Sunday 1 March 2020

❤ Only Mostly Devastated ❤ Sophie Gonzales ❤

Release date: 5th March 2020

SIMON VS. THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA meets CLUELESS in this boy-meets-boy spin on Grease

Summer love...gone so fast.

Ollie and Will were meant to be a summer fling—casual, fun, and done. But when Ollie’s aunt's health takes a turn for the worse and his family decides to stay in North Carolina to take care of her, Ollie lets himself hope this fling can grow to something more. Dreams that are crushed when he sees Will at a school party and finds that the sweet and affectionate (and comfortably queer) guy he knew from summer isn’t the same one attending Collinswood High.

Will is more than a little shocked to see Ollie the evening of that first day of school. While his summer was spent being very much himself, back at school he’s simply known as one of the varsity basketball guys. Now Will is faced with the biggest challenge of his life: follow his heart and risk his friendships, or stay firmly in the closet and lose what he loves most.

ARC received from Hachette Australia for an honest review

Grease has been one of my favourite movies as a kid.

M/M romance is now one of my favourite tropes to read.

Thrown together in Only Mostly Devastated, and I devoured this book.

Now, I rarely read YA books anymore - I am an old fart, it gets hard to relate to highshoolers - however that didn't matter with this book, as I enjoyed the story too much.

The girls are a cross between the Pink Ladies and Mean Girls, the  guys are no so much T-Birds as a sports gang lol

I adore Ollie from the very start.  He is sweet and a beautiful soul.  Will took a bit more warming up to, however he got there eventually.

I fell in love with our lovelies as they fell in love with each other.

One thing though, I did feel like there was a bit too much telling and not enough showing of the romance between Will and Ollie - however that could just be me.

Sweet, adorable story that made my lunch breaks even better.

SOPHIE GONZALES is a YA contemporary author. She graduated from the University of Adelaide and lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she currently works as a psychologist. When she isn't writing, she can be found ice skating, performing in musical theatre, and practicing the piano. She is also the author of The Law of Inertia.