Alice is a biromantic asexual black college woman. She spends the summer living with her two best friends (who are dating). After her girlfriend broke up with her when she shared that she is asexual, Alice has no intentions of dating again – until she meets Takumi while working in the library.
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Alice had her whole summer planned. Non-stop all-you-can-eat buffets while marathoning her favorite TV shows (best friends totally included) with the smallest dash of adulting–working at the library to pay her share of the rent. The only thing missing from her perfect plan? Her girlfriend (who ended things when Alice confessed she’s asexual). Alice is done with dating–no thank you, do not pass go, stick a fork in her, done.
But then Alice meets Takumi and she can’t stop thinking about him or the rom com-grade romance feels she did not ask for (uncertainty, butterflies, and swoons, oh my!).
When her blissful summer takes an unexpected turn, and Takumi becomes her knight with a shiny library employee badge (close enough), Alice has to decide if she’s willing to risk their friendship for a love that might not be reciprocated—or understood.
Cis girls: Alice, Feenie
Cis boys: Takumi, Ryan
Demisexual: Takumi, Feenie, Ryan
Heteroromantic: Takumi, Feenie, Ryan
Aphobia/amisia (called out)
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