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For You & No One Else

Roni Loren. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $15.99 trade paper (336p) ISBN 978-1-4926-9328-4

Loren keeps the Say Everything series going strong with this sensitive and emotionally rich third installment (after What If You and Me), an exploration of grief, insecurity, and privacy in the digital age. Therapist and social media influencer Eliza Catalano presents her life as perfect to her followers while dishing out relationship advice, but she’s secretly still a wreck following the deaths of her parents two years earlier. When one of her own dates goes horribly wrong—and her drunken antics get posted online—she decides to take a break from both online dating and digital distractions. Enter Beckham Carter, Eliza’s mysterious, tattooed office building neighbor. He’s got some ideas on how to have fun off the grid, sparking an intense friendship. As the two grow closer, mutual attraction and unexpected feelings also grow. But to make it work, they must both work through some issues, among them hacker Beckham’s trauma around his complicated upbringing and Eliza’s desire for perfection. Loren’s protagonists are flawed, vulnerable, and authentic, and it’s a joy to watch them help each other tackle problems. Their obvious chemistry lends itself particularly well to the bedroom in some truly sizzling scenes. Readers looking for mature, thoughtful romance will be thrilled. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary. (July)