It’s pride month still and I read my first LGBT themed book this year. It’s a novella called ‘Duck & Dive’ by G.B. Ralph and was a quick and fun read.
The plot focuses on Arthur, a closeted man on the verge of turning 30, who has decided to come out to his childhood best-friends. But something or the other always comes in the way of his ‘coming out’ plans.
There’s no drama, no complications in the story and that makes it an easy read. It has all the makings of a fun gay romantic comedy. Grab a glass of coffee/wine or whatever it is that you like on the sides while reading and get yourself a copy. Especially if you looking for something that’s chick-lit, but with a gay lead.
A lot of it is very relatable. I took a screenshot of a page where the hero whines about how he never gets to celebrate his birthday his way, and sent it to a friend. Because it reminded me of him. There are very few characters in the book, which is a boon, because you never get confused about ‘who is who’. I usually have a hard time following a plot with too many characters.
The only hiccup with this book – it’s a pretty predictable. But enjoyable nonetheless!
P.S – On an unrelated note – I published my second book ‘Love, Loss, Lockdown’. It’s a collection of short stories, so check it out if you are looking to read something new.