A sensual seduction @author_carizWorth a Shot by Cari Z.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A sensual seduction between a shy landlord and a reclusive renter blossoms into an easy relationship made in heaven. New to me author Cari Z pens a smooth as silk f/f romance. Samara is the landlord looking to rent out 1/2 her duplex. Plowing through too many unfit renters, Samara is relieved when timid Katie lands on her doorstep. This too good to be true renter is even more attractive because she too loves women.
A fan of lesbian fiction, it is nice to see a story where the women are more or less the usual people we would know in real life. There are no lesbian stereotypes plied on these two women. The only stereotype deals with Katie's Russian connection. These two characters are easy to like. Their romance is a sweet friends to lover feel and when it is ripped away, it leaves a bleeding tear in Samara's soul. Ms. Z does a good job of invoking emotions in this story.
The even pace of the story helps build a solid foundation for the world shaking reveal. The conflict and the plot device are both anticipated as Ms. Z sets it up nicely with a couple of hints. What I liked was the resolution to the story, even if it was a bit simplistic. The joie de vivre these two lovers capture and try to hold on to is what makes the story tender and pleasing. This contemporary romance is recommended to f/f readers who enjoy a bit of suspense with their courtship.