Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert : A Novel

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Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who's secretly posting fanfiction of his own.

Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. While the world knows him as Aeneas, the star of the biggest show on TV, Gods of the Gates, he's known to fanfiction readers as Book!AeneasWouldNever, an anonymous and popular poster. Marcus is able to get out his own frustrations with his character through his stories, especially the ones that feature the internet's favorite couple to ship, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone ever found out about his online persona, he'd be fired. Immediately.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she's hidden her fanfiction and cosplay hobby from her "real life" for years-but not anymore. When she decides to post her latest Lavinia creation on Twitter, her photo goes viral. Trolls and supporters alike are commenting on her plus-size take, but when Marcus, one half of her OTP, sees her pic and asks her out on a date to spite her critics, she realizes life is really stranger than fanfiction.

Even though their first date is a disaster, Marcus quickly realizes that he wants much more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. And when he discovers she's actually Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to hide from her.

With love and Marcus's career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 18mm | 454g
  • AVON BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0063005549
  • 9780063005549
  • 203,609

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This romantic comedy is about love, secrets and stardom -- and is sure to sweep you off your feet.--CNN.com Sweet, steamy, and every fanfic writer's dream. This romance is such a fun take on a fan/celebrity relationship with all sorts of body positivity.--Book Riot "The journey to self-acceptance is never easy, and Dade doesn't shy away from that, but she makes it just as beautiful and gentle as the love that blooms between Marcus and April...Geek out with this romantic homage to fan culture."--Kirkus Reviews "Spoiler Alert is a delight. April and Marcus will melt your heart."--USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday Olivia Dade perfectly captures fandom, love, and acceptance in this incredible, delightful novel. I loved every page!"--Jessie Mihalik, author of Polaris Rising It's a path of self-discovery, healing and growth, punctuated by scorching chemistry, whip-smart dialogue and sidesplitting humor."--Washington Post I was engrossed from page one of Spoiler Alert until the very happy, sigh-worthy ending. Olivia Dade is consistently one of my favorite authors. Her writing is warm and witty, frequently funny and often achingly poignant.--Lucy Parker, author of Act Like It As funny as it is sexy (and boy is it sexy), Spoiler Alert is a love letter to fandom in all its many forms, and was an absolute joy from the first page to the last. Reading it felt like a hug to the heart from someone who wants you to know that you are perfect and deserve to be loved exactly as you are.
--Jen DeLuca, author of Well Met Spoiler Alert is a gentle, funny, and sexy romance that captivated me from the first page and kept me enthralled to the very (happy) end. I adored these characters and every moment of their journey to love. Olivia Dade has crafted an unforgettable story, one that's earned an immediate spot on my comfort-reads shelf.--Mia Sosa, USA Today bestselling author of The Worst Best Man [A] clever, creative story...Dade handles both the fun and toxic dynamics of fandom and social media with insight and compassion. Given equal weight are Marcus and April's difficult family histories, as both work through the damage inflicted by parents who judged them to be "flawed." The result is nuanced, unflinching, and deeply romantic. Dade's fans and new readers alike will fall in love.--Publishers Weekly (starred review) With considerable empathy and a generous helping of snarky wit, Dade invites readers into the fascinating world of fan fiction while at the same time deftly addressing some serious topics--body image issues and dyslexia--within the context of a scorchingly sexy contemporary romance... a force to reckon with in the romance genre.--Booklist (starred review) Even those new to online fanfiction will find this a charming and engrossing read. Issues of body positivity, dyslexia, and found families are among the topics addressed with sensitivity and realism. The between-chapter segments of fanfic server chats, fanfic synopsis, and truly horrible screenplays add to the fun.--Library Journal (starred review) Indie publishing favorite Olivia Dade's Avon debut, Spoiler Alert, is a funny and poignant triumph that defies expectation... Dade has gifted readers with a thoughtful, swoonworthy and emotionally satisfying contemporary romance that has the added benefit of a realistic, multilayered and relatable portrayal of the digital world. If you're into fan culture and practices, it will be an even greater pleasure. Loyal Olivia Dade fans and new readers alike will love it.--BookPage (starred review)
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About Olivia Dade

Olivia Dade grew up an undeniable nerd, prone to ignoring the world around her as she read any book she could find. Her favorites, though, were always, always romances. As an adult, she earned an M.A. in American history and worked in a variety of jobs that required the donning of actual pants: Colonial Williamsburg interpreter, high school teacher, academic tutor, and (of course) librarian. Now, however, she has finally achieved her lifelong goal of wearing pajamas all day as a hermit-like writer and enthusiastic hag. She currently lives outside Stockholm with her patient Swedish husband, their whip-smart daughter, and the family's ever-burgeoning collection of books.
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Rating details

1,351 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 38% (518)
4 40% (541)
3 16% (222)
2 4% (51)
1 1% (19)
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