The First Date Prophecy: A Hilarious and Nostalgic Love Story

The First Date Prophecy: A Hilarious and Nostalgic Love Story

The First Date Prophecy: A Hilarious and Nostalgic Love Story

The First Date Prophecy: A Hilarious and Nostalgic Love Story


$14.40  $16.95 Save 15% Current price is $14.4, Original price is $16.95. You Save 15%.
    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Wednesday, February 28
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers


Notes From Your Bookseller

As a 90’s nostalgia callback, we start by asking “What's Crackalackin?" The First Date Prophecy is what! Are you having trouble admitting that the 90's are thirty years ago? We were wooed into the past by Kate & Danny Tamberelli’s romantic take on the big questions fate and destiny. Fads and decades come and go, but true love is forever.

“A joyous, nostalgic rom-com romp in which the authors’ love for each other dazzles through.” —Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka, authors of The Roughest Draft

Readers of Christina Lauren and Emily Henry will adore this new read from the 90’s Nickelodeon star of All That and The Adventures of Pete and Pete as he teams up with his real-life wife for an entertaining, big-hearted, and truly laugh-out-loud debut rom-com set in Brooklyn, steeped in 90’s nostalgia, and inspired by their very own love story.

Brooklyn-based aspiring writer Lucy Minninger has no trouble putting the comedy in her rom-coms. It’s the romance part of the equation that’s the problem. But even as the rejection slips pile up, and her second dates dwindle, Lucy refuses to give up hope—or her HeartThrobs™ dating profile . . .

Former child star Rudy Riziero made his mark on some of the most popular kids shows of the ՚90s. But that early success has pigeonholed him into a stand-up routine riffing on his past work, while the slick single life he envisioned was clearly a fantasy. He’s actually ready for a relationship, if he could just find someone uninterested in who he used to be . . .

When Lucy and Rudy match online, they’re eager to meet. But after their first date ends in a psychic’s prophecy that is equal parts great fortune and certain doom, their flirty quips end and their search for answers to some of life’s big questions begins: Is there really one person for everyone? Do destinies really intertwine? Where can you find the best tacos in Brooklyn?

And when it matters most, will they throw caution—and fate—to the wind, trust their instincts—and write their own futures?

“Will keep you entertained to the last page.” —Melissa Joan Hart

“A beautiful, fun, and complex love story.” –screenwriters Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)

“This ’90s nostalgia–tinged love story will leave rom-com fans smiling and swooning.” —Library Journal STARRED REVIEW

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496742841
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 06/27/2023
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 398,072
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Kate and Danny Tamberelli are a wife-and-husband writing team; The First Date Prophecy is their debut rom-com. Kate Katelyn Detweileris a literary agent and YA author whose novels include The Undoing of Thistle Tate and The People We Choose. Danny is an actor, musician, and comedian who rose to fame on Nickelodeon shows like The Adventures of Pete & Pete, All That, and Figure It Out. He currently hosts the podcast The Adventures of Danny & Mike, the live comedy show Nostalgia Personified, and is the bassist for the band Jounce. Kate and Danny live in Brooklyn with their son, and enjoy seeking out the finest food trucks their neighborhood has to offer. Readers can find them at and
From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews