Finding Molly Parsons by Alyson Root: Book Review
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by Jenna
1M ago
Finding Molly Parsons by Alyson Root is a delightful coming-of-age sapphic romance. Faith Parsons, 18 and eager to make her lesbian debut, must escape an oppressive religious community in rural Kentucky. Her journey is not just physical but also a courageous self-discovery, as she navigates uncharted territories with hope. Guided by fate she embarks on a journey to find her long-lost Aunt Molly, the Parsons family’s sapphic secret, Faith is driven by a deep desire to break free from her toxic past and find a new familial embrace. As Faith unravels a series of obscure clues, she meets the sexy ..read more
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The No Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall: Book Review
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by Mildred
1M ago
The No Girlfriend Rule by Christen Randall is a slow burn young romance that is heavy on tabletop role playing and becoming one with your true self. If there’s one thing Hollis really wants, it’s to fit into her boyfriend’s Friday night Secrets and Sorcery (aka Dungeons and Dragons) game. There is a no girlfriends rule, though, so she has to prove herself worthy of gaming with them before she can ask again to join. She goes to Games-A-Lot and sits in with a group of weird strangers but it feels like the room is closing in on her like a strong set of tongs and she escapes. As a last ditch effor ..read more
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Aubrey McFadden is Never Getting Married by Georgia Beers: Book Review
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by Jenna
2M ago
Aubrey McFadden is Never Getting Married by Georgia Beers is a unique enemies-to-lovers romance that will sweep readers away. All of Aubrey McFadden’s are getting married and she’s been invited to five, yes five, weddings in one year. Who wouldn’t be thrilled to celebrate all of these ceremonies of love? Aubrey, that’s who. Of course, she’s going, to all five. She can’t blame her friends because her fiance left her on the day of her wedding a decade ago. She also can’t blame them for her permanent single status. You know who she can blame, Monica Wallace, that’s who. Their friends say that Mon ..read more
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Broken Parts Included by Alyson Root: Book Review
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by Jenna
2M ago
Broken Parts Included by Alyson Root is a beautiful story about healing, honesty, and hope. Lydia Archer has been struggling with her health for years. Despite constant pain and dismissive doctors, she finds solace in her beloved pup Monty while wishing the love of a lifetime would find her. Her sister’s best friend Halle saves her health and possibly her heart. However, the unexpected arrival of love threatens to disrupt everything. As a friendship blossoms between Lydia and Halle, Lydia’s sister Fe grapples with her own emotions. The story is a tale of healing and love, reminding us that som ..read more
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Western Blue by Suzie Clarke: Book Review
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by Mildred
3M ago
Western Blue by Suzie Clarke is a slow burn, gun slinging historical set in the Old West. Blue has problems with the ranch she inherited, like getting to it with a worn out wagon, and taking care of the wounded woman she encounters along the way. Once she gets there no man will work for her, and the local strongman has it in for her. Thinking outside the box, she calls for qualified women to come and work for her. While Isabel is grateful for the rescue, she isn’t sure she should stay with Blue. She likes her way too much, and knows from experience it’s not safe to get too close. Before long ..read more
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The Life Bestowed by Patricia Spencer: Book Review
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by Guest Review
3M ago
The Life Bestowed by Patricia Spencer is a slow-burn romance between mature women. It delves deep into our human experience. Jean Louise (aka Scout) is content with her life. She is a nurse practitioner, over 50, has found a lovely family of lesbian friends. She neither expects nor is open to love. Then by chance Professor Kit Delaney, a trans woman and late transitioner, comes into her life. And totally unexpected – despite everything life throws at them – love ever so slowly comes into their lives. Writing The book started slowly and focused first on the predictable, dare I say boring, life ..read more
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The Apple Diary by Gerri Hill: Book Review
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by Sheena
3M ago
The Apple Diary by Gerri Hill is the slowest of slow-burn romances about a woman who finds the diary of her great-grandmother and through reading it discovers herself. Madilyn Marak agrees to stay with her grandfather at the family estate after the death of her grandmother. She is a reluctant heiress to the Marak fortune and her grandfather spends time with her preparing her to take over from him. One night she discovers a diary that details a love affair that took place in the summer of 1933 between her great-grandmother, Isabel, and a shoe saleswoman named Lorah. The story inspires her to re ..read more
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Vengeance Planning for Amateurs by Lee Winter: Book Review
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by Rachel LH
4M ago
Vengeance Planning for Amateurs by Lee Winter is an ice queen, age-gap, rom-com, that is set in Melbourne. It is full of ridiculous schemes, a taxidermy penguin, and a lot of laughs. Award-winning muffin maker, women in murder book club founder, and owner of Love Muffins has had enough of being taken advantage of. She has a string of exes who have all wronged her in some way. The final straw is when her most recent ex steals the beloved stuffed penguin that her nana left her. So, she does what anyone would do! Puts up an advertisement for a henchperson to seek vengeance. Nothing too drastic, o ..read more
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All Things Beautiful by Alaina Erdell: Book Review
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by Jeannie Levig
5M ago
All Things Beautiful by Alaina Erdell is a contemporary, age-gap, forbidden love romance with a little intrigue on the side and an explosive ending. It explores how when the heart wants what it wants, it can make us risk our dreams. It’s Casey Norford’s first day as a student of the famed and acclaimed artist Leighton Vaughn. Casey has concerns whether her decision to go for her dream and apply for a spot at the relatively new Atelier Vaughn rather than hunker down and work her two minimum wage jobs to pay off her debt was the responsible thing to do. Even though she received a full scholarshi ..read more
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Falls From Grace by Ruby Landers: Book Review
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by Jenna
5M ago
Falls From Grace by Ruby Landers is a beautiful celebrity romance set in the mountains of majestic Vermont. Savannah Grace’s star has fallen. For the last decade, she’s been a member of the hit country band Twice Struck until her high-profile marriage to her bandmate and co-writer shattered to pieces. She’s fading from the spotlight and she’s trying to keep her head above water in both her personal and professional life. Brynn Marshall has had a rough few years. After dropping out of med school, much to the chagrin of her family, she’s been floating around LA trying to find a sense of purpose ..read more
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