The Accidental Pinup (Paperback)
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Rival photographers are forced to collaborate on a body-positive lingerie campaign, but they might have to readjust their focus when sparks fly.
Photographer Cassie Harris loves her job—her company Buxom Boudoir makes people look beautiful and feel empowered with her modern twist on classic pinup photography. Cassie’s best friend, Dana, is about to launch her own dangerously dreamy lingerie line and wants Cassie to shoot and direct the career-changing national campaign. But company politics and Dana’s complicated pregnancy interfere, and Cassie finds herself—a proud plus size Black woman—not behind the camera but in front of it.
Though she’s never modeled herself, Cassie’s pretty sure she can handle the sheer underwear and caution tape bralettes. She’s not sure she can work so intimately with the chosen photographer, her long-time competitor in the Chicago photography scene, Reid Montgomery. Their chemistry is undeniable on set, however, and feelings can develop faster than film…
About the Author
Danielle Jackson is a contemporary romance author, avid reader, lackluster-yet-mighty crafter, and accomplished TV binge-watcher. Danielle has had the unique experience of working on almost every side of the book business—as a publicist at a publisher, an editorial manager of a book review website, an events coordinator at an independent bookstore, and now, an author. When she’s not writing, Danielle co-hosts a pop culture podcast, moderates and participates on industry panels, and hosts a romance book club. Danielle lives in Chicagoland with her very own romance hero husband, darling daughter, and two tempestuous cats. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @DJacksonBooks.
Praise for The Accidental Pinup
“Reading Danielle Jackson's debut is like finding the perfect bra and falling in love at the same time—rare, delightful, and unforgettable. The Accidental Pinup is the fun, charming rom-com you've been waiting to sweep you off your feet. Cassie is a heroine to root for and you'll want to take an unapologetically sexy selfie while reading. Chemistry, humor, and joy are wrapped in sheer fabric and lace in this luscious debut.”—Denise Williams, author of The Fastest Way to Fall
“The Accidental Pinup is packed with body positivity and irresistible banter. This sexy, empowering, entertaining read deserves a place on your bookshelf.”—Farrah Rochon, USA Today bestselling author of The Dating Playbook
"The Accidental Pinup features a compelling female protagonist, a charming group of secondary characters, and a romance that will keep you invested until the end. In a word, delightful!— Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man
"Jackson’s debut drops readers into a loving found family on the verge of extraordinary success in the world of inclusive lingerie....A glamorous cast of bold, driven women—and the men who learn to love them—makes this romance a treat."—Publishers Weekly
"In The Accidental Pinup, author Danielle Jackson drops us into a charming tale set in Chicago, where fierce competitors reluctantly find their way to love."—Essence
"Jackson offers up a vibrant world of fierce, sex-positive women who are not only incredibly self-possessed, but eager to help others unlock that within themselves....Jackson's debut is the perfect boudoir offering: sexy, playful, enticing, and difficult to divert one's attention from."—Entertainment Weekly
"Packed to the brim with body positivity, female friendships and witty banter, The Accidental Pinup is an empowering rivals-to-lovers romance that will hopefully make readers fall in love with their own reflection in the mirror."—The Nerd Daily
"Readers won't be able to put this sexy rom-com down."—PopSugar
"[T]his book is serving some serious curves and heat."—BookRiot
"There's pretty lingerie, love scenes and tons of body positivity—what else do you need to know?"—HuffPost
“This picture-perfect romance is a new favorite and launches a new romance star!”—Buzzfeed
“[T]he romance that blossoms is irresistible.”—Teen Vogue
“[T]his body-positive rivals-to-lovers rom-com is going to make you feel allll the feelings.”—Betches
"Danielle Jackson brings humor and heat to The Accidental Pinup, her debut romance and a body-positive love letter to Chicago, photography and found family....[R]eaders will savor the moments Jackson dedicates to the way Cassie captures light, joy and quiet beauty in her photographs. With a cheeky, subversive lens, The Accidental Pinup claims space for Cassie's dreams, gives readers a satisfying happily-ever-after and neatly sets up possible sequels."—Shelf Awareness