Gemstone by Anastasia VItsky ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Gemstone-CoverTitle: Gemstone

Author: Anastasia VItsky

Publisher: All Romance eBooks

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/22/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance

Blurb:

Can lies build a foundation for love?

Gemma Parquin has a secret. By day, she’s the center of her church’s social life. By night, she’s Mistress Lorelei on Kinklife, online disciplinarian of babygirls and all who need spanking, whipping, and—her personal favorite—figging.

No one suspects, until neighbor Celine Daniels comes across Gemma’s Kinklife profile. Stunned and nursing a secret crush, she creates an account under the name starrygirl793 and “catfishes” the Mistress…and gets more than she bargained for. Before she knows it, Celine is also leading a double life.

Meanwhile, Gemma’s best friend sets her up with an online dating service. Enter Stella, who is everything Celine is not—sophisticated, successful, and straightforward. But she doesn’t understand the kink Gemma holds dear.

How can Gemma trust Celine, who has lied to her? Or give up Mistress Lorelei in order to be with Stella? Should Gemma give up on love altogether, or can she still find happiness?

My View:

Gemstone is about a young woman named Celine AKA Starrygirl793, and an older lesbian named Gemma, AKA Lorelei. Unknown to Gemma, Celine is in love with her and has found out about her Domme persona in a chatroom.
Celine is too unsure to talk outright to Gemma but while she is in the chatroom she feels free to get to know the woman she adores. What’s going to happen when Gemma discovers Celine’s secret? Will she be pleased or will the situation drive a wall between them that cannot be crossed? These women are very easy to care about. They are so realistic as the personas of the people they portray behind the computer screen and in person where their insecurities prevent them from coming out as those people in real life. When the reality really is that they are a blend of both.
Every time I read another one of Ms. Vitsky’s books I am convinced it is my favorite so it’s safe to say that now this one is my favorite. She writes so well and, as always, the story is technically perfect.
I was not sure how all the interactions with the church ladies would be. They played a big role in this book. While they could have been snooty and preachy they seemed just fine with Celine and Gemma’s lesbianism and were happy for them as a couple. I liked this aspect VERY much!!
With the Domme/Sub relationship this book was hot but not risqué, which is another one of Ms. Vitsky’s many talents.

Links

Gemstone on Goodreads
All Romance eBooks
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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