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Adult Romance

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

Tia Williams

Released in 2024

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Leap years are a strange, enchanted time. And for some, even a single February can be life-changing.

Ricki Wilde has many talents, but being a Wilde isn’t one of them. As the impulsive, artistic daughter of a powerful Atlanta dynasty, she’s the opposite of her famous socialite sisters. Where they’re long-stemmed roses, she’s a dandelion: an adorable bloom that’s actually a weed, born to float wherever the wind blows. In her bones, Ricki knows that somewhere, a different, more exciting life awaits her.

When regal nonagenarian, Ms. Della, invites her to rent the bottom floor of her Harlem brownstone, Ricki jumps at the chance for a fresh beginning. She leaves behind her family, wealth, and chaotic romantic decisions to realize her dream of opening a flower shop. And just beneath the surface of her new neighborhood, the music, stories and dazzling drama of the Harlem Renaissance still simmers.

One evening in February as the heady, curiously off-season scent of night-blooming jasmine fills the air, Ricki encounters a handsome, deeply mysterious stranger who knocks her world off balance in the most unexpected way.

Set against the backdrop of modern Harlem and Renaissance glamour, A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is a swoon-worthy love story of two passionate artists drawn to the magic, romance, and opportunity of New York, and whose lives are uniquely and irreversibly linked.

PRAISE

“The book’s calculus of love and loss is brutal, and grounds the dazzling prose and light magical element.” –– The New York Times

“With humor, soulful prose and a touch of magical realism, Williams takes a creative chance with RICKI WILDE that’ll make it one of your most memorable reads of 2024.” –– People

"It's Black without apology, qualification, or race-related tragedy ... It's rarer than you think. It's been a while since I read a book I was delighted by--a book that made me smile wide for no reason, because of how touching or cute it is."-- New York Magazine's The Strategist

"Readers will delight in the opportunity to become a part of Eva's world, in a novel that seamlessly weaves young love, true love, addiction, pain, and hope."-- Shondaland

"Very steamy."-- The Skimm

"If this cover doesn't raise your temperature a few degrees, the story will. Grab a fan before reading this one, because it really heats up."-- Good Housekeeping

"A hugely satisfying romance that is electrifying and alive."-- Kirkus

"What's on its face is a delightfully steamy read is a story layered with nuance that gracefully examines thornier topics of parenting in the modern age, life with chronic pain, and Black identity. Through it all, Williams' clever and witty writing will leave you clamoring to be part of Mercy's world."-- Reader's Digest

"Through this gripping love story, Williams reckons with family histories and shows the power in rewriting our origin stories. Readers will feel as attached to these characters as Eva and Shane are to each other."-- BookPage

"Williams doesn't shy away from the darker aspects of human experience, and her characters are fully formed and believable as a result. This is a winning romance."-- Publishers Weekly

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