orders

by thethreepennyguignol

It’s time for books!

Well, book, to be specific! And to be even more specific, this particular book is one of my own fiction releases – Right Guy, Wrong Time: A #MeToo Love Story. Would you like to know a little more about it? I’d just love to tell you. Here’s the official blurb!

Edie has what seems like an almost-perfect life: awesome friends, a comfortable apartment she shares with the world’s greatest cat, and a dream job as a record label talent scout. But all is not what it seems. Conflicts are heating up in her life and at work, and things take a serious turn for the worse when she is raped while on a date. Navigating pleasure, work, friends, and her forever-changed mental state after her assault is hard enough. But when the perfect guy turns up at the worst possible time, Edie has to figure out what romance and sex mean to her in the aftermath of rape. This offbeat feminist romance moves beyond “girl meets guy,” dealing empathetically with sexual dysfunction, the ubiquity of rape culture, and what recovery can look like in the #MeToo era.

You might remember Right Guy, Wrong Time in its previous iteration as Rape Jokes – in fact, it’s the same book, just a re-released version. Not unreasonably, some people found the original title somewhat objectionable, and so this version is going to be the official one moving forward – it’s still with the amazing Frayed Edge Press, and it’s still the exact same book, just with a slightly more read-on-the-train-friendly title and cover.

And I still think it’s just as great as I did before! In fact, I’m not the only one – pre-release reviews have described the book as ““…the best portrayal of the aftermath of a rape that I have ever read in a novel” (Reader Fox) and a book which ““…skillfully portrays the reality of assault from a woman’s perspective” (Library Journal). I’m so excited about this new release, and I sincerely hope that it’s going to make this story more accessible to the people who need it.

Anyway! The book comes out on 23rd February 2021, and you can get a special pre-release discount at Frayed Edge Press from today onward. If you enjoy my work here, I’d love for you to check out this novel – it’s probably the most personal work I’ve put out there, and I’m so proud that it already means so much to so many people. And I really hope that you’ll love it, too!