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Publisher's Summary

Math whiz Gemma Rowe has found the one problem her math can't solve: She's fallen for her female and very heterosexual best friend.

Gemma Rowe is a shy math nerd from Sydney who, despite having an affinity for probability and logic, only just worked out at 28 that she's not actually straight. Not only is she not straight, but she's developed feelings for her best friend, Sarah.

Sarah and Gemma go way back - since they met at university, they've been completely inseparable. They've traveled together, landed jobs at the same company, and shared each other's triumphs and sorrows. There was even that one memorable night when Sarah, completely drunk, told Gemma she couldn't live without her. To Gemma, romance seems like the natural progression.

There's just one teensy little problem with this whole equation: Sarah is straight.

Gemma knows the logical thing to do is to get over Sarah. She wants to be in her own happy relationship and not caught up on her straight best friend. But how is she supposed to get over Sarah when, despite all those advanced problem-solving skills, she can't even figure out who she's attracted to anymore?

Contains mature themes.

©2017 A. E. Dooland (P)2017 Tantor

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At first I did find this book difficult to get into because even though I am Australian myself I am not used to hearing an Australian accent in the audiobooks I listen to and Cat Gould has a very ocker Australian accent. However once I gave the novel the chance I found the characters were all really likeable and the story itself is really entertaining. It’s a very enjoyable tale and I very much recommend this book. 🐨

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  • Malik
  • 14-11-2017

Almost hits too close to home

Loved it all the way through! And finally hearing Gemma in all her awkward glory and panic spoken out loud makes it just as amazing as when I first read the book almost a year ago

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Crosby Junkins
  • 07-11-2017

Great relatable gay story

my first time reading the text version of this book I couldn't put it down until I finished it, and the narration is fantastic and fits so well.

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  • Amy
  • 16-11-2017

Simply Wonderful

I had previously read this book about a year ago and loved it (and the two other books in the series). And, although the setting is explicitly Australia and the characters definitely Australian, it is such a universal story that my head would sometimes forget that. So my inner monologue of each character's lines was still in my native accent. Getting to hear the lovely Australian accent was truly wonderful and I got to experience the story in a whole new and marvelous way.

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  • Yamino Endo
  • 04-05-2018

Amazing all around

This is a beautiful story about love, friendship and happiness, mainly in the sense of what those things actually mean. Gemma is so obsessed with statistics and probability that she lives her life feeling miserable about not being like everybody else.

I think her love for Sarah was real, but sort of idealised, after all Sarah is straight and was in a happy relationship. I admit that at the beginning I was kinda hoping they would end up together, but after a couple of chapters I did a 180 and was now afraid they would, because it would ruin the story and it's potential message.

Fortunately that wasn't the case and Gemma found her happiness, because even after Sarah knew everything she was still her friend, so Gemma could leave her impossible dream behind and go on with her life. I really liked this story, a part of me would've liked to see more of Sarah and Mikey, but even so I still think the ending was perfect, a perfect 10/10.

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  • Heamiky
  • 01-03-2018

Definitely my favourite audiobook

What does Cat Gould bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

The Aussie accent brings the story to a new level, it’s really lovely.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely, I listened to the first four hours in one sitting.

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  • christin
  • 10-09-2017

Long, boring.

Would you try another book from A. E. Dooland and/or Cat Gould?

No.

Would you be willing to try another book from A. E. Dooland? Why or why not?

Maybe. She made the most disliked character I ever heard.

Which character – as performed by Cat Gould – was your favorite?

Min.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Yes, the end.

Any additional comments?

I am a introvert. Made us look dumb and ignorant. I am neither.

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  • Linkme21
  • 27-08-2017

Great Book to listen to

It will frustrate you as Gemma, navigates her life. it was a bit disappointing to find out who He mad first time is with. However i feel it gave Gemma the courage to finally come out of her shell, so you have to respect the story line. This is a wonderful story of real life struggles and self destruction when you agonize over being your true self. it's worth reading for sure. I hope there will be more of these wonderful characters. I really wanna see how Mikey and Gemma are getting along, see Sarah's baby born and what's Natalie up to....
So one can only hope Our Author does us all a sold and continues the story..
The narration was done well, as well as the writing and character development.
This is worth it.

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  • Diane E. Reed
  • 22-08-2017

Good read

It starts a bit slow, but snowballing situations and funny moments made it a page turner.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-08-2017

A coming of turns book

A woman finally realizes that she is a lesbian. After pining after her best friend in secrecy for years, she is forced to come clean that she is gay.

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  • vondee
  • 12-07-2018

Funny!

I can so relate to the on-line dating app. I laughed so many times. Thank you!

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  • Amie
  • 15-11-2017

One of the best I've read in a While

This is the best story I've read in a long time, there were times where I didn't want to go to sleep, I just wanted to see what was gonna happen. I really loved this story, perfect to draw to.

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  • C. Edwards
  • 03-09-2017

Great romance

How lovely, a truly romantic book that breaks free from the usual tropes and explores the central character three dimensionally and has a good story and "supporting cast"