Author: Lorelie Brown
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 07/30/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Drama, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance
My name is Rachel. I’m straight . . . I think. I also have a mountain of student loans and a smart mouth. I wasn’t serious when I told Pari Sadashiv I’d marry her. It was only party banter! Except Pari needs a green card, and she’s willing to give me a breather from drowning in debt.
My off-the-cuff idea might not be so terrible. We get along as friends. She’s really romantically cautious, which I find heartbreaking. She deserves someone to laugh with. She’s kind. And calm. And gorgeous. A couple of years with her actually sounds pretty good. If some of Pari’s kindness and calmness rubs off on me, that’d be a bonus, because I’m a mess — anorexia is not a pretty word — and my little ways of keeping control of myself, of the world, aren’t working anymore.
And, if I slip up, Pari will see my cracks. Then I’ll crack. Which means I gotta get out, quick, before I fall in love with my wife.
Pari needs a wife to become a citizen. Rachel needs a break from her overwhelming debt. Together they can help each other out. All seems perfect but can it really be so easy?
I LOVED this book! It was well written and technically sound. The story has been done before but not like this. Rachel is so easy for me to identify with. Full of self doubt and insecurities she is a bit fragile and vulnerable. At the same time she has strength and doesn’t give up. Pair is strong and driven yet patient. She is exotic and sexy as sin.
These women are perfect for each other. Rachel gets the love and support she so desperately needs and Pari gets someone to ease her fears and calm her. They both give each other a a fresh start in life. Told from Rachel’s point of view, you get a real sense of who she is and why she has such insecurities.
Their love is so sweet and mushy. They have problems but they manage to work them out and become a stronger couple because of them. The ending is so beautiful and perfect that it had me in tears. I really think this book could be an award winner. I hope you love it as much as I do.
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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