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They’re unexpected roommates, unlikely friends and maybe something more — something real.
Zander is making the right decisions to fight the indifference that has shaped his life. When one of those decisions leaves him temporarily homeless, he never expected to gain a new friend.
Nessa is real, she’s honest, and she believes in him. Zander longs to be authentic. He’s been pretending, playing a part, for as long as he can remember.
But Nessa is pretending, too. Pretending she isn’t exhausted, that the world isn’t too loud, and that she doesn’t have a book full of notes that might explain why she’s always been a little different.
As she's learning to trust herself, she might even realise that she doesn't need to hide who she is.
All The Wrong Shelves can be read as a standalone. It’s book two in The Without Filter Series.
All The Wrong Shelves is a low-angst, slow burn, slightly forbidden (brother’s best friend), new adult romance, and it takes place in Copenhagen. It’s an own-voices story with a heroine who realises she's autistic, written by an autistic author.
400 pages, Kindle Edition
Published February 25, 2021
I confused everyone, and I'm positive that had I been a library book, they wouldn't have had a clue where to place me.. . . and smooth-talking, but lost Zander . . .
"I want to have an imperfect, loving family one day. My family was always so obsessed with image that we couldn't even be real behind closed doors."On the surface, these two didn't make any sense together.
His words are an unwanted reminder that we're totally different people, from totally different worlds.But wow, did they ever light up the pages. I loved every word of this one.
I always do that - I spend so much time worrying beforehand that I'm already exhausted when I get to whatever I was afraid of. Then I spend way too long obsessing over what I said or did afterward.I loved how Nessa went about getting her later-in-life autism diagnosis.
"I read that being autistic is like having a different operating system. It makes sense that life gets easier if you know how to navigate."Overall, a wonderful read.
"Our thoughts are more frightening when they only live inside our minds. They lose some of their power when we put them into words."If you're into . . .
✔ contemporary romance. . . you've found your next read!
✔ opposites attract
✔ best friend's little sister
✔ heartfelt characters
✔ true-to-life problems