The Red FIles by Lee Winters ~ Book Review by Ameliah

The-Red-Files-CoverTitle: The Red FIles

Author: Lee Winters

Publisher: Ylva

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/01/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Drama, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Mystery, Romance, Thriller


Ambitious Daily Sentinel journalist Lauren King is chafing on LA’s vapid social circuit, reporting on glamorous A-list parties while sparring with her rival—the formidable, icy Catherine Ayers. Ayers is an ex-Washington political correspondent who suffered a humiliating fall from grace, and her acerbic, vicious tongue keeps everyone at bay. Everyone, that is, except knockabout Iowa girl King, who is undaunted, unimpressed and gives as good as she gets.

One night a curious story unfolds before their eyes: One business launch, 34 prostitutes and a pallet of missing pink champagne. Can the warring pair work together to unravel an incredible story? This is a lesbian fiction with more than a few mysterious twists.

My View:

I Could Learn to Love Politics

This is a wonderful tale of Lauren King, a small town aspiring political journalist and former political journalist Catherine Ayres. Although they don’t get along, together they go in search of the story of a lifetime. Car chases, apartment ransacking, threats of death and more wont deter them as they search for the truth.

This was a heart stopping suspenseful read with sprinklings of lust, love, and sensuality in a very romantic thriller. I loved how the women relate to each other through out the drama. Snide comment making, hostile personality, Ayres hides a secret that she does not want out. Lauren on the other hand is more open but wary of her partner. They grow to into their bad-assed selves, learn to trust one another, becoming friends and more. Their ability to be strong for each other even when they weren’t feeling overly strong themselves was heartwarming.

In summary, the plot line was well executed and exciting, the writing well edited and technically sound, the characters are complex and engaging. This book is generally an all around great book. My compliments to Ms Winter. Very well done!!


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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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