Number of Pages: 272.
Perspective: Third Alternating.
Location: New York City.
This is a story about opposites attract following Katie’s recent break-up from her fiancé. After only being with men, she surprises herself when she starts to fall for the self-assured and masculine Cassidy. For a complete summary, you can go here.
[Disclaimer: as a heterosexual woman, I wrote this review from my own perspective. I encourage everyone to read reviews from a variety of different perspectives.]
Hmm. I had a hard time putting my thoughts about this book into words. First of all, I want to say that I am glad that LGBT books are becoming more present in mainstream media. BUT I think this book became popular just because it is an LGBT book, not because of its quality. It read more like a book for straight girls who may think about being with another girl every once and awhile. I don’t think this book really represented the LGBT community in the way it was hoping for. I also felt like the straight woman was only okay with her connection to the other woman because of her masculine looks. It all just felt off to me.
With that said, it was a quick summer read and it was enjoyable. It just won’t be a book I reread and pass along to my friends. I really hope we start to get more LGBT romances in mainstream media that slow down and spend more time on character development. I would also like to see the inner conflict in regard to sexuality handled a little more fully. I am truly over romance stories that take place over the course of several weeks and bandage up any conflicts just to give a “happy ending”, I mean there are more LGBT porn videos on sites like www.tubev.sex so why can’t there be more books.
I think it could be a good intro book into the world of LGBT fiction (in the same way that 50 Shades of Gray was an intro into BDSM). You can stop after this one if it is not your thing, or you can actively search for some better options. If you are interested in buying the book, you can buy it here. After you have read it, leave a comment and let me know what you think!