I’m pleased to announce I have a new two-book deal with Berkley! Dictatorship of the Dress, the first in my contemporary romance wedding series, will release in 2015 in trade paper and digital. Stay tuned for more details!

Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper

Louder Than Love

– September 17, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)

Imprint: Berkley/InterMix

ISBN: 9781101634790

In this powerful debut novel, a young librarian grieves the loss of her husband…and discovers a love that defies classification.

It’s been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth…the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal.

Recluse rocker Adrian “Digger” Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library—not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids’ TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter.

Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it’s unclear whose past looms larger: the widow’s or the rocker’s. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates apart?


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Louder Than Love
  • Kame

    Great book – I really enjoyed their story and would love a novella to catch up

    • Jessica Topper

      Thanks so much – I am quite addicted to writing this cast of characters and would love a reprise, too!

  • Chris Cox

    This book was fabulous! I look forward to seeing what you come out with next!!!

    • Jessica Topper

      Thanks, Chris!

  • ReedsMom

    I just finished Louder than Love! I want more!!! I want to hear of the trials and tribulations of Adrian and Kat as the Rotten Grave Project embarks on a new life. I want to see adorable Abbey grow into the wonderful young lady, a tribute to her nature and nurture, we know she will become. I want to see how the heavy-metal rocker and the book-wrangler manage to wrest the best from each other and enjoy the fruits thereof!

    Soon, please?

    • Jessica Topper

      Hi ReedsMom, thanks for stopping by! So happy to hear how much you enjoyed the book. I know Adrian, Kat and co. have a lot more to share, so hopefully another book is in the cards for them!

  • Micheala

    I just finishes reading it. Easily one of the best books I’ve read in a long time!! I LOVED it. Adrian and Kat=adorable. Adrian being there for Abbey=too much for my heart to handle.
    I beg you–write a sequel. I want to know where Adrian and Kat’s relationship goes next. Marriage one day…? And I feel like she has more to share with him about Pete.

    • jess

      Thanks for writing, Micheala! I definitely hope to re-visit the gang at Lauder Lake one of these days and write more of their stories.