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If This Gets Out: A Novel (Hardcover)
Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich's “If This Gets Out is an absolute showstopper! Equal parts edgy and adorable, this bright, joyful book has everything I look for in a queer YA romance.” —Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us
Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.
On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?
About the Author
SOPHIE GONZALES is a YA contemporary author. She lives in Melbourne, Australia where she works within the field of mental health. When she isn’t writing, she can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She is the author of The Law of Inertia, Only Mostly Devastated, and Perfect on Paper.
Cale Dietrich is a YA devotee, lifelong gamer, and tragic pop punk enthusiast. He was born in Perth, grew up on the Gold Coast, and now lives in Brisbane, Australia. His debut novel, The Love Interest, was named a 2018 Rainbow List Selection. He can be found on Twitter.
“If This Gets Out is an absolute showstopper! Equal parts edgy and adorable, this bright, joyful book has everything I look for in a queer YA romance—Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich tell this story in perfect harmony.” —Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us and As Far as You’ll Take Me
“If This Gets Out is the perfect book.... It deftly explores the dark side of fame [and] the giddy thrill of first—and forbidden—love.” —Mackenzi Lee, New York Times–bestselling author
"[A] sweet and swoon-worthy romance. Zach and Ruben are a pitch-perfect duet!" —Caleb Roehrig, author of Last Seen Leaving
"Dazzle[s]...with a narrative of queer boy-bandmates who wrestle with newfound fame, and newfound feelings for each other. Readers will fall in love." —Adam Sass, author of Surrender Your Sons
"If This Gets Out blends the ache and the beauty of coming out under the lights of celebrity with the ways in which queer love is told to stay hidden, even when it's the only thing keeping the music going." —L.C. Rosen, author of Camp and Jack of Hearts (and Other Parts)