We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.
Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.
He’s cosplaying as her boyfriend but their feelings for each other are real in this romantic comedy from Seressia Glass.
Sometimes Kenya Davenport believes she was switched at the hospital–how else could a lover of anime, gaming, and cosplay come from STEM parents? Still, Kenya dreams of being able to turn her creative hobby into a career. She finally has a chance to make it big when she joins the reality show competition Cosplay or No Way.
There’s just one catch: the challenge for the final round is all about iconic pairs, and the judges want the contestants’ significant others to participate. Unfortunately, Kenya is as single as can be at the moment. Luckily her best friend, Cameron Lassiter, agrees to be her fake boyfriend for the show.
Roleplaying a couple in love will force them to explore what they’re hiding under the mask of friendship. Can Kenya and Cam fake it until she makes it, or will she be real about her feelings, knowing it could cost her the best friend she’s ever had?
I’m all in when books have a character that love the “nerdy” stuff and are proud of it. If you add in a reality show that deals with cosplay it definitely caught my attention. Add my favorite trope (fake dating) and this book basically sold itself without me knowing more.
All of these elements truly sound like something for me and we all know these two characters will end up falling in love, but I just can’t wait until we can see how. The Love Con releases on December 14th, so only a few more months until I have this book in my hands.
So, what do you think? Is The Love Con a book you think you’ll love? Or do you have any favorites that have cosplay, anime, or gaming as something that the main character loves? Let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you.