Am I into ‘cosplay’? No. Am I into dressing up for Halloween and other events? Yes. Am I a big ass nerd? Also yes. Am I into quirky romances with costumes and nerdy things? YES. I cannot wait for this book! It sounds absolutely brilliant and guess what? The wait if over! Today this book is out in the world and it’s just what you need for the holidays and any last minute shopping you might need to take care of!
The first thing that caught my eye about this book was the cover. A plus sized woman of color with a white guy? Instantly I knew I needed this one because this book screams B-O-L-D. So many of the romances I read feature a heroine that is always described as ‘petite’, ‘slender’, or my personal favorite ‘slender with curves in the right places’—-ummm what? While I am not plus size, I am muscular with a curvy womanly body. I literally have to buy specially made jeans to fit my booty and thighs because I’m a competitive weight lifter, so when I read about ‘slender’ heroines I instantly feel some what disconnected with the character. There is nothing wrong with writing about ‘petite’ heroines but I also like seeing real women and real bodies celebrated in all their forms.
That is the number one reason I am so excited for this book. The other reason is is features a biracial romance and I am in a biracial marriage so hello this book is basically written for me and I cannot wait to read it. As I said, it’s out today and you don’t want to miss this one. Pick up your copy and maybe snag another for someone on your Christmas shopping list! Seressia Glass is sure to be a hot new bold voice in the romance genre!
He’s cosplaying as her boyfriend but their feelings for each other are real in this romantic comedy from Seressia Glass.
Sometimes Kenya Davenport believes she was switched at the hospital–how else could a lover of anime, gaming, and cosplay come from STEM parents? Still, Kenya dreams of being able to turn her creative hobby into a career. She finally has a chance to make it big when she joins the reality show competition Cosplay or No Way.
There’s just one catch: the challenge for the final round is all about iconic pairs, and the judges want the contestants’ significant others to participate. Unfortunately, Kenya is as single as can be at the moment. Luckily her best friend, Cameron Lassiter, agrees to be her fake boyfriend for the show.
Roleplaying a couple in love will force them to explore what they’re hiding under the mask of friendship. Can Kenya and Cam fake it until she makes it, or will she be real about her feelings, knowing it could cost her the best friend she’s ever had? (summary from Goodreads)