Holly Bourne


All Amber wants is a little bit of love. Her mum has never been the caring type, even before she moved to California, got remarried and had a personality transplant. But Amber’s hoping that spending the summer working at a camp with her can change all that. She just needs to distract her mum away from the clutches of Bumchin Kevin and the gravitational force of his bumchin.


And then there’s prom king Kyle, the guy all the girls want. He’s smart, funny, TALLER THAN AMBER, and unnervingly nice. Can he really be interested in anti-cheerleader Amber? Can she trust that she’s worth loving when everyone else in her life has let her down?


Thousands of miles away from home, Amber starts thinking everything about this summer is a big mistake.  Even with best friends Evie and Lottie’s advice, there’s no escaping the fact: love is hard.


A book about letting people in and learning to let other people go, How Hard Can Love Be? is the feisty second installment of the Spinster Club series.


Young Adult

UK Publication

Usborne Publishing, February 2016

US Publication

On offer

Rights Sales

World: Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency
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