- File Size: 604 KB
- Print Length: 244 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 30, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071FW7XZW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #557,250 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
A Brighter Palette (Colors Book 1) Kindle Edition
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What it boils down to is that this story dealt with a few issues that bug the shit out of me in real life. I don’t have time for bi-bashing. The whole idea of ‘gold star lesbians’ infuriates me. And I’m not very accepting or understanding when it comes to jealousy either. Given that poor Siobhán displays all these qualities it is hardly surprising that I spent a lot of time while reading this book growling at her.
So, you ask, after everything I just said, how did I still end up rating this book five glorious stars? Well, it’s no real mystery. If an author can make me lose myself in a story and compulsively turn the pages, despite one of the MCs hitting all the wrong buttons, it is a sure sign they wrote an amazing story. I’m not one to continue a book when I’m struggling with it — life’s too short. While I may have shouted at my Kindle once or twice while reading A Brighter Palette, and while I never managed to completely fall for Siobhán, I can’t deny that I was completely caught up in the story of her and Annie’s relationship. In fact, when an author makes me feel angry about the fact that I can’t climb into my Kindle to give a character a piece of my mind, I know I’m dealing with an exceptional book.
And, furthermore, for every yin there is an equal but opposite yang, aka Annie. It was a pure delight to watch this somewhat insecure and indecisive woman grow and (re)discover her strength and worth. In fact, I think it is safe to say that Annie and Siobhán are a clear example of first impressions being deceptive.
Brigham Vaughn is in a league of her own when it comes to creating characters who come to life on the page. Her writing is smooth and she sweeps me along while her descriptions, both of scenery and of sexy times so vibrant I can almost see the images and feel the caresses.
A Brighter Palette is a well written, captivating and thought-provoking romance. It takes what are huge issues for some people and forces Siobhán and Annie to come to terms with them, in the process forcing the reader to think about the topics in question.
If you like your FF stories with strong characters, well written, vividly sexy, as well as intelligent and thought-provoking, I highly recommend A Brighter Palette. I’m already looking forward to reading the sequel, The Greenest Isle, and meeting up with these two fascinating women again.
Such is the case with A Brighter Palette, an indie-published work by Brigham Vaughn. In this novel we meet Annie Slocum, a young woman living in Boston whose primary activity appears to be searching--for a career and inspiration, for love, and for herself. Annie’s world is nearly bereft of color and vitality, and she is reluctantly accustomed to a life that’s gone mostly dull and gray and is sadly lacking in passion.
Enter Siobhan Murray, a free-spirited painter who shakes up Annie’s world. Siobhan is many things Annie has perhaps forgotten how to be--passionate, impulsive, inspired, and hard as nails. Siobhan’s default setting is to take the bull by the horns as well as anyone within reach, and so she does with Annie, giving her a much needed infusion of confidence and passion, so it’s not long before these women fall in love.
Not every day can be sunny of course, in real life or novels, and Annie and Siobhan soon must face up to the ghosts of their pasts. Can their relationship survive these bumps or will the price each pays to remain together bankrupt them in more ways than one?
As stated earlier, I don’t have much time to read and, in fact, it’s rare I read F/F works. Reading A Brighter Palette was an unexpected pleasure, and I particularly enjoyed getting to know Siobhan who is all kinds of wonderful and struck a chord within me I didn’t even know existed. I’m more than looking forward to further adventures with Annie and Siobhan, and learning if their fledgling relationship endures.
I'll admit, I've never read a romance between two women before... but this book makes me want to read more! The love scenes were tender, sexy... exciting. But not out of this world crazy, you know? A welcome change from the typical formulaic romance novel. Highly recommend!!
I love stories of all kinds, as long as they are good. Romance, mysteries, paranormal...doesn't matter. Write good characters and an engaging plot, you've got me and this book had me quick. Both main characters, Siobhán and Annie, are people I would want to be friends with in real life. The author gives you enough information that you really get to know them but not so much that you're bogged down with detail after detail. Her writing made it very easy for me to picture the story as I read. And the story itself....fabulous! It's not a sappy romance or a cookie cutter story. It follows Siobhán and Annie through a bit of a whirlwind, but yet believable courtship and well into the building of their relationship. Their personalities ring true as do their experiences within their own lives. It's not all hearts and flowers either but there's a balance to it all that makes it work. I definitely recommend this story and author.