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June 4, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780385689014
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A fresh, sexy romantic comedy about a newly-out lesbian finding herself, finding her people and finding her partner--in that order.

Bette is in love for the first time in her life. When she turned 30, she realized she likes women and fell for Mei. Finally, everything makes sense. Until, out of the blue, Mei suggests they take a break so that Bette can go and do all the exploring she missed out on in her twenties--for her to plunge into the queer dating scene and return to Mei clearer about her desires, her preferences and her choice to be with Mei and Mei alone.

So, reluctantly, Bette is set on a mission: Date lots of hot women and have lots of hot casual sex, so she can come back to Mei and what she really wants. Put that way, maybe it doesn't sound so bad?

Bette's dating odyssey takes her to unexpected places, some cringingly disastrous, some heady and thrilling. Between dates, she learns to lean on her community and shake off the awkwardness of coming into self-understanding in her thirties. Not least, it turns out that love is waiting where she doesn't even expect to find it.

About this Author

KATE YOUNG is an award-winning food writer and cook. Her series of Little Library cookbooks feature food inspired by famous and beloved, and occasionally obscure, works of literature. She is based in the English countryside. Experienced is her debut novel.

ISBN: 9780385689014
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 384
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Published: 2024-06-04


"A fizzing, lip-chewing, collar-bone biting, palm-sweating roller-coaster of a rom-com that is both the sexiest book you'll read all year and the most heartening. A big, kind, horny love-in that will embolden readers to get some more experience of their own." 
--Caroline O'Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of The Rachel Incident
"A joyful, exhilarating romp of a romance! Experienced reminds us all that sometimes, the best of life--and love--is found where you least expect it. A beautiful celebration of love and identity." 
--Ashley Herring Blake, bestselling author of Iris Kelly Doesn't Date
"Clever, sexy and joyful, Experienced is filled with characters who quickly feel like old friends. A stunner of a debut novel--I loved it." 
--Beth O'Leary, international bestselling author of The Wake-Up Call
"Experienced is fun, sexy and smart. Kate Young's take on dating, relationships and learning about your own queerness is wonderfully astute, her characters are warm and recognizable and importantly, deeply fanciable. I loved it."
--Laura Kay, author of Wild Things

"Warm, witty and charming, the perfect addition to the 'rom com' canon." 

"Simultaneously steamy, swoon-worthy and sweet."
--Chicago Review of Books

"A wholehearted, fun exploration of dating and love in the 21st century. . . . Young's charming British English pairs with a young millennial's quirky, anxious interiority for a fun, surprisingly profound read." 

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