Modern love plus online anonymity is a recipe for romantic disaster in this lighthearted new romance.
How bad can one little virtual lie be?
NYU college freshman Mariam Vakilian hasn’t dated anyone in five months, not since her high school sweetheart Caleb broke up with her. So when she decides to take advantage of an expiring coupon and try out a new virtual reality dating service, it’s sort of a big deal.
It’s an even bigger deal when HEAVR chooses as one of her three matches none other than Caleb himself. It has to be a sign, right?
Now Mariam’s goal is simple: make Caleb see that it was a mistake to break up by getting him to fall in love with her again. Problem is, she has to get him to fall for her, while pretending to be someone else.
Not to mention, there’s the added complication that Caleb wasn’t her only match. And her other match, Jeremy, just happens to be her new best friend IRL.
Mariam’s heart is telling her one thing, but the app is telling her another. So which should she trust? Is all fair in modern love?
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Praise for Virtually Yours:
"A hilarious novel that readers will not want to put down. Through snarky, tongue-in-cheek dialogue and hysterical inner monologues, Tash creates characters who are charismatic and engaging. They guide readers on a roller-coaster ride through their discovery of just who is really right for each other...Perfect for anyone who likes humor and romance."
"Smooth writing and lively banter elevate this deceptively light novel...a sincere story of self-discovery."
"Witty and insightful, Sarvenaz Tash's Virtually Yours is a delightful journey into the heart of love. A whimsical romance that is at once utterly contemporary and totally timeless, Tash masterfully intertwines the complexities of falling in love, owning your mistakes, and understanding who you really are."
- Samira Ahmed, NYT bestselling author of Love, Hate & Other Filters and Internment
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"I'd totally swipe right on Virtually Yours, a book with heart and humor featuring characters you'd want to know IRL. Sarvenaz Tash delivers a swoony story about first love, second chances, and finding out who you are and what you want to be. It's love at first read!”
- Elizabeth Eulberg, author of Better Off Friends
"As funny as it is wise, Virtually Yours is a 21st century delight, taking rom-com tropes that date back to Shakespeare and making them feel fresh and newly relevant. Not only does Sarvenaz Tash nail the feeling of college freshman year—the thrill and discomfort of trying to hold onto who you once were even as you’re becoming someone new—she also brilliantly tackles the question of what makes a relationship real. I loved it. For real.”
- Lance Rubin, author of Denton Little's Deathdate
"Virtually Yours is a book that delivers more than one happily ever after. It's about finding yourself before you can find the one, and I loved following Mariam's journey as she found both."
- Lauren Morrill, author of Meant to Be and Better Than the Best Plan
Some Technical Info:
Ages: 14 and up
Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR
Formats available: Hardcover/E-book
First published: June 4, 2019