Tracey Garvis Graves

Tracey Garvis Graves

The Girl He Used to Know

St. Martin's Press

Annika is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people’s behavior confusing, she’d rather be surrounded by her books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.

Jonathan joined the chess club and lost his first game — and his heart — to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that shatters their connection, leaving them to navigate their lives alone.


A decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She’s living the life she’s always wanted. He’s a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce. The strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.

“An incredible story with a unique premise and characters you’ll want to root for.”
—Colleen Hoover, New York Times bestselling author