Book Review – Read Between The Lines by Rachel Lacey

Expected publication date, 1st December 2021 (I know, get me)

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Bookshop owner, Rosie’s favourite author is the elusive, single-named, lesbian romance writer, Brie. Having struck up an online friendship, without benefit of photos or personal information, Rosie finds herself increasingly infatuated with Brie. But, at almost thirty years old, she has other, more pressing matters to deal with. First and foremost, the fact that she and manager, Lia, are being evicted from their storefront. The shop holds a special place in Rosie’s heart as she grew up within its walls, and developed her love of reading before inheriting the business from her mother.

So, when corporate property developer in beautiful shoes, Jane, steps through the doors so begins a rollercoaster of deep emotion, hormones and hurt feelings.

But will Rosie save her shop? Will Lia have to come back to Blighty? Is there any hope that an online hatbox could turn into real-life romance? And will Jane ever be able to follow her dreams without disappointing her family?

A really sweet story. Read Between The Lines is very well-told, the relationships were striking and believable; an excellent example of lesbian fiction: cute, romantic and no quasi-scientific talk for anatomical lady-business.

Although not a challenging read – there were moments when I thought it was too sugary to take seriously, cynic that I am – when I finished reading, I found, quite suddenly, that I missed the characters.

Just lovely.