Review: Love, Comment, Subscribe

Title: Love, Comment, Subscribe
Author: Cathy Yardley
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Publisher: Montlake
Source: Thomas Allen and Son
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2021
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Back in high school, Lily Wang wanted to be popular, but she considered herself lucky to be part of a tight group of oddballs and honors students called the Nerd Herd. Now, at twenty-eight, she feels like she’s finally on the cusp of succeeding as a beauty influencer—if she can hit five million subscribers, brands will take notice and she could get her own makeup line.

Fellow Nerd Herd alum Tobin Bui has had a lot of success as a YouTube gamer. But the road to online stardom has been rocky. First, he disappointed his parents by dropping out of college, and now, after years of pranks, skits, and playthroughs, he’s struggling to come up with new content to satisfy his ever-growing fan base. His agents say he needs cross-audience appeal, a new twist.

When Nerd Herd frenemy Lily approaches Tobin about teaming up to do a video to bolster her brand and reinvigorate his, he agrees. But when their first collab video goes viral, their relationship heats up too. With the whole internet watching, will these two former misfits finally realize they’re perfect together?


When she was in high school, Lily Wang didn’t want to be a member of the nerdy, overachievers called the Nerd Herd. She wanted to be friends with the popular kids. Now, at twenty-eight, she still has the same feelings. She’s a beauty Youtuber who wants to have the most followers so that she will get more opportunities with beauty brands. When her childhood frenemy Tobin goes viral with a stunt on Youtube, Lily wonders if she could collaborate with him to gain some more subscribers. Tobin Bui has had a lot of success on Youtube, but now he is struggling to come up with original ideas. He agrees to team up with Lily, and they quickly go viral. Their tension on the screen translates to romantic tension in real life, and they wonder if they were meant to be together.

This was a fun rom com! As an influencer, on a much smaller scale than Lily and Tobin, I could relate to their desire to grow their brands. It’s easy to get caught up in wanting to grow your subscriber or follower count, especially when that comes with more paid opportunities. Lily was just focused on becoming as popular as she could, which isn’t the point of being an influencer, but she ended up teaming up with Tobin and got a great relationship out of it.

There were quite a few laugh out loud funny parts in this story. Tobin played some jokes on Lily in his videos. I was shocked at some of them, especially the first one. These were fun to read about, but I wouldn’t want them to happen to me in real life.

Love, Comment, Subscribe is a fun rom com!

Thank you Thomas Allen and Son for providing a copy of this book.

What to read next:

Gouda Friends by Cathy Yardley

Instamom by Chantel Guertin

Other books in the series:

  • Gouda Friends

Have you read Love, Comment, Subscribe? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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