This Spells Love: A Novel (Paperback)

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GOOD MORNING AMERICA BUZZ PICK • “A romcom-meets-magic delight!”—Sarah Adams, New York Times bestselling author of Practice Makes Perfect

A young woman tries to heal her heartbreak by casting a spell to erase her ex from her past, but she wakes up in an alternate reality where she’s lost more than she wished for in this witty, whimsical friends-to-lovers debut.

What if one little wish changed everything?

When Gemma gets dumped by her long-term boyfriend, she reacts the way any reasonable twenty-eight-year-old would: by getting drunk with her sister, kooky aunt, and best friend, Dax. After one too many margaritas, they decide to perform a love- cleansing spell, which promises to erase Gemma’s ex from her memory. They follow all the instructions, including a platonic kiss from Dax to seal the deal.

When Gemma wakes up, she realizes that this silly spell has worked. Not only does it seem that she never dated her ex, but the rest of her life is completely unrecognizable. The worst part: Dax has no idea who she is.

To reverse the spell and get back to her old life, Gemma must convince her once-best-friend-now-near-stranger to kiss her. But as she carries out her plans, she finds herself falling for him—hard. Soon, Gemma begins to wonder whether she even wants to go back to the way things once were. What if Dax was The One all along?

About the Author


Kate Robb dated a lot of duds in her twenties (amongst a few gems) all providing excellent fodder to write weird and wild romantic comedies. She lives just outside of Toronto, Canada where she spends her free time pretending she’s not a hockey mom while whispering “hustle” under her breath from the bleachers, a Pinot Grigio concealed in her YETI mug. She hates owls, the word “whilst” and wearing shorts and aspires to one day be able to wear four-inch heels again.

Praise For…


This Spells Love is a romcom-meets-magic delight, and absolutely perfect for the friends-to-lovers enthusiasts who are looking for something unique! Dax is my new book boyfriend, and no one else can have him.”—Sarah Adams, New York Times bestselling author of Practice Makes Perfect

This Spells Love is a delightful debut! Kate Robb’s writing is as smooth as an oat milk latte and sweet as a donut, giving us characters to love and to root for, no matter which timeline they’re in. While Gemma gets to explore life if she had made different choices, love in all its forms—family, sisterly, romantic—remains a constant. We should all be so lucky if we get the chance for a do-over!”—Jen DeLuca, national bestselling author of Well Met

“Kate Robb’s enchanting debut, This Spells Love, hits all the right beats for a can’t-put-it-down romcom: sparkling humor, satisfying heat, and characters you’ll fall in love with. This book was a joy to read!”—Karma Brown, #1 internationally bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife

This Spells Love is the smart, funny, spicy, heartfelt romcom I’ve been waiting for. Kate Robb’s writing is a delight, her pacing is perfect, and she has created an unforgettable romance that gave me all the feels. This novel is a feat. Emily Henry and Mhairi McFarlane fans take note: You will be utterly charmed by this marvelous debut!”—Marissa Stapley, New York Times bestselling author of Lucky

“I am absolutely in love with this book. An addicting page-turner, I could not put it down until I knew how Gemma’s journey ended—I feel like my heart was in my throat the entire time. A brilliant, moving, masterfully-plotted friends-to-lovers romance (Dax is EVERYTHING) with a splash of magic, Robb’s debut is definitely going in my All-Time-Favorites pile.”—Sarah Hogle, author of Just Like Magic

“Utterly enchanting and deeply romantic, This Spells Love gripped me from the very first page. Kate Robb is a romance voice to watch.”—B.K. Borison, author of Lovelight Farms

“Offering a satisfying slow burn that transforms into delightful heat, the dazzling chemistry in this life-altering romcom shows how love that transcends dimensions is worth the risk. This debut is an essential purchase for romance shelves.”Library Journal (starred review)

“Robb’s enchanting debut offers an endearing heroine a second chance at picking a path in life. . . . The spell gives Gemma the chance to reevaluate her life and the effect she has on others, and she learns that bad decisions and past failures often prepare one for something better. It’s a valuable lesson, enhanced by indomitable Gemma and swoonworthy Dax’s undeniable connection.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A sparkling, winsome debut.”Booklist

“A quick-witted friends-to-lovers exploration with just the right touch of magic.”Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593596531
ISBN-10: 0593596536
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: December 5th, 2023
Pages: 352
Language: English