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Love is a Mess

What if love isn’t just heart-flutters and fairy tales, but a beautiful ​mess waiting to unfold?


Daniel’s routine post-school shifts at a riverside café on the Thames ​are shaken up by a regular visitor who always leaves doodles on his ​coffee cups.


The artist? Nolan—a mysterious boy with a past full of secrets and a ​family that even he struggles to understand.


As Daniel gets swept up in the whirlwind of first love, he delves ​deeper into Nolan’s complex world. But can he help Nolan face his ​inner demons while navigating the highs and lows of their romance?


Doodle Heart Drawing
Cream Heart Doodle
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Strangers to lovers

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Loose Handdrawn Headphones
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Supportive parents

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First love

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music ​playlist

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Street artist

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Sprayed

edges by NOLA

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Set 0f 3 ​postcards

Bookmarks with Book’s ​Playlist QR code

Meet the characters

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Daniel Rose

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Cute sticky note paper
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Loves

Music, manga, comics, ​Star Wars, Marvel movies,​ series, Latte Art ​

Hates

Math, waking up ​early, sport, school

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Torn note paper cutout
Broken Red Heart

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Travel Element Headphones
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Nolan Christopher ​Miller

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Cute Painterly Pride LGBT Rainbow Heart
Cute sticky note paper
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Loves

Music, street art, ​drawing, skateboard, c​aramel macchiato

Hates

rom-coms, suits, ​perfection​ism

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Torn note paper cutout
Broken Red Heart

what’s in his backback

Playful Patterned Markers
School Notebook

Fanarts

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Musical Instruments Headphone Doodle
London Map in Retro Style. Vector Illustration.
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Millennium Bridge

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Book Locations

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Graffiti Tunnel

Queen’s Walk

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Playlist

What readers say ​about this book

“If you’re looking for a ​love story that goes ​beyond conventions and ​leaves you breathless, ​then Love is a Mess is the ​perfect read.


The most beautiful love ​story ever read, true love ​in its imperfect ​perfection.

“Love is a Mess is one of those novels ​that stays with you long after you’ve ​finished, making you curse and cherish ​its ending because its characters are as ​imperfect as they are real. Sometimes ​you’ll want to hug them, other times ​you’ll want to knock some sense into ​them, and that’s the beauty of it.


This isn’t a fairy tale love story, but a ​story of true love. A love made of ​misunderstandings, mistakes, shared ​playlists, soulful gazes, and gestures ​that speak louder than words.”


A young adult novel that tackles ​themes related to that transitional ​world on the brink of adulthood, often ​fraught with familial, personal, ​emotional, and sexual difficulties.


The author tells us the story of Daniel ​and Nolan, sharing their lives. Lives ​that seem different yet so similar at ​the same time. As the days and weeks ​go by, the similarities grow and the ​differences fade.


A story to read, savor, and reflect ​upon.”


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