Author: B.A. Huntley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/29/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Contemporary, Lesbian Romance
When 33 year old Katharyn reluctantly returns home to recover from an illness, she is forced to attend several elaborate parties with eligible gentlemen she has zero interest in. All to make her stubborn, pushy mother happy.
One night, she meets the beautiful seamstress and drag king Renata. In order to fool Katharyn’s mother until Katharyn moves back out, Renata dons male apparel while taking her out on the town.
But the deception can’t last forever, and once she’s well again Katharyn will not just move out, but return to a life of traveling, meaning she’ll be leaving Renata behind her one way or another…
Cute concept. These two women were good together. The bones of their story were there and I liked what I read but it was too short and too much happened off page for me to really connect to the characters or their, what felt rushed to me, romance. As it was I was unconvinced that Renata would be willing to dress in drag to date Katharyn for the 5 months Katharyn was playing her mother’s games. Seemed like a lot of trouble for someone she just met and barely knows. The author did not really convince me of why these two were so enamored so quickly.
I also had a bit of an issue with the way Katharyn allowed her mother to interfere with her life and her excuses to Renata after their first date felt really flimsy and overly childish for her age and life situation. But maybe that’s how the rich roll.
Overall, I enjoyed this short romance. It was fun and had a great premise. It needed more wordcount and development to be great, but the potential was there and I would read more about these women in the future.
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