|Print List Price:||$4.99|
Save $2.00 (40%)
Price set by seller.
Once Ghosted, Twice Shy: A Reluctant Royals Novella Kindle Edition
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Alyssa Cole is a science editor, pop culture nerd, and romance junkie who lives in the Caribbean and occasionally returns to her fast-paced NYC life. In addition to writing, she founded and hosted the Jefferson Market Library Romance Book Club and taught Romance Writing for Beginners. She has contributed romance-related articles to publications including RT Book Reviews, Heroes and Heartbreakers, Romance at Random, and the Toast.--This text refers to the mp3_cd edition.
- ASIN : B07HWSHYH4
- Publisher : Avon Impulse (January 8, 2019)
- Publication date : January 8, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3459 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 106 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #352,189 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Reviews with images
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Using flashbacks flawlessly, the story details meeting Fabiola, a Haitian-American queer woman and how she changed her world. Their cultural differences were so charming😍I don't think I've read a f/f book that featured two Black women with this dynamic and didn't realize how much I needed it! And they were both dark skinned! I don't even think I deserved this to be one of my first official reads of the year.
My only complaint is it's a novella so it's about a quarter size of the other books. For a cover this banging, it deserved a full length. I bought it via audio as soon as I saw it available. Don't say you want to see inclusion in queer romance and not read this book!
(highly recommend reading A Princess in Theory first.)
Once Ghosted Twice Shy sort of picks up from there. Likotsi is back in NYC and has a systematic plan to help her forget about the woman who broke her heart - Fabiola (Fab). Here plans get altered when she runs into the very person she'd trying to forget. Through their journey of rediscovery, we learn about the events from their first meeting and the reason behind their break-up. Fab turned out to be a fun character, whose personality complemented Likotsi's well.
The story is told in two parts, switching between their first meeting "last Spring" (told in Fab's POV) and their present meeting in "Winter" (told in Likotsi's POV). Some readers might find this confusing or off-putting, but I thought it was a good way of showing what transpired before and how Likosti could have had her heart broken by someone she spent just a few days with - especially for those who read A Princess in Theory. I'd love to see more of them in their HEA in future books in the series.
As an African, one thing I've enjoyed about the series so far (with this book and A Princess in Theory) is that it isn't the Africans being 'rescued' as is often the case with books featuring African characters.
An interesting piece of trivia I've learnt is that the cover models are a real-life couple. How cute is that!
When it comes to diversity, this book represents strongly, being an f/f romance between two WOC with one MC being bi-sexual. The story also deals with real-life issues facing immigrants in America as represented by Fab whose family are Haitian-American.
This is my first f/f romance read (ever), and I have to admit I bought it mainly because it was part of the reluctant royals series. So I feel I should say this to fans of the series, who aren't necessarily readers of f/f romance: don't skip this one just because it's f/f.
Top reviews from other countries
Alyssa Cole’s writing is so easy to read and, unlike some Romance out there, it never felt cheesy; Likotsi and Fabiola’s chemistry leaps off the page, and while I’m not usually a fan of ‘we met and fell in love in the space of a few days’ I believed it here. There are times in life when you meet people you just happen to click with, and that’s exactly what happened with these two before Fabiola’s personal life took a turn for the worse and she was forced to put an end to their relationship before it could really begin.
There’s very little I can say about this novella without giving too much away, but it definitely has me keen to read more of Alyssa Cole’s work this year and it was so satisfying to see a story like this featuring a romance between two women of colour at its centre. I’ll definitely be checking out Cole’s Reluctant Royals novels this year, and I’d love to see more of Likotsi and Fabiola in future!