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6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

August 2, 2019

6 Fluffy F/F Romances that Anna & Tara Recommend

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna

In this episode Tara’s joined by her amazing and talented co-reviewer from The Lesbian Review, Anna. They talk about why they love lesbian romances that are angst-free and share some of their favourites. 

Check out their recommendations:

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3 F/F Tennis Romances with Anna & Tara

3 F/F Tennis Romances with Anna & Tara

February 15, 2019

3 F/F Tennis Romances with Anna & Tara

Les Do Books with Tara and guest Anna

In this episode, Tara’s joined by Anna, super sports fan and fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, to talk about three lesbian tennis romances that they think everyone should check out.  

Check out their recommendations:

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You can see all of our reviews, top 10 lists and author profiles on TheLesbianReview.com and don’t forget to send your emails, questions and more to Tara@TheLesbianReview.com.

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler and Anna Gramlich

February 8, 2019

Sports Romance with Rachel Spangler

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Rachel Spangler today to talk about Sports Romances.

Find out

  • what Rachel Spangler feels about being considered sporty
  • why sports is a big deal in Spangler’s life
  • why sports is such a romantic topic for readers
  • writing sports bodies when they are not traditionally beautiful
  • how Rachel Spangler did research for her sports romances
  • how Spangler balances writing the play by play without boring or confusing the reader

 

Books discussed in this podcast

Trails Merge by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator Lori Prince

 

Synopsis

Every skier knows that anything can happen when trails merge. After a devastating ultimatum from her lover, Campbell Carson returns to her childhood home, Bear Run Ski Resort, seeking her family’s unconditional solace and support. Parker Riley escapes to the mountain after the high-powered world of Chicago’s political machine leaves her questioning her judgment in both life and love. Despite their initial wariness, the women find their budding friendship snowballing toward romance. The idyllic mountain resort is the perfect setting for them to learn to rebuild trust, and perhaps to find a second chance at love. However, when Parker’s past resurfaces, Campbell is forced to face her own hard truths. As barely healed wounds reopen, the unexpected obstacles in their path threaten any hope for a future together.

 

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Edge Of Glory by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

As Olympic snowboarder Corey LaCroix and skier Elise Brandies ride the razor's edge between victory and defeat on the slopes, they also face a heat neither of them is prepared for in their safe worlds of snow and ice. The stakes become steeper than any mountain either of them will ever face when legacies and hearts collide at breakneck speed.

 

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Heart Of The Game by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Narrator AJ Ferraro

Synopsis

Sometimes baseball is just a metaphor for life, and sometimes it works the other way around.

All Sarah Duke ever cared about was baseball, and she's finally earned her shot as a full-time sports writer. She loves the work, she loves being one of the few women to ever gain access to a man's world, but most of all, she loves the game. When Duke meets Molly Grettano and her two sons at the ballpark, she instantly connects with the young family, but Molly isn't sure Duke's ready for something more. Molly wants someone softer, more feminine, and more importantly, someone steady. She and her boys have been abandoned before, and she's vowed to never to put them in that position again. If she were ever to trust anyone, it would have to be someone fully dedicated to her and her children. Duke has a lot of heart, but neither woman is sure there's enough room left in it for anything other than baseball.

 

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Delay Of Game by Tracey Richardson

Publisher Bella Books

Synopsis

Passion and patriotism sizzle on the ice at the Winter Olympics.

It’s been a dozen years since two of the world’s best women hockey players, Niki Hartling and Eva Caruso, first competed against each other in the Olympic Games.

The pressure of the intense USA–Canada rivalry forced an end to their love affair, and both women moved on—Niki to coach and to marry, Eva to stretch out a playing career that her ravaged body can barely sustain anymore.

The Games are upon them once again. Eva wants one last chance to beat the Canadians and win hockey’s biggest prize. Niki, now a widow and single mother, strives to coach her country to gold, even as the obstacles against her mount. The locker room seems to have ears and there are few people Niki and Eva can trust.

Rivals and former lovers on hockey’s biggest stage, will Niki and Eva feel the same spark that first brought them together? And can they win on—and off—the ice with the whole world watching?

 

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Love All by Rachel Spangler

Publisher Bywater Books

Synopsis

Throughout her long career, professional tennis player Jay Pierce has been burned by both players and the press. She's learned the hard way that she can trust no one and nothing, especially her own judgment. So, when she starts one last career comeback, she knows the only hope she has to redeem her legacy is to go it alone.

Sadie Larsen knows virtually nothing about the world of professional tennis when her daughter, Destiny, breaks onto the women's tour at the age of 17. She learned everything she needed to know about single parenting on her own, and she knows she can do the same now that the stakes are higher than ever—all she has to do is stay laser-focused on protecting her family of two.

Neither Jay nor Sadie expects the path ahead to be easy. Each believes she's prepared to face every single challenge with the stony resolve of a woman who has been counted out and bet against her entire life. The only thing neither woman had counted on was each other. 

As Jay and Destiny fight their battles on the court, Sadie and Jay fight their attraction off it. Can they survive the crushing crucible of competition, press pressure, and parenting, or will love allreally mean no one goes home a winner?

 

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About Anna

Anna is a reviewer for The Lesbian Review, Music Editor, Sound Editor, Animal Advocate and Hopeful Romantic.

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About The Lesbian Review

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Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif - The Lesbian Review podcast

Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif - The Lesbian Review podcast

November 30, 2018

Anna Interviews Shamim Sarif

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Anna is joined by Shamim Sarif today to talk about her movies, the stories behind them and she talks about her family and coming out.

 

The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif

In 1950's South Africa, free-spirited Amina has broken all the rules of her own conventional Indian community, and the new apartheid-led government, by running a café with Jacob her “coloured” business partner. When she meets Miriam, a young wife and mother, their 

unexpected attraction pushes Miriam to question the rules that bind her. When Amina helps Miriam’s sister-in-law to hide from the police, a chain of events is set in motion that changes both women forever. 

The World Unseen transports us to a vibrant, colourful world, a world that divides white from black and women from men, but one that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

 

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I Can’t Think Straight

Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-found life, to the shock of her tradition-loving parents. As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself.

Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms. 

 

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Wrote the Book, Made the Movie, Raised the Kids, Now the Blog

Modern women really can have it all – work, family, friends and fans – but having a sense of humour helps! By popular demand, Shamim Sarif’s collected blogs from 2009 are all here, together with full colour photos and captions.

Hilarious and insightful, the blogs follow Shamim’s work as a writer, director, mother and wife – the 21st Century musings of an exhausted Renaissance woman.

 

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About Anna

Anna is a sound editor working in LA and a reviewer at The Lesbian Review specialising in sports romance.

 

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Anna And Kelly Talk GCLS 2018

Anna And Kelly Talk GCLS 2018

July 18, 2018

Anna And Kelly Talk GCLS 2018

The Lesbian Review Podcast

In this episode Anna and Kelly Talk give us the scoop on what happened at GCLS 2018. They talk about the highs and lows of the experience.

Both Anna and Kelly are reviewers at The Lesbian Review, Anna is an author in the making and Kelly is a published author. 

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Almost Live at ClexaCon, Part 1

Almost Live at ClexaCon, Part 1

April 8, 2018

Episode 29a

ClexaCon with guest Anna from The Lesbian Review

Andi and Lise are both on the ground at ClexaCon in Las Vegas, Nevada and so is Anna from The Lesbian Review, who also attended last year. Andi and Lise chat with Anna about ClexaCon then and now, fandoms, and how important queer representation is and the role ClexaCon plays in that.

The Lesbian Review website is HERE.

ClexaCon met in Vegas April 5-9, 2018.

3 Lesbian Movies Directed By Women

3 Lesbian Movies Directed By Women

March 7, 2018

3 Lesbian Movies Directed By Women

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined by Anna Gramlich today to talk about Anna’s recommended 3 Movies Directed By Women. These are her picks:

Loving Annabelle

Director: Katherine Brooks

Starring :D iane Gaidry and Erin Kellly (III)

Synopsis

Rising star Erin Kelly (Waking Madison) is Annabelle, a precocious Senator's daughter who falls for her Catholic school teacher, Simone (Diane Gaidry, The Dogwalker).

After Simone is assigned to control the rebellious student, she instead finds herself drawn into Annabelle's world. As their attraction builds, the two women must cope with the reactions of those around them. Writer-Director Katherine Brooks unveils this smoldering tale of forbidden love with intelligence, wit and sensitivity.

Get This Movie On Amazon 

 

Girl Play

Director: Lee Friedlander

Starring: Robin Greenspan and Lacie Harmon

Synopsis

Passion abounds when two sexy lesbian actresses are cast in a play about two lesbian actresses falling in love. Real-life chemistry kicks in and suddenly the women are no longer just acting like they're in love

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Hannah Free

Director: Wendy Jo Carlton

Starring: Sharon Gless and Maureen Gallagher

Synopsis

Starring award winning actress Sharon Gless (Cagney and Lacey) in a tremendous performance, Hannah Free is a film about the lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home. Hannah and Rachel grow up a Midwest town, where gender expectations challenge their deep love. Hannah becomes an adventurous, unapologetic lesbian and Rachel a strong but reserved homemaker.

Get This Movie On Amazon 

 

Other Things Discussed

Tipping The Velvet 

The Housemistress 

See all the TLR reviews for Friends To Lovers Romance Novels here 

 

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