Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Romance Book Review: Fool's Gold
Series Connection: Cattle Valley
Genre: Contemporary/ Gay/ FF
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Not usually into girl-on-girl books I didn't really know what I would think about this book before I started reading. Since it was part of the Cattle Valley series, although not written by the author of the guy-on-guy books Carol Lynne, I wanted to check it out. The book copy boosted that it had some of the same characters as Carol Lynne's stories so I figured I'd give it chance and I am happy I did.
It was nice to get to read the Cattle Valley series from someone elses' perspective and I think it shows the mark of a good writer like Carol Lynne that another good author can pick up the pieces of her characters and do so well with them. I've read other books by Jenna Byrnes and this one didn't disappoint. For those who haven't read the series, it isn't necessary to read it to enjoy this book, but once you meet some of the other residents of Cattle Valley you might decide to give them a try. They are all available through this same publisher.
Adeline Murphy heads to Cattle Valley, Wyoming looking for a fresh start. She's invested every dime she has and purchased the local bed and breakfast. Arriving in town with a cranky girlfriend in tow, Addie's devastated to discover the inn has been vandalized. With the property uninhabitable, she has no source of income and a mounting stack of bills.
Melissa Danes' quiet Cattle Valley existence is shaken by the arrival of the beautiful Addie and her surly tag along, Chloe. She's captivated by Addie, but stays away thinking Addie and Chloe are in a committed relationship. When she discovers differently, all bets are off.
Mel discovers Addie has several barriers to cross, including repairing the damaged inn and her even more wounded self-esteem. When Mel looks at Addie she sees more than Fool's Gold, but she needs to find a way for Addie to see it too. (f/f contemporary erotic romance)
* Note: This novel is a stand alone title which includes characters created by Carol Lynne in the Cattle Valley Series. Visit the Cattle Valley website for more information on this bestselling series!