Review: Aces Wild (Geek Actually #1.9) by Cathy Yardley
Today I am reviewing Aces Wild, episode 9 of Geek Actually, by Cathy Yardley. I can’t believe episode 10 comes out tomorrow! The end is near (13 episodes in total) and I am going to miss these ladies!
Category: Adult, Contemporary, Mature
Meet your new best girlfriends. Michelle is a hard-nosed Science Fiction editor who is used to things going her way; Taneesha is a talented video game programmer who is used to being the odd (wo)man out. Aditi is a fantasy writer on the verge of her big break; Christina is a rebel on the sidelines of Hollywood. And Elli is a fan – of anything and everything that keeps are from “proper adulting.” Together they are Rebel Scum (at least in their shared group chat), and best friends through thick and thin. They might live far apart but through the power of the internet and a shared love of all things geek, they are ready to face the world side by side.
This is the 9th episode in the first season of Geek Actually, a 13-episode serial from Serial Box Publishing. This episode was written by Cathy Yardley.
This may have been one of my favorite episodes. You can definitely feel the end of the season coming at this point. I mentioned last week that I was hoping some of the story arcs start to wrap up so I can get a few HEAs for the lovely ladies of #RebelScum…and I think we had a major breakthrough with some of them.
Elli has finally discovered that she isn’t weird, she’s just ACE. Not only did Ruby, her boss, help her understand what being asexual means, but she also helped Elli see that there is nothing wrong with her. Elli promptly comes out to the ladies on chat, and they respond as many do in any situation that is unlike their own, a little confused, but ultimately super supportive of her revelation. I really think that Elli is going to be devastated if…when something happens to Ruby. I can feel it coming and I hope I am so wrong.
Christina has officially pissed me off, I am no longer cheering for her. I think her relationship with Vivi is toxic, however it seems like they are both the same kind of toxic. Not sure if that is a match made in heaven or hell. I really wanted her to understand why Taneesha needed her to take down her doxing post. But instead she just ignored her pleas. She also was a spoiled brat over the promotion, and I know it wasn’t what she wanted, nor the consequences to the others, but her whining. The worst.
Taneesha decided she was ready for the next step in her relationship with Diego, and once again got the stop sign. However, this time it came with an explanation. As much as I think it is sweet, I don’t know if Taneesha is going to put up with it or throw in the towel. I want them together., hopefully they can find a happy compromise.
Aditi finds inspiration in a different narrative and starts writing something that isn’t her sequel. I can’t wait till Michelle finds out. Plus, I think Michelle should know by now what kind of person Aditi is, if they have been friends this long, and to help ease some of her fears with the new facts about her publisher. I really want Aditi’s book to release to thunderous applause and the MRA folks to choke on her success.