At Her Service

Kensington. (Out in Hollywood, Bk. 2). Feb. 2024. 320p. ISBN 9781496739537. pap. $16.95. LGBTQIA+ ROMANCE
Max Van Doren thought her adult life and queer found family would come together like one of her favorite shows after moving from Kentucky to Los Angeles. While Max is killing it at her administrative job at a Hollywood talent agency, she still hasn’t settled into a friend group, worked on advancing her career, or even found the perfect woman. Max has found a comfortable queer bar, though, with one of the cutest bartenders she’s ever crushed on. When Sadie, the bartender, asks Max for help figuring out some financial contracts, Max jumps at the chance, despite her own insecurity. And when Max’s roommate, a plus-size queer influencer, asks Max to be the subject of her new “sponcon” opportunity with a self-actualization app, Max says yes. Gaining self-confidence seems to be getting Max everything she’s hoped for, but it may cost her Sadie once she realizes their relationship is being shared to the world.
VERDICT Spalding (For Her Consideration) brings her twentysomething protagonists to life in this romance that delivers on both the heroine’s self-actualization journey and her happily-ever-after. A must buy for libraries looking for more fresh, queer contemporary romance to recommend to fans of Meryl Wilsner or Alexis Hall.
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