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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

Alice McAllister is a successful solicitor who likes a quiet, disciplined life. But when her business partner, Miranda, forces her to take a vacation at her holiday home in Portugal, the presence of Miranda's daughter, Joy, turns Alice's world upside down.

Despite their age difference, Alice and Joy embark on a fiery holiday romance...until they have to return home to London. Will Alice be able to forget about Joy and what she has awakened in her? And how can she face Joy's mother without guilt after such a passionate summer fling? Find out in this sultry new novel from the chart-topping author of Release the Stars, Once in a Lifetime, and At the Water's Edge.

Contains mature themes.

©2016 Harper Bliss (P)2016 Tantor

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Lesbian Age Gap Love

Alice and Miranda are law partners; Miranda has to practically force Alice to go on Holiday to her villa in the south of Portugal. Then Miranda's daughter Joy decides that she needs a short vacation. Uptight Alice meets hedonistic Joy, conflict ensues, lust follows, lust so strong that it must be satisfied.
Put that way it sounds simple but aren't all stories pretty simple when put in broad outline. The writing is well done and there are fewer of the contrived breakups and multiple cliches that litter many american romances. The natural problems of a relationship between a fifty year old and their friend and business partner's thirty year old daughter are explored as well as a couple of surprises. I'm not at all certain that this selection deserved five stars but I liked the fact that many of the genre's usual errors were avoided enough to raise it's ranking to the top number.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Truly A Pleasure

Harper Bliss really out did herself with this one! The narrator did an excellent job as well! The story line was very enjoyable. I did not want to turn this one off. Great listen if you are a Harper Bliss fan. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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More please!

Wonderful sort of "coming of age" tale of self discovery at mid-life. Love this author.

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LOVE!

I absolutely LOVED this book!! Endearing characters, hot love scenes, and just a beautiful love story!

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Simply loved it!

Terrific narration for a wonderfully written book. Most enjoyable! Looking forward to the next Harper Bliss on audio.

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Awesome!

This is the first book I've read by this author, but I was willing to take a chance. I'm glad I did. I look forward to reading more of her work.

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A Fabulous Novel! Great Listen!

Seasons of Love by Harper Bliss is a nicely written romance, in which Alice and Joy, two women who are in two different seasons of their lives fall in love. This is a story of reflection, love, laughs, age, and friendship and it shows that love can happen at any age.
Carmen Rose, the narrator, does a great job narrating the novel. The book is written from Alice’s point of view and I feel that Carmen nailed Alice’s voice. She has a lovely British accent that fits the characters perfectly.

I wholeheartedly recommend this (audio) book.

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Another Classic From Harper Bliss

A story of an older woman meeting the most unexpected love of her life. Alice is an uptight solicitor who is forced into a vacation by her business partner and best friend, Miranda. However once in Portugal Miranda asks if her daughter Joy can for a few days. Sparks fly in more ways than one. Great performance. Great writing.

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yikes <br />

Not at all what i expected, but extremely well written. A very cute story with some really heavy sex scenes peppered in. Cant complain

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Sizzling

Great romance and amazingly hot
The narration just oozed with sensuality I will listen to this one again

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  • Alice
  • 01-26-17

Different take on f/f relationship

Most f/f novels feature twenty something couples. There are a few that don't, and this one focus on a f/f relationship where there is a large age gap between the two woman. There are many of insights in the book that relating this difficulty and how it affects them getting together. The problem is aggravated by the fact that Alice has fallen for the young Joy, who happens to be the daughter of Alice's business partner and friend.

On the basis of above that's why I give it such a high rating. There are a couple of things which means I didn't score it all five. First, in places the dialogue is not natural and almost narrative. Second, is some sentences should have ended before they did. Meaning, extra information is tagged on which is not needed, since its already stated, or obvious. And last, the narration is very formative, it does fit with Alice's character, but I would have prefered the narrator to be more natural, and less lawyer like. So, please listen to a sample first. These points are minor, but I make them just on the basis of the writer, or narrator considering them, rather then discouraging someone purchasing the audiobook. It's well worth a listen!

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  • J C
  • 03-29-18

Enjoyable May/December lesbian romance

What did you like most about Seasons of Love?

I've read this book before and enjoyed it as a good, easy read with likeable characters and a lovely May/December romance. I was interested to see how it would work with the addition of audio.

What other book might you compare Seasons of Love to, and why?

Harper Bliss's several other May/December romances. I enjoy the genre!

What about Carmen Rose’s performance did you like?

I wasn't sure initially because the accent for both lead characters was different from what I had imagined from reading the book beforehand. And that's the tricky part as what we imagine will be different for everyone. However I thought she did a great job overall. She certainly captured the nuances, the emotions and impact the storyline had on the characters and it definitely added an additional positivity to the read.

Any additional comments?

An enjoyable lesbian fiction romance enhanced by audio!

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  • Jess Kyle
  • 10-28-17

Just a really lovely story

I just couldn't stop listening to this book as soon as it started. It was beautiful and enchanting from start to finish.

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  • Francis Carpenter
  • 09-28-17

Engaging

I thought this was fantastic. A believable story and characters. It was well written with an effective use of language. The narration was fabulous.

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  • IO
  • 02-01-17

Just exquisite!

Exquisitely written and so beautifully read. Definitely worth a listen....I was hooked right from the start!

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  • Ms. Dian Hall
  • 08-16-16

Fantastic

Absolutely loved this book x had me gripped from start to finish xx a must read x