Release date: June 21
What it’s about: Two high school best friends, Dee Matthews and Ben Porter, have not spoken to each other in years. Not since their friendship fell apart. Now, 28-year-old Dee currently co-hosts a podcast while Ben is a middle school science teacher. And they definitely do not talk. But out of nowhere, Ben shows up at Dee’s doorstep, asking to fulfill the promise they made each other, which involves making the same road trip they took together when they were teens. Dee agrees. She’s dying to know what Ben is like now – and to uncover what really happened in the aftermath of their friendship imploding. If anything, it’ll be great podcast material, right? But as they continue to spend time together in close quarters, old feelings begin to resurface. The attraction is still there, which poses the question – is this adventure doomed to end in disaster too? Morrissey’s dual POV romance is full of sarcastic banter and lovable characters, but she also explores the delicate complexity of identity, loss, and reconciliation. It’s a delightful, engaging gem of a read.
Get it from Bookshop or from your local indie bookstore via Indiebound here. You can also try the audiobook version through Libro.fm.