Alice McAllister is a successful solicitor who likes a quiet, disciplined life. But when her business partner, Miranda, forces her to take a vacation at her holiday home in Portugal, the presence of Miranda's daughter, Joy, turns Alice's world upside down.
Despite their age difference, Alice and Joy embark on a fiery holiday romance...until they have to return home to London. Will Alice be able to forget about Joy and what she has awakened in her? And how can she face Joy's mother without guilt after such a passionate summer fling? Find out in this sultry new novel from the chart-topping author of Release the Stars, Once in a Lifetime, and At the Water's Edge.
Contains mature themes.
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I love audio books and listening to them while I draw or paint. They help to level me and take away the stress while drawing.
Most f/f novels feature twenty something couples. There are a few that don't, and this one focus on a f/f relationship where there is a large age gap between the two woman. There are many of insights in the book that relating this difficulty and how it affects them getting together. The problem is aggravated by the fact that Alice has fallen for the young Joy, who happens to be the daughter of Alice's business partner and friend.
On the basis of above that's why I give it such a high rating. There are a couple of things which means I didn't score it all five. First, in places the dialogue is not natural and almost narrative. Second, is some sentences should have ended before they did. Meaning, extra information is tagged on which is not needed, since its already stated, or obvious. And last, the narration is very formative, it does fit with Alice's character, but I would have prefered the narrator to be more natural, and less lawyer like. So, please listen to a sample first. These points are minor, but I make them just on the basis of the writer, or narrator considering them, rather then discouraging someone purchasing the audiobook. It's well worth a listen!
"Lesbian Age Gap Love"
Alice and Miranda are law partners; Miranda has to practically force Alice to go on Holiday to her villa in the south of Portugal. Then Miranda's daughter Joy decides that she needs a short vacation. Uptight Alice meets hedonistic Joy, conflict ensues, lust follows, lust so strong that it must be satisfied.
Put that way it sounds simple but aren't all stories pretty simple when put in broad outline. The writing is well done and there are fewer of the contrived breakups and multiple cliches that litter many american romances. The natural problems of a relationship between a fifty year old and their friend and business partner's thirty year old daughter are explored as well as a couple of surprises. I'm not at all certain that this selection deserved five stars but I liked the fact that many of the genre's usual errors were avoided enough to raise it's ranking to the top number.
"Truly A Pleasure"
Harper Bliss really out did herself with this one! The narrator did an excellent job as well! The story line was very enjoyable. I did not want to turn this one off. Great listen if you are a Harper Bliss fan. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Wonderful sort of "coming of age" tale of self discovery at mid-life. Love this author.
This is the first book I've read by this author, but I was willing to take a chance. I'm glad I did. I look forward to reading more of her work.
"A Fabulous Novel! Great Listen!"
Seasons of Love by Harper Bliss is a nicely written romance, in which Alice and Joy, two women who are in two different seasons of their lives fall in love. This is a story of reflection, love, laughs, age, and friendship and it shows that love can happen at any age.
Carmen Rose, the narrator, does a great job narrating the novel. The book is written from Alice’s point of view and I feel that Carmen nailed Alice’s voice. She has a lovely British accent that fits the characters perfectly.
I wholeheartedly recommend this (audio) book.
"Simply loved it!"
Terrific narration for a wonderfully written book. Most enjoyable! Looking forward to the next Harper Bliss on audio.
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