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Susane Colasanti is an American bestselling author of contemporary romance novels for teens.

She has authored books such as When It Happens (2006), Take Me There (2008), Now and Forever (2014), and the City Love Trilogy.

Originally from New Jersey, Susane has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Physics Education from New York University.

Prior to becoming a full-time author in 2007, Susane worked as a high school science teacher for ten years; seven of which she spent in the South Bronx as the high school Physics and Earth Science teacher.

She currently makes her home in New York City.

Susane, who has managed to live her two dream careers, opines that when we follow the wishes of our hearts, we always end up right where we belong–and that’s the ultimate destination.

More about Susane Colasanti

Genres: Contemporary , Romance, Young Adult

Born: 1973

United States


Non Series

  • When It Happens (2006)
  • Take Me There (2008)
  • Waiting For You (2009)
  • Something Like Fate (2010)
  • So Much Closer (2011)
  • Keep Holding On (2012)
  • All I Need (2013)
  • Now and Forever (2014)

City Love trilogy

  1. City Love (2015)
  2. Lost in Love (2016)
  3. Forever in Love (2017)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

When It Happens

At the start of senior year, Sara wants two things: to get into her first-choice college and to find true love. Tobey also wants two things: to win Battle of the Bands and to make Sara fall in love with him. 

Dave, the boy Sara was hoping would realize she exists, moves in on Sara first. But Tobey is impossible for Sara to ignore. He gets the little things that matter to her and, most importantly, he feels like a soul mate. Can a slacker rock star wannabe win the heart of a pretty class brain like Sara?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0142411551
Publisher: Speak
Take Me There

If you take a chance, you just might find true love...

Rhiannon is completely devastated after the breakup with her boyfriend. She wants him back. Nicole's ex still wants to be with her, but she's obsessed with someone totally forbidden. James is hopelessly in love with Rhiannon, who doesn't see that their friendship can be so much more. Will their desire to take a mean girl down a notch bring these three friends what they want...and more?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0142414354
Publisher: Speak
Waiting For You

At the beginning of sophomore year, Marisa is ready for a fresh start and, hopefully, her first real boyfriend. Derek is clearly the boy Marisa has been waiting for, but there's just one problem. He already has a girlfriend. Then there's Nash, the dorktastic boy next door with zero boyfriend potential. So of course Nash wants to take his friendship with Marisa to the next level.

But her boy drama is the least of Marisa's issues. She is dealing with overcoming depression and anxiety, a family that is falling apart, and a best friend who won't stop talking to sketchy guys online. Only the anonymous DJ, who has the school hooked on his underground podcasts, seems to get what Marisa's going through. But she has no idea who he is...or does she?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0142415757
Publisher: Speak
Something Like Fate

What if your soul mate is your best friend's boyfriend?

Lani and Erin are best friends bonded for life by a tragic accident. From the minute Lani meets Jason, she can't deny the intense connection they share. It feels like she's known him forever. But Jason becomes Erin's boyfriend. 

Lani is determined to ignore her feelings for Jason, no matter how powerful they are, rather than risk hurting her best friend. Will Lani be able to put her friendship with Erin first, or will she be tempted by the boy who just might be her soul mate?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0142418826
Publisher: Speak
So Much Closer

Scott Abrams is the love of Brooke's life. He just doesn't know it yet. So when his family moves to New York City the summer before senior year, Brooke decides to take a chance and move in with her estranged father in NYC. This is her last chance to prove to Scott that they're meant to be together.

But the city is full of surprises that Brooke never expected. Ever since a painful family trauma, she's been closed off to her parents, to her friends, and even to herself. Now, inspired by the thrilling energy of the bustling and creative city around her, Brooke begins to discover a side of herself she never knew existed. And as she finds out, in the city that never sleeps, love can appear around any corner...

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0142421147
Publisher: Speak
Keep Holding On

Noelle's life is all about survival. Even her best friend doesn't know how much she gets bullied, or the ways her mom neglects her. Noelle's kept so much about her life a secret for so long that when her longtime crush Julian Porter starts paying attention to her, she's terrified. 

Surely it's safer to stay hidden than to risk the pain of a broken heart. But when the torment of a friend takes a dramatic turn, Noelle realizes it's time to stand up for herself...and for the love that makes her keep holding on.

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0142426333
Publisher: Speak
All I Need

The last night of summer is only the beginning...

Skye wants to meet the boy who will change her life forever. Seth feels their instant connection the second he sees her. When Seth starts talking to Skye at the last beach party of the summer, it's obvious to both of them that this is something real.

But when Seth leaves for college before they exchange contact info, Skye wonders if he felt the same way she did--and if she will ever see him again. Even if they find their way back to each other, can they make a long-distance relationship work despite trust issues, ex drama, and some serious background differences?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-0142426760
Publisher: Speak
Now and Forever

Sterling is crazy in love with Ethan. Not only is he the sweetest boy she's ever met, but he's an incredibly talented guitarist, singer, and songwriter. And since forever, he's believed he has what it takes to be a star. 

When Ethan becomes an overnight sensation, he's thrown head-first into the glam world of celebrity--and so is Sterling. Before she knows it, she's attending red-carpet premieres, getting free designer clothes, and flying around the country to attend Ethan's monumental sold-out concerts.

It's a dream come true...but whose dream is Sterling living? And what do you do when "forever" comes to an end?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0147511393
Publisher: Speak

City Love trilogy

City Love

Sadie, Darcy, and Rosanna are living together in New York City the summer before their freshman year of college begins. With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, these three girls are on the verge of the best summer of their lives.

Sadie is a native New Yorker. She is hopeful, romantic, and an eternal optimist who is ready to find her soul mate. Then she meets her dream boy: cute, funny, and quirky in all the right ways. The chemistry between them is unreal. Could he be the one?

Darcy is a free spirit from SoCal with rebellious tendencies and unlimited financial resources. Moving to New York City is just another adventure for her. Darcy wants this summer to be all about boy adventures-nothing serious. But how much fun is too much?

Rosanna leaves Chicago for NYC so she can put her past behind her and reinvent herself. The only thing standing in her way is the grand total of seventy-three cents she has saved. Then she meets a guy who wants to show her the glamorous side of New York-a side that she would never get to experience on her own. If Rosanna doesn't resist, she may find herself in city love.

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-0062307705
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Lost in Love

Sadie was convinced that Austin was her soul mate, but after discovering his secret she wonders if she even knows him at all. Darcy was all about fun boy adventures with no strings attached . . . until her ex moves to New York City to win her back. 

Things are getting serious with Rosanna and her boyfriend, but will she be able to break free of her past and let him in? With no parents, no rules, and an entire city to explore, this is the summer that will change their lives forever.

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0062307743
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Forever in Love

Sadie is trying to find the strength to confront a past family trauma and forgive the boy who broke her heart. Darcy needs to figure out how to make it on her own for the first time and finally accept the love she deserves. 

Rosanna's boyfriend might still be in love with his ex…and she can recognize the abuse of her past reflected in a girl who needs her help. As the summer comes to an end, will they learn to love themselves and support one another with a bond of sisterhood that will never be broken?

Author: Susane Colasanti
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-0062307774
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books