What It Seems: Book Review


By Sydney Blackburn
Publisher: NineStar Press
Release Date: May 21, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ


Michael’s straight and infatuated with a woman he worked with one day, over a year ago. But when he finally sees her again, he’s astounded that the woman of his dreams is a man in drag.

Darcy is ace and not interested in dating anyone, so he and Michael just hang out. A lot. When he needs to do an on-screen kissing scene, Michael is the best person to ask for help.

Michael soon discovers he isn’t as straight as he thought he was, and Darcy likes kissing him a little too much for someone certain he never would. Those are a lot of changes to accept, but they just might be worth it.



I enjoyed reading this beautiful love story a lot. Michael and Darcy journey from strangers to lovers is very sweet and heartwarming.

What it Seems is not only a love story, in small part it is also a story about discovering and coming in terms with one’s sexuality and making peace with it, this is something that many many people fail to do and end up living closeted lives.

This book is only 19700 words long, so it is very short book. With short books I sometimes feel that they end abruptly or the whole storyline is rushed, even if these doesn’t happen I feel that the story is lacking something. But nothing like this happened with What it Seems, the storyline didn’t felt rushed or lacking anything, nor I found the ending abrupt. This is so good, because more often than not I end up rating books lower because of this. But I do feel that a few more pages would have been good, and that is solely because I wanted to spent more time with this couple, not because I was dissatisfied with What it Seems in anyway.

Final words

Please do go and give this book a read, I am sure you would enjoy reading it.



(4.5 stars out of 5)

*I wish to thank IndiGo Marketing & Design and NineStar Press for my review copy*


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