cover image The Breakup Tour

The Breakup Tour

Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka. Berkley, $17 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-0-593-63864-4

Wibberley and Siegemund-Broka (who last collaborated on The Roughest Draft) bring readers a sweet second-chance romance set in the music world. In college, Riley Wynn and Max Harcourt shared a whirlwind romance. Ten years later, Riley’s a pop star who channels her heartbreak into song, and her latest breakup album has propelled her to new heights. Though she’s recently split from her obnoxious husband, Wesley, it’s memories of Max that inspired her lead single, “Until You.” When Wesley uses the song to boost his follower count online by unsubtly implying he’s the subject, Riley sets out to change the narrative, reaching out to Max­—who truly broke her heart—for the first time in years. Max chose saving his parent’s retirement home business over pursuing his own musical dreams. When Riley unexpectedly reenters his life asking if she can go public about their past relationship, he sees his chance to play guitar again, agreeing only if she will allow him to join her tour. On stage and on the road together, the pair’s spark reignites, but can they move on from past hurt to love again? The authors dedicate the novel “to the Swifties, and Miss Swift,” making the inspiration for Riley clear. Equally apparent is how well suited Max and Riley are. Fans will have no trouble rooting for these two. (Jan.)