This is a slow-burn romance between Leontyne, a famous lesbian pop singer, and Holly, an asexual nurse who cares after Leo’s father. When her father had a severe stroke, Leo is forced to go back to her small hometown entering a rollercoaster of emotions in the process. The book goes beyond the romance and also touches issues such as parents’ expectations, friendship and self-realisation.
According to the author’s own notes, she wrote Perfect rhythm “to make non-asexual readers more aware of this sexual orientation”. This book fills that gap in lesfic and I praise her for doing this. Jae gives an insight to the world of asexuality with its wide spectrum of manifestations and she does it with tact and delicacy. Having said that, is this book everyone’s cup of tea? I don’t think so. But it is highly recommendable if you are interested in the subject of asexuality and, like me, have little or no idea of what is it all about.
Overall, 4 stars.
ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.