Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Genre: Alternative Romance
Heat Rating: 3
“Show me how a woman makes love to a woman.”Hearing that from any hetero female is normally a deal breaker. But when lesbian Kaydee Truman is propositioned with those words by her longtime secret crush—her best friend’s widowed stepmom—temptation takes a front seat to propriety. Savanah Kirtright exudes irresistible sex appeal, and her many past experiences lie solely with men. Savanah’s unexpected enthusiasm to learn how to please a woman proves to be more than Kaydee can resist.
Which turns out to be the worst mistake of her life. But how can such an agonizing slip-up feel so damn right? Neither Kaydee nor Savanah have the answer. All they know is, one sultry summer day by the lake leaves Kaydee and her new lover to make choices that will forever change their lives.
Clare C’s Review
This novella is more than just an erotic romance; it’s the purest distillation of two women embracing love. Kaydee is a lesbian who has been out and proud for a while. Savannah is ten years older. Now that she’s a widow, she wants to indulge in some of her longtime fantasies to find out if this is truly what she wants.
Ladley’s characters are so real and her description is so vivid that I felt as if I knew each of these women intimately. The story is told from alternating viewpoints. Each woman has a unique voice and narrates her story with flawless skill. Kaydee understands the fluidity of sexual roles in a lesbian relationship and the way they defy labels. Savannah is the eager novice who finally finds that missing piece of her soul.
The story is erotic, sexual and sensual. Each of the characters is forced to confront some of their own phobias in order to move forward and accept the love the other has to give. The brilliant characterization, combined with a captivating writing style, renders this story an essential read. I recommend this to anyone who loves sensual detail, great characters, and a heartwarming love story.
5 Tea Cups and a Recommended Read!