Book Review: If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales & Cale Dietrich (ARC)
"Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.
On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?"
I received If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich for free on NetGalley by Hachette’s Children Group in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much for my advanced copy! If This Gets Out will be published on 6th January in the UK!
I was so excited when NetGalley accepted my request because this is one of my most anticipated books for 2022 - I mean it combines all of my favourite things including music and a LGBTQIA+ relationship into an amazing story!
I absolutely adored this book! The characters were so well developed and I loved the blossoming relationship between Zach and Ruben! It was so heart warming to see how much all the boys truly cared for each other and no matter the strain on their relationships at the end of the day they will always be there for each other. There were also some absolutely heart wrenching moments and you will definitely feel every part of this story!
Sophie and Cale’s writing is absolutely amazing! You can easily tell how well they write together by how seamlessly each chapter wove together. It was a magic partnership that produced a gorgeous story!
If This Gets Out is a beautiful, thoughtful and love filled story. Definitely a five out of five rainbow read! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈