Genre: LGBT (f/f) trans* character, asexual character, possibly aromantic character; Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
Cover: I love it.
Trigger warnings: transphobia
Description: At twenty-four, college graduate Carly Rogers finds herself still living with her cold and distant mother and her teenage half-sister, Cynthia. As Carly moves from one minimum wage job to another, she reads books alone in her room, reconnects with her best friend, Landon, and takes care of her great aunt Dorothy on the weekends. Her life is quiet and nonthreatening – until she meets Ashley at her new job.
Ashley is a fun, energetic, and intelligent woman who has been forced to leave her old life behind due to a medical condition. Through work, and the start of their own book club, each shares her past and her hopes for the future. When change comes, Carly is forced to make a decision. Does she stay where she thought she always belonged, or strive for something better? Is it possible for her and Ashley to build a new life without feeling like the fragile creatures everyone thinks they are?
Review: I had to work a little to get into this story, but afterwards? I really liked it. Especially because I could see myself in a lot of characters. It was a little bit clichéd and a little bit lecturing at times, too, but I still enjoyed it very much.
I liked how important the side characters were. All have their own little back stories and I don’t know which one I liked the most.
I especially liked how cute the building romance is and how slow. But romance is not the only thing about Fragile. It’s about being and becoming who you are and how not everyone has the same idea about a happy life.
Disclaimer: I was provided by the publisher with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.