NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Can they stop hating each other long enough to fall in love?
A commitment-phobe and a hopeless romantic clash over and over again—until heartbreak and unexpected chemistry bring them together in this clever enemies-to-friends-to-lovers debut romance.
“Fresh, witty, and utterly romantic.”—Ali Hazelwood, New York Times bestselling author of The Love Hypothesis
When Ari and Josh first meet, the wrong kind of sparks fly. They hate each other. Instantly.
A free-spirited, struggling comedian who likes to keep things casual, Ari sublets, takes gigs, and she never sleeps over after hooking up. Born-and-bred Manhattanite Josh has ambitious plans: Take the culinary world by storm, find The One, and make her breakfast in his spotless kitchen. They have absolutely nothing in common . . . except that they happen to be sleeping with the same woman.
Ari and Josh never expect their paths to cross again. But years later, as they’re both reeling from ego-bruising breakups, a chance encounter leads to a surprising connection: friendship. Turns out, spending time with your former nemesis is fun when you’re too sad to hate each other—and too sad for hate sex.
As friends-without-benefits, they find comfort in late-night Netflix binges, swiping through each other’s online dating profiles, and bickering across boroughs. It’s better than romance. Until one night, the unspoken boundaries of their platonic relationship begin to blur. . . .
With sharp observations and sizzling chemistry, You, Again explores the dynamics of co-ed friendship in this sparkling romantic comedy of modern love in all its forms.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We adored Kate Goldbeck’s debut romantic comedy. When they first meet, aspiring comedian Ari and up-and-coming chef Josh have nothing but disdain for each other, but after life smacks both of them around a little bit, they finally find some common ground. If they can go from enemies to friends, maybe they can go for more—but can two messes like them even handle it? This gentle homage to When Harry Met Sally… definitely piqued our interest, but Goldbeck puts her own rowdy spin on the formula. (After all, Harry and Sally never had important conversations in a sex shop or realized they’d both slept with the same woman.) You, Again takes the recipe for a classic rom-com and joyfully doubles the spice.
Loved the RAWNESS
It was slow at first but I finished in two days
Kinda trying to write this through tears and the sounds of Don’t Dream it’s Over playing on a loop in my head. I don’t have the words beyond this story got me through my flight, and I’m a highly medicated flying kinda girl. It hooked me in and eased my anxiety and was my matzo ball soup. Warm and fuzzy and terrifying and happy and all the real feels that love is. Plus the mess. Always the mess.
Loved this story, felt like a new and different take on an enemies to lovers romance. Good writing, characters with depth, steamy - the best kind of romance book. Loved this one and couldn’t put it down!