August 21, 2021

If This Gets Out Review

If This Gets Out Review

Title: If This Gets Out
Author: Sophie Gonzales, Cale Dietrich
Style: LBGTQ+, Romance, Contemporary
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis in two Sentences:
An extremely popular boy band that is taking the world by storm.  Two members fall in love but are forced by the music label to hide their relationship and who they are for fear of ruining the image of the band.

My Thoughts:
This is written by dual authors Sophie Gonzales and Cale Detrich who are both known for queer representation in their books. This one does not disappoint. It beautifully illustrates the struggle someone may have with their sexual identity and coming out.  The story also addresses the pressure many young artists deal with being thrust into the spotlight at such a young age.  

This story reminded me of teen years and my obsession with boy bands. I couldn't help but think of my teenage room covered in Backstreet Boys posters and me rocking out to their music. While I never attended a concert I definitely would have been one of those screaming fans if I did.

I really enjoyed the alternate points of views between two of the main characters as each author took a character. I am not usually a big fan of co-authors because it can be difficult to pull off but Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich created a masterpiece. I highly recommend this one.

**Thank you Wednesday Books and NetGalley for a gifted e-copy in exchange for my review.  If This Gets Out releases December 7th.