Gave copies of my book to several of my real life friends who have never read my writing before. Suffice to say, I’m anxious (and terrified) of their reactions. I have no issues with strangers reading my stuff but when a close friend does it – oh boy. Panic attack! I’m trying not to freak out.
I’m also worried because most of them don’t read romances and my book follows a lot of romance novel tropes (while subverting others). Hopefully, they’ll find it engaging enough to read it through to the end.