This was such a sweet, funny and entertaining sapphic romance with a great mix of quirky and angst, and a wonderful found family and one of the best aunts in literature!
For Her Consideration follows the aspiring screenwriter Nina Rice, who has been settling for a life in the LA suburbs working as a celebrity email account manager after a devastating break-up three years ago. She’s shut her friends out, believing they were siding with her ex, and has more or less hid herself from the world, feeling as unworthy and bad as her ex told her to be. But then suddenly the out and proud queer and beautiful movie star Ari Fox wants to meet to discuss her email management and suddenly Nina finds herself falling head over heal for her client and maybe wanting something more out of life after all.
I loved the fun and witty way in which the story was told, and all the banter and sarcastic comments. The love interest, Ari, stole my heart too right from the start. Her personality and character were the best parts of the story. She was so strong and confident, yet sweet and warm, and with an amazing humor (the thing with the elusive cat Steve was so hilarious!).
I also absolutely adored Nina’s feisty aunt Lorna and her friends, and not to mention Nina’s group of old friends. Found family is one of my favorite tropes and this one did not disappoint! The dynamics amongst Nina’s queer, loud, joyful and funny chosen family was amazing and I loved how fiercely loyal and supportive of Nina they were, even though she didn’t always deserve it, to be honest.
My only problem with the story was the main character, Nina, herself. I had trouble connecting with her and since the story was told solely from her POV, it affected the whole reading experience. I did enjoy her sarcasm and wit, and the way she grew character-wise throughout the story, but she still came across as a little too selfish, immature and annoyingly indecisive, and I didn’t like the way she shut her friends out (twice!) not even considering how that must have made them feel.
But all in all, For Her Consideration was a cute, heartwarming, quirky and fast-paced sapphic rom-com with the great message to believe in yourself and not let anything stop you from chasing your dreams!
Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC of the book, which I have voluntarily reviewed.
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