Gwen & Art Are Not In Love: #bookreview

Gwen & Art Are Not In Love
Heartstopper meets A Knight’s Tale in this queer medieval rom com YA debut about love, friendship, and being brave enough to change the course of history. – Goodreads

Gwen & Art Are Not in Love by Lex Croucher is set in Camelot several hundred years after the time of King Arthur’s court. Princess Gwendoline has been betrothed since birth to Arthur, the future Lord of Maidvale. Unfortunately, they have detested each other since childhood.

Arthur arrives at Camelot to spend the summer before the upcoming wedding. Soon after his arrival, they each discover the other’s secret. I’m not spoiling anything by telling you that they are both gay.

Gwen has a crush on the only female knight in Camelot, Bridget. Arthur prefers the company of Gabriel, Gwen’s brother. So Gwen and Arthur make a pact to keep their true feelings to themselves. In spite of their original dislike, they do develop a friendship.

Well, the plan would have been fine except for an unexpected political coup and impending battle. I won’t spoil that part except to say the coup leads to other events that change Gwen and Arthur’s plan.

My favorite character is Arthur. He is much kinder than I expected. At the beginning of the book, Gabe and Arthur share a cat, unbeknownst to anyone but the cat. Arthur provides quite a bit of comic relief.

If you like romance novels with a bit of mystery, then you will enjoy Gwen & Art Are Not in Love.

If you are a vicious, power-hungry villain, then you might not enjoy the book as much at the moment.

  • I received this ebook from NetGalley. This is my honest review. All opinions are my own. Obviously.


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