The Blush Factor by Gun Brooke

A warmhearted, engaging, 'classical' lesbian romance.


Published:

This is a very well written, warmhearted, sexy, classical lesbian romance by prolific Swedish author Gun Brooke. It is set in Manhattan and Newark and plays out in a high-level business setting. 
Two worlds collide when Eleanor Ashcroft, feared "boardroom barracuda" and focused businesswoman from Manhattan, meets Addison Garry, a young woman from Newark whose priority is to take care of her sister as her legal guardian. Their difference in age and social 
background make it unlikely, but there is that instant spark of attraction between them. And, although both main characters carry some emotional baggage the book focuses as a classical romance should - on their growing attraction. 
Gun Brooke captures very well the two different "worlds" the two main characters live in and folds this setting neatly into the story. Since I am not really interested in the beauty industry where the business story is set I was not sure whether I would like the book, but there was no need to worry - it is just an excellent background to stage the romance. What was unexpected was the brilliant and glowing secondary character of Stacey, Addison's younger sister. Witty, world-wise, engaging, she will have garnered many a fan at the end of the story. And the mention of music and the brilliant musicians of „Coffee Sonata“, one of my favorite romances, was delightful. 
So, if you are looking for a well-edited, multi-layered romance with engaging characters this is a great read and maybe a re-read for those days when comfort food is a must. 
 

Edit ModuleEdit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

For Me and My Gal by Robbi McCoy

During WWII, brave WAVE Marjorie developed a war bond with Lucy, a shipyard worker. When Marjorie’s journals fall into the hands of the head of a Naval museum, the past won’t be history much longer.

All We Lack by Sandra Moran

A complex and multilayered look at the impact our decisions have on our own lives and the lives of others. An intriguing and unusual read.

The Long Weekend by Clare Lydon

Throw together nine friends for a twenty year anniversary reunion; add in a secluded country setting, plenty of wine, laughter, drama and the inevitable personality clashes – and you have a novel that is a page turner from start to finish.

Interference by Zoe Reed

When Taylor skates into Jordan’s life, Jordan is instantly interested. Like Jordan, Taylor has a better handle on her hockey stick than she has on her life. Are these roll mates soul mates?

Add your comment: