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love con by Seressia Glass
He cosplay as her boyfriend, but their feelings for each other are real in this romantic comedy by Seressia Glass.
Sometimes Kenya Davenport thinks she has been transferred to hospital. Yet Kenya dreams of being able to turn her creative hobby into a career. She finally has a chance to succeed by joining the Cosplay or No Way reality show competition.
There’s just one catch: The final round challenge is for the iconic pairs, and the judges want those close to the contestants to participate. Sadly, Kenya is as single as it gets right now. Fortunately, her best friend, Cameron Lassiter, agrees to be her fake boyfriend for the show.
Playing a couple in love will force them to explore what they hide behind the mask of friendship. Can Kenya and Cam fake it until she gets it right, or will she be real about her feelings, knowing that it could cost her the best friend she’s ever had?
Reasons to read it: Fans of the Fake Too Many Dating will rejoice in this romance with a fat black character who isn’t afraid to be his own person. Kenya copes with micro-aggressions and is different from the rest of her family, but still manages to revel in things that bring her joy. It’s great to see people of color portrayed in various anime and game fandoms.