Emmaline Waters, This Is Your Life by Maggie Bloom
Recent college grad Emmaline’s “real life” is shaping up to be a bit too real: 1. Mind-numbing, dead-end job? Check. 2. Aloof, self-absorbed boyfriend? Check. 3. A mountain of debt even Sir Edmund Hillary would have trouble surmounting? Check. So when Emmaline lands an interview for a food-critic job at the Boston Sunday Times, she’s sure she has (finally!) stumbled onto the road to success. But soon an unexpected detour—in the form of Mark Loffel, her high school one-night stand—(re)appears, sending Emmaline careening in a whole new direction. When the dust settles, will Emmaline have the life of her dreams? Or will her adorable little secret be revealed for every Tom, Dick, and Mark to see?