Heatwave Southport by La Toya Hankins ~ Book Review by Ameliah

heatwave-southport-CoverTitle: Heatwave Southport

Author: La Toya Hankins

Publisher: JMS Books

Cover Artist: Written Ink Designs

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/16/2015

Length: Short Story (<15K)

Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance


When Zora comes to visit her childhood hometown for the Fourth of July, she expects to be helping with the family business, greeting old neighbors and friends, and carefully avoiding the topic of her sexuality. But then Zora’s old mentor introduces Zora to her granddaughter Sarah, a blast from Zora’s past, now grown into a leggy brunette who remembers Zora more than fondly.

As the two women reconnect over old memories, sweet treats, and tales of the intervening years since they’d last met, Zora begins to suspect the attraction she feels for Sarah might be returned. The sparks flying between them ignite into fireworks celebrating their independence from sexual solitude when they exploring a new way to use the town library.

My View:

Zora begrudgingly heads to Southport to help her parents with their food truck over the 4th of July weekend. When she spots a beauty, Sarah, from her grade school days she is suddenly very grateful she to be there.

I loved these characters. I could totally understand Sara’s feelings for Zora when they were children. I crushed on a girl in my class at that age too. I like the sexual tension between the two women and that visit to the library….. sweltering! There is a great ending to this perfect quick read. I wonder whatever happened to Theresa….


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

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