Genre: LGBT (f/f, bisexual character, trans* character), Romance
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Cover: Could be a photograph right out of this story.
Trigger warnings: emotional abuse
Description: Frazer, head midwife at a hospital in Perth, Australia, is trying to make her corner of the world a little better by starting up a programme for at-risk parents. Not everyone is excited about her ideas. Surrounded by red tape, she finally has to team up with Cora, a social worker who is married to Frazer’s boss.
Cora is starting to think her marriage is beyond saving, even if she wants to. Feeling smothered by a domineering spouse, she grabs hold of the programme and the distraction Frazer offers with both hands. Soon the two women get a little too close and find themselves in a situation they never dreamed themselves capable of: an affair.
As the two fall deeper, both are torn between their taboo romance and their morals. But walking away from each other may not be as simple as they thought.
Review: I loved this book way more than I thought I would.
Both main characters are very interesting and I was able to feel everything they feel. Especially Cora took a hold of me and didn’t let go. The way she struggles and how she gets stronger and stronger is really well-written. Bonus points for the slow building friendship and romance. It felt very real and was a fun, slightly dramatic read.
I really liked Jack as well. His struggles with being pregnant were so heart breaking… And I especially liked how Frazer uses ‘pregnant people’ instead of ‘pregnant women’ in her programme. It should be standard, but sadly it’s not.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.