Title: Play it Again
Author: Aidan Wayne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Summary: The videos are fun.
But it’s the host who has him coming back for more…
When Seattle-based blind YouTuber Dovid Rosenstein finds Sam Doyle’s Let’s Play channel, playitagainsam, he’s instantly captivated by the Irish gamer. Everything about Sam is adorable, from his accent to his personality, and Dovid can’t get enough of his content.
Dovid’s glowing shout-out on Don’t Look Now, his own successful channel, sends Sam’s subscriber numbers skyrocketing overnight. He has more comments than he can read. And while the sudden surge in popularity is anxiety inducing, Sam decides it’s only right to dedicate his next episode to Dovid…which soon leads to a heart-pounding exchange of DMs.
They may have never met in person, but Dovid’s never felt this close to anyone before. What they have feels worth exploring—no matter the distance. But is it possible to already be in love with someone who’s half a world away?
By now you should all know how much I love myself a schmoopy romance, especially a contemporary one. I don’t know where it comes from, as I myself, do not really appreciate romance in real life.
I also am a big sucker for tropes, trust me. It’s a problem I have. It’s not one I’m seeking help for because well…I don’t want to.
This book is totally adorable. And…ace representation! Representation matters, and the honesty within this book used to tackle the representation of the spectrum, as well as those who may have disabilities is appreciated.
Sam is such a sweet character, I could picture him in all his red-headed freckled glory, and with a lovely Irish accent to boot. He is an introvert, more likely to spend tie at home then going out.
Then there’s Dovid. Don’t ever call him David. He is an extrovert. He is a big name Youtuber, and yet he lacks the ego I would’ve expected from this character, especially after reading the first chapter.
I will not tell a lie. I wasn’t sure I would like this book because the first chapter was a bit much. The business of Youtube, whilst interesting, is not what I signed up for.
I am however very glad that I stuck with it. This novel was sweet, and had a touch of angst. It was a quick, easy read and I would recommend it to anyone just wanting a little break.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.