Christine: Courtship is a short romance story by Aleson Alexander. The blurb on the back of the book is as follows:
When Alex, a man who’s looking for something interesting in his life, meets Christine, a transwoman who’s withdrawn from human contact, she’s not very receptive. However, he knows what he wants and he’s persistent. After four months of non-dates, she agrees to a night in to watch the Wizard of Oz. A movie and snacks turn into much more, and the result is enough to get the police involved! What happens next is the whirlwind beginning of a story of transgender love that takes them on a journey they never expected.
Christine: Courtship is the first of four books of an epic trans love story. It’s funny, sweet, and poignant, while also being very romantic and steamy. It’s great for trans people, those who love them, and hopefully, something they’ll enjoy reading together. (more…)
What is it about?
Jenny bumps into her old acquaintance Fiona and feels instantly attracted to her. When she finds out Fiona is stuck in a loveless marriage and cannot get pregnant by her husband, Jenny suggests that her husband impregnate Steve. Steve agrees, but what was supposed to be a clinical action rapidly evolves into days of passion in which the three cannot get enough of each other. Their relationship becomes more and more addictive and erotic, stretching the bounderies of their sexual experiences. (more…)
If you’ve been with my blog from the beginning, you may have noticed that I had a weekly book review up (on Monday). However, I found that very hard to keep up. (more…)
My favourite book of all time is Gone With the Wind. I realise that it has its issues, not the least of which its problematic portrayal of slavery. However, it also gave me my favourite heroine. Ever since I read the book for the first time at the tender age of 16, I have been in love with Scarlett O’Hara. It never once occurred to me that other people might not like her as much as I. Imagine my shock and surprise when my sister said she hated Scarlett. And since that revelation I have heard more people say so. (more…)
Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan, Charlie and Chloe have worked together for years – they know how each one likes their coffee, whose life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in. (more…)
Welcome to the next instalment of Calendar Girls, a monthly blog event hosted by Flavia and Melanie. The theme for this month is Best YA Romance.
Best YA Romance – The Royal We
For my pick this month, I have chosen The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. In what is essentially a Kate Middleton fanfic, Bex is an American exchange student coming to the UK to study for a year. There, she meets – and falls in love with – Prince Nicholas, the future king of Great Britain. As she is drawn more into the glitz and glamour that is Nicholas’ world, she has to make a decision: does she want to sacrifice everything for love? (more…)
Beyond Shame is an erotic romance novel set in a dystopian time. When Noelle Cunningham is exhiled from rich, posh Eden by her parents she had no idea how much her life would change – for the better. She is rescued by Jasper, on of the met of the O’Kane clan and she quickly gets drawn into his world. For the first time in her life she knows what it is like to feel – and she has to find her own way in this new life. (more…)
Kate has caught her fiance screwing a stripper not long before she she was supposed to marry him. She breaks off the engagement and flees to Dubai where she joins her friend Niamh. She gets a job at a school and is determined to forget her loser fiance.
On her first day at work she meets Kai, a very hot stranger. Not long after she ends up in his bed and they start a passionate relationship. (more…)
From the description of the book:
Deaf since infancy and condemned to spinsterhood by her father’s will, Honoria has one last chance to experience the carnal passion she’s read about in scandalous novels. She enlists an unlikely man to be her companion for five days and nights of wicked pleasures and fulfilled fantasies, never dreaming that her desire could become something far more complicated.
Esau isn’t a man acquainted with the finer things in life. Common and proud, he’d rather work on the docks than bed a rich woman for money. But Honoria is unlike any woman he’s ever known, and the only one who’s ever stirred him to tenderness—something he never dreamed he could feel. (more…)
Calendar Girls is a blog event hosted by Flavia and Melanie. Each month (on the first Wednesday of the month) we will be discussing a different book based on a theme chosen by Flavia and Melanie. January’s theme is Best Debut Novel of 2016.
My pick for best debut novel of 2016 is Viral by Helen Fitzgerald, but it’s a bit unfair as it’s the only debut novel I read in 2016 which was also published in 2016 (at least as far as I know, I’m a bit hazy on what I have read in 2016). I have read a lot more debut novels, but this one was the only one that was published in 2016. Having said that, Viral was a very good book. (more…)