Content Warnings: acephobia, underage drinking
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Alice had her whole summer planned. Nonstop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite 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.
H O L Y S H I T
I loved this book. so. so. so. much.
One of the longest reading slumps I’ve ever been in was underway while trying to read Let’s Talk About Love so it took me about a month to read it (I literally read a chapter a day sometimes two) and I’m not even mad it took me that long to read it. Because it made it last longer. I have literally never wanted to make a book last as long as possible before. Normally if I love something I tear through it as fast as possible. But this one demanded to be taken slowly because it was just so utterly perfect.
This is about to be the most ridiculous review you’ve ever read because I can’t even form words about this book but I have to tell you how much I love it.
Alice is the most perfect person I’ve ever come across. She is messy and chaotic and flawed and so freaking adorable I can hardly stand it. I just really want to be her best friend, okay?
And Takumi? I know I just said Alice was the most perfect but he is very much a close second. I just really need him to cook for me. Please? And I want to play with his adorable nieces. And look through his photo books because I love printed photos.
It would be a crime if I didn’t mention Ryan and Feenie too though. Are there better best friends out there? I think no. There were bumps in the road, but I love how they all stuck by each other and worked out all of their differences. I really was expecting worse and I’m so thankful I was wrong.
ALSO I’M JUST SO PROUD OF ALICE FOR STANDING UP FOR HERSELF ON SO MANY DIFFERENT OCCASIONS.
Seriously. Alice is such a strong character. It might take her a lot of time and plenty of tears before she figures out the right way to handle things, but she does figure it out and she makes sure that what is best for her is what is going to happen.
I’m also super thankful for the biromantic asexual representation Claire Kann gave us through Alice’s story. I’ve never read another book with this type of rep and it’s what I needed to see.
If you’re looking for a cute, hilarious, squishy, fluffy read, then look no further. Let’s Talk About Love will deliver all of those things and more.