Never-Tied Nora, by Cheyenne Blue
Series: Girl Meets Girl, Book One
Publisher: Ylva Publishing (December 2, 2015)
Rating: 4 out of 5
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Nora Kelly loves her carefree London life where there’s always a new woman to seduce. Her big Irish family tease her about her footloose ways, but she knows she’s in no danger of losing her heart.
Her family has only one rule when it comes to dating: Nora can date any woman she wants—as long as she’s not a Flannery. The Kellys and the Flannerys have been feuding ever since both families arrived in London from Ireland sixty years ago, and time has not lessened the hatred.
But never-tied Nora has just met the woman of her dreams, and suddenly commitment isn’t a dirty word. Trouble is, Geraldine is a Flannery.
Can Nora convince Ger that, despite their families, they are meant to be together?
I had a good feeling about this book going in… a sexy lesbian novella with a family rivalry to match Romeo and Juliet? This book is right up my alley, and I absolutely adored Nora and her quest to find (and keep) ‘the one’! Add in Nora’s best friend Sue (who gets her own book coming soon), and I was entertained from start to finish.
Nora is not a big believer in True Love. She likes the ladies, but she likes them for one night only, and she’s left a trail of broken hearts behind her while working her way through the eligible women of London. Even her sister’s newly announced relationship isn’t enough to make her think she’ll ever find someone to commit to.
Love like that is for the Marys of the world– good, kind, solid, heterosexual sort of people. Not for me. And long may that last.
And then, one night, she spots Geraldine across the bar, and her entire life changes.
I’m not a huge fan of love-at-first-sight, but I did enjoy Nora and Ger’s whirlwind romance. It was sexy, passionate, and full of delightful teasing!
And I thought the conflict between the two family’s was incredibly well done! It was built up well, and Nora and Ger’s mixed feelings once their surnames are revealed was brilliant!
Hugely enjoyable short novel! Definitely looking forward to Not-So-Straight Sue, which is coming soon!