A sparkling adversaries-to-lovers romcom set at a magazine publisher in Manhattan. When Casey and Alex are forced into proximity, they soon realize falling for each other is just as much of a risk and as it is a reward.

Misogyny, sexual harassment, death.

Casey Maitland has always preferred the reliability of numbers, despite growing up the daughter of two artistic souls. Now a twenty-four-year-old finance expert working in Manhattan, Casey wonders if the project manager opening at her company – magazine powerhouse LC Publications – is a sign from the universe to pursue a career with a little more sparkle. That is, until she’s passed over for the job in favor of the board chairman’s son.

Alex Harrison is handsome, Harvard-educated, and enigmatic. Everybody loves him – except for Casey. But when the two are thrown on the same project, they both have something to prove. For Casey, it’s getting tapped for a transfer to the London office and fulfilling her dreams of travelling. For Alex, it’s successfully launching a brand that will impress his distant father.

As work meetings turn into after hours, Casey and Alex are drawn to each other again and again, but neither can avoid the messy secrets and corporate intrigue threatening to tear them apart. What they discover about their workplace might change everything – including the dreams each of them is chasing.

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“You might think that mentions of spreadsheets and the SEC can’t be sexy but I’m here to tell you that you are very wrong! Clare Gilmore’s Love Interest delivers such a flirty, fun workplace rivals-to-lovers story featuring all that and more. By the end, I was rooting for Casey and Alex to solve all their problems — in both work and love — and figure out that the missing variable in their lives was each other.”
– Alicia Thompson, author of Love in the Time of Serial Killers

“I can’t gush enough about Love Interest, an enemies-to-lovers gem that has quickly taken its place among my favorite romances. Clare Gilmore has managed to write a love story that feels both utterly of the moment—laugh-out-loud funny and irreverently edgy—and like an instant classic, delivering the heart and depth that make some romances stand the test of time. And have I mentioned how sexy it is? Love Interest is Nora Ephron for Gen Z, complete with the swoony NYC setting. Prepare to add Gilmore to your auto-buy list.”
– Ashley Winstead, author of The Boyfriend Candidate

“Clare Gilmore strikes the perfect balance between intense/angsty and lighthearted fun in her debut contemporary romance Love Interest. With sexy vibes, sharp dialogue, and astute observations of life and love in New York City, the author brings an authentic and seemingly effortless understanding of how early twenty-somethings navigate independence, work, and romance. This was an absolute delight to read.”
– Meredith Schorr, author of As Seen On Tv

Taste the very first page

To: Casey Maitland (Financial Analyst)
From: Molly West (Human Resources Representative)
Meeting Subject: Quick Touchbase!
Time: Monday, August 28, 8:30–9:00 A.M.

The meeting invitation appears on my cell phone screen when I’m halfway up the subway staircase. I pause midstep to read through the details, eyes widening in alarm as I process the date (today), the current time (8:07), and my own translation for what HR really means by “Quick Touchbase!”

In twenty-three minutes, one of two things is going to happen:

1. Molly will tell me I got the new job.
2. Molly will break my heart.

The heart in question thunders, blood beating rhythmically against my eardrums. I didn’t think I was getting this news today…