Hi everyone, it’s Becky and I’m here to share with you this new book I received through Netgalley.
Title: Let’s Talk About Love
Author: Claire Kann
Summary: College sophomore, Alice, is having a difficult time. Her girlfriend just broke up with her, her parents are trying to force her onto the law school track, and her best friends/roommates seem to be drifting away from her. But then Alice meets Takumi, a charming and beautiful boy, who may be able to make her to take the leap into love. However, Claire afraid to reveal her asexuality to Takumi, can he love her enough to accept a relationship on Claire’s terms?
Review: Asexuality appears to be the new trend in YA books and I have read many that feel as if asexuality is just being used to get the book a little extra buzz which is why “Let’s Talk About Love” felt refreshing. The book is one of the first on the topic that organically integrates the character’s asexuality into the narrative. Alice’s sexuality does not define her whole character, it is just one of the many things that make her a person and Kann did a wonderful job of creating a fully developed, layered, main character. However, our wonderful main character did not have a fully developed romance. The relationship between Alice and Takumi felt at times rushed and at other times one sided. Takumi is introduced as a attractive and kind possible prince charming but for the reader to love him we must ignore his relationship baggage and slight control issues. Their relationship didn’t quite feel genuine or really a romance with the books conclusion feeling a little to neat and perfect.
Bottom Line: “Let’s Talk About Love” is a YA books that actually broaches the subject of asexuality in an honest and realistic manner however the romance aspect of this romance book is lacking.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5