Worth a Shot

Cari Z
Worth a Shot
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Pride Publishing
Release Date
January 2017
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ

Samara Wynne thinks she's finally found the perfect roommate, but Katie's keeping a secret that could turn their dream home into a nightmare.

Samara Wynne was dreading getting a roommate, but Katie Hansen changed her mind. Katie is everything she could want: she likes Sam's cooking, she shares her dog when Sam's feeling low, and there are signs that Sam's one-sided attraction to her renter might not be so one-sided at all. Katie is safety conscious to the point of paranoia, though, and she won't quite tell Sam why.

When a thoughtless mistake by Sam leads to their home-sweet-home being violated, it's the beginning of the end of everything she had hoped for them. With no home, and no Katie, what does Sam have to look forward to anymore? Fortunately for her, Katie isn't as ready to give up on them as Sam thought.

Reader Advisory: This book contains some scenes of graphic violence.

Publisher's Note: This book has previously released as part of the Ladies Only Anthology with Pride Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release with Pride Publishing.

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Oct 19, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
163 people found the following review helpful
A sensual seduction between a shy landlord and a reclusive renter blossoms into an easy relationship made in heaven. New to me author Cari Z pens a smooth as silk f/f romance. Samara is the landlord looking to rent out 1/2 her duplex. Plowing through too many unfit renters, Samara is relieved when timid Katie lands on her doorstep. This too good to be true renter is even more attractive because she too loves women.

A fan of lesbian fiction, it is nice to see a story where the women are more or less the usual people we would know in real life. There are no lesbian stereotypes plied on these two women. The only stereotype deals with Katie's Russian connection. These two characters are easy to like. Their romance is a sweet friends to lover feel and when it is ripped away, it leaves a bleeding tear in Samara's soul. Ms. Z does a good job of invoking emotions in this story.

The even pace of the story helps build a solid foundation for the world shaking reveal. The conflict and the plot device are both anticipated as Ms. Z sets it up nicely with a couple of hints. What I liked was the resolution to the story, even if it was a bit simplistic. The joie de vivre these two lovers capture and try to hold on to is what makes the story tender and pleasing. This contemporary romance is recommended to f/f readers who enjoy a bit of suspense with their courtship.
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