Great banter, very sexy scenes and some memorable lines…
What was the book about?
Kinsley Scott doesn’t believe in love, which doesn’t stop her from being a successful romance author under the name Laurel Lake. Grace Harper is a fan, and also happens to be Kinsley’s roommate Leah’s childhood best friend. When her cheating girlfriend breaks her heart, Grace, needing a change of scenery, accepts Leah’s invitation to spend a few days (or more) at her place in Philadelphia. She soon finds out her idol isn’t all she seems to be on social media and in her writing. Kinsley and Grace are polar opposite. So of course they fall in love, without realizing it.
Featured Tropes: Enemies to Lovers
I didn’t expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I mean, it looked fun and sweet, and it’s all that, but I was also caught by surprise at how well-written it is. The characters are fantastic, both the MCs Kinsley and Grace, but also Leah and her boyfriend Liam, and the mothers. On top of the very sweet romance, there are very funny scenes, and very sexy ones too.
There are a few irritating moments, so much miscommunication I wanted to shake Grace and Kinsley (mostly Kinsley) at times.
The chemistry between Grace and Kinsley is huge, so much so that for a rather long time, they mistake their feelings for pure lust. Neither is looking for a relationship (Kinsley because she abhors relationships, Grace because of her broken heart) so it makes sense. But for chemistry to be this gigantic, there has to be love, right?
Heat Rating: 4
Sunsets and Shades is my first book by Erica Lee, and I’m looking forward to reading more. It’s a delightful and deceptively light romance.
Star Rating: 4
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