Out of Character by Annabeth Albert: A Review

When I requested this ARC, I did not realize it was the same author who wrote Conventionally Yours, or that this was the next installation in the series. If I had known, I might not have requested the book- but, after finishing this soft, heartfelt romance, I am glad I did.

Out of Character centers around Jasper, a nerdy tabletop gamer, and Milo, the jock who was once his best friend. The two of them have to go on a treasure hunting adventure to fix a big mistake Milo made and along the way, they figure out more about themselves and their relationship.

I’ll keep this short and sweet, because truth be told, I didn’t have a lot of thoughts on this book. It was a good, okay book, and very romantic. It didn’t hold me on some intense emotional level, but it was a fun ride. If you’ve dealt with internalized homophobia, it might be a bit hard to read at times.

The one major complain I have was the voice actor for Jasper on the audiobook. Consistently, the narrator used insane accents for every voice, including Jaspers, and I found myself cringing at the way that things were said. Milo’s narrator, on the other hand, has a New Jersey accent, but it was more subtle, well done. Jasper’s narrator really felt like everything was a caricature, which made his chapters hard to listen to.

Other than that, I think this is a worthwhile summer romance to read if you’re a fan of geeky romances.

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