Albertelli, Becky & Adam Silveria. Here’s To Us. Quill, 2021. ISBN 978-0063071636 480 pp. $19.99
In the two years that have passed their short-lived meet-cute romance in What If It’s Us? Ben and Arthur have left each other all the way to another love(s), not maintaining contact or even mutual friends… until they end up in New York City for the summer. Ben is in college (although all he wants to do is write his fantasy novel) and Arthur has a theatre internship (that involves spreadsheets and tracking props). As before, in a series of coincidences, their paths keep crossing, and their friendship, connection and attraction expands exponentially until it’s too big to ignore.
Meanwhile, Ben’s hottie Mario wants his to move to L.A. to pursue a screenwriting career, while Arthur’s quiet Mikey, who doesn’t even want to hold hands in public, is on the verge of confessing feelings.
This is a sweet, angsty dramatic big gay love story that gives Ben and Art the happy ending they deserve.