Fans of Taylor Jenkins Reid, Emily Henry, and Emily Griffin will fall in love with this woman’s fiction debut.
by Jessica Saunders
Union Square & Co., January 2024
(via Sterling Lord Literistic)
“Love, Me.” It’s how Jack always signed his letters to Rachel. She hadn’t thought about that in years…
This is the story of Rachel Miller, a lawyer and mother of two who’s just as comfortable in the courtroom as she is on the sidelines of the soccer field. Rachel’s life is unexpectedly thrust into the spotlight when photographs and letters of her and her high school boyfriend, the famous actor Jack Bellow, are published in a tabloid. Rachel’s life is upended as this newfound attention calls into question her relationship with her husband, her career, and even her superstar ex.
LOVE, ME takes readers on a journey through key moments in Rachel’s life: falling in love for the first time and having her heart broken; meeting her future husband and creating a life with him; and navigating the celebrity gossip circuit and her equally gossipy suburban frenemies. Betrayed by someone she trusted and reunited with the man she tried so hard to forget, Rachel has to ask herself, “How did I get here? And where am I going?”
A pitch-perfect exploration of modern married life, Jessica Saunders’s deliciously readable novel embraces the truth that some old flames can’t be snuffed out, no matter how many years go by.
Jessica Saunders is a lawyer and writer living in the suburbs of New York City.