So, it’s been a while since I’ve done a book review and as you can imagine, I’ve read a ton of books. I will try to review many of them over the next couple of weeks, but right now I’m going to get right into a review of the book that rebooted the book review portion of my blog. If you’re looking for a good african american lesbian book stay tuned…
Title: She Wants Her (Can be purchased here)
Author: Tasha C. Miller
Genre: African American Lesbian Fiction
Getting women into her bed is easy. Getting them out is hard. Women love Cleopatra Giovanni and she loves them back – in ways they’ll never forget. The masculine but very pretty butch radiates charisma and a magnetism that attracts flocks of women – some are random strangers, and some show up because they’ve heard of her infamous skills as a lover (and her “snake”). But those single-minded women are short-term. Cleopatra enjoys their bodies, all the while hoping that the one who will make her believe in forever will come along. The womanizing ways of this successful New York City real estate executive come to a sudden halt the moment she meets the incredibly gorgeous Jacqueline Tripp. Jacqueline, a naïve but determined closeted lesbian, has been watching Cleopatra for some time, and goes above and beyond to possess her in a way no one ever has. Theirs is a passionate love affair, and life is beautiful as they pleasure each other in ways both wild and sweet. No one has ever had such power over Cleopatra. In the clutches of this beautiful liar, will she be conquered by obsessive love? Secrets, reckless ways, ghosts of the past, deceptions, and destroyed dreams complicate their love and lead Cleopatra back to old behaviors that feed her desire, but will never make her happy. Ultimately – Jacqueline wants her. The question is – how far will she go? Accompanied by a captivating cast of characters ranging from loving family members around the Thanksgiving table to famous porn stars in the bedroom, from best friends and ex-lovers to Brooklyn strippers and African princesses, the struggle for love and the drama and humor that ensue will win readers’ hearts as Cleopatra and Jacqueline wrestle with the way things are in order to create the way things should be.
I don’t know about anyone else but it is HARD for me to find a good, black, lesbian book, emphasis on GOOD BLACK LESBIAN BOOK. I’ve ready upwards of 10 books in the past week and none of them really served their purpose until I stumbled across this book. The book was very well thought out. Each chapter served it’s purpose to pull you in and make you wonder what’s next. There wasn’t a peak or a flat moment because the book started off pulling you in and never let you down, it was an uphill hike! Just when I thought it may have been a bit predictable, it wasn’t. It was suspenseful and I loved EVERY DREADED MOMENT of it. Anyone who knows me knows that when something (especially a book) is too suspenseful I put it down for a while. My version of putting this down for a while was 5 minutes, tops. The sex scenes were realistic and not extra and over the top. The book also wasn’t diluted with sex scenes, and I appreciated that. The characters were realistic and relatable. And, the plots displayed ups and downs of a relationship, pain, love, joy and plenty of happiness spread through the book. I read this book in one day! It was both well written and well edited(you know editing is a problem!). Imagine my surprise when I found out there was a part 2! I am about to start reading it but honestly I feel in love with the characters, so I may take it slow. I HATE when I fall in love with the characters because often my love goes unrequited.
I would definitely recommend everyone read this book! It receives 5-Stars from me! If you’ve read this book, please share your thoughts in the comments!
Until next time…
Ps. The review for She Wants Her Too can be found here