When the Vibe Is Right (Hardcover)


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When the Vibe Is Right (Hardcover)

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From the author of Where the Rhythm Takes You comes a delightful enemies-to-lovers, contemporary romance set during Trinidad’s Carnival celebration. 

There are two things Tess Crawford knows for sure: 

  • She’s destined to be a great Trinidadian Carnival costume designer like her renowned uncle, Russel Messina, and will one day inherit leadership of the family’s masquerade band, Grandeur. 
  • Her classmate, the popular social media influencer, Brandon Richards, is the bane of her existence. Everything about him irks her, from his annoying nickname for Tess (“Boop”) to his association with David, her awful ex. 

But when the future of Grandeur nears the brink of collapse in the face of band rivalry, Tess finds to her chagrin that she must team up with Brandon in a desperate attempt to revive the company. 

As Tess and Brandon spend more time together, Tess begins to wonder if everything she thought she knew might not be so certain after all…. 

Set in lush, gorgeous Trinidad, this is a novel about finding love in the most unexpected places. 

Sarah Dass was born in Trinidad but has lived in Tobago since she was two years old. A graduate of University College London, she works as an office administrator by day and writes stories about the Caribbean by night. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or taking walks with her dachshund, Stella. Sarah is also the author of Where the Rhythm Takes You, a reimagining of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. You can learn more about the author at sarahdass.com.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063018570
ISBN-10: 0063018578
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
Pages: 336
Language: English

"Dass infuses this enemies-to-lovers romance with amusing dialogue, fully fleshed-out characters, and nuanced conversations surrounding loss and loneliness. The cast’s magnetic chemistry, both romantic and platonic, and the palpable love for the beauty and culture of Trinidad and Tobago stand out in this radiant depiction of love, creative passion, and closure." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Through captivating, witty, and heartfelt prose, Dass’ sweet romance novel shows her protagonist dealing with grief and growing pains. The banter and obvious chemistry between Tess and Brandon are enthralling from the get-go; readers root for Tess and feel invested in every part of her journey. An exciting and sentimental love story perfect for romance lovers who appreciate multifaceted characters.”  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)