Kiss Her Once for Me

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$18.99  $17.66
Atria Books
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5.3 X 8.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.64 pounds

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About the Author
Alison Cochrun is a former high school English teacher and a current writer of queer love stories, including her debut novel, The Charm Offensive. She lives outside of Portland, Oregon with her giant dog and a vast collection of brightly colored books. You can find her online at or on Instagram and Twitter at @AlisonCochrun.
"Cochrun's cozy second novel is chock full of holiday cheer, pop music, and queer happy endings... Ellie and Jack's love story is gentle, and readers will appreciate every grand gesture, whether it takes place on a snowy bridge, a ski lift, or even a dingy dive-bar bathroom. A heartwarming queer romance reminiscent of Wham!'s 'Last Christmas.'" --Kirkus Reviews
"Beautifully tender and delightfully sexy, Kiss Her Once for Me is the holiday romance of my dreams. A cozy, cinnamon-scented hug of a book." --Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care
"Kiss Her Once for Me is a gift of a story. Capturing the festive charm and nostalgia of the season, the fresh-fallen-snow wonder of falling head over heels, this holiday romance also reminds us that giving and receiving love can be as tangled as a knot of Christmas lights, yet with patience and perseverance, finally unwound, no less beautiful, the glowing joy we all deserve."
--Chloe Liese, author of Two Wrongs Make a Right
"Big-hearted, affirming, and dreamy--Kiss Her Once For Me is an ode to those in search of love, family, and a new lease on life."
--Timothy Janovsky, author of Never Been Kissed
"Cue snowbound high jinks, four-way romantic entanglements, a hilarious set of relatives and enough musical earworms to last you till January. That's right, this is the queer women's "While You Were Sleeping" you didn't know you needed this Christmas season."
--The New York Times
"Cochrun's writing is by turns whip-smart, hilarious, and deeply vulnerable. Kiss Her Once For Me is both a queer celebration and subversion of romance tropes, along with being a love letter to Portland and an incisive exploration of family, art, and failure. Jack and Elle's swooningly romantic love story will make even the most cynical among us believe in the magic of snow days." --Anita Kelly, author of Love and Other Disasters
"Dizzyingly adorable and brimming with laugh-out loud humor, Kiss Her Once for Me is the new rom-com gold standard. Alison Cochrun writes with palpable compassion, tenderness, and heart that makes every page a memorable one. I swooned, squealed, and shrieked my way through this absolute masterpiece." --Mazey Eddings, author of Lizzie Blake's Best Mistake
"A sparkling winter wonderland, quirky family traditions, and a messy 'love trapezoid' make the yuletide gay in this earnest queer rom-com... it's delightful to watch this clever spin on the fake dating trope unfold. This is a winner." --Publishers Weekly
"[T]his holiday-themed romance is sure to warm even the coldest reader's heart."--Library Journal
"Fans of Alison Cochrun's debut, The Charm Offensive, will love her new queer romance . . . . Read this sexy, insightful, and utterly charming book."