If You’ll Have Me (2023)


Momo Gardner is the kind of friend who’s always ready to lend a helping hand. She’s introverted, sensitive, and maybe a little too trusting, but she likes to believe the best in people. PG, on the other hand, is a bit of a lone wolf, despite her reputation for being a flirt and a player. Underneath all that cool mystery, she’s actually quick to smile, and when she falls for someone, she falls hard. An unexpected meet-cute brings the two together, kicking off the beginning of an awkward yet endearing courtship—but with their drastically different personalities, Momo’s overprotective friend, and PG’s past coming back to haunt her, Momo and PG’s romance is put to the test.

From: Penguin Random House

Notes on This Title

This title features characters that first appeared on the author’s Instagram. The focal characters are Momo, who is visually coded as Black, and PG, who is Vietnamese.




Starred Review: “Distinctly designed characters portrayed with varying body types and skin tones, and boasting amicable personalities, bring PG and Momo’s college campus to life, cultivating a rollicking environment in which the girls’ relationship blossoms.” (Source: Publishers Weekly)

“Utterly charming and swoonworthy.” (Source: Kirkus Reviews)

If You’ll Have Me is a very tender, very human story about two women with their own baggage who realize that sharing the burden often makes it easier to bear.” (Source: The Lesbrary)



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