For Her Consideration: An Enchanting and Memorable Love Story (Out in Hollywood #1) (Paperback)
This queer romance is an utter joy, balancing very real, very relatable life problems with a very, VERY sexy romance. I find myself continuing to think of these bright, vibrant, flawed characters, even months after reading it. The chemistry between the two love interests makes you ache as much as it will make you smile and snort with laughter and writhe with pain when all you can think is WHY WON’T THEY JUST TELL EACH OTHER HOW THEY FELL!!! But trust me—you’ll be so happy when they finally do!!
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“I loved how joyful, how thoughtful, and how real For Her Consideration was.” —New York Times bestselling author Jasmine Guillory
Perfect for fans of Casey McQuiston and Meryl Wilsner, a funny, heartwarming, and moving novel about bad breakups, found families, and embracing life.
A Buzzfeed LGBTQ Romance You’ve Got to Read
Since a crushing breakup three years ago, Nina Rice has written romance, friends, her dreams of scriptwriting for TV, and even LA proper out of her life. Instead, she’s safely out in the suburbs in her aunt’s condo working her talent agency job from home, managing celebrity email accounts, and certain that’s plenty of writing—and plot—for her life. But a surprise meeting called by Ari Fox, a young actress on everyone’s radar, stirs up all kinds of feelings Nina thought she’d deleted for good . . .
Ari is sexy, out and proud, and a serious control freak, according to Nina’s boss. She has her own ideas about how Nina should handle her emails—and about getting to know her ghostwriter. When she tells Nina she should be writing again, Nina suddenly finds it less scary to revisit her abandoned life than seriously consider that Ari is flirting with her. Between reconnecting with her old crew and working on a new script, a relationship with a movie star seems like something she’ll definitely mess up—but what could be more worth the risk?
Amy Spalding’s For Her Consideration is full of heat and heart as Nina learns that her story just might include the kind of love that lasts.
“A warm celebration of Los Angeles, chosen family, and learning how to love and be loved.” —Cameron Esposito, bestselling author of Save Yourself
“An optimistic, empathetic choice for readers, which highlights queer women pursuing creative careers and showcases a strong emotional growth arc.” – Library Journal
“A cozy comfort-read.” – Publishers Weekly
“If the Golden Girls were 30-something lesbians living in Los Angeles, this is that book.” – Claire Bone, Wild Sisters Book Company
“With vibrant prose, a setting that is both upscale glam and homey comfort, and a thrumming, pounding, romantic heart, For Her Consideration is pure romance magic.” —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“I loved how joyful, how thoughtful, and how real For Her Consideration was. This book made me laugh out loud, smile big, and swoon hard. Amy Spalding made me adore Nina and her friends, fall in love with Nina and Ari, and want to live in their world forever.” —Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author
“For Your Consideration is so many things I want in a book: funny, sexy, and super queer. Spending time in Nina and Ari's world was a joy. Amy Spalding has written a warm celebration of Los Angeles, chosen family, and learning how to love and be loved.” —Cameron Esposito, bestselling author of Save Yourself
“Spalding makes her adult debut with a sweet, queer contemporary that gives equal weight to familial and platonic love as to the central romance…The steady support of Nina’s chosen family alongside the seemingly inevitable romance with Ari make this a cozy comfort-read.”—Publishers Weekly
“YA novelist Spalding’s adult debut is an optimistic, empathetic choice for readers, which highlights queer women pursuing creative careers and showcases a strong emotional growth arc.” —Library Journal
“Flirty and fun, with romance and laughs on every page, For Her Consideration is a rom-com that truly embodies the term. I loved every moment of this book, from Nina and Ari’s love match, to their found families, to the Los Angeles-local backdrop. Spalding’s singular sense of humor and lovable characters make for a perfect escape. I tore through this with a smile on my face!” —Sarah Skilton, author of Fame Adjacent
“For Her Consideration by Amy Spalding is a charming romantic comedy with two winning heroines. I especially enjoyed the strong family bonds, including a truly delightful group of friends. My heart ached at the emotional moments and I giggled aloud at all the funny parts. I loved watching Ari and Nina learn to trust themselves and each other and follow their dreams. Cute and heartfelt, For Her Consideration is a highly recommended read.” —Erica Ridley, New York Times bestselling author of The Perks of Loving a Wallflower
“A fiercely funny, super sexy story about believing in your dreams, finding your chosen family, and letting yourself be loved. After reading For Her Consideration, I’m in love with both Los Angeles and Ari Fox. Amy Spalding has such a gift for snappy dialogue and loving, quirky friend groups, and I’ll read everything she writes.” —Kerry Winfrey, author of Just Another Love Song
“For Her Consideration is incredibly funny, queer, sweet, and sexy. Anyone with a toxic ex or a serious celebrity crush will be able to relate! It's about learning to trust yourself and the people in your life, and it's guaranteed to leave you smiling and wanting to hug your chosen family very hard.” —Celia Laskey, author of So Happy for You and Under the Rainbow