February 25, 2020

Conventionally Yours Review

Title: Conventionally Yours
Author: Annabeth Albert
Type: Romance, LGBT, Contemporary, Male/Male Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: 2020
Pages: 320
Rating: 4/5

Thank you NetGalley and Sourcebook Casablanca for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book comes out June 2, 2020

What is this book about?
Conrad and Aldan are enemies who enjoy playing the same card game called Odyssey. They both get tickets to attend a convention to play in a tournament but it requires a cross country road trip together alone. From enemies to friend to something more, the new couple will be forced to play in the tournament against each other. Only one can win. Will their new love get in the way of them playing their best?

What did I think?
This is the first male/male romance novel that I’ve read. I thought it was a cute story. I found the these characters to be well developed and complex. I love that a mom/mom relationship was also featured in this book. The storyline wasn’t super exciting because 3/4 of the book is just a road trip. That being said, it was neat to watch Conrad and Aldan’s relationship unfold. I loved that the story also touched on mental health as well as a family who disowned their son because he’s gay. While I am a straight female and couldn’t fully relate to these characters, I know there are people are there who can and I think its great that they are represented in this book.