lesbian debut novel

A lesbian debut novel

Review of ‘One small step’ by M.A. Binfield

It feels like a lot of authors are capitalizing on the popularity of women’s soccer (or football for the rest of the world!), and I love it!

It took me a little bit to get into this one at first, but once it got going I really enjoyed it. I’ve never really been a part of a company that sponsored multiple sports teams, so that was a bit strange at first. It’s not really a normal thing around here so that took a bit of getting used to for me, but wasn’t confusing or anything. I think this may be a lesbian debut novel for Binfield, and at times it felt like it.

I loved the idea of the story, but it did feel a bit clunky at times. Not to say that this was bad, but it felt like a debut novel at times to me. For example, secondary characters felt a bit one dimensional, and some felt more like they existed more for plot devices as opposed to real and tangible characters. The attraction felt real, but at times it was a little more tell than show with dialogue taking a back seat to thoughts in the character’s heads. Monologue versus the first blush of attraction. The angst in this one is off the charts, so angst fans will be happy!

I really loved Binfield’s writing style and will absolutely pick up her next novel, but this one fell a touch too much like a debut for me to really get lost in it overall. 3.75 stars.

Many thanks to Bold Strokes for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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