- Soft on Soft by Em Ali
- format: eARC
- source: author
- pages: 122
- genre: romance
- stars: 5000/5
June Bana might post nearly daily makeup looks that gain thousands of likes but Real Life June has built a wall behind which she exists with her two cats.
But with messy feelings getting in a way of an early hermit life, June begins to realize that she wants more. She wants model/actress, Sunshine Reincarnated Selena Clarke. It doesn’t hurt that Selena is amazing with cats and quiets down June’s anxiety to bearable levels.
June is given the choice of facing her anxieties about relationships to gain not only a girlfriend but also a better understanding of how far she’d go for love.
But would she take it? Would she leave her comfort zone for something softer?
Contemporary fluffy piece where one homebody and one extrovert make one hell of a love story.
I knew I needed this book once I saw the title and boy was I right. I love how casually diverse it was and how both the MC and LI are fat but it’s not an issue. The entire book was so fluffy and cute and pure that I spammed the author’s dms the entire time I was reading it. They can confirm that I was squealing and crying and freaking out on every page.
The fat, enby, and aspec rep was all done with complete respect. It was also an aro friendly romance. The diversity was super casual but still a noticeable aspect of the book. I absolutely loved every character and the book as a whole.
Overall, I loved the book so much and it cheered me up and made my dad. Go support both this book and author asap.
Content warning for a discussion of a passed-away parent in chapter 2 and a depiction of a panic attack in chapter 8. Both are from the POV of the MC and are #ownvoices experiences.