- File Size: 2518 KB
- Print Length: 184 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1626497192
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Riptide Publishing (January 20, 2018)
- Publication Date: January 20, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0796FBTZT
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#15,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #56 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Romance > Lesbian Romance
- #56 in Books > Gay & Lesbian > Literature & Fiction > Fiction > Romance > Lesbian
- #70 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender eBooks > Romance > Bisexual Romance
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I enjoyed this story. Both Talia and Eve know what loss is like and have to make conscious decisions about whether to let their hearts be involved again. Their attraction to each other isn't easy to put aside, and they share some sexy scenes together as they sort through their feelings. The relationships they have with their children are very realistic and there are timely conversations about the every day realities women face, from Eve's job as a gay black woman in her high position in the police department to Talia's daughter who recently caught her boyfriend cheating on her. There's a small element of suspense with a threat to female officers weaved through the story that culminates in some drama and intensity in the second half. Fortunately Eve and Talia find a way to get through it all and there is a lovely happy ending for the new couple.
Talia is a bisexual Jewish woman who was married to a man and has grown children. She never explored her bisexuality before but has always been attracted to both men and woman. Eve was also married to a man but has spent many years involved with women. She has a grown son. Sparks fly between Talia and Eve immediately but Talia, new to the world of loving women, and rusty at flirting with anyone, is unsure if she's reading Eve's cues correctly, and there's the issue that Eve is her boss. Eve is a black gay woman, and conscious of the fact that she's Talia's boss. Despite the fact that they talk a lot about that problem, they don't ever really sit down and consider their options, and neither seems aware of the power imbalance between them.
The romance is sweet and fun. They are good together, have fun together, and are patient with each other. Eve is patient with Talia as she explores her first relationship and romance with a woman. Both of them showed a lot of respect for each and didn't play games. If one of them messed up, it wasn't drawn out. They talked with each other and they apologized to each other. It was, mostly, a relationship between equals. I say mostly because Eve was Talia's boss which can't help but create a power imbalance which was ignored. To Eve's credit, she treated Talia like another employee at work and both of them worked hard at keeping their behavior purely professional when at work.
I had mixed feelings about how well Talia's kids handled finding out she was bi. On the one hand, it was refreshing to have a lack of angst and fuss but at the same time, her daughters were casual in their acceptance. I suspect that says more about me than it does about the characters.
I think my favorite thing about the story were the relationships. Eve and Talia, Eve and her son, Talia and her daughters, Talia and Eve's son, etc. They were vibrant, strong, and sweet and drove the story. The story is low on angst and high on texture and depth and made me feel good.
I received a copy from the publisher for review.
The book is good, contains sweet & healthy romance. On few occasions, it felt unrealistic but on and all this is a good romantic story. A story of a widow is captured in this book. How she's going to find love again?
Story - Good
Romance - Good
I liked reading it.