Dade, Olivia. Spoiler Alert. Avon, 2020. 416 pp. ISBN 978-0063005549 $16.99
A TV star’s best acting job is playing a dumb blonde IRL – but online he writes fanfic as a way to rectify the wrongs made by the show’s producers, preferring the book! canon to the tv! canon. He falls for a fellow writer and plus-size cosplayer who doesn’t know he is her online beta reader and BFF… (Fanfic! Cosplay! Bad scripts! Text exchanges! Fanfic with PEGGING! Dyslexia! Body image! The Twitterverse!).
This really was one of the best books I read in 2020 – funny, sexy, real people I cared about.
Dade has a great romance series set in a library, for those of you who entertain such fantasies, and per Aimee Bender, y’all have them (from The Girl in the Flammable Skirt’s story “Quiet Please”: “She has her hair back and the glasses on but everyone has a librarian fantasy, and she is truly a babe beneath.”)