Saoirse doesn’t believe in love at first sight or happy endings. If they were real, her mother would still be able to remember her name and not in a care home with early onset dementia. A condition that Saoirse may one day turn out to have inherited. So she’s not looking for a relationship. She doesn’t see the point in igniting any romantic sparks if she’s bound to burn out.

"A book that manages to be both tenderly gutting and absolutely hilarious. I want to be best friends with Saoirse Clarke."
Dahlia Adler, author of Under the Lights

But after a chance encounter at an end-of-term house party, Saoirse is about to break her own rules. For a girl with one blue freckle, an irresistible sense of mischief, and a passion for rom-coms.

Unbothered by Saoirse’s no-relationships rulebook, Ruby proposes a loophole: They don’t need true love to have one summer of fun, complete with every cliché, rom-com montage-worthy date they can dream up—and a binding agreement to end their romance come fall. It would be the perfect plan, if they weren’t forgetting one thing about the Falling in Love Montage: when it’s over, the characters actually fall in love… for real.

Blurbs & Reviews

  • "A charming romp of a rom-com about the delights and terrors of falling in love. Saoirse is a heroine for the ages; she is smart, flawed, funny, and—when she lets her guard down—achingly vulnerable. This book will make your heart sing. Read it."
    Misa Sugiura, award-winning author of It’s Not Like It’s a Secret
  • "A snarky and sincere romp through meet-cutes and grand romantic gestures, this book is a must-read for fans of Becky Albertali and Morgan Matson."
    Ashley Poston, author of Geekerella and The Princess and the Fangirl
  • "THE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE is a slow burn, summer romance narrated by a beautifully snarky heroine who likes to pretend that she doesn’t have a heart of gold. Filled with a brilliant cast of characters, a heartbroken family trying to put the pieces back together, and the hope that we can grow through the trauma that life throws your way. This book was made for those endless-feeling summer nights."
    Aminah Mae Safi author of Tell me how you really feel.
  • "Funny, sexy and smart, The Falling in Love Montage is the romcom to beat all romcoms. I loved it"
    Cat Clarke author of Girlhood
  • "THE FALLING IN LOVE MONTAGE is a joyous, hilarious, big-hearted book with the kind of electric, rollicking voice that makes you want to live in its pages forever."
    Jeff Zentner, author of RAYNE & DELILAH’S MIDNITE MATINEE
  • "Properly brilliant: funny and sad and romantic and massively gripping, plus an absolute masterclass on writing voice"
    Tom Ellen, author of Freshers
  • "This is the stuff of LGBT rom-com dreams - full of charm, wit and heart, with a very funny and relatable heroine in Saoirse. A brilliant debut."
    Sophie Cameron, author of Last Bus to Everland
  • "Complex parental relationships, the devastation of first heart-break, the power of summer love and the occasional frolic combine to make this novel a tender and wise exploration of the ways we make ourselves vulnerable, mixed with a love story as sweet as funfair lemonade and as iconic as John Cusack's boombox. Saoirse is a narrator you won't soon forget."
    Deirdre Sullivan author of Perfectly Preventable Deaths
  • "Everything I wanted and so much more. How refreshing to read about two girls who like girls who find each other in the perfect meet cute. You’ll want to read this one again and again."
    Jaye Robin Brown, author of Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit and The Meaning of Birds
  • "The romantic story all queer girls deserve: funny, flirty, and absolutely perfect."
    Camryn Garrett, author of Full Disclosure
  • "Delightfully brash and no-nonsense. Pleasantly and audaciously fills a gap in queer romance."
    Kirkus Reviews
  • "A meet-cute in the style of Jenny Han, and just as sweet and cinematic as YA rom-com fans will expect."

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