In this charming contemporary YA novel, neighborhood rideshare driver Charlie Owens embarks on a collision course with love when she crashes into the school’s cute but annoying party boy and wrecks his car and her no-strings-attached attitude toward life.
As a driver for her local ride share app, Charlie Owens loves what the open road gives her: freedom, extra cash for an epic road trip, and a path to getting out of her sleepy town of Chester Falls, Massachusetts. She’s seen her fair share of mysterious passengers and explosive break-ups in the backseat of her car, but Charlie lives a no-strings-attached lifestyle and never gets involved.
But when a routine post-party pick-up ends with Charlie crashing into Andre, her school’s notorious party boy, she’s forced to make a deal to drive him anywhere he needs to go, anytime, until his car can be repaired. Suddenly Charlie and Andre are stuck together, and they couldn’t be more different. But Andre’s charm wins over Charlie’s passengers, and she soon finds herself at risk of breaking her most sacred rule: don’t fall in love.
Lucy Keating lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with her tall, smiley husband and short, scruffy dog. She’s been writing and editing teen romance for twelve years professionally, and for many years before that. In addition to writing, reading, and watching absolutely everything, Lucy enjoys baking, taking weekend road trips in beautiful New England, and rewriting pop songs in tribute to her dog, who is unappreciative. Visit Lucy at www.lucykeating.com.
“A warm hug of a book, a joy-filled, windows-down road trip through the wilds of art and friendship and growing up.” — Katie Cotugno, New York Times bestselling author of 99 Days
“A sweet and endearing love letter to New England, filled with new love, old buildings, and the long summer drives that feel infinite and magical. BRB moving to Chester Falls immediately.” — Katrina Leno, author of Sometime in Summer and Horrid
“Satisfying and comforting.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han will love riding shotgun on Charlie’s journey to discover herself and will fall in love with Andre right along with her.” — School Library Journal