By Tembe Denton-Hurst

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'THIS BOOK IS SO FUN AND HOT AND EXCEPTIONALLY WRITTEN!!' Reader review,⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'I melted into this book and loved every minute of it – if you're looking for a contemporary story of a queer black girl finding herself, you'll love this' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Tembe's characters are captivating. Her writing is sexy, honest, and powerful. I laughed, I cried, I NEED more' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'It's really powerful to show a raw, relatable character trying to decide if the career she's worked toward for her entire life is worth the pain it causes her' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Mickey and her friends drew me in right away and it was so easy to see myself in her' Reader review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ * * * She's stayed quiet for too long. Now it's time to speak her truth. Until twenty-four hours ago, Mickey Hayward was living the life she'd always dreamed of: - Working as a full-time writer for a trendy media company (tick)- In a committed, loving relationship (tick) Now she's fired, tossed aside for a younger, more 'agreeable' Black writer. Sick of being overlooked, she responds with an online letter detailing the racism she's faced within the industry. And when a media scandal turns Mickey's post into a viral sensation, suddenly everyone wants to hear what she has to say. That's what Mickey has always wanted – isn't it? * * * Tropes: · Coming of age· Old flame· Love triangle· City girl/small hometown