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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite
Does Love Always Win? is a young adult LGBTQ romance by Diane Billas. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Bryan, high school senior Sam Daniels (Shorty) begins a new relationship with her longtime crush, Zack. However, try as she might, Shorty just doesn't feel as attracted to Zack as she thought she would be. Meanwhile, Kristy Davis is the new girl in town, and after Mrs. Jacobs tasks Shorty with showing Kristy around Dale High, Shorty and Kristy develop a burgeoning friendship and bond over their shared interests. Kristy reveals to Shorty that she is pansexual, and the two feel a mutual attraction that neither can deny. While Shorty and Kristy admit their feelings to each other, Shorty's ex-boyfriend Bryan threatens to out her in front of everyone. Will Shorty give in to blackmail or choose Kristy?
Author Diane Billas infuses a lot of humor and heart in this absorbing love story bound to resonate with young adult readers. Does Love Always Win? is the perfect blend of romance and coming-of-age rolled into one. With lively and vibrant characters, the narrative pulls you in and captivates you. The characters of Shorty, Kristy, Zack, Hannah, and Bryan feel like real-life teenagers in high school, and this is precisely why, as a reader, you find them so relatable and become invested in their stories. The plot is well-paced, with surprises to keep you on your toes. Overall, a fantastic young adult romance novel.