â€śThis is friends-to-lovers romanceâ€¦but itâ€™s in the science-fiction story line where Cole really shines. The setup of Mixed Signals seems eerily plausible, and the entwined love story will satisfy sci-fi and romance readers alike.â€ť
â€”The Washington Post
Winner of the RT Reviewerâ€™s Choice Best Futuristic Romance of 2015
A Washington Post Best Romance of November 2015
Four years after the Flare, the world is finally starting to rebuild
For Maggie Seong, that means leaving the safety of her familyâ€™s cabin for college. She wonâ€™t be alone, thoughâ€”hunky former military cadet Edwin Hernandez, family friend and self-appointed Protector of Maggieâ€™s Virtue, will be there. Maggie would much prefer that Edwin himself dispose of her â€śinnocence,â€ť but heâ€™s already rejected her advances once, and a girl has her pride.
Things look pretty bleak romance-wise until Maggie discovers that Devon, the pre-Flare internet boyfriend sheâ€™d assumed was dead, is not only alive but on campus. Despite the passage of time, their bond is strong, and they quickly pick up where they left off. Even as Devon aims for a chance at love IRLâ€”everything Maggie thought sheâ€™d wantedâ€”Edwinâ€™s desire to protect her makes her question her heart.
Maggieâ€™s torn between the future she didnâ€™t dare to hope for and the past she canâ€™t let go of. And when a group of neo-Luddite terrorists threaten the campus, everyoneâ€™s loyalties will be tested. To ensure that the world doesnâ€™t go back to the dark days following the Flare, Maggie might have to sacrifice it all.