Hello, hello, my lovely readers!!I hope you’re having a beautiful week! ❤
This morning, I’m bringing you a review of If This Gets Out, a YA story about a romance between two members of a boy band. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from NetGalley, but unfortunately, I did not love it as much as I had hoped I would. The first half of the book was promising, and I was so sure that I was going to adore the story, but it did not go in the direction that I had expected or wanted it to. With that being said, I did enjoy the book as a whole. This book is not published until December, so you still have plenty time to add it to your TBR!!
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance, LGBTQ+, Music
Publication Date: December 7, 2021
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read June 2021
Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.
On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?
“If This Gets Out is an absolute showstopper! Equal parts edgy and adorable, this bright, joyful book has everything I look for in a queer YA romance.” —Phil Stamper, bestselling author of The Gravity of Us
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Is If This Gets Out on your TBR?
Do you like boybands? I was personally never a One Direction fangirl, but I have always really enjoyed some of their music.
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