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A chauffer’s daughter finds herself in the middle of a love triangle with the sons of her boss’s wealthy next-door neighbors in this delightfully romantic story from the author of Alex, Approximately, Jenn Bennett.

Love—and Fen Sarafian—do not care about your summer plans.

Eighteen-year-old chauffeur’s daughter Jane Marlow grew up among the domestic staff of a wealthy LA rock producer, within reach of bands she idolizes, but never a VIP. Every summer, Jane and her father head to the Sierras to work at the producer’s luxury lodge at Lake Condor—a resort town and the site of a major musical festival.

The legendary family who runs the festival are the Sarafians, and Jane’s had a longtime crush on their oldest son, Eddie—doltish but sweet. So, when a long-distance romance finally sparks between them, she doesn’t hesitate to cross class lines.

But Jane’s feelings for Eddie are thrown into question after she returns to the lake and reconnects with his alluringly intense brother, the dark horse of her placid summer plans. A fellow lover of music—and hater of the game—Fen Sarafian has been ousted from the family and is slumming it at a vinyl record shop. He burns for Jane like a house on fire and will do anything to sabotage his older brother, even if it means taking a wrecking ball to a multi-million-dollar music festival. Or Jane’s heart.


1. Fen Condor Festival Freaks Private Messages
Eddie Sarafian:

What up remember me hozws it been girll

Jane Marlow:


Eddie Sarafian:

Ya haha its me, official checkmark and all wuzup

I saw yr name pop up on that thread in the app about band lighting

Thot id hit ya up. Howz LA? Been a few weeeks

Jane Marlow:

Wow. So surprising to hear from you. But good!

LA is the same. How’s Condor Lake? Hate that I missed the festival

Eddie Sarafian:

All good all good.

You recovered from the dam?

Heard u had speech therarpy??

Jane Marlow:

Small brain issues from being underwater so long. Not back in school yet

Eddie Sarafian:

Ugh. But no school? Sounds sweet hahaaha enjoy!

Jane Marlow:

Not really. It sucks

But my doctors say I should be OK in a few months

Eddie Sarafian:

Shit I feel awful.. Cannot tell you how sorry god

Jane Marlow:

Not your fault that I’m clumsy

Eddie Sarafian:

Glad you say that..

Bc if you could keep itt on downlow abt us kicking it

I dotn want the big dog hating me if you havnt told him

Jane Marlow:

Why would I?


Eddie Sarafian:

Cool you are the sweetest best best best

Hey I might be drivin down to LA in the fall

Musikbiz stuff

Wanna meet up? Just you and me…

About The Author

Photograph by Heidi Darbo

Jenn Bennett is an award-winning author of young adult books, including Alex, ApproximatelyStarry EyesThe Lady Rogue; and Always Jane, and the middle grade novels Grumbones and The Knight Thieves. She also writes historical romance and fantasy for adults. Her books have earned multiple starred reviews, won the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® Award, and been included on Publishers Weekly’s Best Books annual list. She currently lives near Atlanta with one husband and two dogs.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 7, 2023)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781534482333
  • Ages: 14 - 99

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