by Remi K. England
Published by Wednesday Books
Release Date: March 1st 2022
Genres: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ+, YA
Format Read: ARC
One small fandom convention. One teen beauty pageant.
One meet cute waiting to happen.
Up and coming fanfic author Kaylee Beaumont is internally screaming at the chance to finally meet her fandom friends in real life and spend a weekend at GreatCon. She also has a side quest for the weekend:
Try out they/them pronouns to see how it feels
Wear more masculine-presenting cosplay
Kiss a girl for the first time
It’s… a lot, and Kay mostly wants to lie face down on the hotel floor. Especially when her hometown bully, Miss North Carolina, shows up in the very same hotel. But there’s this con-sponsored publishing contest, and the chance to meet her fandom idols… and then, there’s Teagan.
Pageant queen Teagan Miller (Miss Virginia) has her eye on the much-needed prize: the $25,000 scholarship awarded to the winner of the Miss Cosmic Teen USA pageant. She also has secrets:
She loves the dresses but hates the tiaras
She’s a giant nerd for everything GreatCon
She’s gay af
If Teagan can just keep herself wrapped up tight for one more weekend, she can claim the scholarship and go off to college out and proud. If she’s caught, she could lose everything she’s worked for. If her rival, Miss North Carolina, has anything to do with it, that’s exactly how it’ll go down.
When Teagan and Kay bump into one another the first night, sparks fly. Their connection is intense—as is their shared enemy. If they’re spotted, the safe space of the con will be shattered, and all their secrets will follow them home. The risks are great… but could the reward of embracing their true selves be worth it?
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This book is perfect for fans of Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, fanfic writers, and anyone in a fandom! The One True Me and You shows the best and worst parts of being in a fandom. Being in a fandom allows you to make genuine friendships and connections, but sometimes fandoms can be toxic.
Another thing I love about this book is the theme of acceptance. This book is all about being your true self, accepting yourself, and accepting others. We get to watch two amazing characters learn how to accept themselves. I loved watching Kaylee be their authentic self by using they/them pronouns. If you’re looking for a quick read with a sweet sapphic romance, then check out this book!
Hi, I’m Skye! I’m a college student by day and a bookstagrammer and book blogger by night. 😉 I’m also fluent in the language of sarcasm, so my kryptonite in any book is great witty banter.
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