K Aten Talks About the Lesbian Speculative Fiction She Loves

May 25, 2018

K Aten Talks About the Lesbian Speculative Fiction She Loves

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, author and reviewer at The Lesbian Review, K Aten, joins Tara to talk about the lesbian speculative fiction that she loves, the mainstream sci fi and fantasy books that influenced her, and more. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books K loves and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out the lesfic stories she discussed here:

  • The Growing by Susanne M. Beck & Okasha Skat'si
  • Protector Of The Realm: Supreme Constellations 1 by Gun Brooke
  • Broken Wings by L-J Baker
  • Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge by Fletcher DeLancey
  • Reintegration by Eden S. French

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The Player and the Girl Next Door in F/F Romance with Lise MacTague

May 11, 2018

The Player and the Girl Next Door in F/F Romance with Lise MacTague

Les Do Books

Tara is joined by author Lise MacTague to talk about the common tropes of the player and the girl next door. They dive into who these character types are, how they differ in lesfic from how they’re presented in m/f romance, and share examples from some of their favourite f/f romances.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

The players

The girls next door

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3 Reviewers 1 Book - Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame

May 9, 2018

3 Reviewers 1 Book - Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Sheena is joined by April and Tara today to talk about Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame. They look at pros, cons and discuss the audiobook. 

They also discuss

  • Religion
  • Butch rep
  • Strapons
  • April’s big book of sex

 

Charming The Vicar by Jenny Frame 

Publisher Bold Strokes Books 

Narrator Nicola Victoria Vincent 

Synopsis 

Finnian Kane, famous master of illusion, mentalist, and renowned atheist, has a crisis of faith after her sister's death. She rents a cottage in the village of Axedale in Kent, desperately trying to find a safe haven from the intrusive media to grieve and work out how to move on. 

The Reverend Bridget Claremont makes it her mission to help the enigmatic Finnian find her faith in life again. Bridge has long yearned for a life partner, and her best friend's wedding has intensified that desire. But when you're a lesbian vicar in a small English village, it's not easy to find your perfect match. 

Their chemistry is clear from the start, despite their different beliefs and Bridge insisting Finn isn't her type. But will the mentalist find the magic that can charm the vicar? 

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Other Books We Mentioned

At Her feet by Rebecca Weatherspoon

Shadow Haven AJ Schippers

The Secret Pond by Gerri Hill

Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton

The Night Off by Meghan O’Brien

French Kissing Season 1 by Harper Bliss

 

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8 Fake Relationship F/F Romances

April 27, 2018

8 Fake Relationship F/F Romances

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Sheena, founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. They talk about their favourite fake relationship books.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

 

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8 Awesome Books With Bisexual Leading Ladies

April 18, 2018

8 Awesome Books With Bisexual Leading Ladies 

The Lesbian Review Podcast 

Tara joins Sheena in this episode to talk about 8 Awesome Books With Bisexual Leading Ladies.

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Here are Tara’s choices for excellent books with bi rep:

 

All That Matters Susan X Meagher

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Brisk Press

Synopsis

Life is going damned well for Blair Spencer. She’s a very successful real estate agent, happily married to a man who encourages her to live the independent life she loves—and they’re actively working to have a baby.

The wrench in the works is that Blair favors adoption, while her husband David desperately wants to have a biological child. The fates are against them, and they finally seek the help of a group of reproductive specialists. One of the doctors, a surgeon named Kylie Mackenzie, eventually becomes a good friend to Blair. And she needs all of the friends she can get when things start to go horribly wrong at home. As her marriage teeters on the brink of collapse, she relies more and more on Kylie’s friendship.

Kylie’s happily gay; Blair’s happily straight. But the way they structure their relationship leads friends and family to privately question whether the pair is setting themselves up for heartache. They eventually come to a crossroads, which could either destroy their friendship or turn it into what each of them has been seeking. The question is whether each woman can change her view of herself and her needs. The answer is all that matters.

 

Get it on Amazon

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Just Jorie by Robin Alexander

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Intaglio Publications

Audiobook Publisher Dog Ear Audio

Synopsis

Some believe that special someone is out there just waiting to be found. Jorie Andolini is one of those people and has spent a lot of time envisioning that moment. She bumps into a woman at a grocery store, the woman drops a can of peas, Jorie picks it up, their eyes meet, and two souls connect. But it’s actually a wasted trip to New York, a snowstorm, and a canceled flight home that puts her in the path of Lena Vaughn.

Lena has found fault in every man she’s ever dated. Her dream of finding a husband is dwindling with every year that passes. Despite what her friends say, Lena doesn’t believe she has a fear of commitment, she simply hasn’t found a man she wanted to commit to. It comes as a surprise that in fact it is a woman who stirs those desires. For Lena, it’s not really a matter of sexuality, it’s just Jorie.

Travel the road to happiness with Jorie and Lena. Two crazy old women, meddling friends, and cattitude are just some sights you’ll see along the way.

 

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Blurred Lines by KD Williamson

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Kelli MacCabe is a no-nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. Committed to her family, her friends, and her job, Kelli puts her needs behind everyone else's.

As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life and leaves room for little else. Respected by her colleagues, but misunderstood by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone at arm's length. In the process, she creates unexpected enemies.

Tragedy brings them together. As chaos grows around them, the lines between them begin to blur.

Despite being from different worlds, friendship grows between them, turning quickly to attraction. Will these two strong, independent women find a way to deal with their individual baggage? Or will they be overcome by it?

 

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Tricky Wisdom by Camryn Eyde

Our Review on TLR

Synopsis

Darcy Wright is a closeted lesbian who has been infatuated with her best friend, Taylor, since junior high. Leaving her small northeast Minnesota town for Harvard in a quest to become a doctor, she moves in with med-student Olivia Boyd, a neurotic, anal, gigantic pain in the backside. The first year of juggling medical school is gruelling, but it’s nothing compared to living with Olivia.

Coming out to her friends and family with an anti-climactic flop, Darcy uses her newly publicised sexuality to try and win Taylor’s affections through an ill-hatched scheme that crosses uncomfortable lines. The result is as unexpected to Darcy as Darcy’s affinity for medicine is to Olivia.

The first year of medical school is a nerve-wracking encounter in medicine, learning lessons the hard way, and finding what her heart desires.

 

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Camp Rewind by Meghan O’Brien

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Synopsis

Alice Wu is at Camp Rewind only because her therapist thinks it'll help her overcome the social anxiety she's battled since childhood. She's not sure she believes that theory, but will try anything to make a real friend. A casual fling would also be nice, but she's not holding her breath.

Rosa Salazar hopes camp will be an escape from a life permanently altered. Eviscerated online for her feminist critique of a popular video game, Rosa has endured months of anonymous threats over social media, doxxing, and, worst of all, the posting of graphic, sexually explicit material stolen from her cloud storage - including a dirty video she made for an ex. Using a fake name, she enrolls in camp craving a return to a simpler time, before the shame.

Alice and Rosa soon discover that at Camp Rewind, anything is possible. Even an unlikely friendship that swiftly becomes something more.

 

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Fire On The Ice by Tamsen Parker

Our Review on TLR

Synopsis

Welcome to the Snow and Ice Games where competition is not the only thing that is heating up! The fourth book in bestselling Tamsen Parker's romance series continues with two female skaters from opposite sides of the rink.

Blaze Bellamy is the bad girl of the short track speed skating world. Looking like a roller derby bruiser when she’s not in her Team USA uniform, she’s an unlikely American heroine. She’s got a punk attitude to match her provocative dress and her dyed hair, and she’s determined to get onto the front pages of the papers regardless of how she has to do it.

Maisy Harper is the workhorse of the Canadian women’s figure skating team. Serious, modest, and above all, polite, Maisy would prefer to win her victory on the ice rather than in the press, and is exasperated by Blaze’s antics. When she’s not lusting after her anyway. After they both failed to make the medal podium at the last Snow and Ice Games, they drowned themselves in gin—and each other.

Despite their hookup being drunken, they both harbor fond memories of their night together and are keen for a repeat. But they’ve got different ways of going about getting what they want, and Blaze’s willingness to go to any lengths for the spotlight could ruin any chance she has with Maisy.

 

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Far From Home by Lorelei Brown

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Riptide Publishing 

Synopsis

My name is Rachel. I’m straight . . . I think. I also have a mountain of student loans and a smart mouth. I wasn’t serious when I told Pari Sadashiv I’d marry her. It was only party banter! Except Pari needs a green card, and she’s willing to give me a breather from drowning in debt.

My off-the-cuff idea might not be so terrible. We get along as friends. She’s really romantically cautious, which I find heartbreaking. She deserves someone to laugh with. She’s kind. And calm. And gorgeous. A couple of years with her actually sounds pretty good. If some of Pari’s kindness and calm rubs off on me, that’d be a bonus, because I’m a mess—anorexia is not a pretty word—and my little ways of keeping control of myself, of the world, aren’t working anymore.

And if I slip up, Pari will see my cracks. Then I’ll crack. Which means I gotta get out, quick, before I fall in love with my wife.

Get it on Amazon

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Flinging It by G Benson

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Ylva Publishing

Synopsis

Frazer, head midwife at a hospital in Perth, Australia, is trying to make her corner of the world a little better by starting up a programme for at-risk parents. Not everyone is excited about her ideas. Surrounded by red tape, she finally has to team up with Cora, a social worker who is married to Frazer’s boss.

Cora is starting to think her marriage is beyond saving, even if she wants to. Feeling smothered by a domineering spouse, she grabs hold of the programme and the distraction Frazer offers with both hands. Soon the two women get a little too close and find themselves in a situation they never dreamed themselves capable of: an affair.

As the two fall deeper, both are torn between their taboo romance and their morals. But walking away from each other may not be as simple as they thought.

 

Get it on Amazon

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We Also Mentioned

The Three by Meghan O’Brien

Our Review on TLR

Publisher Bold Strokes Books

Synopsis

A daring, provocative exploration of love and sexuality…

 

Two lovers, Elin and Kael, struggle to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where disease, lawless marauders, and fanatics threaten their existence. When the two befriend Anna, another survivor, the fabric of their lives and the family they have made shifts in ways that challenge each woman to redefine the boundaries of love and friendship. For in order to prevail, the two must become...The Three, and ultimately Anna and Kael must find a way to save the woman they both love.

Get it on Amazon

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How Lesbian Fiction Changed Lynn Ames’s Life

April 13, 2018

How Lesbian Fiction Changed Lynn Ames's Life

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara talks to Lynn Ames, prolific author of lesbian romance and romantic suspense. Lynn shares how she first discovered lesbian fiction, what it meant to her, and how it influenced her as a writer.

Check out the stories mentioned here:

Learn more about Lynn Ames

More info

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April Shares Why She Loves Lesbian Romance

March 30, 2018

April Shares Why She Loves Lesbian Romance

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by April, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review. They talk about why April loves reading lesbian romance and three of her very favourites.

You can check out the books discussed here:

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Tracey Richardson on Choosing a Setting as an Author who isn’t American

March 16, 2018

Tracey Richardson on Choosing a Setting as an Author who isn’t American

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Tara talks to Canadian lesfic author Tracey Richardson about how she chooses settings for her novels.

Check out the stories they discussed here:

Learn more about Tracey Richardson

More info

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Lee Winter on What it Takes to Cross Over from Fanfic to Lesfic

March 2, 2018

Lee Winter on What it Takes to Cross Over from Fanfic to Lesfic

Les Do Books

In this episode of Les Do Books, Lee Winter joins Tara to talk about that special something that can propel fanfic authors into becoming published authors. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which stories Lee loves and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out the stories she discussed here:

Learn more about Lee Winter

More info

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Shira Glassman Talks Lesbian Fiction

February 16, 2018

Shira Glassman Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, the fabulous author Shira Glassman joins Tara to talk about some of the lesbian books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Shira loves and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Shira Glassman

More info

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Top 10 Audiobooks Of 2017

February 9, 2018

Top 10 Audiobooks Of 2017

The Lesbian Review Podcast

Sheena is joined today to talk about TLR's best audiobooks of 2017. This top 10 list is made up of only the best of the best audiobooks that were released in 2017.

You can find the full list here 

 

Listen to Clare Ashton do a reading from Poppy Jenkins here

 

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About The Lesbian Review

 

The Lesbian Review is a popular website that features book and movie reviews. We only review things we enjoy so you can be guaranteed to find a great read or watch. 

This podcast is a spinoff of the popular website. 

 

About Sheena

The Lesbian Review Podcast is hosted by the founder of both The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show podcast channel.

If you enjoyed this show you may also love her other show on the channel - Les Talk About It (on Mondays) where she and her wife break down myths about lesbians and discuss general lesbian things. 

 

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Anna Shares 2 Olympic Lesbian Romances

February 2, 2018

Anna Shares 2 Olympic Lesbian Romances

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Anna, the sports romance reviewer at The Lesbian Review. They talk about two Olympic lesbian romances just in time for the 2018 Olympics!.

You can check out the books discussed here:

More info

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Kris Bryant Talks Lesbian Fiction

January 19, 2018

Kris Bryant Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, lesbian romance author Kris Bryant joins Tara to talk about some of the lesbian fiction books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books mean a lot to Kris and that she thinks everyone should read.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Kris Bryant

More info

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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

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Georgia Beers Talks Lesbian Fiction

January 5, 2018

Georgia Beers Talks Lesbian Fiction

Les Do Books

In this episode, the amazing, prolific lesbian romance author Georgia Beers joins Tara to talk about a handful of the lesbian fiction books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Georgia thinks everyone should check out.

Check out her recommendations here:

Learn more about Georgia Beers

More info

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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

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What Happened in Lesfic in 2017 and Our Predictions for 2018

December 22, 2017

What Happened in Lesfic in 2017 and Our Predictions for 2018

Les Do Books

In this episode, Tara is joined by Sheena, founder of The Lesbian Review and The Lesbian Talk Show. They talk about the predictions they had for lesbian fiction trends in 2017 and whether they came true, and make predictions about what’s ahead for lesfic in 2018.

You can check out the books mentioned here:

More info

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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

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Roslyn Sinclair Talks Lesbian Fiction and F/F Fanfic

December 8, 2017

Roslyn Sinclair Talks Lesbian Fiction and F/F Fanfic

Les Do Books

In this episode, author Roslyn Sinclair (aka Telanu, author of the greatest fanfic of all time, Truth and Measure) joins Tara to talk about a few lesbian fiction and fanfic that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Roslyn thinks everyone should check out.

Check out the stories discussed here:

Learn more about Roslyn Sinclair

More info

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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

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Is All Lesbian Fiction Romance?

November 24, 2017

Is All Lesbian Fiction Romance? 

Les Do Books 

In this episode, Tara is joined by author Lise MacTague to discuss the pervasive perception that all lesbian fiction is romance. They explore the importance of romance to lesbian fiction, why the genre is ready for (and needs!) more, and why romance novels must have a happy ending. 

You can check out the books mentioned here: 

 

More info 

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Lesbian Fiction Without A Happy Ending

November 10, 2017

Lesbian Fiction Without a Happy Ending 

Les Do Books 

Tara’s sidekick and fellow reviewer, Brooklyn Goodrich, is back! In this episode, Brooklyn joins Tara to share a selection of excellent lesbian fiction books that don’t have a happy ending. Listen to find out why Brooklyn thinks a happy ending is the last thing she needs from an excellent story. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

 

More info 

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And Playing The Role Of Herself (Book Club) - Les Do Books

October 27, 2017

And Playing the Role of Herself by KE Lane 

Tara is joined in this episode Erin Hodgson, fellow reviewer at The Lesbian Review, to talk about And Playing the Role of Herself by KE Lane. Listen to find out who their favourite characters are, why Erin hopes someone will write fanfic about it, and more. 

This podcast has spoilers, so be sure to read the book before you check it out.  

 

From the back of the book: 

Actress Caidence Harris is living her dreams after landing a leading role among the star-studded, veteran cast of 9th Precinct, a hot new police drama shot on location in glitzy LA.

Her sometimes-costar Robyn Ward is magnetic, glamorous, and devastatingly beautiful, the quintessential A-List celebrity on the fast-track to super-stardom.

When the two meet on the set of 9th Precinct, Caid is instantly infatuated but settles for friendship, positive that Robyn is both unavailable and uninterested. Soon Caid sees that all is not as it appears, but can she take a chance and risk her heart when the outcome is so uncertain? 

 

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Carsen Taite Talks Lesbian Fiction

October 13, 2017

Les Do Books: Carsen Taite Talks Lesbian Fiction 

In this episode, prolific author Carsen Taite joins Tara to talk about a few lesbian fiction books that she loves. Authors are readers too, so Tara was excited to hear about which books Carsen thinks everyone should check out. 

Check out the books discussed here: 

Totally Worth It by Maggie Cummings  

Welcome to the world of Bay West Social. Twenty-something Meg McTiernan is all about her career when her house hunt unexpectedly lands her at Bay West - a lesbian mecca tucked away in the suburbs of NYC - and her social life is given a turbo boost. There's a pool, a softball league, even a nightclub practically in her backyard. In this loaded environment, finding the right girl just got a lot more interesting. 

Case in point: law student Lexi Russo grew up at Bay West and is about to start an internship at the law firm of another local, self-assured, sexy Jesse Ducane. Lexi's had a crush on Jesse forever, but Jesse's the one Bay West woman she can't possibly have. And not just because she's her boss. 

Together, new friends Meg and Lexi navigate romances, fun flirtations, juicy gossip, tons of drama, and maybe just the right amount of true love. 

Spark by Catherine Friend 

Jamie Maddox is worried about her grip on reality. Has her consciousness really been transported back to 1560, landing in the body of Blanche Nottingham? Not good, since Blanche, a lady-in-waiting for Queen Elizabeth I, is plotting a murder. The other possibility that Jamie faces? She’s had a psychotic break that has trapped her in an Elizabethan fantasy while another personality—let’s call her Blanche—has taken control of Jamie’s life and is jeopardizing everything. 

Jamie is repeatedly zapped back and forth between the present and 1560 (or in and out of that twisted fantasy). Betrayal, murder, thunderstorms, and two doctors complicate everything as Jamie and Blanche battle to control Jamie’s body. Just as Jamie is running out of both hope and time, help—and love—come from a most unexpected place. 

Letters Never Sent by Sandra Moran  

Three women, united by love and kinship, struggle to conform to the social norms of the times in which they live. 

In 1931 Katherine Henderson leaves behind her small town in Kansas and the marriage proposal of a local boy to live on her own and work at the Sears & Roebuck glove counter in Chicago. There she meets Annie - a bold, outspoken feminist who challenges Katherine's idea of who she thinks she is and what she thinks she wants in life. 

In 1997 Katherine's daughter, Joan, travels to Lawrence, Kansas, to clean out her estranged mother's house. Hidden away in an old suitcase, she finds a wooden box containing trinkets and a packet of sealed letters to a person identified only by a first initial. 

Joan reads the unsent letters and discovers a woman completely different from the aloof and unyielding mother of her youth - a woman who had loved deeply and lost that love to circumstances beyond her control. Now she just has to find the strength to use the healing power of empathy and forgiveness to live the life she's always wanted to live. 

Eyes Like Those by Melissa Brayden  

When it comes to love, no one is in charge. 

Isabel Chase is reeling. She’s just been offered her dream job as a staff writer on one of the hottest shows on television and quickly trades in the comfort of New England for sun, sand, and everything Hollywood. While stoked for what could be her big break, the show’s stunning executive producer has her head spinning and her feelings swirling.  

Taylor Andrews is at the top of her career. Everything she touches turns to gold and the studios know it. Just when she’s on track for total television domination, Isabel Chase arrives in her office and slowly turns her world upside down. Isabel is intelligent, sarcastic, and dammit, downright beautiful. Unfortunately, she’s the one person that can take away all Taylor has worked for.  

Will Isabel’s success lead to Taylor’s downfall? Or perhaps Isabel is all she needs… 

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