If you are anything like me, and love all things comic book, anime, gaming, and cosplay related; then you are going to adore this book! This romance touched my geeky little heart like no other!
Kenya is one of the two finalists on the brand new Cosplay or No Way reality tv show, and the last challenge between herself and the win is a doozy. She needs to choose a partner to help to make an iconic duo cosplay. Her choice for a partner is easy, her best friend, Cam, has been her cosplay partner for years. When she refers to him on television as her romantic partner, things get a little more complicated.
This was an amazing friends to lovers romance, with all sorts of amazing bits thrown in. Not only do we get to immerse ourselves in cosplay, but we get to see all sorts of important issues tackled as well. Kenya struggles with her parents’ not supporting her desire to get into cosplay as a career, with the show’s attempts to stereotype her as the angry black woman, and with a terrible judge (think Simon Cowell in female form) who belittles her because of her weight at every chance she gets.
I absolutely loved this book! Kenya is an amazing and strong woman who isn’t ashamed of anything about herself. She and Cam’s relationship is a joy to watch develop. I read through the entire thing in one sitting. I can’t say enough good things about this book. This was the first book I’ve read by Seressia Glass, but The Love Con has put her on my auto buy author list! I can’t wait to see what she does next!
Thank you so much to Berkley Publishing Group for giving me an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review!