I’ve read “All the little moments” by this author and rated as 5 stars so I didn’t doubt to read this one even though the book blurb didn’t appeal to me that much. The main idea of this book is an interracial affair between a lesbian and a straight colleague woman who’s married to their boss. Yes, I know, recipe for disaster. However, there is so much more to this book than the affair itself. The book also touches issues like prejudices against transgender people, family expectations and state support for pregnant persons in Australia. Of course, there is some good romance and hot scenes thrown in between so the readers who are just looking for a typical lesbian romance won’t be disappointed either.
The story is written from both main characters’ point of view so the reader can immerse themselves into their feelings and struggles. Ms. Benson does an excellent job in her description of the angst and self-doubt that fill her main characters that you can actually empathise with them. The secondary characters, especially Jack and Tia, add not only credibility to the main story but they bring to life an interesting sub-plot.
There are a few editing errors but nothing too annoying. Overall, a very good read if you are into lesbian romances with a bit of substance. 4 stars.
ARC received from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.