- Publisher: Berkley Romance
- Pub Date: 05.10.2022
- Rating: 5.0
Many thanks to Berkley Romance for gifting an advanced review copy of this book!
Romance Tropes: Enemies to lovers with a smidge of miscommunication
Steam Rating: PG13: definitely a romance but leans more towards a sweet/clean romance with a smidge of steam. There’s tension and romance but does not contain overly descriptive bedrooms scenes.
Review Notes: I loved the complexities of the characters and loved the way the author addresses important topics of health and wellness with a focus on self acceptance rather than self love. You can’t always love yourself 100% of the time and you shouldn’t be made to feel bad about yourself for it. You do need to take care of yourself, but it’s up to you to determine what that is and how that looks. Everyone has rough days and moments of doubt. It doesn’t mean you’re weak. You have to allow yourself those moments for reflection. Therapy is great too! We need to continue to destigmatize the taboo around talking about mental health and wellness.
I enjoyed the dynamics in the relationships in this book. I liked the conversation brought up that it’s not just about her. Relationships involve two people and they have to be able to communicate and be on the same team, supporting one another.
Theme: The idea that being healthy isn’t just about someone’s size and weight. It’s about mindset and mental health and the things you do to be healthy. Eating and living a healthy lifestyle to help avoid preventable illnesses is a big one. Body positivity is great but you have to have a healthy mindset and allow yourself to accept and love yourself. Take care of yourself!
Theme: Destigmatizing and demystifying the gym for people who don’t feel like they belong.
Side note: I recently read Healthy As F*ck and this book resonated with some of my takeaways from that book. You get to choose how healthy you want to be and what that looks like. We don’t all need to be a size zero but we also do still need to give consideration to our health/nutrition and how we move our bodies.
Recommendation: Set On You is a wonderful rom-com debut and I highly recommend it: Amy Lea should be on your authors to watch list! If you get the feels reading sweet author dedications, make sure you read this one.
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