Normally I don’t like the Millionaire type romance novels, but Not for Sale by Hildred Billings and Cynthia Dane makes it work in unexpected ways.
Here is a short blurb about the book:
One not-so-simple renovation project is about to get dirty…
Nobody knows how flip like Reese, a woman with nothing to prove to her family of real estate kings. When her mother’s chronic affliction almost claims her life again, Reese knows that there’s only one way to save her family.
All she needs is a leave of absence from the corporate office in San Francisco and a toolbox full of lesbian stereotypes.
Has fate finally come to rural Oregon?
Kimberly is a mild-mannered property manager who only wants to do her job and go home to her nosy parents…
And fall in love, because a woman can only be untouched for so long!
Reese’s unruly and disruptive renovation projects promise to make Kimberly’s life hell. Too bad she’s enamored with the handywoman from the moment they lock eyes.
The feeling? Absolutely mutual.
Life’s about to get more interesting – and sensual – in a sleepy Oregonian beach town!
I really enjoyed this book. The diversity of the characters really makes this book stand out. There is not a lot of cultural diversity in lesfic novels but this novel breaks from the norm. Both woman’s families have had their fair share of troubles. Both struggled with coming to terms with their daughter’s lesbianism because of the cultures that they grew up in. But gradually they come to terms and accept the love Kimberly and Reese have for each other.
Normally I don’t like the Millionaire type romance novels because they seem so overdone with huge displays of wealth. This book wasn’t like that at all. It seemed like the women really cared for each other and showed each other with small everyday displays that I found to be endearing. Reese’s gift to Kimberly was something small but that she had been hoping to procure for months. It was sweet that she went out of her way to get it for her. There are displays of wealth if that is your thing.
My one criticism is that the book could have used a better edit. There were some sections that were a little confusing because of incorrect word usage. These areas didn’t take away from my enjoyment of the book.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves steamy romance novels.
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