Author: Kayt C Peck
Publisher: *Not Listed
Cover Artist: Michelle Brodeur
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 09/19/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance
A dream is housed in the dusty, unused storage room above the Tickled Texan, one of Amber, Texas’ two gay bars. Journalist April Sims serves as the reluctant leader in making that dream a reality. Under her guidance an eclectic group of women build a safe place in a community where being lesbian can be dangerous and difficult. April meets Sophia Mendez, a local attorney, as she seeks legal guidance for members of the group. In meeting with the women of the Ladies’ Room, Sophia finds herself dealing with personal as well as professional issues. When a radical religious group levels an attack on the entire gay community, even to the point of a vigilante attack on the Tickled Texan, the strength and unity of the women of The Ladies’ Room will be tested to the core. Only time will tell if the beauty of the dream can override the ugliness of a harsh reality.
Stop the Presses
April, a reporter, is close friends with the lesbian bar owner, Tandy. While bemoaning the lack of support for lesbians and the lack of things to do outside the bar, Tandy suggests April start a support group in the bar’s spare room, The Ladies Room. Its not long before the question of legal rights comes into question. April reaches out to the lovely lawyer she had met doing a story a few weeks before. Surprisingly, Sophia comes back and sticks around to spent time with April. Meanwhile a bigoted Reverend is spouting hellfire and brimstone At the GLBT community. What happens next is for you to discover.
I’ve never read anything by this author before but I must say I liked it a lot. The characters were lovable from the start. Through out the book they grew and developed into stronger women. The plot lines were well written, interesting and very enjoyable. I thought the Reverend’s violence could have been more and escalating but it didn’t really take anything away from the story. I had a very difficult time putting this book down, I read it till I was cross eyed with fatigue but went back to it as quickly as I could. This is a book that has earned a place on my re-read list. Very well done. Thank you Ms Peck.
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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