By Any Other Name (Paperback)

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Lanie Bloom has a great life - her dream job as an editor and a fiancé who fits every requirement on Lanie's 99-item list, inspired by the works of beloved and reclusive writer Noa Callaway. No one has ever seen her, but Lanie and Noa have corresponded professionally for years. But when Lanie finally learns the truth about her favorite author, everything she thinks she knows is called into question. This book gave me all the good 80s and 90s Meg Ryan rom com vibes, and like a lot of reviewers out there, I actually did read it in one sitting - it's just that addictive. Lanie is a winning protagonist - at times frustratingly impulsive and stubborn, but with an outstanding capacity to reflect and redirect herself in a way that feels both relatable and aspirational. This book left me wanting more in the best way possible - like the best romance novels, I just wanted to spend more time with this story.

— Rachel Copeland


From # 1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Kate comes an enemies-to-lovers romance about an editor, her bestselling author, and one life-changing secret.

What she doesn't know about love could fill a book.

With a successful career as a romance editor, and an engagement to a man who checks off all ninety-nine boxes on her carefully curated list, Lanie's more than good. She's killing it. Then she’s given the opportunity of a lifetime: to work with world-renowned author and her biggest inspiration in love and life—the Noa Callaway. All Lanie has to do is cure Noa's writer's block and she'll get the promotion she's always dreamed of. Simple, right?

But there's a reason no one has ever seen or spoken to the mysterious Noa Calloway. And that reason will rock Lanie’s world. It will call into question everything she thought she knew. When she finally tosses her ninety-nine expectations to the wind, Lanie may just discover that love By Any Other Name can still be as sweet.

About the Author

Lauren Kate is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of nine novels for young adults, including Fallen, which was made into a major motion picture. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages and have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. She is also the author of The Orphan's Song, her debut adult novel. By Any Other Name is her second adult novel. Kate lives in Los Angeles with her family.

Praise For…

One of USA Today’s Favorite March Rom-Coms
One of Forbes’s Most Anticipated Books of 2022
One of PopSugar’s 54 Novels to Read When You Want a Romantic Escape
One of PopSugar’s 92 Romance Novels to Spice Up Your Summer
One of PopSugar’s Over 130 Best New Book Releases So Far

“Reading Lauren Kate’s By Any Other Name is like watching a Nora Ephron movie. It makes the day seem brighter, the world seem more hopeful, and happiness seem possible for everyone. This book is a buoyant celebration of love.” –Jill Santopolo, author of The Light We Lost and More Than Words

“There’s nothing better than a book about books, especially when a great love story is involved. By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate serves up a behind the scenes publishing romance that is sure to delight bibliophiles...Be prepared to finish this one in one sitting.” —Forbes

“A delightful romp.” –USA Today

“I devoured this book in one sitting. Delightful, optimistic and with a perfect dash of bookishness, By Any Other Name is the romcom the world needs right now.” --Julie Buxbaum, author of Tell Me Three Things

"A smart imaginative rom-com that had me turning the pages." –Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of Life’s Too Short

“Kate (The Orphan’s Song) delivers a delightful rom-com that begs to be devoured in one sitting… smart and adorable." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Kate’s second adult novel thoughtfully explores the notion of living bravely and taking risks in love… A sweet, literary rom-com.” —Kirkus Reviews

“[A] charming, witty tale…Among this love story's many charms is one of the most romantic proposals in the rom-com genre.” —Booklist

“At its core, By Any Other Name is a funny, heartwarming and low-heat romance novel about two people deeply involved in publishing a romance novel. Readers who love books—and love—will be right at home within these pages.” —Shelf Awareness

“An incredibly romantic love story that’s full of surprises, By Any Other Name is perfect for anyone who dreams of happily ever afters.”—Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks

“By Any Other Name is a beautiful, emotional, slow-burn love story with an ending that will leave you with the biggest smile. Lauren Kate shows she can write heartfelt contemporary romance just as deftly as every other genre she's mastered.” –Sarah Smith, author of Faker

"By Any Other Name is impossible to put down or to forget. A sharp, moving, and hilarious love story, it feels like being in the company of a close friend." --Maria Kuznetsova, author of Oksana, Behave and Something Unbelievable

Product Details
ISBN: 9780735212541
ISBN-10: 0735212546
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English