WORD Presents Elena Armas

09/06/2022 - 7:00pm

Join Elena Armas and Tessa Bailey at The William Vale to celebrate the launch of Elena's new book, The American Roommate Experiment.



Rosie Graham has a problem. A few, actually. She just quit her well paid job to focus on her secret career as a romance writer. She hasn’t told her family and now has terrible writer’s block. Then, the ceiling of her New York apartment literally crumbles on her. Luckily she has her best friend Lina’s spare key while she’s out of town. But Rosie doesn’t know that Lina has already lent her apartment to her cousin Lucas, who Rosie has been stalking—for lack of a better word—on Instagram for the last few months. Lucas seems intent on coming to her rescue like a Spanish knight in shining armor. Only this one strolls around the place in a towel, has a distracting grin, and an irresistible accent. Oh, and he cooks.

Lucas offers to let Rosie stay with him, at least until she can find some affordable temporary housing. And then he proposes an outrageous experiment to bring back her literary muse and meet her deadline: He’ll take her on a series of experimental dates meant to jump-start her romantic inspiration. Rosie has nothing to lose. Her silly, online crush is totally under control—but Lucas’s time in New York has an expiration date, and six weeks may not be enough, for either her or her deadline.




Masks are required to attend

Ticket includes admission + book

If you aren't able to attend, you may pick your book up after the event at WORD Bookstores, or pay an additional fee to have it shipped.

Books will be pre-signed; there will also be a signing line for personalizations after the talk.



Elena Armas is a New York Times bestselling Spanish writer, a self-confessed hopeless romantic, and proud book hoarder. Elena is a Spanish writer, a self-confessed hopeless romantic and a proud book hoarder. After years of devouring HEAs and talking—okay fine, yelling—nonstop about them, she has finally taken the leap and decided to create some of her own. She is the author of The Spanish Love Deception and The American Roommate Experiment.


New York Times Bestselling author Tessa Bailey can solve all problems except for her own, so she focuses those efforts on stubborn, fictional blue collar men and loyal, lovable heroines. She lives on Long Island avoiding the sun and social interactions, then wonders why no one has called. Dubbed the “Michelangelo of dirty talk,” by Entertainment Weekly, Tessa writes with spice, spirit, swoon and a guaranteed happily ever after. Catch her on TikTok at @authortessabailey or check out tessabailey.com for a complete list of books.


Unable to attend? Preorder a signed copy of The American Roommate Experiment and we'll ship it to you!