Title: Conventionally Yours
Author: Annabeth Albert
Genre: LGBTQAI+ Romance
Synopses: When two “big name fans” go head-to-head at a convention, love isn’t the only thing at stake.
Charming, charismatic, and effortlessly popular, Conrad Stewart seems to have it all…but in reality, he’s scrambling to keep his life from tumbling out of control.
Brilliant, guarded, and endlessly driven, Alden Roth may as well be the poster boy for perfection…but even he can’t help but feel a little broken inside.
When these mortal enemies are stuck together on a cross-country road trip to the biggest fan convention of their lives, their infamous rivalry takes a backseat as an unexpected connection is forged. Yet each has a reason why they have to win the upcoming Odyssey gaming tournament and neither is willing to let emotion get in the way―even if it means giving up their one chance at something truly magical.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: June 2nd, 2020
Format: E-book, digital ARC provided through NetGalley
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Review: This was such a fun, heartwarming book. It is well paced, engaging and impossible to put down. I loved the LGBTQAI+ and Neurodiverse representation of Albert’s characters. Both were so thoughtful and so well done. Albert is attentive, caring and insightful with her characters and their story and will leave her readers full of joy after the finish the last page.
I’m really glad I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone to read more romance books. This New Adult romance was a great way to kick off Pride month. I always have trouble seeing myself in books, even in Queer books, but I saw myself in several of the characters in Conventionally Yours and it felt amazing.
I also thought Albert did a great job highlighting Neurodiversity through one of her main characters, Alden. While I myself am not Neurodiverse I have several friends who are and I see many of them reflected here. I’m excited to share this book with them and hear their thoughts on Alden and his story.
This was a really great read and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a quick, fun, Queer romance!