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The character of Devon appealed to me immediately. The interaction she had with Leslie when they were teenagers was heartwarming. I found it very realitisch. You're young and you share an unusual special friendship with someone of your own sex. The question is this friendship or more? And the fact that they actually know that it is morethan friendship, but they do not pronounce it. This book is about second chances and growing up, letting go and taking risks to give your heart again. For me it w...
Well, what's the point? I try to mutter expensive, try to mutter too short (only 145 pages) but, come on, it's the master, I have no chance! it's class and 5*s. Sorry, I did try!
If you could look up "Girl, you've got it BAD" in the dictionary, you would find a picture of Devon Weber from When Dreams Tremble as the ultimate example. The most interesting part about that was it was kind of against type - the super hot butch that women find irresistible but her heart belongs to Leslie Harris, her long ago high school love that never was.Fifteen years later, after Dev accepts a temporary contract position in environmental biology near her hometown where Leslie's parents stil...
This had a bit of a hasty wrap up, but was otherwise pretty good.
In her books Radclyffe likes to use angst in order to increase sexual tension between their characters. In fact, Radclyffe has said in an interview to Just About Write: "I'm big on angst and redemption. I like darker romances with a lot of suffering". In some cases, those high levels of angst may make sense, e.g. if one of the characters is dying as in "Love's Masquerade". However in a book such as "When Dreams Tremble", there is not an apparent reason for the characters' suffering. In fact, the...
Dev and Leslie’s past is so sad! Dev was hurt and Leslie was scared and ran away. Fifteen years later they are thrust back into each others lives again. I love them and my heart is so happy that they talked about what happened that night so many years ago and have finally given in to what their hearts have been scream out for.
This was terrific. Really felt the pain and guilt spill across the pages with Leslie and Dev. Very much enjoyed this one
This story was sweet. The love scenes are amazing but what do you expect?... I mean, it’s Radclyffe.
Loved it!As usual, this another Radclyffe novel that has been both compelling, heartwarming, and just plain sweet. This is the second time I've read this book but realized I had not submitted a review the first time. My apologies for the oversight. Devon and Leslie have a long history together from when they were teenagers. There is a lot of unresolved issues between them that seem to unravel as the storyline progresses. The plot line between these two characters was superb. Loved Natalie and Le...
Formulaic, but not as bad as her series. No bar scene. The sex is the instruction manual, multiple simultaneous orgasms type. And you know she’s “the one” because of that. Really? NYC lawyer Leslie comes complete with the Armani suit. At the end, it’s biologist Dev who compromises. She takes a job closer to NYC. Does Leslie move to the Albany office? Nope. Does she alter her thinking about her law practice—defending corporate polluters? Nope. It’s Dev who decides that what Leslie does is OK beca...
I was debating on whether I should give this book 2 or 3 stars because this was not one of Radclyffe's better stories. I couldn't get into the main characters at all, and the sex talk kinda ruined the sex scenes for me. But once in a while there would be an intense dramatic scene and the book would become enjoyable. Think of this rating as 2 1/2 stars.
This story, its characters, and its situations felt contrived. What's funny is that I couldn't stop turning pages. I stayed up to the wee hours of the morning to finish it. Maybe I'm just burned out on Radclyffe and the formula. Who knows?
Close to home. I really loved this book, and not only because I enjoyed the relationships. This book brought home some of the best summers of my life, spent in the Adirondacks. It was full of lush descriptions and wonderful settings that I hold sacred to this day. I was worried that this story might be heading in the wrong direction at the beginning, but as the novel continued I found myself falling for Dev, in a big way. Of course, Les took a bit longer, and their standoffish approach to their
Second chance romance from 2007. Leslie harris returns to visit her families lakeside lodge taking a break from her intense NYC legal career. Unexpectedly she meets up with Devon (Dev) who is now a environmental biologist. Dev is doing a summer study at the lake. They were once high school acquaintances or intense friends but haven't seen each other since a high school party when Dev was in a motorcycle accident. This is a Radclyffe romance with high angst of will they or won't they. The author
I actually enjoyed it... I thought I would not enjoy it as much as I did but am happy to have come across this book by accident. Read few others of this author and took a chance.What can I say, true love does persevere when we allow our true authentic selves to shine. I think that Dev and Les made the perfect couple even if it took them 15 years to make it happen. I also liked both Nathalie and Rebecca and am happy that they seem to have clicked with other amazing women.
Audiobook narrated by Coleen Marlo did a really nice job. The feelings in High school but not knowing why, running away but meeting again after many years has been done in several books but Radclyffe writes an outstanding story, making us wait to see what will happen with several OMG moments where you are telling one or the other to just STOP it.
Another Goodie Another great story of a lost young love just can’t fault the writing.A good cast of characters which intertwine and draw you in to the story,there’s never a dull moment loved it
See Homestead review, samsies. Additional note, there were a few times I gave a "What?!" on the butcher characters actions. Like, maybe that isn't the most normal way to act. Not that big a deal but made the character less relatable.
Amazing. I'm in love with this novel.
This was just ok.
4.5 I really loved the Dev character. But the book ended too abruptly for my liking. I dont feel like it was all tied up in a neat package like I wanted it to be.
It reminded me of Sweet Home Alabama. Only set at the lake and with lesbians.
I don't recommend this book it just doesn't hit the mark anywhere. The relationship between the main characters is shallow and the sex scenes are cringy as hell.
This book would've been much better if (view spoiler)[Leslie and Dev had put a closure to their past and gone different ways. I know it never happens in a romance book, but I still wish they had.Their relationship was unhealthy, their conflict contrived (and dragging the story just to make the book long enough to sell, I suppose?). They didn't seem to have much more than past and lust. Their "love" was more like obsession. It seemed like they had been bound by their past for so long that they di...
For me this is probably Radclyffe's best book that I've read so far. Generally for me with this type of book it's all about believable. I need the book to be believable enough that I'm not thrown out of the story while reading. This book does that very well. I also thought she did a great job in this book of relaying the depth of emotion the two main characters were feeling without a bunch of unrealistic, manufactured angst. Leslie and Devon were friends in high school and more than friends. On
Sweet story of first love lost and rekindled. Typical Radclyffe with chemistry, great characters, steamy sex, and a lot of angst. But different from her series... more bittersweet. Less action. A real focus on feelings. I would have liked to read more about them as teenagers because I really enjoyed the flashbacks. Also, I know Radclyffe loves drama, but she went a little overboard (no pun intended) with that last stunt at the end. Didn't really see the point... And the sources of angst in gener...
You can tell that it is summer, I am catching up on my lesbian romances. I am also feeling generous with my ratings. I am also wondering why I waited so long to read Radclyffe. So, here is my one critique (really feeling like a bit of a schmuck for critiquing a romance), I could have done without the repeated hashing over the feelings they had for each other every time they saw each other. at one point I thought that I had missed placed my bookmark because it was the same description. This didn'...
Very cute. Reminds me a lot of me.. Saying one thing but thinking with more details. The rekindled (so to speak) love between these two is inspiring in a way. I wish it would have ended a little differently but I still liked it regardless. Kudos!
Beautiful story of love/heartbreak in high school and rekindling as adults. Totally relatable. Author does a fantastic job of portraying old feelings and barriers. Not just a book with sex right off the bat as a main goal.
What a sweet story...love it when someone special from your past still loves you