When I read that this book was about a mysterious (paranormal?) connection between the main characters, I thought that the plot could go terribly wrong. But I like this author and decided to give it a try. I’m SO glad I did as in my opinion this is one of the best lesbian romances of the year.
First of all, the characters are so well rounded with their virtues, struggles and contradictions that you feel and suffer for them as if they were your friends. I especially loved the way Persian-American Laleh is portrayed, as the author immerses the reader in Iran’s food and traditions. I have to admit that I knew nothing about this culture and reading this book would have been worth just for the interesting insight on Persian traditions. Fortunately for all fans of lesbian romance novels ‘Heart trouble’ goes beyond that. And what a romance it is.
Jae takes us to a rollercoaster of emotions in a slow-burn romance in which the “paranormal” aspect doesn’t affect the suspension of disbelief. The chemistry between the main characters evolves through the plot to very sexy hot scenes. The cast of secondary characters are also multilayered and support the plot perfectly. The story is perfectly balanced with humour, wittiness, angst and above all love. As it should be in a romance.
In addition, the book gives those who have read Jae’s Just physical a chance to catch up with its main characters Jill and Crash.
Overall, a very good read and a great romance. Highly recommended. 5+ stars.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.