My Fair Brady (Hardcover)

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My Fair Lady meets the classic teen film She's All That in this charming and swoony new rom-com from Brian D. Kennedy, author of A Little Bit Country. Perfect for fans of What If It's Us and She Gets the Girl.

Wade Westmore is used to being in the spotlight. So when he’s passed over for the lead in the spring musical, it comes as a major blow—especially when the role goes to his ex-boyfriend, Reese, who dumped him for being too self-involved.

Shy sophomore Elijah Brady is used to being overlooked. Forget not knowing his name—most of his classmates don’t even know he exists. So when he joins the stage crew for the musical, he seems destined to blend into the scenery.

When the two have a disastrous backstage run-in, Elijah proposes an arrangement that could solve both boys’ problems: If Wade teaches Elijah how to be popular, Wade can prove that he cares about more than just himself. Seeing a chance to win Reese back, Wade dives headfirst into helping Elijah become the new and improved “Brady.”

Soon their plan puts Brady center stage—and he’s a surprising smash hit. So why is Wade suddenly less worried about winning over his ex and more worried about losing Elijah? 

About the Author


Brian D. Kennedy was born and raised in Minnesota and now lives in New York City with his husband and their miniature Schnauzer. When not writing, he can be found working at an LGBTQ nonprofit. His slightly unhealthy obsessions include: seeing as many Broadway shows as possible, buying weird trinkets off eBay, and all things Dolly Parton. Brian is the author of the YA novels A Little Bit Country and My Fair Brady. You can visit Brian online at briandkennedybooks.com.

Praise For…


"The high school theater backdrop adds fun and pizzaz to this queer Pygmalion retelling that includes a welcome dash of self-awareness." — Kirkus Reviews

"Kennedy has written an engaging rom-com with just the right amount of drama. His characters are highly empathetic, and Wade and Elijah’s developing relationship is well-handled. Take a bow, kids." — Booklist

"A delightfully cozy revamp of a classic tale.”  — School Library Journal

My Fair Brady perfectly encapsulates all that makes the romcom genre so great. Charming, swoony, and as sweet as a milkshake from Flamin’ Joe’s, Kennedy’s storytelling shines and will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear.” — Rachael Lippincott, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Five Feet Apart

"My Fair Brady is a love letter to theater kids past and present. Brian D. Kennedy has written a charming and 'loverly' new revival of the teen makeover story with spotlight-stealing characters and heart-warming romance." — Erik J. Brown, bestselling author of Lose You to Find Me

"My Fair Brady is an enchanting romantic comedy that captivates with its lovable characters and undeniable charm. This book is a heartfelt love-letter to all the theater kids out there. Kennedy has written a delightful love story that reminds us that sometimes, the perfect person for you has been right there all along, just waiting for you to notice.” — Sophie Gonzales, internationally bestselling author of Never Ever Getting Back Together

“I could’ve read all night! In this modern She’s All That, Brian D. Kennedy captures that magical moment only theater kids know—when a new part of you gets woken up that you didn’t know was even there. I was utterly swept away by Elijah’s journey from shy tech boy to shining star. Brava!”-- — Adam Sass, award-winning author The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers and Your Lonely Nights Are Over

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: "Emmett and Luke's love story is pure joy in book form. Absolutely stunning!" — Mason Deaver, award-winning author of I Wish You All the Best and The Ghosts We Keep

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: “Equal parts emotional, earnest, and entertaining, A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY made my heart sing from the very first line. Emmett and Luke’s joyful, tender story left me swooning, while Kennedy’s lyrical writing captured the beauty and humor perfectly on every page. This impressive debut should be moved to the top of everyone’s TBR immediately!" — Jennifer Dugan, author of Hot Dog Girl and Some Girls Do

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: “I devoured this heartfelt and honest LGBT+ romance in a single sitting, unable to tear myself away from Luke and Emmett’s story. With sweet original lyrics, a heaping serving of comfort food, and the heart-stopping aches and flutterings of first love, A Little Bit Country is a glittering love song of a debut.” — Erin Hahn, author of You’d Be Mine and Never Saw You Coming

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: “Sweetly romantic and completely charming, A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY is a heartfelt celebration of finding out who you are and doing it on purpose. Just as Emmett and Luke fall for each other, you’ll fall head-over-heels in love with Brian D. Kennedy’s fresh, funny new voice. This is a stunning debut, and it shines from start to finish." — Katie Henry, author of This Will Be Funny Someday

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: "Like the best country songs, Brian D. Kennedy hits every emotional note! I found myself remembering the first time I fell in love, the anxieties of when and how to come out, my hopes for the future that I could be out and proud and thriving in the career field I was most passionate about. I immediately wanted to hit repeat like with my favorite music. I'll be singing the praises of A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY everywhere I go!" — Jason June, New York Times bestselling author of Jay's Gay Agenda and Out of the Blue

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: "Kennedy’s dual first-person perspectives earnestly showcase Emmett’s irrepressible passion for his dreams and Luke’s courage in the face of vulnerability, making for a light and hopeful debut." — Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR A Little Bit Country: "Fans of Jennifer Dugan will devour this ode to music, summer love, and being true to your own desires." — Booklist



Product Details
ISBN: 9780063085718
ISBN-10: 0063085712
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English