From the author of Some Girls Do and Hot Dog Girl comes a sweet and salty queer YA rom-com about two girls on a summer road trip in an ice cream truck.
Fallon is Type A, looks before she leaps, and always has a plan (and a backup plan).
Chloe is happy-go-lucky, flies by the seat of her pants, and always follows her bliss.
The two girls used to be best friends, but last summer they hooked up right before Chloe left for college, and after a series of misunderstandings, they aren’t even speaking to each other.
A year later, Chloe’s back home from school, and Fallon is doing everything in her power to avoid her. Which is especially difficult because their moms own a business together—a gourmet ice cream truck where both girls work.
When a meeting with some promising potential investors calls their parents away at the last minute, it’s up to Fallon to work a series of important food truck festivals across the country. But she can’t do it alone, and Chloe is the only one available to help.
Tensions heat up again between the two girls as they face a few unexpected detours—and more than a little roadside attraction. But maybe, just maybe, the best things in life can’t always be planned.
May 17, 2022
12 and up
Grade 7 & Up
Jennifer Dugan is a writer, a geek, and a romantic who writes the kinds of stories she wishes she'd had growing up. She is the author of the novels Some Girls Do
, Verona Comics
, and Hot Dog Girl
, which was called "a great fizzy rom-com" by Entertainment Weekly
and "one of the best reads of the year, hands down" by Paste
magazine. The writer/creator of two indie comics, she lives in upstate New York with her family, her dogs, her beloved bearded dragon, and an evil cat that is no doubt planning to take over the world. You can visit Jennifer at JLDugan.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram @JL_Dugan.
Praise for Melt With You:
An ALA Rainbow Book List Selection
"Rife with charm, personality, and a whole lot of puns." —BuzzFeed*
"Appropriately sweet and messy, yet wholly satisfying, this is destined to become one of the year’s best summer beach reads." —Booklist
, starred review
"An engaging look at first love that gets to the heart of the feelings of indecision that come with being a teenager—especially one in love with her best friend . . . Captivating." —Kirkus Reviews
"Dugan’s unhurried friends-to-lovers tale effectively captures blossoming summer romance while serving as a reminder that 'sometimes what seems like a mistake can turn out to be the most fun you’ve ever had.'" —Publishers Weekly
"If you love a good summer rom-com, this one’s for you . . . Features great bi-girl representation in refreshing and fun ways." —The Honey Pop
"Absolute trope galore . . . This might end up being your favourite read this summer!" —The Nerd Daily
"Perfect for summer." —Brightly