An American author known for her work in the "chick lit" genre, she is famous for novels such as Love the One You're With (2009) and Heart of the Matter (2010). Her debut work, Something Borrowed (2004), was adapted into a 2011 film.
She studied English and history at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and subsequently earned her J.D. from the University of Virginia's School of Law. In 2001, she gave up her law career, moved to London, and began writing novels.
She published the book, Where We Belong, in 2012.
She married Hartley D. Blaha in 2002 and gave birth to twin boys named George and Edward. She later welcomed a daughter named Harriet.
Her novel, Something Borrowed, was adapted into a film starring Kate Hudson.