Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. CWW is a chance to cast a spotlight on books we haven’t read yet, in particular ones that have yet to be published. This Wednesday, I can’t wait for…
In this YA contemporary queer romance from the author of Hot Dog Girl, an openly gay track star falls for a closeted, bisexual teen beauty queen with a penchant for fixing up old cars.
Morgan, an elite track athlete, is forced to transfer high schools late in her senior year after it turns out being queer is against her private Catholic school’s code of conduct. There, she meets Ruby, who has two hobbies: tinkering with her baby blue 1970 Ford Torino and competing in local beauty pageants, the latter to live out the dreams of her overbearing mother. The two are drawn to each other and can’t deny their growing feelings. But while Morgan — out and proud, and determined to have a fresh start — doesn’t want to have to keep their budding relationship a secret, Ruby isn’t ready to come out yet. With each girl on a different path toward living her truth, can they go the distance together?
May 18, 2021
Why I Can’t Wait
I read adult romance books throughout December of last year, and if we’re being 100% honest I’m kind of burnt-out on the entire genre. But I did not read a YA contemporary romance, much less a sapphic one, and this definitely sparks my interest. I’m really excited for how the relationship between Morgan and Ruby plays out, and I’m hoping that Ruby comes out by her own volition, rather than being forcibly or even just accidentally outed. I’m also very curious as to how the worlds of a track star and a beauty pageant competitor collide, and whether or not Ruby will learn to stand up to her overbearing mother.