7 Jan 2019

ARC #Review: LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE by Claire Kann

LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE

Author: Claire Kann
Series: N/A
Source: ARC via Publisher
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
Overall Rating:
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Summary:
Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.
Purchase:
Amazon | Chapters | TBD
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

I could not stand the writing style with the extra information in brackets. It pulled me out of the story every time it happened. (Which was a lot.) But the romance was cute. Definitely not YA though, Alice is a sophomore in college so like this is New Adult. Which is fine but I wish it was labelled as such.
I don't really have too many negative things to say about this one in terms of characters or plot, just style of writing. But I also don't really have a lot of good things to say either. This was just kind of a mediocre book.

I liked the positive portrayal of therapy and that Alice was bisexual and asexual. It was great representation and I really loved reading about her thoughts. I also liked that she had different career aspirations and wanted to try to study that in college. It was so different than a lot of what I have seen for people to study in college.

But that brings me to my dislikes. This was not YA. Alice was a sophomore in college lol that means she was 19. That is New Adult. I am fine with that but I also probably wouldn't have picked it up if I had known because I generally don't care about NA books. Also, it was ... kinda boring. Nothing all that interesting or exciting happened. But in a bad way. I like when contemporary novels are just about living life and going through your daily routine but the conflicts didn't feel all that tense, except for the end conflict with Takumi. And with that, Alice forgives him way too easily. 

If you want good bisexual and asexual rep, then this is the book for you. If you want positive therapy rep, this is the book for you. If you want to be highly entertained, this may not be the book for you.



I asked on Twitter what people wanted to see on my account and it was an overwhelming vote for both ARCs I haven't shown off a lot and "whatever" so here is an ARC I haven't shown off a lot: LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE by @kannclaire! Check out the summary below... // Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done. But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!). When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood. // #books #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookworm #bibliophile #stacks #bookstacks #pink #tulips #flowers #blogger #bookblogger #floral #shelfie #bestofbookstagram #bookstagramfeatures #mybookstagramfeatures #bookishfeature #bookishcanadians #nature
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