What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Slivera

This one is a delight — Becky Albertalli (Simon vs the Home Sapien Agenda) and Adam Silvera (They Both Die at the End) each write a character in a fun summer romance set in NYC. The meet cute first meeting, the hunt to find each other later, the bad first dates (x 3!) and of course, all too soon, the end of summer all deliver rich characters, light humor and just a bit of sexual tension. I would have liked the 2 character’s voices to be more distinct; I sometimes had to look at the chapter title to figure out who was speaking. However, this is a solid, adorable, fun relationship-focused romance from 2 writers who’ve captured our imaginations in a sparkling way before.