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National Best Seller

Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. 

Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on television, but fanfiction readers call him something else: Book!AeneasWouldNever. Marcus gets out his frustrations with the show through anonymous stories about the internet’s favorite couple, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone discovered his online persona, he’d be finished in Hollywood.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobbies from her “real life” - but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her internet critics, truth officially becomes stranger than fanfiction.

On their date, Marcus quickly realizes he wants more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. But when he discovers she’s Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to keep from her.

With love and Marcus’ 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?

©2019 Olivia Dade (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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What a wonderful book

Delightfully playful and a constant role coaster
So easy to enjoy and dive into
The conflict is compelling and the humor fun and enjoyable.
An excellent listen for anyone who likes love, romance and drama.

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Cute and sexy

So I thought it started off a bit all over. But as the story went on it turned into and up and down romcom and you kind of knew where it was going. I loved it though. Super adorable yet with a ton of sexy going on. Also if you watched game of thrones it had that kind of set vibe haha

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Body Positive Romance

Romance that also explores fandom culture, fanfiction, online friends, maybe online friends to lovers, toxic families, body shaming, and (and this becomes a fascinating aspect) late diagnosed dyslexia. Plus lots of smut (steamy, fun smut) .

I think I would have enjoyed it more if I was into Game of Thrones which is clearly the fandom that novel's "the God the Gates" fiction is based on.

It does read like fanfiction though. Not a deficiency, I found it quite fun.

PS if you want to listen to an audio sample, you will have to check out the Amazon page as Audible seems to have forgotten to add it.

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  • Dan Heinrich
  • 2021-01-09

So GOOD!

I completely loved this book. The couple was sweet, smart and so adorable together. This book is steamy so don’t make my mistake and listen with kids around! LOL.
Also: the guy that wrote the one star review was completely wrong. The kind of childhood trauma each MC went through is HARD to get past, it leaves scars. The author handled this with sensitivity and intelligence. At no time did I feel that the characters were sliding into woe is me. So I’m not sure what book that guy listened to, but it wasn’t this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-15

Not what I expected

I went into this book thinking it was going to be a cliche story line with the handsome guy rescuing and falling in love with the plus size girl. However, as much as this was part of the story it wasn't the main point. The main characters had depth and they felt real. The hero wasn't some macho male but rather human and beautiful. The heroine was kickass and also vulnerable and beautiful. This was a great read. The narrator did a great job too.

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  • Melissa A.
  • 2020-12-02

fluffy girl approved

loved it. when the female protagonist is a large girl who learns to love herself as she is and to not accept being loved conditionally. it was so sweet. a fan dream in the making. writing fanfiction and meeting the actors of your OTP. the story mixes and exposes Fandom and the toxicity that can exist in there as well as the well meaning toxic families we may possess.

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  • Kerri Krasnow
  • 2020-11-29

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story was good but perdictable. logistics and reality of the story not exactly plausable. the narrator was great.

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  • Jessica R Collier
  • 2020-10-13

Not perfect, but so lovable

Yes there are tropes, yes there are little things that happen that really wouldn't happen in real life but this was SUPER cute and enjoyable. And as a plus sized woman myself, it made me feel very sexy.

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  • Lynn F.
  • 2021-01-21

Not my cup of tea

Could not finish it. Did not like how the story was going. I was not fond of the smut, I thought it woukd have been more of a romance than erotic. It is not that I usually mind it but when it turns out to be on every other page I get tired of it. It annoys me to keep having to skip over parts to avoid it and since it seems to happen every 10 mins I feel like I wasted my money.

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  • Valerie
  • 2020-10-15

Quite Wonderful!

A delightful book! Emotional, witty and thoughtful. Hope Audible will have more books by Olivia Dale available soon!

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  • linsey
  • 2021-05-05

I like this book.

it may be a bit predictable but it is funny as hell! finally a plus size heroin that is not overconfident and not to self-deprecating. I also really like the character development of the leading man. not to mention the steamy scenes were great!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-05-01

obsessed!

Sis, I can't 🤩 The sass! The humor! The emotions! 😍🤩 I love how this story explores all the character's insecurities and how they grow. The author did a wonderful job creating characters that any reader can relate or even befriend.

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  • shae-nicole morong
  • 2021-04-23

awesome read/listen

Awesome book loved everything about it. The characters were well developed and the plot was on point.