Rebeka Finch

Associate Agent

Rebeka’s introduction to the world of literature began at the University of Exeter, where she graduated with a first in History, fueling her love for narratives that transport readers to different worlds.

In November 2019, Rebeka decided to put that passion to use in her career, starting at the Agency as Assistant to Darley Anderson, working across his list of crime, thriller and saga authors. It was clear from the outset that she had found the right home at the Darley Anderson Agency with their dedication to promoting commercial fiction in the publishing industry.

Rebeka has a diverse array of roles within the Agency, primarily focused on supporting Darley with his list of top bestselling writers, as well as building her own list of romance and romantasy authors, and heading up the Agency’s Digital and Social Strategy with fellow Agent, Jade Kavanagh.

Drawing inspiration from her personal reading preferences and her deep-seated love for commercial new adult, romance, and romantasy fiction, Rebeka has been building a vibrant and exciting list of authors in these markets. Her reading as an Agent is influenced by her commitment to discovering and championing books that she herself would relish as a commercial reader, ensuring that each submission holds the promise of bringing unique characters and memorable stories to shelves around the world.

My Wishlist

As a reader and an agent, I am on the hunt for commercial romantic and romantasy fiction, specifically for BookTok hungry new adult/20+ markets. I want books with romance at the very heart of the narrative. Messy, cheesy, heartbreaking, relatable, I want the characters and their story to engross me completely and have me reaching for it time and time again.
Favourite Genres
  • Fiction
  • New Adult
  • Women's Fiction
  • Romantasy
  • Romance
  • Rom-Com

I love books that lean into the classic romance tropes. Friends to lovers, enemies to lovers, childhood sweethearts, forced proximity…you get the picture. I am on the lookout for books that lean into these tropes, but provide a new spin on the traditional story. I’m especially looking for books in the new adult, 20+ somethings market. Notably, BookTok classics like Elle Kennedy’s Off Campus Series or Elena Armas’ The Spanish Love Deception.

I’m also keen to explore the spicier end of the BookTok universe. I love to read books that advocate for healthy adult relationships, both emotionally and physically. Tessa Bailey’s Hook, Line and Sinker was an instant hit for me. I really liked the blend of emotional depth and physical intimacy that felt poignant yet fun. I want books that offer a sex-positive outlook for readers and that are representative of all voices and sexual orientations. Above all, I’m looking for escapism, butterflies, and a healthy dose of spice.

I will always have space for a romantic fantasy, or “romantasy” series on my list. Something that transports my mind to richly imagined worlds, but keeps those romantic relationships at the core of the story. Sarah J Maas and Jennifer Armentrout do a brilliant job of balancing this across their respective books. I also love the desert settings of Rae Carson’s Fire and Thorns Series and Danielle Jensen’s The Traitor Queen. I want books that strike the perfect balance of romance, pace, action and world-building, with series potential. Importantly, I look for strong, diverse, brave and relatable characters in these settings. People that feel like both a friend, a champion and an ally.

Other books and writers that I enjoy and epitomize my wishlist include:

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

The Plated Prisoner Series by Raven Kennedy

Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros

The American Roommate Experiment by Elena Armas

The Love Hypothesis by Ally Hazelwood

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Icebreaker by Hannah Grace

The Cheat Sheet by Sarah Adams

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score

Red White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Kulti by Mariana Zapata

*NB: I am looking for romantasy fiction, so if you feel your book doesn’t lean into classic romance tropes of the genre, then I am not the right agent for you. I am not looking for science fiction or dystopian novels. It’s important to note that whilst I love YA fantasy, as an agent, I am looking for books with 18+ characters. For all YA fantasy, please check out our wonderful team at the Children’s Agency for more details.