Middle-aged high school English teacher Holden Averett is gearing up for a well-deserved break. Finally, a relaxing summer spent napping and soaking in the West Michigan sun. Until, that is, his wife of 18 years drops a bomb on the last day of school: move out by the end of the week. Sophia wants a trial separation. She also might be in love with someone else.
Spinning from the shock and desperate to fill his unexpectedly fraught summer, Holden takes a job as a barista at a coffee shop in a strip mall. His hopes to stay anonymous while he convinces Sophia to take him back are dashed when in walks a woman from his past--a woman he barely remembers at first. A charming woman. An enchanting woman. In other words, a woman who changes everything.
"In the comedic, cappuccino-frothy SKINNY VANILLA CRISIS, English teacher Holden gets thrown out of his comfortable, stable home by his wife who's got her eye on someone new--yet this midlife disaster just might be the new chapter he's been waiting for."
Author of Real Life & Liars and Vivian in Red
USA Today bestselling author
"Holden Averett's summer misadventures in Skinny Vanilla Crisis are both hilarious and heartbreaking. Despite Holden's missteps and dreamy middle-aged ennui, you can't help but root for his honest, espresso-fueled journey to self-awareness, culminating in a surprising and satisfying redemption. Best if read with a good cup of coffee "
Author of The Billionaire's Bodyguard