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Can love be measured in percentages?After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’sCan love be measured in percentages?After her girlfriend leaves her for a man, broken-hearted novelist Charlie Cross moves from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV show based on her books. Charlie vows to never date any woman who isn’t a hundred percent certain of being a lesbian. But when she is seduced by gorgeous bisexual cooking show host Ava Castaneda, whom she’s had a celebrity crush on for ages, Charlie is forced to review her belief in percentages because true love could very well be on the line....

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  • Kara
    2018-10-07 09:54

    Charlie is over-the-top unlikeable. She makes bad decisions that hurt people she supposedly loves, and she focuses every conversation with her friends on herself. As much as I enjoy alcohol and being with people who enjoy alcohol, Charlie clearly has a drinking problem. Other than being the main character in a book, it’s not clear why her former lover, her friends, and Ava all love her, want to spend time with her, and have such faith that she is a wonderful person. She consistently treats them very badly, and meeting Charlie for the first time as the book begins, the reader wonders why would anyone want to be anywhere near this poster girl for neuroses and insecurity? But it’s this sense of “why?”, and Harper Bliss’ wonderful writing, that made me stick with the book, and ultimately enjoy it. At some point in the past, in the present, and almost certainly in the future, we’ve had friends who are being self-destructive. We know they themselves must want to change before they can be a better person, we can’t do it for them. But we do want to stick with them and be ready to lend a hand, a shoulder or an embrace when they are finally ready. At some point, many of us have been like Charlie – at least a little, hopefully not full-blown! We’ve made a bad decision, we’ve said something hurtful, we’ve lived for a week or a month too long in a bubble of unhappiness. Those are the times that separate friends from acquaintances.Although the book is told from Charlie’s point of view, it’s the people around Charlie that make the book an enjoyable read. We share their points of view when they mock Charlie's 100% rule, even as Charlie insists to herself and her friends that it is important to her. It feels good to know that old friends don’t desert Charlie during the months she withdraws. It also feels good that new people, Liz, Ava and even Josie are remarkably kind and understanding of Charlie. Their motivations for friendship and love are less clear than the motivations of long-term friends like Nick and Jason, but hey – it’s a work of fiction and I wish there were more people like them in the world!!I’m glad when Charlie finally emerges from her prison of “self-pity and fear” – an HEA is absolutely essential in my liking a book. Some people have written very articulate reviews showing why they rate this book 1* or 2*. I can understand their remarks, and in the real world I’d probably also be likely to meet Charlie, dislike her and move out of her orbit. As a work of romantic fiction, though, I do think the author did a good job of encouraging us, even new to meeting Charlie, to stick with her until she grows as a person and becomes the likable mildly-flawed person that most of us are. Ava said at one point, that she stuck with Charlie because she only sees the good in people. Impossible to do in real life, but wonderful to read in romantic fiction. I recommend the book, I liked the narrator, and btw – the sex scenes were hot!, so it’s 4* from me.

  • Rach (Les Rêveur)
    2018-10-05 08:57

    Release the Stars by Harper Bliss I have just reread this book again for the fifth time if not more and just realised that i hadn't actually put into words how much i enjoyed it the first time i read it. My Synopsis Charlie is coming out of the worst break ups imaginable... Not only has her girlfriend left her but she's left her for a man... The ultimate betrayal in Charlie's eyes. Charlie is a writer and is given the opportunity to move from New York to Los Angeles to work on a TV series that is based on her most notable novel. When in LA she meets the beautiful and charismatic Ava. Ava is a television star and one that Charlie has had a major crush on for years. Both woman are attracted to one another from there introduction however Ava is Bisexual and Charlie can't be with another woman who could possibly leave her again for a man...... But love always finds a way right? My Review Harper does it again! Written extremely well l. I felt like I was living part of the story from the beginning. If you want to know more i highly suggest you read the Novel. Not only Read the novel but clear your schedule and grab a nice bottle of vino because once you start 'Release the Stars' you will struggle to put it down. I'm hoping that Harper does a follow up novel for this one.Check out full review at my website: https://lesreveur.com/2016/08/25/rele...

  • Agirlcandream
    2018-10-04 04:54

    How would you behave if the woman you have lived with for seven years dumps you for a man? In Charlie's case, not so great. She's reeling from the betrayal. Good thing she has a couple of solid friends who refuse to let her wallow in her misery. Over (many) drinks she rationalizes her convictions that she will from now on only date gold star lesbians. She's learned her lesson.When she is introduced to celebrity chef Ava at a party, a woman she has had a crush on for years, she is enchanted and conflicted. What to do, what to do?Bliss does a great job of giving us a grumpy Charlie confronted with the irresistible Ava who may or may not be straight. Instead of the usual formula of conflict at the 75% mark which breaks up the couple, Charlie struggles with her feelings and attraction towards Ava right from the start. Ava in her role as femme fatale doesn't make Charlie's emotional battles any easier. It is hard not to fall for Ava. I know I did. I like how the author resolved the conflict and had fun with the cast of characters as a whole. One word of caution. Don't try to match drink for drink with our leading ladies as you read this novel. There are not enough livers available for transplant and you'll need one.

  • Nikki
    2018-09-27 01:47

    I laughed, I cried (almost, I'm not really a crier per se), I got so freaking angry I wanted to reach into my Kindle and smack Charlie across the face. All in all an amazing first novel from an already favorite author.I really enjoyed the premise of this story; girl gets left by girlfriend for a man. Now girl won't consider dating anyone else unless they are 100% lesbian so as not to get left for a man, again. Harper's stories always come off very realistic to me. I could absolutely picture all of the characters and could easily picture a lot of people I know in the characteristics and behaviors of the cast, which just adds that much more realism. I think we've all been the victim of putting too harsh of boundaries on ourselves to try and keep something traumatic from happening again so Charlie's concerns and lack of confidence is completely understandable. I really appreciated watching her character deal with her past issues and change her thought dynamics. It was never easy for her, which it wouldn't be to anyone, but she really showed the strength to try and push through her reservations. Anyone who has ever jumped into a relationship head first, regardless of the possible consequences, will totally understand Charlie's fears. I think that also makes her character development that much richer because it's so easy to relate.Highly recommended to fans of f/f romance.I was provided an arc of this story in exchange for my honest review.

  • Book Worm
    2018-09-27 09:32

    Ok, did any of you actually like Charlie? I didn't. She wallows in self-pity, is over the top jealous, insecure, self-centered and more times than one a real pain in the ass.God, I wanted to slap some sense into her more than once. What does Eva see in her? This is a sentiment that repeatedly crossed my mind while listening:Dear Eva, obviously you're a much better person than I am and you have infinitesimal more patience and more forgiveness in your heart than I probably would have.But hey I did root for her. I wanted her to get unstuck in this vicious circle of self-destruction.What more is there to say?I would have probably enjoyed the book more if I hadn't heard it. It might be just in my mind, but I didn't care for the narrator's voice. Charlie's unlikable character together with the voice just made me not like her more.

  • Tara
    2018-10-15 08:33

    This book pissed me off beyond measure for the first half or so. Charlie is obnoxious with her "must be 100% lesbian" rule and I wanted to give up. However, I always like Harper Bliss so I stuck it out and I'm glad I did. Everyone around Charlie knows her rule is stupid and it's great to see when she figures it out too. My only other beef is that I want more of Ava and what she's thinking. Full review here: http://www.thelesbianreview.com/relea...

  • Jaylee
    2018-09-29 08:58

    Ugh. Okay. As a story, I'd probably give it 3.5 or 4 stars. The writing is good, the characters are complicated and complex, and it tackles hard things and pushes the characters, emotionally. It's not really a great romance novel, though... it's instalove followed by lots of angst and drama, and Ava is too perfect and too accepting of Charlie's general horrible-ness. I had a hard time believing anyone would find Charlie worth dating, given the way she treats people. But most of the romantic relationship isn't about falling in love or happy things... it's all so overrun with jealousy and paranoia and petty drama that I was frustrated rather than swoony-happy for them. But I absolutely, hands-down, hated the protagonist. Ava deserved way better than her. Her friends deserved better than her. She was a wreck. So, to Charlie, I give 2 stars. Maybe even 1.5 stars. I simply CANNOT.So let's go on a little rant. I understand that Charlie was hurting from her breakup (view spoiler)[ which is later revealed to be mostly her fault so this whole "I'm biphobic because my love left me for a man" thing is actually... not true??? her love left her because she was Charlie, world's biggest asshat, but anyway (hide spoiler)]. I get that. She was hurt and sort of lashing out at bi/pan/polysexual (hereon called bisexual cause y'know. brevity.) people... but I also don't buy that. Some of the comments she makes about "gold star lesbians," and the way she judges people and needs to know their "percentages" when first meeting them, and her complete disregard for others' sexuality (she continually calls Ava straight, when Ava has told her multiple times SHE IS NOT STRAIGHT. Ava doesn't claim a label at any point, but she clearly points out that she has had relationships with women, she's interested in women, she's interested in CHARLIE, and yet Charlie keeps saying she's straight)... she says Ava is a "fucking cliche" for experiencing attraction and dating women along the way, and just... omgggg. This woman is a biphobic asshat. Bar none. 100%. Biphobic. Asshat. Her constant prejudice cannot be explained away by being hurt - it's too pervasive, and the insults and slurs come too quickly for her. It's awful. If any person you are pursuing a romantic relationship with flat-out disrespects your identity and sexuality... DON'T DATE THEM. Run, Ava, Run! Beyond that, she was horrible to the people in her life. CAN WE TALK ABOUT JOSIE??? She asks this woman out, then spends that whole date thinking about someone else, being irritated that she isn't 100% perfect like Ava, and texts Ava instead of spending time with her date, then tries to get a kiss goodnight? Then she tries to make it up to her, sets up another date with her, and runs off with someone else immediately after. Like... she's sitting here whining that bisexual people are hurtful to those they date when she, a gold-star lesbian of special magic and wonder, treats Josie like garbage. She treats her friends the same way... joining the softball team then never showing up or participating. All of her conversations with Nick and Liz are all about her and her problems. Ugh. She just is such an obnoxious human being. Why does anyone put up with her. It drives me crazyyyy.Ava's dedication to Charlie makes zero sense. Throughout the book, we learn NOTHING about Charlie that is positive. She's a writer, but we don't even get to read or hear about anything she's written until the last 20% of the book. It's always just sort of a fact, not explored. Other than that... what does she have going for her? She sometimes has good flirty joke comments? Because I mean... she's selfish, awkward, mopey, rude, prejudiced, etc. sure. These are all character traits she exhibits throughout the book. But I can't think of a single positive thing she did... the whole time? What is it about her that makes Ava want her around so much? There is no evidence in the book that she's even worth having a polite conversation in an elevator with... lol.And she drinks. A lot. A LOT. Every single scene in this book, except for one that occurs in an office setting, she is drinking, and her friends are having to keep her from getting drunk. I was half hoping someone would stage an intervention for this woman. I knew, going into this book, there was going to be some biphobic attitudes, but I thought the character would come around, and things would turn out wonderfully. But that's not... I mean, I really don't think Charlie changed. At all. She had some breakthroughs, and made some slight headway, but you just get the feeling that in a year or two, she and Ava are going to go through a huge breakup and Charlie will spiral back into this until she tricks some woman into thinking she is not a giant papercut with lemon juice pretending to be a human being.... ugh. I can probably count the characters I hated this much on one hand, and Charlie is DEFINITELY on the list. Gah. I kept reading this book because it's well-written and I hoped that she'd get her act together, but she didn't. At all. She barely pulled it together at the end, but not in any real, meaningful way, in my opinion. Ahg. *throws things*

  • Alexis
    2018-09-26 03:32

    Normally I thoroughly enjoy the books I read by Harper Bliss who has written one of my all time favorite series French Kissing Series Box Set: Seasons 1-3.However I had a really hard time finishing this novel. Charlie in my opinion really is a horrendous human being and I really don't understand how Ava could forgive her so easily and take her back after the way Charlie treated her. It makes me wonder if Ava has some self-esteem issues.Also speaking as a bisexual woman, the bi phobia in this book is just stifling. The complete and utter disrespectful way she keeps referring to Ava as straight when Ava clearly said she wasn't, just kept getting on my nerves. Plot wise I found the story only so-so, the sex scenes were hot I guess but because I loath Charlie so much I just couldn't get behind it. The scenes that were meant to be seductive were therefor just lost me. I had high hopes for this book but will definitely never be re-reading this.

  • Margaret
    2018-10-08 06:33

    The wonderful part about picking up a Harper Bliss book is that you know you're in safe hands - a Bliss book is never going to be a one or two star read.With that said, this is one of those books where I really struggled to know what score to give it - because I found the lead character and our main lens, teeth-gratingly annoying and this really impacted my enjoyment of the book at the whole...In any book with romance as one of its main storyline backbones, you have to want the romance to happen... and I just didn't feel like Charlie had grown enough as a person to deserve a happy ever after (even some hot sex was pushing it!). Having said that, any character that I can dislike so intently must have been well written.As per usual, there are some hot scenes and solid enough story. But it's definitely not one of my Bliss favourites.Bliss fans should definitely still pick up a copy - I was lucky enough to get an ARC but I wouldn't have begrudged the money had I paid for it - But those new to Bliss' work should probably check out something else first.3.25 stars.

  • Jane Shambler
    2018-10-10 01:39

    Well!!!Harper has done it again. Whenever I start reading one of her books I find work of all kind and communication with people further from my mind. Harper yet again grabbed me from the first to the last word. Unable to put it down. Loved it. It's an excellent story funny, interesting and a very enjoyable journey. Thanks Harper for yet another great read.

  • Dee
    2018-10-02 05:35

    4.5 stars There’s no denying Harper has the gift of the gab when penning lesbian erotica. I have read and enjoyed many of her short stories. When seeking out well written lesbian erotica Harper is my go to author, and the scenes in this story did not disappoint! Early on I thought she was going to venture into something I’m not a fan of in ‘short’ FF stories. However, by the end of the story I was going – do it, do it, do it. And when they did, wow holy shit cakes. Thank goodness I have a kindle, as it was one handed reading!Moving on to the plot, because yes behind the steam there was a well thought out story. I don’t think I’ve ever encountered such a self-deprecating character as Charlie. My heart went out to her, to a point. I get self-doubt, I know what it is like to have your heart trampled on and wonder if you deserve love, or even want to put your heart on the line again. A huge amount of page time is given to those very issues, for me it got a little old towards the end.Charlie has some wonderful friends. They were supportive while not pandering to her insecurities, in fact she was told more than once to get over herself. I loved Liz! Everyone needs a friend like her! Her gay friend Nik was forthcoming but often came across as a bit of a jerk to me. Even though his heart was in the right place.And of course we have the lovely Ava! I fell in love with her character and found myself hoping she had the patience to deal with Charlies emotional needs. The events that unfolded after the auction hurtled the story towards a wonderful conclusion.I hovered between four and five stars for my rating. If I was to rate it on the delivery alone it’d get five hearts, hands down. But I also rate on my reading enjoyment, and due to the fact that Charlie grated on my nerves, I’d only rate it four stars. So I settled in the middle.Copy provided in exchange for an honest review

  • Ameliah Faith
    2018-10-19 03:38

    Lets Get CookingMs. Bliss has challenged herself to writing a book a month for a year. This is an amazing goal to set but she is off to an excellent start with Release the Stars. Charlie is a successful writer whose books are being made into a TV series. Feeling betrayed, Charlie is trying to get over her ex who left her for and married a man. She is obsessed with finding a girlfriend who is 100 % lesbian. One day her BFF Nick takes her to a dinner party hosted by Charlie's celebrity crush and a woman she has lusted over for years, TV chef, Ava. The women hit it off and a friendship is quickly formed and before long it looks like something much more personal could and would happen if only Charlie will just let go of her fear and her ideal 100 % lesbian woman. I really loved the story line in this book. Who doesn't dream of a chance with her celebrity crush and having that crush want you in the same way? The main characters in this tale are great and the secondary characters are wonderful adding to the story. Charlie is so easy to love while being totally frustrating at the same time. She is scared, angry, a bit lost but mostly hurt and confused. She isn't able to see her role in the breakup, instead focusing the pain and anger toward her ex and the man she married. I think we all have blinders like that on at some point in our lives. Its easier to deny and blame than take a good look at the whole picture. It is only after Ava and Nick call her on it (more than once) that she actually takes a real look at the situation. After talking to her ex she is finally able to move on letting herself be free from all the weight she had been carrying. She was a damsel in distress and Ava her knight with shining cookware. Ava is sweet, charming and genuine. She is also patient, gentle and determined to win her Lady's heart no matter the cost to her own heart. I just adored her to pieces! It was a pleasure to see Charlie grow the heck up and change her way of seeing things. I enjoyed how their relationships friendly and romantically, developed and strengthened. I loved this precious romance and eagerly await Ms. Bliss' next book in the series.

  • Dee
    2018-10-09 05:53

    Addictive! That's the only word I can use to describe Harper's writing style. I thoroughly enjoyed the flow of Release the Stars, even if it was hard not to want to smack Charlie sometimes. Honestly, I loved this book because I fell in love with the character Ava Castaneda. Everything about this character was captivating. Her chairisma and outlook on life made me want to change my own perspective on love itself. Awesome read.

  • Ty
    2018-10-13 05:39

    I’ve only started reading Harper Bliss’s books recently, and I’m really, really enjoying them. This is as well written as any of them, but I found Charlie a touch unlikeable (though also very realistic and believable, so that’s another testament to good writing).

  • Heidi
    2018-10-24 09:50

    Really enjoyed this story. The main character Charlie is very flawed but her friends are a great support for her and she learns a lot about herself and her flaws. Even with her flaws Charlie is very likable.

  • Kent
    2018-10-24 01:36

    I have been a big fan of Harper's work for a while now and this is definitely my favorite story by Harper so far. I loved it!

  • Atlanta Whitlock
    2018-10-09 05:55

    I was so excited to read this book, and I think that this is another superb book written by Harper. You actually get lost in with the characters so it's like you can feel what they're going through and all of their thoughts.Charlie is now working in L.A after having finishing with her girlfriend as she left her for a man, all she wants to do is to get away from everything that reminds her of her Ex Jo. She currently is writing a script for a TV show which is based on her books, the one thing that she is certain of is that she will never go near another women if they are not one hundred percent certain that they are into girls as well, and because of this it makes it harder for her to let anything become of anything, she focuses way too much on the stuff that doesn't matter before realising that it could be too late. Charlie can also be quite stubburn and not listen to people when they are trying to make her see sense. The one person that Charlie has a massive crush on is Ava Castaneda, but the chances of them ever meeting is quite slim or so she thinks. Her best friend on the other hand knows for a fact that she will meet her dream crush as he is very close friends with her, Charlie is totally swept away when she ends up being a guest at Ava's dinner party and this is where Charlie see's her in her true element. After a bit of small talk in the kitchen whilst prepping dessert Ava makes an offer than Charlie really can't refuse, she offers to show her a few things in the kitchen considering she doesn't really use hers, but it's nothing to what she is expecting at all.After a week of debating what to do about Ava's invitation she goes to see her best friend, he mentions that a certain person has been asking if she could have her phone number and as soon as he gives it to her, Charlie can't take her eyes off her phone as she can't wait to receive a message from Ava. But when they arrange that she goes over there that weekend, will everything turn out as it seems or is Charlie set up for destroying something before anything has happened. Will Charlie finally listen to someone and give them a chance at the happiness that they both deserve or will she continue to push everything and everyone away in order to keep her heart from getting broken again.

  • Tracie Mills
    2018-10-05 02:51

    I loved this story so much that I kept gravitating back to it. Forget dishes, forget chores, I had to see what was happening with Charlie and Ava. I tried to stay away. I'm horrible at writing reviews, but I found this book sweet, sexy and a little angsty. It's everything I enjoy reading in a story and a lesbian story at that! I wish we had more lesbian movies like this.I'm tired of lesbians being portrayed as artsy, edgy and extremely angsty. Believe it or not there are lesbians that are happy and funny! So this story was right up my alley.

  • Cheryl
    2018-10-02 01:46

    Charlie is flawed but likeable and I found myself really cheering for her and Ava. There’s some angst along the way as you would expect and with the love, support and honesty of her friends I hoped she would get where she wanted to go.The premise was nice although at times I wished there was more depth to the characters and relationships, but this really was a book I enjoyed reading. Harper’s writing style is quite enjoyable and engaging so definitely have a read.

  • T.B. Markinson
    2018-10-17 03:34

    I’ve lost count of how many stories I’ve read by Harper Bliss, but I do know that Release the Stars is one of my favorites. Charlie is the type of character you want to knock some sense into. And she’s in need of a reassuring hug. Ava is the type of woman many of us dream about. Watching them collide is a wonderful ride, with lots of ups and downs, and some blistering hot sex scenes. Well worth a read.

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-01 08:47

    This book was just "ok". Nothing amazing. I found I really disliked the main character, "Charlie". I cared more for the poor women she came in contact with. Charlie is neurotic, self loathing and her own worst enemy. I should have known by the cover that this was butch/fem fiction.

  • Sahara Randall
    2018-10-13 01:54

    By far this is the best one I've read yet! But I love to be proved wrong so keep'em coming!!!

  • Heinerway
    2018-10-16 03:43

    A highly entertaining book!

  • Tracy
    2018-10-01 02:43

    Not the best lesbian romance I've read but definitely not the worst. Initially there were so many stereotypes and jokes about being a lesbian I thought maybe Harper Bliss was trying to pull off some meta satire of LGBT stereotypes (e.g. there's a lesbian softball team and a sassy gay man who drinks Cosmos and that's just for starters). Also like some readers note I was half expecting for Charlie to admit she had a drinking problem by the end of the novel. Despite the queer lady Pride & Prejudice vibe I was getting from the synopsis I found the chemistry between the two characters to be a bit lackluster. It was hard to understand what playful, confident Ava saw in a shy, biphobic, still bitter about her ex Charlie. I also felt like there was too much contrived miscommunication and missed opportunities to play up how awesome it would feel to hook up with a celebrity crush within a month of moving to Los Angeles. During the suggestive conversations and steamy sections I felt like the narrator kept going between wanting to giggle and sounding like this Olivia Munn skit: link: my link text I will definitely check out more books by this author because I think this showed a lot of fun potential.

  • Maria
    2018-09-26 07:39

    At first I didn't like this book much, however writing about anxiety, getting over someone and self-doubt is difficult, so kudos to the author. I get that it's difficult to click with someone that carries herself with so many weird standards but the journey of Charlie is very telling about how to get over someone when things end badly. Also getting past all the hurt, the doubts about dating someone are greatly portrayed, she can be seen as whiney but each person has their own way of dealing with heartbreak. On the other hand we have Ava which is the perfect partner one could find when in pain.Overall good book, with darksy parts, but it is worth it.

  • Helen
    2018-10-02 03:29

    Nice ReadThis is a very nice love story. Charlie and Ava are the perfect couple with so much love. I enjoyed their love scenes. Charlie was so crazy in the beginning but when she got it together, they made me want that relationship.

  • Jen
    2018-09-23 03:39

    Read the full review on Bookaholics Not-So-Anonymous.Note: This ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.Release the Stars is the latest standalone F/F romance from bestselling author Harper Bliss and is a story set in sunny California. Charlie Cross is a New Yorker who moves to LA to oversee the writing for a television series based on her bestselling book series. Her last relationship left her jaded and with her ex moving on with a man, Charlie doesn't want to have anything to do with straight or bisexual women. She wants a true blue lesbian, but the woman who captures her interest is Ava Castaneda, a cooking show host who, the last time Charlie checked was either straight or a possible bisexual, and, of course, this is where things get interesting because denying the chemistry between the two of them because mission impossible.Charlie's past and never-ending insecurities have made her a stickler when it comes to her future partner's sexuality, and I liked how the realizations of what really happened in her last relationship came from the one person you'd never think could open Charlie's eyes. There were times that Charlie's reasoning became frustrating, so I could definitely relate to how the people around her must have felt. This was really the story of her coming to grips with the person that she is and how she needed to make certain changes if she hoped to find something real with Ava in the town of make-believe. With a strong cast of characters and well-paced contemporary love story, Release the Stars is another four-starred winner from Harper Bliss. ♥

  • Gaelle Cathy
    2018-10-24 07:47

    It's really hard for me to rate this book because I don't want to give people the wrong impression: it is a good story, it is well written and it has sweet romance, good sex, nice banters... It just did not reach out to me. I couldn't feel for the characters or what they were going through. Especially Charlie and her "fears". I could not relate, I could not feel empathy for her. So I had trouble getting hooked by the book in general. But it's probably just me and most people would enjoy this story.

  • Naomi Ford
    2018-10-03 07:45

    Thoroughly enjoyed another Harper bliss novelCharlie would have to be the most excruciatingly annoying character so far in all of the Harper bliss books I have read. She was full of self pity and I loathed her for the majority of the book. This just shows how well Harper can write and pull you into the emotions of her characters. I could easily appreciate and sympathise with Nick and how he reacted to this sad sorry case of a woman. I hope there will be another edition to this book I'd love to see where they all end up.

  • Lisa Wellott
    2018-09-28 03:49

    By far one of my favorite lesbian romances to date. I loved the character development of Ava and Charlie. I feel like they had good depth and you really got to care for each of them. I absolutely couldn't put it down! I'm beginning to have trouble picking out my favorite books with this author because with each one I decide its the best! The feel of the story is amazing sexy, erotic, romantic, really takes your breathe away!