Ani wants just one night of abandon....
She's burned out from dealing with sexist crap, and with the hell of her grad program looming ahead of her, she just wants one night of nameless cosplay masquerade sex to blow off some steam. But even that goes wrong when the masks come off....
Abraham wants more than he ever expected....
He's usually been a short-term guy, but one night with Ani opens his eyes. He's shocked when she's the one to pull away, saying that with everything she's got going on, she has neither the time nor energy for a relationship.
Can this tough guy prove he has what it takes to care?
She doesn't need a defender: She needs a supporter, someone to help her pick up the slack in her life. He's been a fighter, not a nurturer, but he'll do whatever it takes to show her that what happened at Con shouldn't just stay at Con....
What members say
romance tackling sexism
This book started out a four in the beginning, but it tackled so many subjects such as patriarchy, sexism, rape culture, workplace abuse/violence and toxic masculinty that I gave it a five since those are rarely tackled in romance. I loved that the heroine was of color(Indian-American and interfaith) as I didn't know that walking in. The horrible things women of color have to deal with pursuing their PHD's in STEM makes me understand why a lot of women don't go into it.
It was more a four sometimes since I wasn't excited about the narration(their voices were boring and didn't suit the characters)and the hero was just ok. I didn't love him, but his sexist behavior I found out was learned behavior, so I was glad she was helping him unlearn it.
Short read and my first by this author; I'm sure it wont be my last.