Review: Synclair by Rachel Gold

Life is confusing as it is…then add religion, a current crush, and a past crush appearing after years of nothing.


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The summer before her senior year, Emma Synclair decides to find her true love: either a girl or God. Since she has a crush on her best friend―and on her best friend’s girlfriend―Synclair figures she’ll have better luck with God.

Which God? How will she know? Wicca, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity? Her atheist parents are out of the country for three months, so Synclair has the space to try some religions in peace. 

Or so she thinks, until her friends decide that her house is the party house―that is: the dinner party house! How can she tell them no? She sneaks away to start her spiritual quest, but runs into her childhood friend Avery. Who grew up to be hot. And is also into girls. Is her true love Avery or God? Can she have both or is that the path to neither? Synclair vows to find out.13

Rachel Gold creates a conversation when you read one of her books. Synclair is no different as it is an intriguing talk about religion. I love the different opinions and ideas that Gold’s characters engage in and express. It is actually a process that I am going through right now and Gold’s book comes right on time.

Synclair is about more than religious introspection as Gold adds romance to the mix. Now is this done in a typical way? Heck no! It is a Gold book. First we have Kinz, the girl she currently secretly crushes on and who just happens to be her best friend. Then her best friend from the past comes back and she is hot. She is not only gorgeous, but likes girls. 

Easy triangle right? (laugh) Then there is an accidental kiss with someone else and talk about complications! I loved it and Synclair. Gold takes on some controversial topics and does it splendidly!

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.


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Further Details:
Publisher: Bella Books, 9781642471748, 17 November 2020
Editor: Katherine V. Forrest
Settings: Minneapolis, MN, US
Pages: 244; Sex: PG
SC: Bisexual, Black, Handicapped

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