Alison Cochrun: The Charm Offensive (AudiobookFormat, 2021, Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing) 3 stars

Dev Deshpande has always believed in fairy tales. So it’s no wonder then that he’s …

Fun. And..?

3 stars

Solidly in the rom-com genre, with a gay romance at the heart of the story. It seems like the real emphasis though is on the mental health struggles of both characters - and the ways they help and support each other through them. In that sense, it warps the genre some, because so few emphasize mental health almost exclusively. However, for me at least, the story started to drag about half way through and was kind of slow to the finish. Loved the idea more than the execution.