7 romance books to cuddle up with this Valentine’s Day

Photo: The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa.. Image Courtesy Harper Collins Publishing
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Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed

Yes No Maybe So is for the reader who likes their romances with a side of youthful exploration of love and a bit of politics. Fans of Becky Albertalli and Aisha Saeed’s work in the YA book realm will enjoy Jamie Goldberg and Maya Rehman’s stroll into growing closer as they canvas for a local state senate candidate.

Jamie is a politically active Jewish teen who enjoys his work behind the scenes but has a rough go of it actually talking to potential voters. He’s tongue tied at the best of times and canvassing is just another opportunity to embarrass himself when all he wants to do is help bring awareness to important issues and get out the vote. But when he meets Maya, things begin to take a turn for the better.

Maya is just trying to get through Ramadan but things are not going her way. Her parents are separating, her summer trip has been cancelled, and on top of all that her best friend is too busy to spend time with her. And now her mom wants her to canvas which is not Maya’s idea of a good time.

She and Jamie barely know each other, he’s awkward, and so is knocking on doors to talk to strangers about politics. But the more they canvas, the less awkward all of this seems. To be engaged is to be informed, and to be informed is to be connected. And Maya and Jamie’s connection grows stronger as they go door-to-door.

Yes No Maybe So is a Balzer + Bray young adult romance. The book is available in print, audio, and e-format.