Kissing In America by Margo Rabb
In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels—118 of them, to be exact—to dull the pain of her loss that’s still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who seems to truly understand Eva’s grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head-over-heels for him, he picks up and moves to California without any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness—and, perhaps, her shot at real love—Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the west coast to see Will again. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love.
Expected publication: 26th May
This book came up on my radar ages ago and went instantly on my TBR list. It's about all sorts of love, and from the reviews I've read the romantic love actually doesn't feature all that much. It's also a road trip book and I've got a jones for those at the moment (see my reviews of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour and The Edge of Never). It's also contemporary and standalone, two categories I'm trying to read more of, so it's really ticking all the boxes. Plus, that cover rocks!
What about you? What are you waiting on this week?