Jane the Virgin meets To All the Boys Ive Loved Before in this charming debut romantic comedy filled with Black Girl Magic. Perfect for fans of Mary H. K.
Choi and Nicola Yoon, with crossover appeal for readers of Jasmine Guillory and Talia Hibbert romances.
Sixteen-year-old Tessa Johnson has never felt like the protagonist in her own life. Shes rarely seen herself reflected in the pages of the romance novels she loves. The only place shes a true leading lady is in her own writingin the swoony love stories she shares only with Caroline, her best friend and #1 devoted reader.
When Tessa is accepted into the creative writing program of a prestigious art school, shes excited to finally let her stories shine.
But when she goes to her first workshop, the words are just...gone. Fortunately, Caroline has a solution: Tessa just needs to find some inspiration in a real-life love story of her own. And shes ready with a list of romance novel-inspired steps to a happily ever after.
Nico, the brooding artist who looks like he walked out of one of Tessas stories, is cast as the perfect Prince Charming.
But as Tessa checks each item off Carolines list, she gets further and further away from herself. She risks losing everything she cares aboutincluding the surprising bond she develops with sweet Sam, who lives across the street. Shes well on her way to having her own real-life love story, but is it the one she wants, after all?