Love Songs for Sceptics

Zoë Frixos gets the whole love song thing. Truly, she does. As an editor at a major music magazine, it's part of her job description. But love? Let's just say Zoë's been a bit off-beat in that department. After falling hard for her best friend, Simon, at thirteen and missing every chance to tell him how she felt before he left town, Zoë came to one grand conclusion:   Love stinks.   

Twenty years later, Simon is returning to London, newly single and as charming as ever, and Zoë vows to take her second chance. But, with an arrogant publicist out to derail her career, Simon's perfect ex-girlfriend's sudden arrival, and her brother's big(ish) fat(ish) Greek wedding on the horizon, Zoë begins to wonder if, after all these years, she and Simon simply aren't meant to be.

 

What if, despite what all the songs and movies say, your first love isn't necessarily the right one? In the wake of a life-changing choice, Zoë must decide if she's right to be skeptical about love, or if it's simply time to change her tune...

Reviews

 

'I loved it. It's an absolute joy...I finished the book with a huge smile on my face'

- BETH O'LEARY, bestselling author of The Flatshare

'Do you ever feel like an author reached into your brain and pulled out the exact book you wanted, at the exact right time? This is what it felt like from the very first page. Voicy, heartfelt, hilarious, propulsive--this book is brilliant. With the ache of second chances, the chaos of family, and in the iconic backdrop of London, Love Song for Skeptics strikes the perfect notes of romance, snark, and yes, even sweetness (hold the schmaltz).'

CHRISTINA LAUREN, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


‘Brilliantly written, Love Songs for Sceptics is warm, engaging and so funny. I am officially a huge fan’ 
LUCY VINE

'I absolutely loved Love Songs for Sceptics. Hope infused into every page'

MIRANDA DICKINSON

‘A dazzling debut. Christina has a fresh, fun voice'

HEIDI SWAIN, Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Christina is a breath of fresh air, and her book throbs with fun and sentiment. A wry modern eye and a sparkling debut’

JULIET ASHTON, author of The Sunday Lunch Club 

'Engaging, relatable and brilliantly funny!'

JOANNA BOLOURI, author of Relight My Fire
 
'I'm blown away that this was a debut. Christina's writing is polished, engaging, and witty; I was invested in Zoë's life straight away and I loved, loved, loved Zoë's personal growth. Love Songs for Skeptics hooked me from the first page, made me smile all the way through, and immediately cemented itself as one of my all-time favorite contemporary love stories.' 

SARAH HOGLE, author of You Deserve Each Other

'Funny, sweet, and full of surprises, Love Songs for Skeptics is the perfect rom-com for music nerds.' 

KERRY WINFREY, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks

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