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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781529426182

Price: £18.99

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‘A spellbinding modern fairytale, sexy and warm and full of hope and the power of love’ BOLU BABALOLA

‘Funny, sexy and breathtakingly romantic’ EMILY HENRY

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. 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.



‘Magical and steamy . . . their love story is literally written in the stars’ Red

‘An evocative story of love against the odds’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

‘Williams never ceases to surprise and delight!’ Robinne Lee

‘A magical, aesthetic, lyrical, sublime, timeless love story’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ READER REVIEW

‘It’s a showstopper’ Publishers Weekly

‘Punchy and poignant, sweeping and yet so intimate’ Kennedy Ryan

‘Quirky, suspenseful, and unforgettable’ Booklist Starred Review

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

‘An epic romance’ Glamour


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

‘Modern, beautiful, emotional, sexy and funny!’

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

‘Tia Williams conjures a seductive fantasy’ Rumaan Alam

‘Such a beautiful love story’

‘Hilarious, romantic and incredibly sexy’ Hello!

”I literally couldn’t put it down’


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
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
A truly original romance that is quirky, suspenseful, and unforgettable
Magical and steamy . . . their love story is literally written in the stars
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
A gorgeously written romance . . . I couldn't help but fall head-over-heels for this book and the love story between our two leads
Effortlessly capturing the humor and heartbreak of falling in love
A sparkling modern fairy tale
My Weekly
A Love Song for Ricki Wilde is an epic romance that is perfect for fans of Succession and Empire
Williams's style is bold and lively with dialogue that can snap like an elastic band
The Times
The book's calculus of love and loss is brutal, and grounds the dazzling prose and light magical element
New York Times Book Review
Tia Williams is a superlative author constantly testing her own boundaries, innovating with each new book. Sparkling, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud funny . . . Ezra and Ricki's love story is one for the ages
Lushly romantic . . . [A] swoon-worthy tale that transcends time and space, one that captures the vicissitudes of fate, the power of love, and the promise of finding one's destiny.
Entertainment Weekly
Through the story of Ricki and Ezra, Tia Williams writes beautifully about our human tendency to romanticise the past, our identities, and love itself . . . Perfect if you loved Seven Days in June and Ashley Poston's The Dead Romantics
Good Housekeeping
Tia Williams' writing is delightful, infused with warmth and humour
Voice Mag
There's a glamorous quality to Ricki Wilde that suits the headiness of its love story . . . No matter the era, romance hangs in the air
Fans of Williams' hit novel Seven Days in June will be smitten by this
Press Association
Beautifully swoony and full of magic, this charming book is both a love letter to Harlem and to the essence of love itself