Homebodies by Tembe Denton-Hurst
She's stayed quiet for too long.
Now it's time to speak her truth. Until twenty-four hours ago, Mickey Hayward was living the life she'd always dreamed of: - Working as a full-time writer for a trendy media company (tick)- In a committed, loving relationship (tick) Now she's fired, tossed aside for a younger, more 'agreeable' Black writer. Sick of being overlooked, she responds with an online letter detailing the racism she's faced within the industry.
And when a media scandal turns Mickey's post into a viral sensation, suddenly everyone wants to hear what she has to say. That's what Mickey has always wanted - isn't it?
* * * Tropes: * Coming of age* Old flame* Love triangle* City girl/small hometown
'THIS BOOK IS SO FUN AND HOT AND EXCEPTIONALLY WRITTEN!!' Reader review, 'I melted into this book and loved every minute of it - if you're looking for a contemporary story of a queer black girl finding herself, you'll love this'
'Tembe's characters are captivating. Her writing is sexy, honest, and powerful. I laughed, I cried, I NEED more' Reader review
'It's really powerful to show a raw, relatable character trying to decide if the career she's worked toward for her entire life is worth the pain it causes her' Reader review
'Mickey and her friends drew me in right away and it was so easy to see myself in her' Reader review
Hardback / 320 pages