College dropout Pablo Neruda Rind works a graveyard shift at an upscale, twenty-four-hour deli in Brooklyn. He's up to his eyeballs in credit card debt, never mind his student loans. Pop juggernaut Leanna Smart graduated from child stardom, became an international icon, and has enough social media followers to populate whole continents. When Leanna and Pablo meet at 5:00 a.m. at the bodega in the dead of winter it's absurd to think they'd be A Thing. But as they discover who they are, who they want to be, and how to defy the deafening expectations of everyone else, Lee and Pab turn to each other. Which, of course, is when things get properly complicated.
Mary H. K. Choi.