Spoiler Alert, a review by Tanya

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Spoiler Alert (Spoiler Alert #1)
Olivia Dade
Isabelle Ruther (Narrator)

13 hours
Published Oct 2020 by HarpersAudio

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About the Book:
Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own.

Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he’s known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster.  Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet’s favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he’d be fired. Immediately.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her “real life” for years—but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction.

Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she’s actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her.

With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?

My Review:

I am loving the body positive focus of this book!  A woman that insists on being measured by who she is and not what she looks like is a woman I support 100%.

The strength of the main character does not mean that she doesn’t second guess herself or feel sorrow for the mistreatments she does suffer.  Instead, it’s a story of how she rises above that pain and continues to know her worth! I could read books like this every day.

FYI – there are some pretty descriptive sex scenes in this ones.  I tripped all over my feet when I heard the first scene come on.  I was not expecting that heatwave!

A fun romance that leads me to pick up Book 2 right away!

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