A Brush with Love: A Novel (Paperback)
"An unbelievably cute and funny debut about friendship, the expectations of family, and mental health. A Brush with Love fills that itch for a STEMinist rom-com with laughter, slow-burn romance, and toothy puns." - Buzzfeed
Nine out of ten dentists agree, Mazey Eddings's rom-com A Brush with Love makes your smile brighter!*
*not scientifically proven
Harper is anxiously awaiting placement into a top oral surgery residency program when she crashes (literally) into Dan. Harper would rather endure a Novocaine-free root canal than face any distractions, even one this adorable. A first-year dental student with a family legacy to contend with, Dan doesn’t have the same passion for pulling teeth that Harper does. Though he finds himself falling for her, he is willing to play by Harper’s rules. So with the greatest of intentions and the poorest of follow-throughs, the two set out to be “just friends.” But as they get to know each other better, Harper fears that trading fillings for feelings may make her lose control and can't risk her carefully ordered life coming undone, no matter how drool-worthy Dan is.
Blood, gore, and extra-long roots? No problem. The idea of falling in love? Torture.
About the Author
MAZEY EDDINGS is a neurodiverse author, dentist, and (most importantly) stage mom to her cats, Yaya and Zadie. She can most often be found reading romance novels under her weighted blanket and asking her boyfriend to bring her snacks. She’s made it her personal mission in life to destigmatize mental health issues and write love stories for every brain. With roots in Ohio and North Carolina, she now calls Philadelphia home. A Brush with Love is her first novel.
"A Brush with Love is an adorable, swoony, and tender debut." —BuzzFeed
“An adorable love story. A Brush with Love blends sweetness, breathless romance, and moments of striking vulnerability.” —Helen Hoang, New York Times bestselling author of The Kiss Quotient
"A Brush with Love reads the way young love feels. Mazey Eddings stole my heart with this laugh out loud funny, almost unbearably cute debut (and she made me care about dentistry).” —Rosie Danan, bestselling author of The Intimacy Experiment
"Prepare to smile, laugh, and cry your way through this witty, fast-paced rom-com!" —Evie Dunmore, USA Today bestselling author of Bringing Down the Duke
“I’m obsessed with this book, and I fully intend to never stop yelling about it. With a shimmering voice and razor-sharp wit, Mazey Eddings has crafted a contemporary romance masterpiece that made me want to hug my dentist. There is an extraordinary amount of empathy in these pages: Harper and Dan are so lovably flawed, and Harper’s mental health journey landed right in the center of my heart. The most intoxicating slow burn I’ve read in ages.” —Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk
"Harper and Dan have my whole heart. I love everything about this book, from their adorable meet cute to their unconventional first date, to the two of them working through their very real--and therefore not always pretty--issues. Dan is a soft, swoony hero, Harper is a relatable heroine who struggles with anxiety, and every page of the way I was rooting so hard for them to find their happily ever after. A Brush with Love is funny and cute while also exploring serious topics, powerfully underscoring the truth that relationships require work, and that happy endings are for everyone." —Sarah Hogle, author of You Deserve Each Other
"Tenderly written and oh-so-sexy, A Brush with Love brims with emotional depth, whip-smart banter, and sizzling chemistry.” —Chloe Liese, author of Only When It's Us
"Eddings’ debut is equal parts hilarious and heart-wrenching...A poignant debut that will put a smile on your face." —Kirkus Reviews
"An anxious dentist isn’t sure she can handle taking a study break for love in Eddings’s alternately raunchy and poignant debut...fans of Grey’s Anatomy will feel right at home at Callowhill University’s School of Dental Medicine." —Publishers Weekly
"Eddings’ prose will hook you from page one.." —Paste Magazine
"Only a writer as creative and perceptive as neurodiverse author Mazey Eddings could have made a dental school in Philadelphia, Pa., the perfect place to set an edgy romantic comedy." —Shelf Awareness