Heard It in a Love Song: A Novel
From Tracey Garvis Graves, the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances in Heard It in a Love Song.
Love doesn’t always wait until you’re ready.
Layla Hilding is thirty-five and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past—her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first—Layla’s newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness.
Then there's Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he's still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning at school and finds himself thinking about her more and more.
Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple—but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that’s a love song away?
Praise for Heard It in a Love Song: A Novel
"I cannot get enough of Tracey Garvis Graves. She just keeps getting better and better." —Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six
"Tracey Garvis Graves's Heard It in a Love Song is filled with so much warmth and so much hope, reading it feels like listening to your favorite song while curled up with someone you love. I'll be thinking about these characters and their passion for life for a long time to come." —Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of Everything After
"A warm, witty story with plenty of heart and characters that jump off the page, Heard It in a Love Song hits all the right notes." —Meg Mitchell Moore, author of Two Truths and a Lie
“A moving novel about the resilience of hope and love . . . Full of humor, warmth and depth. It’s pure magic on the page.” —Madeleine Henry, author of The Love Proof
"Two broken hearts take a chance on love. Tracey Garvis Graves' Heard It In A Love Song captures Josh and Layla in the throes of letting in and letting go. Graves, with her knack for creating characters with heart and hope, tackles life's most vulnerable moments leaving the reader feeling all the feels." —Rochelle Weinstein, USA Today bestselling author
“[A] classic friends-become-lovers story with characters you will find familiar - and can’t help rooting for.” —Real Simple
"At the heart of Tracey Garvis Graves's Heard It in a Love Song is the simple, but beautiful message that it's never too late to start over." —PopSugar
"Graves has a sure hand with depicting the complexity of dating after divorce. This will please readers looking for a realistic spin on taking a second chance at love." —Publishers Weekly
“[Layla and Josh] are appealing, sensible characters who have good banter, and it is especially satisfying to watch Layla's journey back to her rock-and-roll roots. [A] quiet, romantic novel that delves deeply into how relationships fall apart and how love can blossom again.” —Booklist