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Patricia Wants to Cuddle
Patricia Wants to Cuddle | Dr Samantha Leigh Allen
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The contestants of a reality television dating show compete for love-- and their lives-- in this pulse-pounding and viciously funny fiction debut from the GLAAD Award-winning author of Real Queer America. When the final four women in competition for an aloof, if somewhat sleazy, bachelor's heart arrive on a mysterious island in the Pacific Northwest, they mentally prepare themselves for another week of extreme sleep deprivation, invasive interviews, and of course, the salacious drama that viewers nationwide tune in to eagerly devour. Each woman came on "The Catch" for her own reasons-- brand sponsorships, followers, and yes, even love-- and they've all got their eyes steadfastly trained on their respective prizes. Enter Patricia, a temperamental, but woefully misunderstood local, living alone in the dark, verdant woods and desperate to forge a connection of her own. As the contestants perform for the cameras that surround them, Patricia watches from her place in the shadows, a queer specter haunting the bombastic display of heterosexuality before her. But when the cast and crew at last make her acquaintance atop the island's tallest and most desolate peak, they soon realize that if they're to have any hope of making it to the next Elimination Event, they'll first have to survive the night. A whirlwind romp careening toward a last-girl-standing conclusion and a scathing indictment of contemporary American media culture, Patricia Wants to Cuddle is also a love story: between star-crossed lesbians who rise above their intolerant town, a deeply ambivalent woman and her budding self-actualization, and a chosen family of misfit islanders forging community against all odds.
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Bailedbailed

Not for me! I didn't realize this was satire.

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thewallflower0707
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Mehso-so

This book quickly changed from being a fun story about a reality TV to a complete horror story!! Yikes. Not sure what to think.
#novel #patricialikestocuddle #samanthaallen

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rachelsbrittain
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Pickpick

Bizarre and entertaining horror set on location at a remote island during the filming of a dating reality show. I just wish we'd gotten more of the "meat" of the novel that really gets started only toward the very end. That was when I got into it, but it was over so quickly I was left wanting more. And I want more Patricia! Not nearly enough Patricia or about the group of queer woman protecting her.

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emily_roamswild
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Pickpick

Do you need a lesbian Sasquatch book in your life? OF COURSE YOU DO. I‘m not a huge fan of this many POVs but I enjoyed the ride and unique take on both cryptids and the retreat from the world of bullshit to nature theme. This is a super cute (and short) read that I highly recommend. Pick this up if you like upbeat dystopia and watch reality TV/hate reality TV.

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Reggie
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Pickpick

So this is a lot of good things all mashed up together. There is this ripoff of the Bachelor called The Catch. They are down to the last 4 girls and the Catch himself. They head to a remote island location off the Pacific Northwest to shoot the finale. This book was so smart. It harpoons the “reality” show aspect in here so well. There‘s “reality” and real life drama, a lesbian romance, and some really scary moments that include a Bigfoot. Pick!

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parasolofdoom
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June reads!

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abookishbutterfly
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Mehso-so

The book is well written, but the storytelling lacked any real sense of direction. I think it could have been something great if either A) Patricia‘s presence in the story had been more prominent or B) Patricia had simply never been a plot device in the story at all. Plus, give me characters who aren‘t caricatures. Making me hate them still doesn‘t make me want to see them die. I simply wasn‘t a fan of how the author chose to execute her idea.

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

This book is ridiculously fun. A reality show heads to an island in Washington state. Think Bachelor, not Survivor. And things begin to go very wrong.

#BookSpinBingo square 15
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Pub date is 6/28/2022
#ARC #Netgalley

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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