Ok, this one was well out of my comfort zone. Not only do I not usually read romance, but I don’t go for books this spicy and graphic. But I received this as a part of Booksparks Beautiful Book World Fall Tour and I stick to my commitments. My poor Catholic heart encouraged me to skim some sections and resist shaking my head and comments on casual sex and drug use. However, if you’re comfortable with those things, I did think this story had great representation with successful entrepreneurial, queer, Latinx main characters who balanced their traditional families (hello my comfort zone – yeah I’m old) with their millennial drive to be authentic to themselves.
The romance aspect between these two was less will they or won’t they and more they have and now what. That was a new angle which I think is inherently millennial, thinking they were better off fulfilling themselves than finding a partner. There was good character growth though and I enjoyed their nerdy banter.
I do wish that for the sections where they switch to Spanish there was a translation right there as I kept having to stop and look things up. I liked that it was realistic to bilingual interactions but it kept derailing my reading flow.
Thanks to Booksparks for a copy. All opinions above are my own.
What was the last book he read outside of your comfort zone?