If It Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich
Release Date: December 7, 2021
Page Count: 416 pages
Eighteen-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight are two members of the boy-band Saturday, one of the biggest acts in America. Along with their bandmates, Angel Phan and Jon Braxton, the four are teen heartbreakers in front of the cameras and best friends backstage. But privately, cracks are starting to form: their once-easy rapport is straining under the pressures of fame, and Ruben confides in Zach that he’s feeling smothered by management’s pressure to stay in the closet.
On a whirlwind tour through Europe, with both an unrelenting schedule and minimal supervision, Ruben and Zach come to rely on each other more and more, and their already close friendship evolves into a romance. But when they decide they’re ready to tell their fans and live freely, Zach and Ruben start to truly realize that they will never have the support of their management. How can they hold tight to each other when the whole world seems to want to come between them?
Wow!! I’m absolutely in love with this book! All I can think about is Zach, Ruben, Angel and Jon!!!!! I listened to the audiobook and the narrator was amazing.
This book is for everyone who’s every shipped people in a music band! I love rockstar romances in general but this one hits all my buttons, especially because the relationship is within the band. So yes, a queer boyband romance for the win!!!
It has best friends to lovers, strong friendships and a forbidden love setting. Ruben and Zach have wonderful chemistry from the beginning and I loved seeing Zach come to terms with his sexuality. The slow development of their relationship from friends to more was beautiful.
The friendship between the four of them is one of my favourite parts of this book, their jokes and banter and arguments were all the best interactions. Found family at its best.
The book also deals with a lot of topics like substance abuse, emotional abuse and manipulation, pressure of being famous etc. I love how everything was handled and I cannot reccomend this book enough!!!! #Zuben is definitely a new favourite!
P.S: Yes I shipped them in 1D. Yes I also have various ships in kpop now: BTS, Red Velvet, Mamamoo etc. So this book is something very close to my heart now!
*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review