From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck.
Fallon is Type A, looks before she leaps, and always has a plan (and a backup plan).
Chloe is happy-go-lucky, flies by the seat of her pants, and always follows her bliss.
The two girls used to be best friends, but last summer they hooked up right before Chloe left for college, and after a series of misunderstandings, they aren’t even speaking to each other.
A year later, Chloe’s back home from school, and Fallon is doing everything in her power to avoid her. Which is especially difficult because their moms own a business together—a gourmet ice cream truck where both girls work.
When a meeting with some promising potential investors calls their parents away at the last minute, it’s up to Fallon to work a series of important food truck festivals across the country. But she can’t do it alone, and Chloe is the only one available to help.
Tensions heat up again between the two girls as they face a few unexpected detours—and more than a little roadside attraction. But maybe, just maybe, the best things in life can’t always be planned.
Eighteen-year-old Fallon hasn't spoken to 19-year-old former best friend Chloe since their "disastrous hookup" the summer before Chloe left for college in California. When she returns to their Upstate New York home on break, Fallon, who's still in love with Chloe, is desperate to avoid her, fearing potential humiliation. That proves impossible when the teens' mothers task the girls with minding their co-owned ice cream truck business, Love at First Bite, while they meet potential investors in Dallas. Now Fallon must road trip alone with Chloe across the country to major food truck festivals. To make the journey as low-stress and amicable as possible, Fallon indulges Chloe's plans to stop at various landmarks along the way. As the summer unfolds, tension runs high, and the girls are forced to confront their unresolved feelings and the myriad misunderstandings that led to their falling out. Dungan's (Some Girls Do) unhurried friends-to-lovers tale effectively captures blossoming summer romance while serving as a reminder that "sometimes what seems like a mistake can turn out to be the most fun you've ever had." Most characters cue as white. Ages 12 up. Agent: Sara Crowe, Pippin Properties.