Thanks to NetGalley and Knopf, Pantheon, Vintage, and Anchor for the ARC. It hasn’t affected the contents of my review.
Bullet pointing this “review” because I have emotionally abandoned this book and just cannot be bothered.
*I was into this for first 10%, despite the terrible choice to write in first person present tense.
*The blurb is extremely misleading. This is a friends to lovers romance. By the time I realized this was what was happening, it was too late for me to enjoy it, and my expectations and wishes wanted the MC to have a different love interest.
*The MC and her love interest have no chemistry.
*The plot where the MC is obsessed with losing her virginity (she is not a virgin, and the nuances of queer sex and virginity were never discussed to my satisfaction).
*The MC’s views of lesbian sex were really irritating and this continues for most of the book.
*The behind the scenes view of Hollywood was mostly just depressing and not very fun.
I have more thoughts but again, can’t be bothered. A lot of my reaction to this book was personal preference, but the poor marketing definitely led me to have expectations that were never going to be fulfilled by the actual book.