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Because I Said So by [Karin Kallmaker]
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Because I Said So Kindle Edition

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The wait is officially OVER! Finally, Karin Kallmaker's latest novel, "Because I Said So," landed in my hands!!!

What a refreshing story of romance with layers of unexpected discoveries throughout the book! Not only that, but the characters, including one of the MCs, Kesa, was of mixed race and culture, different socioeconomic background and circumstances, effectively giving the whole romance perspective a fresh new spin, altogether. As if that weren't refreshing enough, the definition of "family" and "parent" was something quite outside-the-box. Kallmaker, being the brilliant tale-spinner that she is, jumped right into describing, portraying, presenting and contrasting all the nuances of cultural, lingual, socio-economic living that entailed with such fervour that I saw them as another supporting character in this biracial romance.

"Because I Said So," was an incredibly fun read with some extra helpings of angst, internal and external, to elevate it to a true romance drama. Plus, I utterly enjoyed Kallmaker's mischievous play with irony when it came to the implications of the "love at first sight" experience! Sneaky!

I recommend it to fans who enjoy a richly portrayed, well-written, well-researched tale of romance with a slightly different, eccentric, exotic and an all-around fun, flavour to it! I, for one, had a blast with it!―NetGally-Bugs Cheeky
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the Author

Karin Kallmaker has always written about lesbians and love and isn't likely to change. Her thirty+ novels include Painted Moon, Captain of Industry, and Maybe Next Time. She's also written more than five dozen short stories and novellas. She has won three Lambda Literary Awards and is a Golden Crown Literary Society Trailblazer.
When she's not writing books she's thinking about books, enjoying life in the San Francisco Bay Area, or embarking on new adventures by plane, train, or automobile. Learn more at or search social media or favorite book sites for "Kallmaker" - there's only one.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07VXRRFNP
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bella Books (August 16, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 16, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2859 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 228 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 60 ratings

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Ice cream. TimTams. Coffee. Tells tales about women who are the heroes of their own lives. Love IS the universal story. More about that and all my books at .

Award-winning MY LADY LIPSTICK from Lambda Literary: The romance sparkles, the characters are enchanting.

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