Conventionally Yours by Annabeth Albert
Contemporary, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
Book 1 in the True Colors Series
Conrad and Alden are not friends, in fact, most of the time they are rivals, play against each other in Odyssey. But when they are forces on a road trip to go to an Odyessy gaming tournament, things start to change…
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Conventionally Yours totally hooked me from the beginning. I mean how could I not love a book about two guys who fall in love on their way to a gaming convention?
Did I love the LGBTQ+ and nerd aspects of this book? Oh yes, but that isn’t why I have already recommended it to two people. Well, maybe it is why I recommended it to one of those people… But while that might be why you start the book it is the characters and their relationship that keeps you reading. I loved that this book is about two people who make each other better. It is certainly more pronounced in Alden, who starts to believe in himself and more importantly, figures out what he wants. But Conrad is just as much changed, realizing he is good enough.
I really enjoyed learning about these characters as they drove across the country. This book is sweet but also very realistic, which is a hard combination to find. My one complaint is that this card game that is very prevalent in this book is not explained. I am sure it is based on some real-world game, I’m just not familiar with it.
I really enjoyed this book, and I really have recommended it to two friends, and I am now recommending it to all of you.