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Review of Transpire Together by Mercy Zephyr

Hi guys, today we'll be discussing a touching LGBTQIA+ Romance novel that I discovered on Twitter of all places: Transpire Together by Mercy Zephyr. As usual, we start with a brief disclaimer. The views presented in this post are 100% my own and are not intended to sway you in any way against or towards any particular direction. This is simply my honest thoughts of the book. Now let’s dive into the actual review.

Book Blurb

Her intimately familiar voice whispered softly in his ear, "Pretend you know me." Lynn Hall has a formula for success. As a child in the rural island town of Selaruk, Alaska, she ate ramen; now, she's an aspiring accountant. The last step of her plan: Liquidate her family's Selaruk assets for her mother, then leave those memories behind for good.

Keith Kendall's parents threw him away years ago. Now they are gone, and Keith is back to forge a new life...surrounded by painful memories. But his favorite memory—his high school sweetheart, Lynn—just walked back into his life....Too bad she doesn't recognize her high school girlfriend.

Transpire Together is a sweet, clean contemporary second chance romance novel of 50,000-55,000 words with hidden identity elements, set in small town Southeastern Alaska in 2018 during the Anchorage bathroom bill fight. It offers low heat, no cheating or cliffhangers, ownvoice representation, and a happy ending with a trans male and cis female couple.

If you haven't read the book as yet, feel free to grab a copy of the book on Amazon here:


My Opinion

Rating - 4 Stars

In the words of Kevin Hart, "I wasn't ready." I can not begin to explain the variety of emotions this book brought me through while celebrating Keith's journey. The characters we super believable, making it easy for me to laugh, get pissed, and cry right along with them. Lynn and Keith were perfect for each other, and I'm elated that I was able to watch them both find love.

The only reason this wasn't full five for me is that I felt the pacing of the story was off at some point. There were specific experiences that I wish were fleshed out more because while I could connect with the characters in the novel, it took a while for me to get there.

Overall, I think this novel is an entertaining and enlightening read that sheds light on some of the struggles often faced in the LGBTQIA+ community that are often overlooked. Definitely, an author I will be watching.

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