Far from Home (Belladonna Ink #1) by Lorelie Brown #ff #review @RiptideBooks @LorelieBrown

Far From Home


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 calmness 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.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Crystal Marie_s RamblingsTAG

I’m not usually a fan of lesbian books, but this one completely caught me off guard with how much I enjoyed it.  I started it without many expectations to be honest, and before I knew it I was sucked into the story and was shocked when I realized that the book was over!

Rachel’s character was one that was so flawed, yet she was amazing.  Even though she knew she had issues she was trying to sort them out until it was too late and she realized she needed help and support.  Pari’s character was really easy to connect with which was shocking to me.  While she seems very rich and uptight, you could tell that she really cared about Rachel and was worried about her.

This book was one that showed how you can fall in love with a person, even if your not normally attracted to the gender of that person.  How you can overcome obstacles with the love and support of someone.

Overall, I couldn’t recommend this book enough.  If your looking for a great read, this is the one for you.


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