Perfectly balancing the humorous and heart-wrenching in the same breath, Kosoko Jackson's debut is an impressive one! Set against the backdrop of Georgia's "wedding of the year," two exes find themselves entangled in fake dating scheme. I loved the two protagonists with my whole being and found myself touched by the important discussions of class, queerness, and family identity that were brought up and dealt with so sincerely in this book. This is a rom-com about two exes that fake a relationship for a family wedding, yes, but it's also so much more. This will be perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston!
"Shine[s] with a beautiful, blooming sense of wonder.”—New York Times Book Review
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A chance to rewrite their ending is worth the risk in this swoony romantic comedy from Kosoko Jackson.
It’s been months since aspiring journalist Kian Andrews has heard from his ex-boyfriend, Hudson Rivers, but an urgent text has them meeting at a café. Maybe Hudson wants to profusely apologize for the breakup. Or confess his undying love. . . But no, Hudson has a favor to ask—he wants Kian to pretend to be his boyfriend while his parents are in town, and Kian reluctantly agrees.
The dinner doesn’t go exactly as planned, and suddenly Kian is Hudson’s plus one to Georgia’s wedding of the season. Hudson comes from a wealthy family where reputation is everything, and he really can’t afford another mistake. If Kian goes, he’ll help Hudson preserve appearances and get the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in media. This could be the big career break Kian needs.
But their fake relationship is starting to feel like it might be more than a means to an end, and it’s time for both men to fact-check their feelings.
About the Author
Kosoko Jackson was born and raised in the DC Metro Area, and recently changed from a life obsessed with domestic politics to a life obsessed with international politics, which is different and the same all at the same time.
“Jackson’s experience in young adult literature shows in this book’s close point of view and its depiction of a character on the brink of something transformative...Kian and Hudson are hot messes and they make terrible decisions — but they make less terrible decisions together, and the parts when they’re in sync shine with a beautiful, blooming sense of wonder.”—New York Times Book Review
"With beautifully drawn themes of family ties, foundational friendships, and the importance of choosing a love that makes us better, stronger, and happier, here is the queer rom com the genre has been waiting years for! As tender and unflinching as it is uproarious and joyful, Kosoko Jackson’s I’m So (Not) Over You is, quite simply—a spectacularly satisfying read."—Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of The Soulmate Equation
"A snappy, sizzling, downright delightful book from Jackson, a welcome and fresh new voice in rom-coms."—Julia Whelan, author of My Oxford Year
"A witty and fast-paced romance full of rapid-fire dialogue, laugh-out-loud one liners, and spot-on pop culture references. I’m So (Not) Over You is full of swoon-worthy and sizzling romantic moments, but it’s also about following your heart and figuring out what you want to do with your life."—Kerry Winfrey, author of Very Sincerely Yours
“A delightfully hilarious romp. Kosoko Jackson's writing zips along with an electric, playful energy, making Kian and Hudson impossible not to root for. It's been a while since a book made me laugh this much!”—Rachel Lynn Solomon, national bestselling author of The Ex Talk
"Such a fun read! I'm So (Not) Over You gives us witty, complex characters that you want to have a (Rivers & Valleys) beer with, just to keep them talking. Kosoko Jackson is a sassy, fresh new voice in romance, and I can't wait to read more from him!"—Jen DeLuca, USA Today bestselling author of Well Matched
"Swoony, witty, and utterly fun. Jackson will have you falling in love while laughing out loud."—Denise Williams, author of The Fastest Way to Fall
“Full of humor and heart, this romance about second chances and taking risks will have you laughing one minute and swooning the next. A delightfully fun and sexy read.”—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care
"A new standout voice in the genre."—Entertainment Weekly "This is a rom-com that isn't lacking in either the romance or the comedy, and the end result makes for an excellent, ultimately satisfying book."—Paste Magazine
"Putting a fun twist on the beloved fake dating trope, Jackson's romcom debut I'm So (Not) Over You offers snappy writing, complex characters and an ode to pop culture!"—The Nerd Daily
"Jackson has a knack for building nuanced and multilayered characters...Ultimately, that character development is what makes this queer, Black romantic comedy such a delight. It is, from start to finish, full of laughs and heart."—Shelf Awareness
“This nuanced romance marks Jackson as a writer to watch in the adult sphere.”—Publishers Weekly
“...[A] delightfully outrageous romantic comedy full of pop culture references, strong families, and a ride-or-die BFF.”—Library Journal (starred)