on August 28, 2012
While the premise of the book was believable, a long term relationship falling into a loveless co-existence, the characters had no depth. Tate expresses her desire to disavow her Indian heritage yet does not cut her hair and her cabin is decorated with Indian art. It seems that Tate could have been so much more expressive if Ms. Skinner had given us a chance to know more about her. What was the symbolism of the art? Why doesn't she cut her hair? Even the description of South Dakota was lacking. A land so rich in history and beauty, the story would have been so much better if the author had provided a little research into this exotic state. Having sex with someone for a two month vacation then flying them to Florida for another 10 days of sex wasn't much of a story. The reality of Syndy's situation with her longtime partner was the only part of the book that had any substance, the rest was superficial.
on September 24, 2012
I enjoyed this book completely. It kept my attention and was an easy read. The characters were likeable and the story line made me waffle between, I like what is happening, to, hmmm...not so sure I agree with the direction this is taking, and then back to...well, yes, now this is good...and then it ended in a way that made me smile. It made me think about what I would or wouldn't do in my own life's choices, and for that reason I consider it a worthwhile read.
on April 9, 2012
There are too few good new lesbian novels. ML Skinner offers a refreshing addition to this 'genre'. The characters are likeable, the dialogue keeps pace, and there is just enough tension (and sex). Kudos, Ms. Skinner, and keep writing!