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Sammy Espinoza's Last Review by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Paperback)

Sammy Espinoza's Last Review by Tehlor Kay Mejia (Paperback)

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Fiction - Romance - Contemporary - LGBTQ+ - Bisexual

Published: 7/18/2023 


A music critic stuck in a spiral of epic proportions targets her teenage crush for a career comeback and a chance at revenge. What could possibly go wrong?

Sammy Espinoza’s life is a raging dumpster fire. Her desperate attempt to win back her singer ex-girlfriend has landed her in hot water at work, and she has one last chance before her editor cuts her column. Luckily, Sammy has a plan to redeem herself, but it won’t be easy.

Rumor has it that Max Ryan, the former rock god, is secretly recording his first ever solo album years after he dramatically quit performing. And it just so happens that he and Sammy have history: Right before Max got his big break, he and Sammy spent an unforgettable night together…

Exclusive access to Max's new music would guarantee Sammy’s professional comeback and, even better, give her the opportunity to serve some long-awaited revenge for his traumatic ghosting.


Tehlor Kay Mejia is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult fantasy duology We Set the Dark on Fire and We Unleash the Merciless Storm. Their debut middle-grade series, Paola Santiago and the River of Tears, is currently in development at Disney as a television series to be produced by Eva Longoria. Tehlor lives with their daughter, partner, and two small dogs in Oregon, where they grow heirloom corn and continue their quest to perfect the vegan tamale. Sammy Espinoza's Last Review is their adult debut.

“This immersive tale will have everyone flipping pages.”—Good Morning America

“Sammy Espinoza’s Last Review is a sexy, funny, sweet story about second chances, found family, and the ways we construct—and reconstruct—our identities as we grow up. The spark between Sammy and Max is palpable from their first interaction, their banter clever and natural, and Sammy’s friends and family are just as charming and fully realized. I fell in love with Ridley Falls and everyone in it.”—Emily Henry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Book Lovers

“Tehlor Kay Mejia’s adult debut is a big-hearted, unconventional, and messy love story that hits all the right notes.”—Lillie Vale, author of The Decoy Girlfriend

“With this sweet and funny tale and its messy and relatable characters, Mejia is a charming new voice in queer romance.”—Booklist

“[A] beautiful story of a complex woman finding her way in the world.”—Library Journal

“Sammy proves a delightfully snarky and quick-witted narrator and a subplot about her digging into her complicated family history adds both depth and nuance to this heartfelt rom-com. This is a knockout.”—Publishers Weekly

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