Experienced: A Novel (Paperback)

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“A fizzing, lip-chewing, collar-bone biting, palm-sweating roller-coaster of a rom-com that is both the sexiest book you'll read all year and the most heartening.” —Caroline O'Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of The Rachel Incident

“A joyful, exhilarating romp of a romance!” —Ashley Herring Blake, bestselling author of Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date

Bette is in love for the first time in her life. Finally, everything makes sense. Until it doesn’t.


As Bette approached thirty, she realized something big: she’s into women. And then she fell for Mei, who’s entirely perfect. Until, out of the blue, Mei suggests they take a break. She wants Bette to have the opportunity she missed out on in her twenties: to explore the queer dating scene, and then return certain about their future, her desires, and herself.

Reluctantly, Bette sets out on a mission: date hot women and have hot casual sex, before returning to her loving girlfriend. Maybe, put that way, it doesn’t sound so bad…

Often heady and thrilling, occasionally cringe, Bette’s odyssey will take her to some unexpected places. But with her new friend, the gorgeous and self-assured Ruth, as her queer dating guide, Bette can’t possibly fail. Right?

About the Author


Kate Young is a writer and cook, whose award-winning Little Library Cookbooks feature food inspired by beloved works of literature. After a sunny Australian childhood (spent indoors reading books) she moved to London, which suited her much better. She now lives in a converted mill in a Gloucestershire town. Experienced is her first novel.

Praise For…


Praise for Experienced:

“A fizzing, lip-chewing, collar-bone biting, palm-sweating roller-coaster of a rom-com that is both the sexiest book you'll read all year and the most heartening. A big, kind, horny love-in that will embolden readers to get some more experience of their own.”
—Caroline O'Donoghue, New York Times bestselling author of The Rachel Incident

“A joyful, exhilarating romp of a romance! Experienced reminds us all that sometimes, the best of life—and love—is found where you least expect it. A beautiful celebration of love and identity.”
—Ashley Herring Blake, bestselling author of Iris Kelly Doesn’t Date

“Clever, sexy and joyful, Experienced is filled with characters who quickly feel like old friends. A stunner of a debut novel—I loved it.”
—Beth O'Leary, international bestselling author of The Wake-Up Call

Experienced is fun, sexy and smart. Kate Young's take on dating, relationships and learning about your own queerness is wonderfully astute, her characters are warm and recognisable and importantly, deeply fanciable. I loved it.”
—Laura Kay, author of Wild Things


Product Details
ISBN: 9780143137986
ISBN-10: 0143137980
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2024
Pages: 384
Language: English