Imperfect people finding their perfect match.

Jen Devon writes sexy, cinematic contemporary romances with dynamic leads, lively supporting casts, and a lush sense of place; all with a guaranteed Happily Ever After.

She picked up her first historical romance as a preteen in the mid-90’s, and soon she was spending hours in her small Ohio hometown’s public library, checking out stacks of paperbacks as big as she could balance between her chin and her hands. Today, she writes contemporaries, but the atmosphere and angst of those old historicals still influence the substance and style of her work today.

Jen’s debut novel BEND TOWARD THE SUN was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2022, and it has been translated into both Danish and Polish. Her sophomore novel, RIGHT WHERE WE LEFT US continues with another story about the irresistible Brady family, and is slated for June 18, 2024 from St. Martin’s Press. It is available for preorder now. 

Author Jen Devon is a white woman with big glasses and a bigger bun. In this image, she's smiling, sitting in front of a background of greenery and sunshine, wearing a blue and white dress.


Temperance Jean Madigan and Duncan Brady have never gotten it right. After one radiant, secret summer together when they were eighteen, they’ve been on-again off-again ever since. Now, despite red-hot chemistry and TJ’s closeness with Duncan’s family, they’re virtually strangers, only capable of adversarial banter, awkward small talk—and the occasional messy hookup. When forced proximity begins to chip away at their armor, buried tensions resurface, old wounds urge confrontation, and once-in-a-lifetime love demands one last chance to finally get it right.


Guarded, self-reliant botanist Rowan McKinnon doesn’t believe in love. With her new PhD, two steadfast best friends, and the occasional no-strings sex, she’s convinced she has everything she needs. When an academic setback throws her off course, she takes on the restoration of an overgrown vineyard to re-center herself and her career.

Dr. Harrison Brady is in an emotional freefall. Since losing a patient, he no longer believes he can keep people safe. Hoping rural sunshine and the hard labor of renovation work will help him heal, Harry heads home to Pennsylvania, where his family has just bought a long-abandoned vineyard.

The last thing Rowan and Harry expect is each other. Despite deeply different views on life and love, their chemistry is explosive, their connection magnetic. Even though their time at the vineyard is only temporary, Harry is compelled to explore the undeniable pull between them. Rowan is committed to protecting her heart at all costs. But some things are too powerful–and too right–to be ignored. 

“Jen Devon knows her way around the human heart.”

– Camille Pagán, author of Good For You


“A contemporary romance that manages to be evocative, angsty, moving, and filled with little indescribable moments between two people that hold staggering emotional significance. […] Devon’s debut happens to be not just one of the best of contemporary romance, but one of the best books of the year.” 

August 2022

“Devon breaks hearts and puts them back together again in her tear-jerking debut. […] a moving tale of two hurt people healing together.”


June 2022

“This is a book to be savored. Bend Toward the Sun is a lushly drawn portrait of two people with a magnetic, soul-deep connection, wrapped up in a gorgeous story of hope and healing. It’s the kind of romance that made me fall in love with the genre all over again―and I never wanted it to end. Consider me a Jen Devon fan for life.” 


NYT Bestselling Author of Business or Pleasure

“Sometimes a book comes along that contains everything you want: romance, tenderness, humor, passion, and a hint of sadness that makes the other emotions feel earned. Bend Toward the Sun hits all the perfect notes.”


Author of Off The Map

“All my favorite tropes in a heart-warming, sensual, beautifully written package. Jen Devon has given us a steamy romance about humans’ ability to grow and heal, and about the power of love. I cannot wait to laugh, cry, lose myself in her future books.”


NYT Bestselling Author of Love, Theoretically

“Intoxicatingly sensual and undeniably sexy, Bend Toward the Sun stole my heart from page one and never let go. With tender explorations of passion, mental health, and belonging, this book has a permanent place in my heart and on my bookshelf.”


Author of The Plus One


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