Lola Carlyle’s 12-Step Romance


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With a whip-smart narrative reminiscent of HBO’s Girls, Danielle Younge-Ullman’s debut novel will have you laughing all the way to recovery.

Lola Carlyle is lonely, out of sorts, and in for a boring summer. So when her best friend, Sydney, calls to rave about her stay at a posh Malibu rehab and reveals that the love of Lola’s life, Wade Miller, is being admitted, she knows what she has to do. Never mind that her worst addiction is decaf cappuccino; Lola is going to rehab.

Lola arrives at Sunrise Rehab intent on finding Wade, saving him from himself, and—naturally— making him fall in love with her…only to discover she’s actually expected to be an addict. And get treatment. And talk about her issues—the ones she refuses to admit, even to herself. Plus she has insane roommates, and an irritatingly attractive mentor, Adam, who’s determined to thwart her at every turn.

Oh, and Sydney? She’s gone.

In a place full of fragile, damaged people, Lola is in trouble. But like it or not, she will be rehabilitated. And along the way, she might just find herself, and love…if she can open her heart long enough to let it happen.


“Full of sass and witty banter” Kirkus Reviews

“LOLA CARLYLE’S 12-STEP ROMANCE is addictive. It’s an intoxicating blend of romance, humor, and honest emotion that will keep readers turning pages. This book is for anyone who wants a behind the Hollywood scene view or wondered how far someone might go for love.” Eileen Cook, author of REMEMBER

“Danielle Younge-Ullman’s debut YA novel, LOLA CARLYLE’S 12-STEP ROMANCE, is a romantic comedy but also so much more. You’ll come for the laughs and kisses – of which there are satisfyingly plenty! – and find yourself staying for the authentic and powerful feelings.” ~ Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of THE TWIN’S DAUGHTER