Hope you’re ready to start planning your summer reading list, because I Like Me Better is the tale of queer romance and joy you absolutely need in your life. Autumn might have just arrived, but as anyone with a BookTok account and TBR pile knows, there’s no time like the present to start prepping for your next great. Lucky for fans of swoon-worthy and fun in the sun, Robby Weber, the author behind If You Change Your Mind, is back with a brand new book.
I Like Me Better doesn’t arrive until May 2, 2023, but Teen Vogue has your first exclusive look at a cover. The very queer rom-com centers on Zack Martin, a soccer-star. Per a press description of the book, Zack’s plans for summer are thrown out the window, after he’s forced to take the blame for a team prank.
Now he’s trading parties and beach days for community service at a seaside conservation center—fair enough. But thanks to his new reputation, the cute intern, Chip, won’t even give him a shot. Still, Zack finds himself falling for Chip between dolphin encounters and shark costume disasters, which means he suddenly has way more on the line than he ever expected. Zack may be good at winning on the field, but can he keep up the lie without losing himself?