If I had to describe Been Here All Along in one word, that word would be “cute.” This is a book with cute characters who do cute things. Even the main conflict of the book is barely a conflict. Add to that the fact that this book is basically the m/m version of Taylor Swift’s “You Belong With Me” and, you know what? CUTE. I want to be absolutely clear when I say that my rating of three stars is because of the cuteness and because this book is incredibly easy to read.
The actual plot, though? To be completely honest, it doesn’t really exist. It’s really just about two friends who realize they’re in love with each other. There’s a smidgen of coming out drama, which is barely even a thing, and a kind of random aside about a side character’s financial situation. For some reason, there are four POVs in this book, which is a little much for a book that’s only 200ish pages and made it difficult to fully connect with the characters. (Also odd since two of the POVs are not main characters.) Aside from all of that, everything develops fairly predictably and with the least amount of drama possible.
I read the majority of this book over about an hour while I waited at my local library. It’s so easy to read and such a quick read that I’d definitely recommend it if you’re trying to get out of a reading slump. If you’re looking for something with a lot of depth, though, I’d steer clear.
Have you read Been Here All Along? What’s the last light, fluffy romance you read?
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