You Can Go Your Own Way

by Eric Smith

On Sale: 10/25/2022

You Can Go Your Own Way

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You Can Go Your Own Way

by Eric Smith

On Sale: 10/25/2022

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About the Book

"A sweetly charming love story that leaves the reader with a lasting sense of hope." —Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star

"The perfect novel to snuggle up with." —Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read


A heartwarming and thoughtful enemies-to-lovers rom-com about two teens—one trying to save his family's failing pinball arcade, the other working for her tech genius dad who wants to take it over—who get trapped together in a snowstorm.

Adam Stillwater is in over his head. But the pinball arcade is the only piece of his dad that Adam has left, and he's determined to protect it from Philadelphia's newest tech mogul, who wants to turn it into another one of his cold, lifeless gaming cafés.

Whitney Mitchell doesn't know how she got here. Her parents split up. Her boyfriend dumped her. And now she's spending her senior year running social media for her dad's chain of super successful gaming cafés—which mostly consists of trading insults with that decrepit old pinball arcade across town.

But when a huge snowstorm hits, Adam and Whitney find themselves trapped inside the arcade. Cut off from their families, their worlds, and their responsibilities, the tension between them seems to melt away, leaving something else in its place. But what happens when the storm ends?

Critical Praise

"You Can Go Your Own Way is both a sweetly charming love story and a moving exploration of navigating  your way through grief. It’s a tricky balance, but Eric Smith’s writing deftly finds its way straight to the emotional core of his characters and leaves the reader with a lasting sense of hope."—Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star

"Eric Smith’s You Can Go Your Own Way is a big-hearted charmer of a book! Brimming with wintry coziness, heady nostalgia, and wholly loveable characters, this is a story that’s as much about finding yourself as it is about finding love. The perfect novel to snuggle up with."—Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of Beach Read

"If Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and 10 Things I Hate About You had a baby, you'd get You Can Go Your Own Way, the nerdy, pinball-filled, snowed-in-and-there's-only-one-blanket rom-com of my dreams."—Sam Maggs, author of The Unstoppable Wasp: Built on Hope.

"Eric Smith’s You Can Go Your Own Way is a love letter to Philly and pinball machines. It examines grief and the cost of hanging on as Adam Stillwater grapples with the loss of his father and his complicated crush on childhood ex-friend, Whitney. If you love second chances and the hate-to-love trope, you’ll adore this book."—Roselle Lim, author of Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

"You Can Go Your Own Way hits like the perfect mug of hot cocoa: it’s warm and sweet and leaves you wanting second helpings. Someone please lock Eric Smith in a room and don’t let him out until he’s written ten more rom coms. I want them all!"—Lauren Morrill, author of It's Kind of a Cheesy Love Story

"A bighearted, moving, delightfully quirky story about the ways that life can be surprising, and the people you thought you knew more surprising still. A warm hug of a book."—Kelly Loy Gilbert, author of Picture Us In the Light

"The story is colored by wonderfully specific details around pinball and horticulture—which will thrill fans of those niches—but it's anchored by a satisfying enemies-to-lovers romance that will please any fan of the genre."—Booklist

"A sweet romance with a quirky premise."—SLJ

"Readers will appreciate the sweet and satisfying romance, but what will ultimately resonate are Smith’s well-rounded characters who are dealing with grief, loss, and letting go. Snappy dialogue, second chances, and heartfelt relationships."—Kirkus Reviews

"It’s a pleasure to see the two leads work through the past to build a future."—Publishers Weekly -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335454348
  • ISBN 10: 1335454349
  • Imprint: Inkyard Press
  • On Sale: 10/25/2022
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Romantic Comedy
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Diversity & Multicultural
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Death & Dying
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents

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