I have read most of Radclyffe’s books and I always look forward to her stories. I admit that after reading the blurb I was expecting a different type of story, more in terms of a sham marriage between two women who eventually fall in love. Instead, I found a slow burn romance where the matter of marriage is secondary to the plot and the description of Emily feels more of an American than an immigrant from Singapore. As an immigrant myself, I felt that the character lacked a bit of foreign identity which is a pity because it could have given a more realistic layer to the story.
Despite this initial surprise, I was taken by the chemistry between the main characters. Radclyffe sometimes presents her characters as larger than life (for example, in the Honor series) but in this case she showcases their contradictions, defects and virtues which makes the story believable and very appealing. Some of the secondary characters were a bit stereotypical but they still added material to the plot.
In conclusion, ‘The Color of Love’ is a well written and edited romance that won’t disappoint to Radclyffe readers. Highly recommended. 5 stars.
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.