Apr 10, 2018

Let's Talk About Love.

let's talk about love.
 claire kann.

Publisher  Swoon Reads.
Publication Date: January 23,2018.
Genre:YA  Contemporary Romance.
Format|Pages: Hardcover|304.
 Source:  Goodreads|Library.


Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting--working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she's asexual). Alice is done with dating--no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.

But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).

When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood. 


How have I not read this book earlier? It was… spectacular. I have read few books that were published by Swoon Reads . One of my friends published her debut book through them. There hasn’t been a single title from there that I didn’t enjoy. LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE wasn’t any different. I don’t think there was anything that I didn’t like. It was different from what I read before, at least the subject. Asexual is not something I heard about, not prior to reading Alice’s story in LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE I even ended up looking up because I wasn’t sure what it was, and were curious about it. I felt as I learned something new by reading the book. I could feel Alice emotions, her frustration. Especially since Asexual is something that not everyone understands, like Alice’s ex girlfriend. LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE was beautifully written, descrptions and emotions were so vivid, that even if I wanted to, I wouldn’t be able to pull myself away from the story. Some days I couldn’t.

I have heard, and seen on Goodreads others talking about the book. Now I see why. I liked Alice from beginning, it was hard not to. I hated how her girlfriend treated her, and to me it felt that all she cared about was sex. I think it was a good thing that she broke up with her, it wouldn’t lasted. And if they didn’t break up, she might never got as close as she did to Takumi. Don’t you just love that name? It’s so unique, I am not even sure if I can say it right or now. I have never heard name like his and I think that’s what made him so unique. From beginning it was obvious how Alice felt about Takumi, based by how she acted around him, she could barely talk to him at first. Of course she tried to deny it at first, but I feel like it was obvious to anyone how she felt about him. I feel that even Takumi even was aware of her feelings for him, just by the way that she acted when the two of them together. It didn’t take them long to become close. I did wonder if Alice would end up telling him that she was asexual, and if anything between the two of them would change if she did. I rooted from them from moment they met to the time their feelings grew. I found myself hoping that it would all work out in end, that Alice’s orientation wouldn’t change that.

I loved the relationship that Alice had with Ryan, Feenie I was not always sure about. I didn’t like how she treated her when she got jealous. But in way I guess I could understand, she used to come with things, and then the guy appears that she goes running to instead. I do feel like she could reacted to it differently, not as harshly. Despite the slight conflict in their friendship, in the end they were still there for each other, they found a way to move past it. I am glad that Alice at least had Ryan while her and Feenie had a slight drama going on. Someone that Alice could talk to. A part of them didn’t want to reach the end of the book, because I knew it would be the end. I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to everyone after, especially with Alice and Takumi and if Ryan and Feenie got married, and were happy. After reading LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE you form an attachment to the characters, and you can’t help but wonder what happens with them next. I have a feeling that this will be one of those books that I will end up re-reading in the future. It was everything that I love about Young Adult Contemporary books.

A lovely, magical debut novel by CLAIRE KANN and it’s making me curious what she has in store for us next.


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