Publisher: Noble Publishing
Genre: Alternative Romance
Heat Rating: 4
CEO hotel mogul Barbara Jennings has three months to decide whether to close her Manhattan hotel or cut costs by firing some of her employees. She meets her much-younger employee, Jennifer Caffey and is instantly smitten. Now Barbara has another mission, and that is to seduce the innocent Jenny.
Jenny is also attracted to the powerful and beautiful Barbara, but has never really had a steamy love affair with another woman. Unwittingly, she allows herself to be swept away by her passion for this older woman who may ruin her life.
Lovestruck is borderline erotic with a few woman on woman love scenes, but the tone is more of a traditional romance if anything.
I will admit to having doubts about whether or not to review this book since contemporary is not one of my favorite romance sub-genres, but I was very pleasantly surprised by “Lovestruck.” This novella was passionate, aggravating, inspiring, and sexy – all at the same time.
The characters Jenny and Barbara are very much opposites. The women end up fitting together well after they get rid of some of their personal baggage. I really liked how they went full circle with the Starbucks scenes at the beginning and end.
This story was very easy to read with clear and descriptive language. The plot was believable and well executed. I was close to tears in the end when they announced the fate of the hotel. It was really an emotional rollercoaster.
The love scenes were amazingly detailed and incredibly hot. There was just the right amount of emotion, action, and fire. Some authors write awkward f/f scenes, but Ms. Grant nailed them.
I will most definitely be looking to see what else I can read from this author!
4 Tea Cups!