Here We Go Again: A Novel (Paperback)

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The author of the “sexy, insightful, and utterly charming” (BuzzFeed) Kiss Her Once for Me returns with a new queer rom-com following once childhood best friends forced together to drive their former teacher across the country.

A long time ago, Logan Maletis and Rosemary Hale used to be friends. They spent their childhood summers running through the woods, rebelling against their conservative small town, and dreaming of escaping. But then an incident the summer before high school turned them into bitter rivals. After graduation, they went ten years without speaking.

Now in their thirties, Logan and Rosemary find they aren’t quite living the lives of adventure they imagined for themselves. Still in their small town and working as teachers at their alma mater, they’re both stuck in old patterns. Uptight Rosemary chooses security and stability over all else, working constantly, and her most stable relationship is with her label maker. Chaotic and impulsive Logan has a long list of misguided ex-lovers and an apathetic shrug she uses to protect herself from anything real. And as hard as they try to avoid each other—and their complicated past—they keep crashing into each other. Including with their cars.

But when their beloved former English teacher and lifelong mentor tells them he has only a few months to live, they’re forced together once and for all to fulfill his last wish: a cross-country road trip. Stuffed into the gayest van west of the Mississippi, the three embark on a life-changing summer trip—from Washington state to the Grand Canyon, from the Gulf Coast to coastal Maine—that will chart a new future and perhaps lead them back to one another.

About the Author

Alison Cochrun is a former high school English teacher and a current writer of queer love stories, including The Charm Offensive and Kiss Her Once for Me. She lives outside of Portland, Oregon, with two giant dogs, her small wife, and too many books. You can find her online at or on Instagram as @AlisonCochrun.

Praise For…

“Cochrun effortlessly toggles back and forth between moments of snortworthy comedy and heartbreaking emotional angst in this unforgettable queer love story that beautifully celebrates the powerful impact the right teacher can have on a student’s life and the absolute joy of finding someone who sees and loves you for the person you are.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Cochrun (Kiss Her Once for Me) maps out the road trip of a lifetime in this funny, poignant, and frequently tear-jerking queer rom-com… Cochrun conjures the feeling of infinite possibility that comes from summer on the open road while exploring the intricacies of love and the grief of an unfulfilled life. Complete with a beautiful romantic reunion, this unforgettable, heart-tugging romance is Cochrun’s best yet.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“It’ll make you laugh and it’ll make you cry, but above all else, it’ll make you miss that teacher who impacted your life when you were a kid. This book shows the things we’ll do for those we love, and that you can find humor in the sad times.”
—Hannah Grace, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Icebreaker

"Funny, tender, heart-wrenching, and hopeful. Here We Go Again is a love letter to educators and queer mentors, and opening up your heart even when it hurts. Alison Cochrun knocks it out of the park again."
—Rosie Danan, USA Today bestselling author of Do You Worst 

“Funny and wise, sexy and smart and tender, this story has it all. A dazzling romance about letting go, second chances, and embracing the unexpected." 
—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn't Care

"Alison Cochrun's ability to hit me with a sentence that makes me laugh out loud, then a sentence that gets me hot, then a sentence that gives me chills is truly unparalleled. Reading an Alison Cochrun book is a full-body experience. There was so much in Here We Go Again about showing up for other people and showing up for yourself, and I was here for all of it."
—Alicia Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of With Love, from Cold World

Product Details
ISBN: 9781668021194
ISBN-10: 1668021196
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English