Lea and Gabe are in the same creative writing class. They get the same pop culture references, order the same Chinese food, and hang out in the same places. Unfortunately, Lea is reserved, Gabe has issues, and despite their initial mutual crush, it looks like they are never going to work things out.
But somehow even when nothing is going on, something is happening between them, and everyone can see it. Their creative writing teacher pushes them together. The baristas at the local Starbucks watch their relationship like a TV show. Their bus driver tells his wife about them. The waitress at the diner automatically seats them together. Even the squirrel who lives on the college green believes in their relationship.
She turns and walks backward for a second and swings right into a very cute guy.
"Oh my gosh," Lea squeaks as she kneels down to help him with his belongings. "I'm so sorry."
"S'okay," he says. He's cute, but super awkward as he tries like four different ways to pick up the books he dropped.
"You're sure?" Lea asks.
He nods but doesn't look at her.
"I just don't want to be late for class on the first day," she says, glancing at me and then back at him.
He settles on the ground and scoops things into his backpack.
He finally looks at her and sort of smiles. "I'm fine."
"Okay, as long as you're okay," Lea says. "See you later, Mar."
I nod and walk toward my own classroom. I think I just got to witness my first collegiate meet cute.
“If ever two people should get together, it's Gabe and Lea . . . The magnetic pull is so strong, in fact, that everyone they come into contact with can feel it, and it is through Gabe and Lea's interactions with others that their stories unfold . . A fun, light romance that will appeal to male and female readers alike.” —School Library Journal
“Recommend for those looking for a quick, sweet romance.” —VOYA
“This is a sprightly first offering . . . the multi-person perspectives make for a clever hook. Romance with a twist.” —Booklist
"Loved this! Beautifully crafted, suspenseful, sweet. Great story!" —Elly, Swoon Reader
"Wow! Adorable story, and I love all the viewpoints. The baristas are my favorite, closely followed by the squirrel." —katsujill, Swoon Reader
"I loved this story so much! It was just wonderful! I can't wait to read it again in paper format!" —Emily Thomas, Swoon Reader
"This is TOO cute!! … I absolutely love this book!! Brilliant!!" —Nosratara Ahmed, Swoon Reader
"The kind of story every teen (or a grown-up who still has a working heart and sense of humor) should have in his/her life." —Adi, Swoon Reader
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