Breathless by Sarah Sanders

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Short, sweet and sexy – we loved this book. Lara is a movie star whose career has crashed and burnt. She is in the throes o...

Create a Life to Love by Erin Zak


Erin Zak does unexpected attraction and sexual awakening late in life really, really well. The questioning, the anxiety in this one is in-built so there is no real trying to add the expected conflict and resolution in the end which makes it smooth flowing and mostly angst-free – and very, very readable.

Sixteen-year old Beth lands up at the doorstep of her birth mother, lesbian romance writer, Jackie Mitchell without any warning. Jackie is thrown, unwelcoming and unaccepting of the girl. Beth has hitchhiked from Savannah to Florida to meet Jackie so rather than risk hitchhiking back at night, Beth asks to stay over. Jackie is unwilling for that so she decides to drive Beth back. Meeting Beth’s adoptive mom, Susan Weber, is a shocker for Jackie who is immediately attracted to the other woman. Susan’s married life is on a downward spiral with physical abuse and cheating; both of which she has kept from Beth. Things come to a head when Susan’s husband hits her in Beth’s knowledge and Beth comes to her mom’s rescue. This is the breaking point for Susan, who finally decides to leave her marriage. With nowhere to hide from a man she fears, Susan accepts Beth’s idea and they land up at Jackie’s doorstep seeking sanctuary.

The books is narrated from the PoVs of Susan, Jackie and Beth which gives it a great flavour and pace. We get to know all the three people and the growth of their relationships, which is absolutely lovely.

We wholeheartedly want to wish away the Jackie-Dana track from the book. Jackie’s treatment of Dana, a wonderful woman in love with Jackie is terrible. Enough to make us dislike Jackie, but to the credit of the author, we still didn’t completely hate Jackie.

This is a great read with an unusual premise which is very well written. Certainly recommended. 


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