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409 pages, Paperback
First published October 6, 2020
Spoiler Alert is easily a 5-star read that I thought was refreshing and well written and which I read in one sitting, but as you can see, I've rated it 2.5 stars rounded to 3. Why?
Firstly, most books featuring plus-size characters rarely use the human equivalent on their book covers
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If you're writing a plus-sized figure then damnit use a real woman instead of this nonsensical artsy stuff. Find a full-figured woman and have her make out with a yummy male model, thank you very much. Is that really so difficult?
Secondly, the main story is interspersed with fanfic specifically alluding to the last two seasons of Game of Thrones that were butchered by Benioff and Weiss. Personally, I'm not inclined to reading FanFic nor do I want a philosophical feminist insight on what is essentially a fictionalised world within a similarly imaginary setting. Sadly, a large swathe of this book was devoted to just that.
Lastly, the wish fulfilment was too overt. I could have possibly overlooked a good-looking hero but to have him as this sexy famous actor who also loved to write fanfic who also happened to be a feminist was laughable.
I mean him being an actor would have sufficed, everything else was pure wish-fulfilment. Likewise, Marcus was there to validate April and he wasn't allowed to be anything but perfect even though she, IMO, needed therapy more than a dicking. For that matter, he as well could have used a session, or 5.
But hey, alls well that ends well.
I’m not looking to be fixed. I want to be loved and liked and desired not because of my size, not despite my size, but because I’m ME. My character, my choices, my words.