Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade
Spoiler Alert Book 1
Steam Level: Turning the Heat Up
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?Goodreads
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Do you ever read a book that you feel like is just made for you? Well, that’s how I feel about Spoiler Alert! April, the main character, is fat and feels like she has trouble showing all of herself to her work colleagues, check and check. Add on to that that Marcus, the male lead is dyslexic, (I am also dyslexic), and well, let’s just say I had no trouble connecting to the two main characters of this book.
I loved this story so much, and yes, the fact that the main characters each had very similar “defining” characteristics helped a lot. I also really enjoyed this story, especially as a slightly disgruntled Game of Thrones fan who loved Jamie Lannister very much. Both April and Marcus were such mature characters. Though they had a lot of baggage, rightfully so, for the most part, they handled their problems in a very mature way.
This book was written in the third person, which was great because you got a sense of what both characters were thinking. That was very important to understand each of the characters’ actions. While they didn’t always make the same decisions, I would. I always understood why they took the actions they did, which is important for the story’s enjoyment and the characters.
This book is simply a delight! While I admit, the fact that it was basically tailor-made for me probably makes me a bit biased; I do think many people will really enjoy this book!
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