Author bio

Ruby Lang

Ruby Lang - book author

Ruby Lang is pint-sized, prim, and bespectacled. Her alter ego, essayist Mindy Hung, has written for The New York Times, The Toast, and Salon, among others. She enjoys running (slowly), reading (quickly), and ice cream (at any speed). She lives in New York with a small child and a medium-sized husband.

Ruby Lang is the author of books: Playing House (Uptown, #1), Acute Reactions (Practice Perfect, #1), Hard Knocks (Practice Perfect, #2), Clean Breaks (Practice Perfect, #3), Open House (Uptown, #2), Practice Perfect: The Complete Series, Heartbeats: 7 Medical Romances, House Rules, Anyone But You: 6 Best-Friend's-Sibling Romances, Rogue Acts (Rogue, #3)


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01
Romance blossoms between two city planners posing as newlyweds in this first in a bright new series by acclaimed author Ruby Lang

The last thing Oliver Huang expects to see on the historic Mount Morris home tour is longtime acquaintance Fay Liu bustling up and kissing him hello. He’s happy to playact being a couple to save her from a pushy admirer. Fay’s beautiful, successful and smart, and if he’s being honest, Oliver has always had a bit of a thing for her.

Maybe more than a bit.

Geeking out over architectural details is Oliver and Fay’s shared love language, and soon they’re touring pricey real estate across Upper Manhattan as the terribly faux but terribly charming couple Darling and Olly.

For the first time since being laid off from the job he loved, Oliver has something to look forward to. And for the first time since her divorce, Fay’s having fun.

Somewhere between the light-filled living rooms and spacious closets they’ve explored, this faux relationship just may have sparked some very real feelings. For Oliver and Fay, home truly is where their hearts are.
02
The man with allergies never gets the girl, at least according to the movies—and Portland restaurateur Ian Zamora wants to be the guy who gets the girl. So to rid himself of the sensitivities brought on by his sometimes-girlfriend’s cat, he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. But he suddenly finds himself acutely attracted to the very woman who is supposed to be helping him take care of his problem.

Petra’s intrigued by Ian’s quiet strength and sexy body, but her solo practice is new and struggling. She can’t afford to compromise her ethics—or risk her medical license—by dating a patient. Falling in love certainly wasn’t this doctor’s order. She tries to stay away from Ian, but fate, and her weak willpower, keep bringing them back together.

Do two career-driven people with inexperienced hearts stand a chance of finding the right prescription for love?
03
Neurologist Helen Chang Frobisher is on a mission to ban hockey from Portland to prevent the kind of concussive brain injury that plagues her father. Oregon Wolves player Adam Magnus is desperately trying to secure his career and his retirement despite the team’s dismal record.

But while the two spar in public over the future of a sports franchise on the brink, in private, they battle an impossible attraction. When their no-strings-attached fling turns into the real thing, Helen and Adam must decide what’s really important to them. Will their relationship end up in the penalty box, or are they a winning combination?
04
Sarah Soon may have recovered from cancer—in body—but her brush with mortality has left the usually confident OB/GYN shaken about her future and herself. When she unexpectedly runs into Jake Li, her brother’s annoying high school BFF who betrayed her trust, he’s the last person she wants to see. She doesn’t need the now-disturbingly hot social worker hanging around while she sorts herself out, yet suddenly he’s inescapable.

Everyone’s telling the newly divorced Jake that he shouldn’t be looking for a serious relationship already, but he’s always been helplessly drawn to Sarah’s vivaciousness. Can he show her that he’s all grown up now and worthy of her trust and a second chance?

Or will they make a clean break once and for all?
05
Love can take root where you least expect it.

Tyson Yang never imagined that one day he’d be the de facto spokesperson for an illegal community garden. But when the once-rat-infested-but-now-thriving Harlem lot goes up for sale, Ty can’t just let all their hard work get plowed under.

Even if he is irresistibly drawn to the lovely but infuriatingly stubborn real estate associate.

Magda Ferrer’s family is already convinced this new job will be yet another flop in her small but growing list of career path failures. But her student debt isn’t going anywhere, and selling her uncle’s historic town house and the lot nearby means a chance to get some breathing room.

Ty is her charming rival, her incorrigible nemesis, the handsome roadblock to her success.

Until one hot Harlem night blurs the hard line drawn between them, and the seeds of possibility in this rocky garden blossom into love…
06
Three couples discover love is the best medicine in Ruby Lang’s acclaimed medical romance series, now available in a value-priced ebook collection.

Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for restaurateur Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with Dr. Petra Lale. When sparks fly, a little romance just might be chicken soup for their hearts. But do two career-driven people inexperienced in relationships stand a chance of finding the right prescription for love?

Hard Knocks: Neurologist Helen Chang Frobisher is writing op-eds against Portland’s new hockey rink to try to prevent concussive brain injuries like the one that plagues her father. Oregon Wolves player Adam Magnus is fighting to build a successful career on the ice. But while the two spar in public over the future of a sports franchise on the brink, in private, they battle an impossible attraction.

Clean Breaks: Sarah Soon’s brush with cancer shook this usually confident OB/GYN. Jake Li, her brother’s annoying high school BFF who betrayed her trust, is the last person she wants to see, but the now disturbingly hot social worker has begun hanging around. Newly divorced Jake knows he shouldn’t look for a serious relationship already, but he’s always been helplessly drawn to Sarah’s vivaciousness. Can he show her that he’s worthy of a second chance?

Sensuality Level: Sensual
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Bitten by the love bug? Then these seven medical romances might be just what the doctor ordered. From emergency room meet-ups to high-stakes house calls, these delightful couples will discover love is definitely the best medicine.

Acute Reactions: The man with allergies never gets the girl, but that may change for restaurateur Ian Zamora when he makes an appointment with allergist Petra Lale. A little romance just might be chicken soup for his heart.

Masquerade: Sophie Franklyn and Alex Scavoni spend a sizzling New Year’s Eve in each other’s arms, reveling in the anonymity of a masked party. But when next they meet, it’s in the high-pressure world of a busy Perth emergency room where they must work side by side.

Georgie’s Heart: No one would ever guess that plump doctor’s office receptionist Georgeanne Hartfield is the secret author of Faking It, the new sex guide everyone’s talking about. Then Dr. Zane Bryant joins the practice and makes her feel like faking it isn’t the only option. But if he discovers she’s behind the infamous best seller, will he believe her feelings are real this time?

Fair Trade: A surprise trade to the Sinners gives Grayson Gunn one last chance at the Cup before he hangs up his skates, and not even the injuries that send him to the team’s pretty new doctor will stop him. Dr. Olivia Parker’s professional focus has lost her countless personal relationships. Could a shot at real love be worth risking her ethical code?

Immortal Flame: After a horrific accident, Peter Blackstone arrives in Allison La Croix’s ER and heals himself before her eyes. Peter, an immortal, traded his soul to save his wife, and now he will hunt criminals forever. Can Allison find a way to unlock his forgotten, passionate soul?

Flight from Love: Nurse Brooke Martin can’t believe her good luck when rich playboy Reagan Hollingsworth proposes, but there’s one problem: marriage is a sometime thing to Reagan and Brooke is a forever kind of girl. Is love something settled, or a wild, passionate affair?

California Sunrise: Dr. Raúl Mendez finds himself drawn to plucky single mother Alicia Fuentes after he diagnoses her young son on the autism spectrum, but their blossoming relationship must withstand the political and very personal battles surrounding immigration.
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ROOMMATE WANTED to share a gorgeous sun-filled apartment in Central Harlem. Must love cats. No ex-husbands or wives need apply.

Seventeen years ago, different dreams pulled Simon Mizrahi and Lana Kai apart. But when Lana takes a position as a chef back in Manhattan, her apartment search puts her right in her ex-husband’s path. Music teacher Simon is also hunting for a new place to live, and when Lana proposes they be platonic roomies, well…it’s not the worst idea he’s ever heard.

A sunny uptown two-bedroom sounds far more appealing than the cramped, noisy space where he’s currently struggling to work. Still, Simon has seen firsthand that Lana’s a flight risk, so he agrees on a trial basis.

Three months. With strict boundaries.

Living together again feels wonderfully nostalgic, but when the ex-couple’s lingering feelings rise to the surface, the rules go out the window.

Of course, chemistry was never their problem. But while Simon’s career feels back on solid footing, Lana is still sorting out what she wants. With their trial period soon coming to an end, they’ll have to decide if their living arrangement was merely a sexy trip down memory lane or a reunion meant to last.

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise : all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!

This book is approximately 47,000 words
09
Brotherly love may be off limits between BFFs, but these six couples risk family and friends to find their happily ever after.

Clean Breaks: Sarah Soon’s brush with cancer shook this usually confident OB/GYN. Jake Li, her brother’s annoying high school best friend who betrayed her trust, is the last person she wants to see, but the now disturbingly hot social worker has begun hanging around. Newly divorced Jake knows he shouldn’t look for a serious relationship already, but he’s always been helplessly drawn to Sarah’s vivaciousness. Can he show her that he’s worthy of a second chance?

Her New Worst Enemy: To save her BFF from marrying the wrong man, Ellie will do anything, even suck up to her brother’s best mate, commitment-phobic playboy Gideon DeLancy, to persuade him to hold an intervention at his Georgian manor. Gideon doesn’t intend to fall for his friend’s snarky sister, and he sure as hell doesn’t expect their weekend to develop into a full-on sex-fest. A torrid weekend affair should be the easiest thing in the world to walk away from, so why are they finding it so difficult?

From One Night to Forever: Trucker Aaron Henderson rolls into Resilient, Tennessee, for business, but an unexpected one-night stand turns out to be his new partner’s baby sister. When Kacey Randal learns her brother’s new business partner has a list of conquests as high as his big rig’s mileage, she’s ready to pretend their night together never happened. Can Aaron prove to Kacey he’s ready to reform his roaming ways?

The Texas Takedown: Berry Challoner arrives in Houston determined to go undercover as a secretary to solve her brother’s murder. Surely Tyler Reid, his best friend and a certified public accountant, can help her follow the money to the killer. But Tyler’s not a fan of this crazy, spontaneous plan, even if he is mesmerized by Berry. When it looks like she’s next on the killer’s list, he’ll have to go all in to save the girl who’s beginning to capture his heart.

Baby by Design: Tony Corcarelli forged his own path as the family’s black sheep, but now his dying Nonna is shamelessly pressuring him to choose between two paths he can’t fathom: a wife and kids or the priesthood. Trish DeVign is a successful interior designer, single by choice and satisfied … except for that ticking biological clock. When Trish asks her best friend’s brother, Tony, to escort her to a wedding, a night of fun and flirtation turns serious, with Trish confessing she wants a baby. Could a calculated conception be the answer they’ve both been looking for?

Coming Home: Callie Sorenson’s first love was tall, tanned, and, as her older brother’s best friend, completely taboo. But now a twist of fate brings her back from New York City to the childhood home she left behind years ago, and to hometown boy Danny McCutcheon. Callie is not the young girl he remembers—as a woman, she’s turning his world upside down. The risk to their hearts is high, but the temptation may just prove to be too much to resist.

Sensuality Level: Sensual
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When resistance turns to action, love always wins. Seven new romances for readers who love as hard as they believe.

Make You Mine by Molly O’Keefe
Jay Schulman has come to his breaking point and he has a choice to make: walk away from his best friend and love of his life. Or take a chance and make her his.

Personal Audition by Ainsley Booth
Camilla’s living on her ex’s couch, working a few more weeks on a contract before she can leave the city and head west to pursue her comedy dreams. Elizabeth is the last woman she’d expect to get tangled up over—so what harm is a one-night stand? Or a second date?

Brand New Bike by Andie J. Christopher
Jake Lieberman is incensed that billionaire Michael Garcia is going to join the president's council on technology. But when the tech mogul unexpectedly agrees to defend himself on Jake's podcast, sparks fly and the two men decide to team up inside the bedroom--and possibly out.

Cover Me by Olivia Dade
Elizabeth Stone has no health insurance. No savings. No one to turn to when she finds a lump on her breast…except James Magnusson. Even during his doomed first marriage, James considered Elizabeth a special friend—one he had to keep at a safe distance. Now he’s free, and she needs him...but will they finally have the chance to be together, only to have everything torn apart?

The Long Run by Ruby Lang
A Harlem stalwart is reluctantly drawn to the cheeky gentrifier who moves in across the hall, but can she forgive his opposition to her bid for a space in the building?

Never Again by Stacey Agdern
Actor Sam Moskowitz has an overdeveloped sense of social justice and strong feelings for preschool teacher Deb Taubman. Deb adores Sam but doesn't trust him (or their chemistry) enough to let him into her life. In the wake of anti-Semitic attacks, they're drawn closer together, but will their newfound closeness be shattered when the secret he’s been keeping is revealed?

His Neighbor’s Education by Jane Lee Blair1 rookie charter school teacher + 1 veteran public school teacher + an unexpected attraction and a shared alley: can it equal true love?