St. Martin's Griffin, 2024
Agent: Jessica Watterson
Sage Byrd has lived in the coastal town of Spunes, Oregon (not to be confused with Forks, Washington) her entire life. She's learned to love her small world, with the misfit animals on her hobby farm, and her friendships with the town’s inhabitants. But when her 5-year relationship ends and her ex, town-golden-boy Ian, suddenly gets engaged, Sage needs a win—something that will convince everyone to stop pitying her all the time, and to put Ian in his place. The Festival of Spunes, the town’s annual summer competition, would be the perfect opportunity. She just needs a partner.
Fisher Lange was a hotshot chef in New York City until the loss of his sister left him numb, grieving, and responsible for his teenage niece Indy. When Fisher loses his Michelin star along with his love of cooking, his boss sends him and Indy to Spunes on a much-needed summer sabbatical to consult on a restaurant opening. But when clashes with the townspeople threaten his last chance to redeem himself and a kiss with his new neighbor Sage leads to dating rumors, a strategic alliance might just be the best way to turn things around.
A deal is struck. Sage will improve Fisher’s image in the eyes of the town and remove the roadblocks he is facing with the restaurant, and Fisher will be Sage’s partner for the competition. But as their pact quickly turns into steamy rendezvous, emotional wounds begin to heal, and the pair tries to savor every moment, they start to realize that summer is racing by much faster than they would like...
Filled with spicy summer fun, small-town charm, and Big Feelings, this highly anticipated romcom is Tarah DeWitt’s best yet.
“Stir small-town charm together with an equal-parts sweet and spicy love story—you’ll get this perfect fake-dating recipe for summer romance. This delightful read had us savoring every page.” — Emily Wibberly and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft
“Equal parts swoon-worthy and poignant, Savor It is deliciously sexy. If Schitt’s Creek and The Bear had a love-child, it would be this book.” — Julie Soto, USA Today bestselling author of Forget Me Not
"With equal parts sharp wit, delicious tension, and aching intimacy, Savor It immediately captivated me and refused to let go. Tarah DeWitt expertly crafted Sage and Fisher into fully realized, beautifully imperfect people and made me fall in love with them just as surely as they fell in love with each other. The title might as well be a promise, because I savored every gorgeous word until the very last drop." — Jessica Joyce, USA Today bestselling author of You, with a View
"Savor It is a glittering love letter to small towns, big puns, wrenching heartaches and expansive palates. Bittersweet, sexy and full of feeling, DeWitt has a gift for giving equal space in her stories to explore everyday nuances and those once in a lifetime moments. Simply put, I love her brand of love stories.” — Erin Hahn, author of Built to Last
"Tarah DeWitt writes with a warm authenticity and charm that simply shines off the page. Sage is one of the most compulsively likeable protagonists I've read in a long time—big hearted, bohemian, and unapologetically living her life the way she wants to live it. Fisher's a man adrift, magnetic and angsty—and watching him find his home in Sage is an absolute delight. Summery, sensual, and wildly swoony, Savor It is a delectable treat." — Jen Devon, author of Bend Toward the Sun
"Tarah DeWitt’s Savor It mixes heat, humor, and heartfelt moments to serve up a delightful read that will stir your emotions and make you smile." — Sophie Sullivan, award-winning author of Ten Rules for Faking It
"No one is using the twenty-six-letter alphabet like Tarah DeWitt. Savor It is delightfully funny, perfectly angsty, and indomitably hopeful. Sage and Fisher will have you swooning and sweating, but even if you can't stand the heat, I promise you'll want to stay in the kitchen." — Lyla Sage, author of Done and Dusted
"Savor It is a small town romance with huge heart...I would give it a Michelin star if I could!" — Lana Ferguson, USA Today bestselling author of The Nanny
"Charming and unique...Savor It is a hilariously hopeful and swoon-worthy love story." — Liz Tomforde, author of Mile High