Let’s start Pride month right, shall we?
Julia, a Londoner, seeks lust and satisfying sex after annoying dry spells plague her. However, she’s not getting her needs from men. After a night with a woman, she discovers she’s a lesbian.
However, after meeting another woman, Sam, she falls into the deep end of a maddening relationship that challenges her prior self and the role she wishes to take in her future endeavors.
What follows is a coming of age tale about a woman discovering good sex in all the right places after years of getting some in the wrong places. However, good sex may lead to a topsy-turvy and unhealthy relationship dictating her life.
- London! I love books set in my favorite international city. When I hear a story’s set in London, I rush a copy home.
- LGBTQA Representation. I love a lesbian coming of age story, especially when the main character’s in her twenties and beyond.
- If you like a bit of kink and naughtiness, this story’s for you. Sex. Lust. Sex. Delicious!
- Supportive friendships. While some did not understand completely the identity issues discussed in the book, they offered support as they learned along with Julia.
- I liked the cover. It feels simple. Blue and pink lettering with an mascaraed eye look at you while you “judge” her sexual journey.
- Frank sexuality. It’s in your face and honest. I have not read any book as frank as this book without heteronormativity or bias attached.
- The books shows a controlling, abusive relationship that’s female-female, which hurts the main character. Not all bad relationships involve a male partner, some are same-sex and the author does not shy away from the fact.
- There’s a scene later in the book where Sam pretends to be a Mexican rapist, which I did not like.
- Meandered in the middle a bit.
In summary, the pros outweigh the cons. I recommend this tale of sexual identity and discovery because, relationships, good and bad, thrive outside of the heteronormative societal side.