Blog Tour: Let’s Talk About Love



Title: Let’s Talk About Love
Author: Claire Kann
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Swoon Reads
Source: Xpresso Book Tours, NetGalley
Release Date: January 23, 2018
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


I loved this book. This is the first book I’ve read with an asexual character. 

At first, I was worried when Alice started having feelings for Takumi. I didn’t want the story to turn into her discovery that she wasn’t actually asexual. I was relieved that didn’t happen. The story is about Alice learning to accept her orientation. 

Even though many readers may not be able to relate to Alice’s orientation, her relationship with Takumi is relateable. She has butterflies in her stomach for the first time, when she meets him. She’s constantly thinking about him and she can’t figure out why. This is the first time she experienced romantic attraction. 

I think the book needed more tension. Alice had her personal problems, which were important and valid. But there weren’t a lot of exciting, tense moments to drive the story. I would have loved a surprise or shocking event throughout the story. I also would have liked to have seen more of her family. They created conflict with Alice, because they didn’t agree with what she wanted to do in life. 

I really enjoyed this story and I highly recommend it!

About the Author:


Claire Kann hails from the glorious Bay Area where the weather is regrettably not nearly as temperate as it used to be. She has a BA in English/Creative Writing from Sonoma State University, works for a nonprofit that you may have heard of where she daydreams like she’s paid to do it. LET’S TALK ABOUT LOVE is her debut novel.
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Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN)

  • Print copy of Let’s Talk About Love

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Tour Schedule:

January 22nd
Margie’s Must Reads >> Excerpt
Fannatality >> Review
Actin’ Up with Books >> Review
The Heart of a Book Blogger >> Review
The Hopeless Romantic Bookworm >> Review

January 23rd
The Candid Cover >> Review
BookCrushin >> Guest post
Married To Books Reviews and Blog >> Review
Books of a Shy Girl >> Review
Olivia’s Catastrophe >> Review

January 24th
The Avid Reader >> Interview
Jill Jemmett >> Review
The Hermit Librarian >> Review
Butterfly-o-Meter Books >> Interview

January 25th
Lisa Loves Literature >> Interview
Abooktropolis >> Review
A Dream Within A Dream >> Excerpt
Literary Meanderings >> Review
Bookwyrming Thoughts >> Review

January 26th
Rolling with the Moments >> Review
Belle’s Book Blog >> Review
Book Stacks Amber >> Guest post >> Review
The Nocturnal Fey >> Review

Thank you to Xpresso Book Tours for letting me participate in this blog tour.

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