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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529426168

Price: £18.99

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‘Funny, sexy and breathtakingly romantic’ EMILY HENRY
‘A spellbinding modern fairytale, sexy and warm and full of hope and the power of love’ BOLU BABALOLA

One florist. One pianist. One love story . . . One hundred years in the making.

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. In her bones, Ricki knows that somewhere, a more exciting life awaits her.

So, when she is invited to rent the bottom floor of a Harlem brownstone, Ricki jumps at the chance for a fresh start. She leaves behind her wealth and chaotic romantic decisions to realize her dream of opening a flower shop. And just beneath the surface of her new neighbourhood, the music, stories and dazzling drama of the Harlem Renaissance still simmer.

Then one evening in February, as the heady scent of night-blooming jasmine fills the air, Ricki encounters a handsome 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.

‘Williams never ceases to surprise and delight!’ ROBINNE LEE

‘It’s a showstopper’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

‘Punchy and poignant, sweeping and yet so intimate’ KENNEDY RYAN

‘Reads like the best kind of love song: tender, smart and sexy’ LEAH JOHNSON


‘A sexy, modern love story to start the summer off right’ Reese Witherspoon

‘A smart, sexy testament to Black joy’ Jodi Picoult

‘Tia Williams conjures a seductive fantasy’ Rumaan Alam

‘Hilarious, romantic and incredibly sexy’ Hello!


‘This is a MUST-READ!’ 5* reader review

‘Such a beautiful love story’ 5* reader review

‘Modern, beautiful, emotional, sexy and funny!’ 5* reader review

”I literally couldn’t put it down’ 5* reader review

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This book reads like the best kind of love song: tender, smart and undeniably sexy. Tia Williams simply doesn't miss
Leah Johnson
A spellbinding modern fairytale, sexy and warm and full of hope and the power of love
Bolu Babalola
Elegantly blending past and present, romance and fantasy, Williams delivers a gorgeous, transportive love letter to the Harlem Renaissance . . . What begins as a simple romance is elevated by rich history as the story flashes back through Harlem's past, revealing both its glamor and its danger. This vast time span creates an epic feel that never overpowers the tender heat of the romance. It's a showstopper
Publishers Weekly
Williams's novel is both a love letter to Harlem and a recognition of its history that gentrification cannot erase . . . highly recommended
Library Journal
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is funny, sexy, and breathtakingly romantic. This is the kind of book you wish you could slip bodily into, live within its warm and magical world for as long as it would have you. Another rapturous knockout from Tia Williams
Emily Henry
Tia Williams writes instant classics, and A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is the perfect vehicle to demonstrate the rare range and insight that make her writing so special. At turns punchy and poignant, sweeping and yet so intimate, this story will steal your heart and surprise you. Make you ache. Make you laugh and cry and yearn. As Williams' most ambitious work to date with layers of romance and heartache and history and magic tucked between these pages, it is your next book of the year
Kennedy Ryan
An enigmatic, enchanting, absolute gift of a love story that transcends time, place, and realm. Williams never ceases to surprise and delight!
Robinne Lee