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From the acclaimed author of LOVE LETTERING, a luminous, intelligent romantic comedy about the communities we create, the magic of fate, and the mysterious power of love.

Love at First

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Kate Clayborn, the critically acclaimed author of Love Lettering, brings her trademark sense of place, realistically nuanced characters, intelligent storytelling, sparkling dialog and swoon-worthy romance to Love at First, a pitch-perfect romantic comedy about the communities we create, our relationships with the past, and the mysterious power of love…

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw—or rather, heard—the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It's a memory that's never faded, though he's put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who's uncannily familiar…

No matter how surprised Nora Clarke is by her reaction to handsome, curious Will, or the whispered pre-dawn conversations they share, she won't let his plans ruin her quirky, close-knit building. Bound by her loyalty to her adored grandmother, she sets out to foil his efforts with a little light sabotage. But beneath the surface of their feud is an undeniable connection. A balcony, a star-crossed couple, a fateful meeting—maybe it's the kind of story that can't work out in the end. Or maybe, it's the perfect second chance…

Praise for Kate Clayborn:

“Kate Clayborn's writing is a study in syntax and rhythm; her storytelling is a perfect example of patience and pacing…Tonally perfect, deeply romantic, and exquisitely crafted, Clayborn delivers a modern romance masterpiece.” ―Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author on Love at First

“[A] lush, languid romance that merges the nostalgic past with the technological present.”
The Washington Post on Love Lettering

“A novel of lush complexity, one bursting with humor, a tender melancholy, and meditations on love, friendship, and life any reader can find solace and inspiration in.”
Entertainment Weekly, A+ for Love Lettering

“A warm and lively romance.” The New York Times on Luck of the Draw

Each winner will also receive special extras inspired by the book!

Estimated Ship Date for Winners: January 13th, 2021


Kate Clayborn

Kate Clayborn is an author of highly acclaimed romantic comedies, including Love Lettering, Love at First and the Chance of a Lifetime series. Her novels have been named Best Romances of the Year by O, The Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Romper, and more. She lives in Virginia.

Book Details

Publisher Kensington Publishing Corp.
Genre Romance
Publication Date Feb 23 2021
ISBN 9781496725196


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