Spoiler Alert

- Olivia Dade


Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on television, but fanfiction readers call him something else: Book!AeneasWouldNever. Marcus gets out his frustrations with the show through anonymous stories about the internet’s favorite couple, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone discovered his online persona, he’d be finished in Hollywood.

April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobbies from her “real life”—but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her internet critics, truth officially becomes stranger than fanfiction.

On their date, Marcus quickly realizes he wants more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. But when he discovers she’s Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to keep from her.

With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?



Between takes, Marcus did his best not to acknowledge the obvious: this was a stupid-ass way to die.


enjoyable/easy to read:
Spoiler Alert is a very fun read, even if it sometimes gets a little bogged down in the details.

Marcus is a multifaceted character with a lot of unique characteristics. Having dyslexia alone would’ve been complex enough for most romance plots, but the added dimensions of writing fan fiction and faking a public persona for the entire world (and his family) made him very interesting. He might have been a bit too clingy for my taste,
I mean, he did basically move in with April after like two dates,
but his heart was in the right place.

I liked April, but she reminded me of – and forgive me for this analogy – an open wound. She was so sensitive all of the time. Any offhand comment could set her off, and she was a constant flight risk. I didn’t like her cut-and-run attitude, though I will admit that she usually came to her senses and was willing to own her mistakes. Though it probably would’ve been easier to face the problem at the moment rather than have to go back on her decisions so often.

I liked how unabashedly nerdy this entire book was. From fan fiction to geology, cosplay to rock jokes – this is a romance novel for the massive nerds out there. Make no mistake; I most definitely include myself in this population.



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