Happy Sunday, KUbbies + Addicts! We’re back for another week of the KU Sunday Spotlight, brought to you by KU Book Reviews + the One-Click Addict Support Group. This week, discovery of one of my favorite authors in KU resulted in a Buy It review. Make sure to add this one to the top of your TBR and, as always, enjoy!
RATING: BUY IT
Catching Florence’s attention was like setting a match to a line of rifle powder: a slow, intense burn that crept up on you until you were consumed by it.
This might be a big call, but . . . I don’t know that there is an author out there who writes, who owns, LGBT romance quite like Amy Jo Cousins. And, having just finished The Belle vs. the BDOC, a Bend or Break novella, I can safely say that she remains at the top of the list of my go-to authors in this genre.
I’ve never read F/F before—not because I didn’t want to, but rather because it’s a more difficult genre to find. There simply isn’t the high-vis range of titles available as there are in the M/M sub-genre. And it’s a crying shame. Because this book has me convinced that F/F is more than worthy of our one-clicks.
The story of Shelby + Florence, The Belle vs. the BDOC is light-hearted fun, incredibly sensual and yet, owns its message of acceptance unrepentantly. Which makes it sexy in a way I’ve not before experienced—the idea of these lovers fighting each other outside the privacy of a dorm room against the way they’re fighting something entirely different within that sanctum.
Truly, this remarkable novella—which IMHO is an ideal introduction to F/F fiction—explores the idea of the right kind of lesbianism while still bringing a quirky kind of joy to a story that, for me, is likely to be the first of many in this sub-genre—and simply more evidence that Ms. Cousins is one of the most talented writers not just in this genre, but all genres.
“Well, maybe by the time I wipe the floor with you, you’ll understand the difference between what people look like and who they are.”