Create A Life To Love by Erin Zak

Things you need to do before reading this book:

  1. Clear your schedule because once you start you’re going to want to just keep going.
  2. Grab a big box of tissues
  3. Make sure there is no one around to bother you while you read it (unless they are bringing you coffee or cocktails, then they can stay)

Okay…  organised? Well, let me tell you a little about how wonderful this book is…

When Beth shows up on romance writer, Jackie’s front doorstep, proclaiming to be her daughter she gave up for adoption, Jackie’s world tilts on its axis. But that’s nothing compared to the feelings brought forth by meeting Beth’s adoptive Mum, Susan. Susan and Jackie have an instant connection, but Susan is straight and married so nothing can ever happen. Right?

Erin Zak is definitely the dark horse of the Lesbian Fiction world, she is definitely one to watch. Create A Life To Love is a soulful story of how love can conquer all. I laughed, cried (sobbed) and got butterflies more than once, and did you see the cover art? Fantastic. The book has excellent pace and I was sucked in from the first sentence. I’m so glad that included Beth’s (Susan’s daughter) point of view because she is the heart of the story.

Let’s talk about Beth first. She a beautiful soul full of tenacity and courage. The relationship she builds with Jacqui throughout the book is beautiful and was the reason for so many of my tears. She is also incredibly accepting of Jackie and the fact she’s a lesbian.

There were these moments of simplicity between the three of them, but the reality was that there was nothing simple going on in their heads. All three protagonists were going through a roller coaster ride of emotions but were completely supported by each other. Such a solid family from the beginning.

From the minute Jackie and Susan meet there is palpable chemistry between them and it builds quite quickly through the book. I really connected with Susan on a few different levels, she was probably my favourite character. She was an awesome mum and watching her coming into her own was actually really amazing to watch. The sex scenes in this book are off the chart sexy while still beautiful and intimate.

I am such a sucker for a good Epilogue and this one can’t not be mentioned. It was fantastic and tied everything up in a red big bow. I just adored these characters and by end of the book wanted to start it all over again.

Unequivocally 5 Stars!

 

If you would like to buy Create A Life To Love it’s available now through the link below:

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Alone by E.J. Noyes

Another phenomenal book by E.J. Noyes.

This book was amazing and so incredibly interesting. Celeste has taken part in a four-year study/ experiment of the human psyche. All she has to do is live alone in the middle of nowhere for a maximum of four years, she can’t have any contact with the outside world and the payout is massive and would set her up for the rest of her life. When an unknown hiker shows up three years into the experiment and she’s wounded, Celeste wants to help but could this ruin everything she has stayed alone for the past three years…

How does E.J. Noyes do it? Coming up with these intense and elaborate stories that draw you in so much that you can’t put the book down until it’s finished. I became a little obsessed with this book. This isn’t a novel you can rush, the pace is definitely slower than other books by the author but I think it’s perfect for these characters and their story and also for the reader to really understand the situation.

The story is told solely from Celeste’s POV and what an interesting point of view she has. Understanding how alone she is was quite eye opening. The way she adapted her life to survive the loneliness was amazing. When Olivia (the wounded hiker) is added to the story and gives the plot it’s romantic element I was so excited and it did not disappoint.

I think that’s where I am going to stop this review because honestly, I am scared to give any spoilers. But I will say this… BUY THIS BOOK! Alone is now in the running for the Les Rêveur book of 2019. It’s just that fantastic.

5 Stars

If you would like to purchase Alone please follow the links below:

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