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I like stuff with romantic elements and angst, usually YA, fantasy, paranormal/urban fantasy or variations thereof. Usually wrinkles nose at sci-fi due to unlikely tech. Straight girl who likes boys that like boys!

Currently reading

The Friend Zone
Kristen Callihan
Under Heaven
Guy Gavriel Kay
Progress: 6/411 pages
The Wild Girl
Kate Forsyth
Progress: 152/480 pages
Liesmith: Book 1 of The Wyrd
Alis Franklin
Rush Me
Allison Parr
Progress: 156/263 pages
Shield of Winter
Nalini Singh
Progress: 280/436 pages
Devil's Cub
Georgette Heyer
Daniel Arenson
Progress: 56/276 pages
Pivot Point
Kasie West
Progress: 36/237 pages

For Real by Alexis Hall

For Real (A Spires Story) - Alexis Hall

Wow, this was really good - the challenges and dynamics of a relationship between a 19 year old and a 37 year old are very well done and believable; the fluctuations between being equal and suddenly almost like father & son due to the differences in life experience. The frustrations & passions of being 19 vs. the cynicism and weariness of 37. Tobys exuberance, passion and naivity vs. cautious Laurie who lives so much in his head.

Loved the writing too, and how Laurie & Toby both leapt off the pages, with such distinct voices.

For me this was very much a relationship book that happened to have some kink in it.