Play it again by Aidan Wayne

Quick Info
Play It Again

  • Series: Standalone
  • Genre: Contemporary, Romance
  • Diversity: blind character, mental health (anxiety)
  • Trigger Warnings: verbal abuse
  • Rating: 5/5 Stars

Play It Again

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?

The Queer’s Review

The cuteness!

This book is so cute from beginning to end that I just felt so good while reading it. If you’re ever looking for a comfort read, this is it. Don’t expect me to be very coherent about this because it’s so fluffy I can’t believe it.

I can’t recommend reading it when you have to stop in the middle of it and, say, work, but other than that, GO FOR IT!

I know a lot of people have criticized there isn’t going on much in this book and while it is rather slow and not in your face about it, there are so many important scenes that I love. I love all characters, I love the author’s writing style, I love the relationship and I finally get a cute long-distance romance with an ace love interest? Oh yes please. I’m judging every last one of the reviews which are criticizing the “missing sexiness” btw. 

I don’t know a lot about the YouTube or the let’s play scene but it was so interesting to read about and I never felt lost once. Aside from the lovely romance I love how Aidan Wayne manages to subtly but not subtle hint at the ways society keeps people with disabilities from living life the way they want to. I might have an invested interest in this both because of private life as well as work life so I was very pleased about that.

Bookish Thoughts

All the fluff!


I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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