Eh, I think I had wanted to read This is Not a Love Scene by S. C. Meagle at one point in the past, because it was already on my TBR. But after reading the synopsis again, I’m honestly just really not feeling it? And I’m not all that surprised since this is a contemporary novel. The cool thing about it, though, is the fact that this book features a main character who is in a wheelchair, something we unfortunately don’t see enough representation for in books. I’ve seen a little more representation over the years, but much to my own dismay it’s primarily been in contemporary novels. I’d like to see it in some Fantasy in the future.
Lights, camera—all Maeve needs is action. But at eighteen, a rare form of muscular dystrophy usually stands in the way of romance. She’s got her friends, her humor, and a passion for filmmaking to keep her focus off consistent rejection…and the hot older guy starring in her senior film project.
Tall, bearded, and always swaying, Cole Stone is everything Maeve can’t be. And she likes it. Between takes, their chemistry is shockingly electric.
Suddenly Maeve gets a taste of typical teenage dating life, but girls in wheelchairs don’t get the hot guy—right? Cole’s attention challenges everything she once believed about her self-image and hopes for love. But figuring this out, both emotionally and physically, won’t be easy for either of them. Maeve must choose between what she needs and what she wants, while Cole has a tendency to avoid decisions altogether. And her failing lungs might not wait for either.
What are your feelings for This is Not a Love Scene? Does it sound like a book you’re interested in reading? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on this senior film project they’re working on? The love interest? Let me know in the comments below! And, as always, happy reading everyone!