New Adult (Boy Meets Boy) (Paperback)

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Nolan Baker longs to be "thirty, flirty and thriving" in this charmingly quirky LGBTQIA+ romance that's one part 13 Going on 30 and one part One Last Stop.


Twenty-three-year-old Nolan Baker wants it all by the time he's thirty. Too bad he's single, barely able to cover his own expenses, and still paying his dues at a prominent NYC comedy club. When faced with his perfect sister's wedding, Nolan takes it as a wakeup call. It's time to quit comedy and make good on his practical dreams—most importantly, asking Drew Techler, his best friend, to be his date.

But right as Nolan is about to give it all up, he's asked to fill a last-minute spot for a famous comedian. Score! He crushes his set, but stands Drew up, misses his sister's big day, and disappoints his entire family. After major blowouts with everyone he loves, Nolan desperately wishes on a set of gift "magical healing crystals" to skip to the good part of life. When he wakes the next morning, it's seven years later, he's a successful comedian, and he has everything he always thought he wanted. Everything, that is, except his friends and family, none of whom are taking his future self's calls.

With nowhere else to turn, Nolan sets out to find the only person he trusts to help. Except Drew is all grown up now, too. He's hot, successful…and hates Nolan's guts. As Nolan works to get back to his younger self—and the life he so carelessly threw away—he'll have to prove he's not the man everyone thinks they know in order to regain Drew's trust, friendship, and maybe, ultimately, his heart.

While part of a series, this book stands alone.

People Are Raving About Timothy Janovsky:

"This book made my queer heart so very full and deeply happy."—Anita Kelly

"A cinematic daydream guaranteed to steal your heart."—Julian Winters

"Wonderfully upbeat and sweet."—Suzanne Park

"Full of hope and heart."—Alexandria Bellefleur

"[A] fresh, sweet, and swoony love story that blends coming-of-age comedy with the nuances of exploring sexual identity."—Alison Cochrun

About the Author

Timothy Janovsky is a queer, multidisciplinary storyteller from New Jersey. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Muhlenberg College and a self-appointed certificate in rom-com studies (accreditation pending). When he’s not daydreaming about young Hugh Grant, he’s telling jokes, playing characters, and writing books. He’s the author of Never Been Kissed and You’re a Mean One, Matthew Prince. Follow him on social media for more.

Praise For…

"New Adult may ask if we can skip to the good part, but there’s no part of this book you want to skip. Filled with wit and humor, a little bit of magic, and the angst that comes with making hard choices, Timothy Janovsky’s latest reminds us that we only get one lifetime, and it shouldn’t be wished away. It’s ALL the good part." — Jen DeLuca, USA Today bestselling author of the Well Met series

"Brimming with all the heart and humor you'd want from its clever time-bending conceit, Janovsky left even this old adult believing anew in the redemptive power of second chances." — Steven Rowley, bestselling author of The Guncle 

"Voicy, playful, heartbreaking, and ultimately perfect. I felt every possible emotion while I read this, and hugged the book when I’d finished. NEW ADULT is delicious. It is everything I love about reading." — Christina Lauren, New York Times Bestselling authors of The Unhoneymooners

"New Adult is an escapist time-swap romance wrapped in a deeply emotional coming-of-age story about trying to become the best version of yourself. Magic crystals, a nefarious wellness company, and nods to 13 Going on 30 add to the novel’s hilarious adventures in time travel, but the beating heart of the novel is its tender friends-to-lovers romance, its complex family dynamics, and its flawed hero. Achingly romantic, tremendously funny, and often bittersweet—this is Janovsky at his absolute best!" — Alison Cochrun, author of The Charm Offensive and Kiss Her Once for Me

"Sweet and swoony—the perfect treat. A delightful romantic comedy that satirizes the wellness world with pitch-perfect wit. I adored it." — Kate Spencer, author of In A New York Minute

"Timothy Janovsky’s charming rom com New Adult perfectly captures that time of life when you’re still hanging on to childhood dreams, but are not quite wise enough to know which one to let go. Nolan’s road to finding life and love is hilariously endearing even with its many many bumps." — Adriana Herrera, USA Today Bestselling Author

"Heartfelt and hopeful, witty and wise, New Adult glitters with the magic of second chances, the bittersweet beauty of asking and earning forgiveness, and the tender thrill of friends-to-lovers romance. I adored every word." — Chloe Liese, author of Two Wrongs Make a Right

"Janovsky's flair for perfectly timed comic moments and dryly humorous dialogue is brilliantly married to a whimsically inventive plot." — Booklist

"Janovsky has a sure touch with classic romance tropes as ever, and it’s a joy to watch his flawed hero grow. Readers will be charmed." — Publishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781728264264
ISBN-10: 172826426X
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: August 15th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Boy Meets Boy