Title: Let’s Talk About Love
Author: Claire Kann
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Length: 304 pages
Publication Date: January 23, 2018
When Alice’s girlfriend breaks up with her, Alice is understandably upset. Not necessarily because she misses her girlfriend, but because of the hurtful things her ex said when they broke up, all centering on Alice’s lack of interest in sex. Margot takes Alice’s asexuality as a personal affront instead of seeing that Alice can love her without sexual desire. Determined to protect herself, Alice decides not to date again, until she meets mega cutie Takumi at the library where she works. The two of them are soon inseparable, which is great because her longtime friendship with BFFs Feenie and Ryan is crumbling before her eyes. Do she and Takumi have a future together as more than just friends? Or will her sexuality get in the way of something wonderful?
This book was just delightful. Alice is so adorable. She’s full of joy and happiness and has a wonderful zest for all things cute. I love that she’s nerdy and obsessed with TV and books. I love her Cutie Code, which is how she quantifies the world. I love her love for her friends and how open-hearted she is. Her relationship with Takumi was so natural and real. They came together in a very realistic way. I totally identified with Alice being blown over by his beauty and they way she beat herself up over every interaction until they became friends.
It was also very interesting to read about a biromantic asexual character. I thought all aspects of her sexuality were very well done. I liked the exploration and explanation of her asexuality, too, and how she grows into herself and becomes confident in it during the novel. It was amazing growth and it was lovely to read.