Maybe it’s all about people coming into your life for a little while and you take what they give you and use it on your next friendship or relationship. And if you’re lucky, maybe some people pop back in after you thought they were gone for good.
Title: What If It’s Us
Length: 448 pages
Rating: 4.5/5 ★★★★☆
Rep: Two gay MCs/ Puerto Rican MC/ MC with ADHD
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
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Did I buy another subscription box even though the mailing system in my country is a travesty? Yes. Was it worth it?? Absolutely
Wildest Dreams Box was the only one I knew that was actually doing a Pride theme during the Pride Month, so it was an obvious choice.
The theme for June was: Love, YA (yes, because of Love, Simon. It’s perfect)
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We got a sneak peek!!!
The amazingness that is this writing duo has released a teaser with the cover and the first two chapters of What if it’s Us?
I am both people on this gif, because I was blessed and because I feel like I’m going to be run over by a car
This is the cutest shit I’ve ever read. I can just feel the affinity of these two characters, the world of possibilities they present…
The chapters are divided on each main’s POV with Becky writing Ben’s and Adam writing Alejo. Even if the article didn’t say it you can just tell at first sight.
Ben is very much a BA character, he comes from a caring family, has friends (though not many) and is upper-middle class. He is sweet and caring and has an optimistic way of seeing the world.
Alejo is peak AS, he is a latino with a less than perfect life and real problems that make him retract into himself. He is open but realistic about the world (if a bit pessimistic, but since he’s just gone through a breakup I don’t know if that’s a defining trait), he loves his friends.
Both Becky and Adam’s styles are beautiful but quite different, I’m excited to see how these two manage to form a relationship and make it work.
I just hope the ending was left in the hands of Becky. While I love Adam and his books, I’d prefer this one was not a tragedy
So, yeah, this is going to kill me.
I want some gay ID card to whip out like a cop badge. Or I could demonstrate in other ways. God. I would happily demonstrate.