The Apology Project
by Jeanette Escudero
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 1 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 15 Aug 2021
Dear (almost) everyone: Can we be friends again?
Life is about to get complicated for Amelia Montgomery, a prominent litigator in Chicago. She’s been fired for not compromising her principles in a high-profile case and then punching her partner in the nose for the misogynistic comment he made in retort (not her finest moment). Leaving a career that gave her purpose, Amelia can only ask, What next?
Let it be better than her epic failure of a fortieth birthday party: an open bar full of no-shows except for John Ellis, a total stranger and the new associate at her ex-firm. As it turns out, though, he’s very good company—and a wake-up call. With the help of John and a lot of champagne, Amelia considers the people she’s wronged, from old besties to former boyfriends to coworkers. Amelia resolves to make amends—to those who really deserve it.
One apology at a time, Amelia’s looking at the choices she’s made in the past, the new ones she’s making with John, and those she’s making for herself. What next? Maybe a second chance she never expected.
A Note From the Publisher
“Jeanette Escudero wraps up The Apology Project with one perfectly poignant and witty bow. This novel shines with sparkling humor, saucy banter, and honest self-reflection, amidst realistic discussions about identity, feminism, and #metoo. Sorry to say, but you’re going to ignore everything else once you dive into these pages.” —Tif Marcelo, USA Today bestselling author of In a Book Club Far Away
“Jeanette Escudero’s The Apology Project took me on a satisfying journey that compelled me to the finish line. It strikes a beautiful balance between humor and vulnerability, proving messy, soft-hearted women still deserve their happily ever afters.” —Camille Baker, author of Have We Met?