Love Me, Love Me Not: A Novel

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Feiwel & Friends, Jun 19, 2018 - Young Adult Fiction - 336 pages

Family, abandonment, and forbidden romance are at the core of SM Koz’s powerful and emotionally charged novel about a teen who falls for her foster brother.

When Hailey Brown is removed from her home and put into foster care, all she wants is a safe, comfortable place where she can finish school and move on with her life. It’s not easy adjusting to a new school and a new life, but Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and their teenage son, Brad, welcome Hailey with open arms.

As Hailey begins to adjust to her new life, she and Brad grow closer. For the first time, Hailey feels like she might have a real shot at a future. Soon, however, Hailey realizes her relationship with Brad has crossed the line from friendship into something more. But being with Brad would mean giving up the perfect life that Hailey has waited so long to have.

Can Hailey and Brad resist the feelings that are developing between them—or will they risk it all to be together?

Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan’s young adult imprint Swoon Reads, SM Koz delivers a powerful debut about the ups and downs of being a foster child.

Praise for Love Me, Love Me Not:

“Hailey's history is real and true.” —LydiaBeach, reader on

I could feel every emotion through the author’s words.” —AnnaBanana, reader on

Gripping and pulls at the heart strings.” —R. Turner, reader on


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WHAT a find! Words almost fail me. This is one of the very finest NA Romances - and quite possibly the very best - I have *ever* read. First, the characterization. Top drawer, no contest. Then the ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

SM Koz was born in Michigan, but moved to North Carolina for college and never left. In her day job, she creates online training for pharmaceutical companies; in her spare time, SM enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with foster kids who call her house home.

She is the author of Breaking Free and Love Me, Love Me Not.

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