The First Date Prophecy - by Kate Tamberelli & Danny Tamberelli (Paperback)

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Dimensions (Overall): 8.25 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inches (W)
Weight: .81 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Romance
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Format: Paperback
Author: Kate Tamberelli & Danny Tamberelli
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2023
TCIN: 87766905
UPC: 9781496742841
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-5773
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


Book Synopsis

Danny Tamberelli, 90's Nickelodeon star from All That and The Adventures of Pete and Pete, teams up with his real-life wife Kate Tamberelli for a zany, big-hearted, and truly laugh-out-loud debut rom-com set in Brooklyn, steeped in 90's nostalgia, and inspired by their very own love story. Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren & Emily Henry!

For two talented romantic misfits who've been looking for love for so long, a prophecy from a psychic could be just another disastrous-first-date anecdote--or it could be the beginning of a love story for the ages . . .

Brooklyn-based aspiring writer Lucy Minninger has no trouble putting the comedy in her rom-coms. It's the romance part of the equation that's the problem. But even as the rejection slips pile up, and her second dates dwindle, Lucy refuses to give up hope--or her HeartThrobs(TM) dating profile . . .

Former child star Rudy Riziero made his mark on some of the most popular kids shows of the ՚90s. But that early success has pigeonholed him into a stand-up routine riffing on his past work, while the slick single life he envisioned was clearly a fantasy. He's actually ready for a relationship, if he could just find someone uninterested in who he used to be . . .

When Lucy and Rudy match online, they're eager to meet. But after their first date ends in a psychic's prophecy that is equal parts great fortune and certain doom, their flirty quips end and their search for answers to some of life's big questions begins: Is there really one person for everyone? Do destinies really intertwine? Where can you find the best tacos in Brooklyn?

And when it matters most, will they throw caution--and fate--to the wind, trust their instincts--and write their own futures?

Review Quotes

Praise for The First Date Prophecy

"Vulnerable without being verbose, the authors are skilled at plumbing the depths of these characters and lend an air of self-assured authenticity to the courtship proceedings. You can both read The First Date Prophecy, but if you do it together at a bar, that would be a little...on the nose." --Michael C. Maronna, actor, The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Home Alone

"A love story as delightful and idiosyncratic as its authors." --Mara Wilson, actress, Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda

"A dynamic 'he said, she said' of the current dating scene that will keep you entertained to the last page." --Melissa Joan Hart

"As funny and charming as Kate and Danny are in real life, which says a lot." --Lane Moore, author of You Will Find Your People: How To Make Meaningful Friends As An Adult, and How To Be Alone

"A luminous, hilarious romance that is both equal parts magical and a heartwarming reminder that when it comes to love, we make our own fate." --Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care

"The First Date Prophecy is a gorgeous, inspiring, and hilarious tale that also somehow manages to incorporate all of my favorite snacks and beverages. Perhaps more importantly, it made me believe in love and Brooklyn again. There--I said it. If Kate and Danny don't write another book together immediately, I will be completely enraged." --Dave Hill, comedian and author of Parking the Moose

"The First Date Prophecy is a joyous, nostalgic rom-com romp in which the authors' love for each other dazzles through. We're delighted we had the excellent fortune of enjoying this iconic read!" --Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of Do I Know You? and The Roughest Draft

"Lots of rom-com stories are heavy on the rom and light on the com. This one brings the COM! It also provided for many excellent squeals of delight as I rooted for the heroes. Unputdownable! I took it with me everywhere until I finished." --Marguerite Moreau, actress, Wet Hot American Summer and The Mighty Ducks

"Romance, comedy, tacos, psychics, life, death, and love--The First Date Prophecy has it all. A beautiful, fun, and complex love story told by a beautiful, fun, and complex couple." --Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, co-authors of The Big Sick

Praise for the novels of Katelyn Detweiler (Kate Tamberelli):

"Family, friendship, and love convene in The People We Choose, Katelyn Detweiler's sensitive novel about a teenager's revelatory summer. . . . Wise about irrevocable facts, The People We Choose is a modern novel in which love expands to encompass once-strangers and friendships that are close because of honesty." --Foreword Reviews

"A sweet reminder that family extends beyond the bounds of blood." --Kirkus Reviews on The People We Choose

"Perfect for readers struggling with questions of how far to go to protect those you love. Detweiler, a literary agent and author, knows both sides of publishing, and it shows, giving this novel an extra oomph of realism. Thistle is affable and easy to commiserate with, and, despite her increasingly complicated situation, her plight is lovingly and respectfully written. --Booklist on The Undoing of Thistle Tate

About the Author

Kate and Danny Tamberelli are a wife-and-husband writing team; The First Date Prophecy is their debut rom-com. Kate-- Katelyn Detweiler--is a literary agent and YA author whose novels include The Undoing of Thistle Tate and The People We Choose. Danny is an actor, musician, and comedian who rose to fame on Nickelodeon shows like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, All That, and Figure It Out. He currently hosts the podcast The Adventures of Danny & Mike, the live comedy show Nostalgia Personified, and is the bassist for the band Jounce. Kate and Danny live in Brooklyn with their son, and enjoy seeking out the finest food trucks their neighborhood has to offer. Readers can find them at and
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