I think this might be my new favourite plot in Lesbian Fiction. Hayden is having some money issues and working as a nurse in the local hospital isn’t really bringing the bank in. She needs to find a way to make extra money and on a whim answers an add on Craigslist but she never truely believes she’ll get a answer.
Neurosurgeon Sam is in a predicament and needs to find a wife soon and can compensate her new wife handsomely for just a year of her time. When they meet Hayden is shocked to find Dr Sam Thomson from the hospital where she works… and the woman she loathes.
But Hayden desperately needs the money and Sam really needs to get married. So it’s time to suck it up and make nice. It’s only a year, right? What could go wrong?
I absolutely adored this book. I actually want to start it all over again. I loved the premise of the book, mostly because Hayden and Sam have to spend a lot of time together to convince people the commitment was real, which meant heaps of page time of their love evolving. In the beginning it’s not all sunshine and roses but that’s what I loved about this book they had to work at it to become friends and once the friendship was established, the rest just flourished.
I don’t want to give any spoilers but both women have a bucket load of baggage they are dealing with. It was incredibly endearing when they both supported each other through issues with family and through the tenderness, began to be more affectionate. It was in those moments It becomes obvious where things where headed.
The book is written in first person narrative, from Hayden’s point of view and was extremely well penned. I think the reason the writing style worked so well was Sam’s forthrightness. You didn’t have to often guess what she was thinking, so letting Hayden take centre stage worked.
I also want to congratulate another author for involving more genders and sexualities from the LGBTQIA community spectrum in their novels. It really warmed my heart that not only was Hayden Pansexual but her best friend Luce was Non Binary. And G Benson kept all the correct pronouns for Luce right through the novel. I really hope that the all LGBTQIA inclusive books I have read recently are paving the way for the future.
I hope G Benson makes this wonderful story into a sequel or even a series because I’d love to follow this couple into the next stage of their relationship. I really felt the story of both Hayden and Sam’s family could go in so many directions following on from this story and also there are many new ways to write what happens next for Hayden and Sam. The thought excites me exponentially.
Unequivocally 5 stars.
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