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Thaw
Thaw | Elyse Springer
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Abigail is content with her quiet life as a librarian. But when she's invited to a high-profile charity auction, she finds herself dancing with one of the most beautiful women she's ever met. Abby's sure she'll never see her again, but then Gabrielle calls and asks her on a date. And soon after, another. Supermodel Gabrielle Levesque has a reputation as the Ice Queen--cold and untouchable--except she warms up whenever she's with Abby. Only Abby isn't interested in the heat between them; she's asexual, and she's worried that admitting as much to Gabrielle might spell the end of their blooming romance. They're two different women from two very different worlds, but Abby knows she can love Gabrielle. Her passion for books, travel, and theater prove there's more to the Ice Queen than meets the eye. But they'll have to overcome Abby's fears--and Gabrielle's own threatening secrets--in order to find their way to love.
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I listened to an episode of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books that focused on representations of ace/aro characters in romance, and that made me curious to read something along those lines. I was on a Kindle buying spree and picked up Thaw, which features New York Public Librarian Abby as she navigates a new relationship and a job scare. Like most romance series, other characters have a focus in other volumes but you don't have to start with book one.

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KatyAliceReads
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esurient
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This was a super cute and sweet F/F romance. I really liked the chance to be in the head of a queer character, but the narrative was totally focused on Abby and, with Gabrielle handling the villain confrontation(s) and grand romantic rescue off-page, I sometimes felt like I was reading only half a book.

But! Dang if I am not terribly tempted to go pick up the rest of the books in this series!

#queer #ace #represent

kgriffith Yay ace representation! 1y
esurient @kgriffith Yes! Should I add a tag for that? I should add a tag for that. 1y
kgriffith @esurient 😊😍 1y
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YAS.

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esurient
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Look, the blurb introduced me to an ace librarian and a budding romance with a haughty supermodel, and then the sample had a Cinderella moment complete with a rescue dance. Reader, how could I not buy this?

#pricedrop

Clare-Dragonfly But it‘s book 2! Have you read book 1?! 1y
esurient @Clare-Dragonfly Nope. *handwave* They're of the episodic romance type, so this book is largely a new cast of characters guest starring the occasional previous character. Also, the romance in book 1 looks more fraught, and if I go back and read it I'll be happy knowing from the start it all turns out okay.... 1y
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xicanti
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Yep; I'm definitely an Elyse Springer fan. She packs THAW with tension as an asexual librarian and a slow-to-trust model/actress get to know one another--and wonder if they can ever surmount the social barriers between them. There're personal revelations, career woes, and one hell of a romantic gesture at the end. I can't wait for the next book in the series. #queerbooks

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xicanti
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I'm celebrating a productive day with more 90s X-Men and an asexual f/f romance. #queerbooks

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book__sorceress
Thaw | Elyse Springer
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"You are not broken. You are not alone. You are perfect exactly the way you are. And you are loved."
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A contemporary f/f romance with a biromantic asexual MC, written by a Jewish asexual queer author.

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Justacatandabook
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The plot may be a but predictable (a la a romantic comedy) but this is a well-written novel featuring a great main character. It made me smile and it's refreshing to see a novel focus on lesbianism and asexually. #lgbtqia #netgalley #review