Not Exactly What I Had in Mind by Kate Brook

Not Exactly What I Had in Mind

Kate Brook

fiction lgbtqia+ emotional funny lighthearted slow-paced

352 pages | first published 2022

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As the lives of Hazel, Alfie, Emily, and Daria collide, a complicated chain of events begins to bind them all together, bringing joy and heartache, hope and anxiety, and reshaping their relationships in ways that no one quite predicted. Warm, clev...
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Summary of 35 reviews


emotional 93%
funny 60%
hopeful 33%
challenging 26%
reflective 26%
inspiring 20%
lighthearted 20%
sad 13%
tense 13%
dark 6%
informative 6%


medium 58%
fast 23%
slow 17%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 62% | Character: 37%

Strong character development?

Yes: 81% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 7%

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