This sapphic contemporary about set ups and matchmaking hit the spot. I Think I Love You is a queer opposites attract enemies to lovers story. Featuring complex characters, Desombre’s debut is a feel good story about second chances and love. If you’re searching for a fun contemporary about second impressions, keep reading this book review.
Emma is a die-hard romantic. She loves a meet-cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas. . .
Sophia is pragmatic. She’s big into boycotts, namely 1) relationships, 2) teen boys and their BO (reason #2347683 she’s a lesbian), and 3) Emma’s nauseating ideas. Forget starry-eyed romance, Sophia knows what will win: an artistic film with a message.
Cue the drama. The movie is doomed before they even start shooting . . . until a real-life plot twist unfolds behind the camera when Emma and Sophia start seeing each other through a different lens. Suddenly their rivalry is starting to feel like an actual rom-com
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)
I Think I Love You is a fabulously fun, quirky, and entertaining contemporary. The romance is what hooked me – I’m a sucker for all enemies to lovers and queer ones even more so! Featuring detailed and complex characters, it’s about the fronts we put up to the world. Do opposites attract? If something starts out as a lie, does that mean it always is one? Talk about a predicament all fake daters find themselves in. And I love fake dating!
We can put up a front, tell the people we love lies. All to disguise the pain in our heart that threatens to swallow us whole. But part of being friends with someone, is to expose those vulnerabilities. These soft spots and secrets that no one else knows. I Think I Love You is mostly a character driven story with a plot that will you rooting. We have to be honest with ourselves, with the truths that threaten our nightmares. To confront what terrifies us. tremendously cute, I Think I Love You will hit your contemporary sweet post.