A brilliant but socially inept robotics engineer builds her own wedding date - and learns more about love than she ever expected - in this hilarious and heartwarming debut novel.
"Prepare to fall in love!" (Aimee Agresti, author of Campaign Widows)
When she couldn't find Mr. Right, she built him.
Dating is hard. Being dateless at your perfect sister's wedding is harder.
Meet Kelly. Twenty-nine, go-getter, a brilliant robotics engineer, and perpetually single. So when her younger sister's wedding looms and her attempts to find a date become increasingly cringeworthy, Kelly does the only logical thing: she builds her own boyfriend.
Ethan is perfect: gorgeous, attentive, and smart - all topped off by a mechanical heart endlessly devoted to her. Not to mention he's good with her mother. When she's with him, Kelly discovers a more confident, spontaneous version of herself - the person she'd always dreamed she could be. But as the struggle to keep Ethan's identity secret threatens to detonate her career, Kelly knows she has to kiss her perfect man good-bye.
There's just one problem: she's falling for him.
“From robots to weddings, The Plus One made me laugh, cry, and wonder what dating would be like after I’ve already created the perfect man. Simply unputdownable!” (Renee Carlino, USA Today best-selling author of Blind Kiss)
“Readers who think they don't like romance and those who think they don't like science fiction may be astonished to discover themselves loving the combination in Archer's irresistible, unputdownable, comic, debut romance novel.” (Booklist, starred review)
“In her debut novel, Archer concocts an endearingly unlucky-at-love heroine...A fun story that will appeal to geeks and beachgoers alike.” (Kirkus Reviews)