The Opposite of Nothing
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What happens when a socially awkward campus DJ "catfishes" her bad boy BFF?
Callie Evans would rather hide out in her DJ sound booth than face the fact that she's in love with her best friend, notorious campus hottie Tayber King.
Tayber turns hooking up into an art form—no drama, no commitment, no lies, and nobody gets hurt. Nobody but Callie, that is. When she sees an opportunity to explore his sexier side using a fake online profile, she grabs it. Now her uninhibited alter-ego 'Sasha' is steaming up the screen, and Callie is breaking all of Tayber’s rules.
As Callie and Tayber get closer, online and off, she knows she has to confess. And risk losing him forever.
**This 35,000 word stand-alone New Adult novella is for mature readers. It contains strong language and adult situations. No cliffhanger.**
"Shari Slade has a delicious way with emotional angst." ~ The Theory of Lieto Fine Blog
"It's blisteringly hot. And awkward." ~ Lia Riley
"Sweet and achy and passionate and genuine." ~ Kanoko, Goodreads Reviewer
"Slade does an amazing job of packing in a great story in a short format." ~ Sahara H., Wicked Lil Pixie Reviews
Confused girl meets confused boy. Both like each other but don't know how to tell each other. Loved it. Confusing at times but still a sweet story.
Review: The Opposite of Nothing, by Shari Slade
*4.5/5 stars, rounded up due to lack of half-stars.*
Novellas are normally hit or miss with readers, but for me this novella was one of the better ones that I’ve come across.
Most complaints about novellas are that they’re too short; that there’s not enough in them to bring the story out. I didn’t feel that this was the case this time around. Slade used the space wisely and was able to develop her two main characters well, as well as the relationship between them both. I think there were a few points that could have been expanded just a touch more, but it didn’t take much away from my overall enjoyment. There was no fluff to deal with, and I tend to appreciate when an author can tell when a story doesn’t need to be fluffed up to bring something to novel length.
I felt I could relate to both Callie and Tayber in their situations, which was also a welcomed bonus. I was able to sympathize with them both, and I think the use of the 3rd person points of view helped that.
For a novella, I was left feeling very satisfied as a reader and I think Shari Slade has gained a new fan after having finished this one.