Title: Let’s Talk About Love
Author: Claire Kann
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Release Date: 23 January 2018
Number of Pages: 304
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favourite 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.
This book follows Alice who is black and identifies as biromantic asexual who has just been dumped by her girlfriend at the beginning of the story because she isn’t interested in sex. Alice spends the summer working in a library where she meets Takumi who she feels drawn to.
I really liked the character of Alice she is really fun and quirky. She loves aesthetics and I adore her cutie code which is where she rates everything from green to red (red being the cutest).I also loved her character development and how she can admit that she has faults. I also really liked Takumi and how kind and understanding he is. I also really like the romance between them.
I love the diversity within this book and it is the first book featuring an asexual main character that I’ve read. While I can only testify for the biromantic representation overall I feel that it was done well and I finished the book with a much better understanding of asexuality than I did going into it. I also love how it shows counselling in such a positive light.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book, it was both entertaining to read and informative and I would highly recommend it. I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
Have you read this book? What did you thing of it? Can you recommend me any other books featuring asexual/aromantic main characters?