Once by LT Smith ~ Book Review by Ameliah

Once-CoverTitle: Once

Author: LT Smith

Publisher: Ylva

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 06/17/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance

Blurb:

Beth Chambers’ life is no fairytale, even if she feels like a damsel in distress. After four years in a destructive relationship, Beth has decided enough is enough and leaves her girlfriend, taking with her only her dog Dudley, her broken spirit, and a shattered view of life. At her lowest point, she meets Amy Fletcher, a woman who has it all—and whom she believes would never want more than friendship. But what Beth fails to realize is that there are definitely two sides to every story. Could Amy Fletcher be Beth’s Princess Charming? Could her story end with a happily ever after?

My View:

Very sweet and lovely
This is the story of Beth as she learns to stand on her own two feet after leaving an emotionally abusive relationship. She and her little man Dudley, the terrier, meet Amy one chilly fall day. As their friendship continues to grow Beth relaxes about the old relationship with Sue and begins to have feelings for Amy. Would Amy hurt her by leaving or controlling Beth? Will Dudley finally get to bite Sue and is Amy even a lesbian??? Sound good? It is!

I loved this drama! It was so funny (even the chapters were funny and sweet too) and real and gosh darn it, emotional too. The story is told by Beth. Its as if I was sitting by the fireside with her and she as she regaled me with her tale. I enjoyed watching the characters grow and develop into strong women as their relationship/not relationship continued all the while precious Dudley was in tow.

I was privy to Beth’s musings and emotions as she bared her soul. I saw her insecurities, her courage, determination and her soft but strong side. I can so relate to her self doubts and reactions and how she was able to move forward. Turns out Amy was hiding a little something of her own…

This tale touched on so many levels but all of them were handled with grace and courage. This is defiantly on my must read list. Thank you Ms. Smith.

Links

Once on Goodreads
Ylva
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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.

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