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He’s cosplaying as her boyfriend but their feelings for each other are real in this romantic comedy from Seressia Glass.
Sometimes Kenya Davenport believes she was switched at the hospital—how else could a lover of anime, gaming, and cosplay come from STEM parents? Still, Kenya dreams of being able to turn her creative hobby into a career. She finally has a chance to make it big when she joins the reality show competition Cosplay or No Way.
There's just one catch: the challenge for the final round is all about iconic pairs, and the judges want the contestants' significant others to participate. Unfortunately, Kenya is as single as can be at the moment. Luckily her best friend, Cameron Lassiter, agrees to be her fake boyfriend for the show.
Roleplaying a couple in love will force them to explore what they're hiding under the mask of friendship. Can Kenya and Cam fake it until she makes it, or will she be real about her feelings, knowing it could cost her the best friend she’s ever had?
Glass (the Sugar and Spice series) puts a fun, nerdy love story center stage in this adorable interracial rom-com. Black, plus-size engineer Kenya Davenport's true passion is for cosplay much to her parents' dismay. When she makes it to the final round of reality show Cosplay or No Way, it's time to prove that she has what it takes to turn her hobby into a career in costume design. There's just one problem: for the grand finale, she must create a couple's cosplay for herself and her partner. Put on the spot, Kenya claims her longtime best friend, white nerd Cam Lassiter, as her cosplay partner and lover. Cam agrees to be Kenya's fake boyfriend, hoping the ruse will provide the perfect opportunity to confess his long-hidden feelings and win Kenya's heart. With more than 10 years of friendship behind them, their chemistry is palpable, but that doesn't stop Kenya's doubtful parents, the show's manipulative producers, and Cam's ex-girlfriend from trying to drive a wedge between them. Through it all, Glass highlights the mutual support and understanding between the friends-turned-lovers, making a convincing case for their relationship withstanding naysayers and microaggressions. This is a winning love letter to Black women in nerdom. Agent: Jenny Bent, the Bent Agency