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Dare to Love Kindle Edition
|Length: 286 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
|Page Flip: Enabled||
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About the Author
A. L. Brooks was born in the UK but currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany, and over the years she has lived in places as far afield as Aberdeen and Australia. She works 9-5 in corporate financial systems and her dream is to take early retirement. Like, tomorrow, please. She loves her gym membership, and is very grateful for it as she also loves dark chocolate. She enjoys drinking good wine and craft beer, trying out new recipes to cook, and learning German. Traveling around the world and reading lots and lots (and lots) of books are also things that fight for time with her writing. Yep, she really needs that early retirement.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B087RHHL9Z
- Publisher : Ylva Publishing; 1st edition (27 April 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 1388 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 286 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 105,372 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have to say that i have a weakness for a “latebian” story, i dont know why but i do. This had such glorious characters i was swooning the whole way through. Ash and her dreamy looks, with a cute niece. The dynamic and gorgeous Carmen, both powerful business women with a weakness for a custard tart.
Brooks is just one of those authors, where you know you will get a well written, fast pasted story (this is a slow burn but you tear through the pages) and with witty dialogue. Five stars all the way ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️❤️
This is a follow on from Write Your Own Script and features Carmen (Tamsyn’s agent) and Ash, a tattoo artist. The two meet when Carmen’s BFF decides to get a tattoo in reaction to her latest breakup. Carmen is intrigued by Ash, who doesn’t fit any of Carmen’s preconceived ideas of what a tattoo artist would be like. They meet again by chance and start up a friendship. Both MCs are mid 40s and written as fully fleshed out, with careers, family and friends that enrich their lives.
Ash has been burnt by a straight girl in the past, so she’s up front about only wanting a friendship with Carmen, even though they are both falling for the other. Ash is also helping her 14 yr old niece Sophie (who is a delight) through the coming out process. This also involves Ash’s sister, Courtney, and some of their scenes were really moving.
On Carmen’s side, we have Tamsyn and Maggie from ‘Write’ and Carmen’s best friend Felicity, who I thought was going to be some vapid divorcee, but was a wonderful friend. Carmen’s brother Tristan and his partner are also featured, and I loved the scenes between the siblings, their relationship was very sweet.
The relationship between the MCs is the very definition of a slow burn. Even after they get together there’s no rush towards sexy times, so if you’re waiting for that, you’ve got a long wait. This is the opposite of ‘Write’ in that regard. I loved the slow build and that we got to see the MCs get to know each other. I also liked that though this is a coming out story for Carmen, she wasn’t tooting and frying at any point, she discussed her fears with her friends and with Ash, and was very brave about putting herself out there. Her first attempt at that had me choking up.
The only downside in the story was Ash’s hesitation about becoming involved with Carmen, I could understand her hesitation (although I thought her backstory was a little too... I don’t know, it just didn’t seem like something that should have held her back for as long as it did, given that the relationship wasn’t even a relationship, but YMMV). In any event it got too repetitive towards the end, and is the reason I knocked off a star.
This is a lovely romance between two sweet MCs who deserve their HEA, with the added benefit of also being able to catch up with Tamsyn and Maggie again. Four stars.
The developing attraction between the Ash and Carmen drew me in and I wanted to see how their connection unfolded.
Top reviews from other countries
I often think it must be much harder to keep a reader’s interest in a slow-burn romance, but this one held my attention throughout. Both Carmen and Ash were an intriguing mixture of self-confidence and self-doubt, and although the development of their relationship was far from speedy or smooth, both were such likable characters that I quickly found myself invested in their story.
With Carmen coming to terms with her first ever attraction to another woman, and Ash equally determined to avoid a repeat of the heartache a previous relationship with a straight woman had caused, be prepared for a story with plenty of ups and downs. The high-points though outweigh the lows, and this story always retains an upbeat feel. Somehow, there’s never any doubt that Carmen and Ash’s strength of character will see them conquer their fears and achieve a ‘happy-ever-after’.
Set amid the bustling streets and leafy parks of London, this is an easy-going read with some great supporting characters and secondary plot threads. An ideal book if you just want to unwind for a few hours.
Didn’t want it to end and am actually sad that I have.