Right person, wrong timing.
Julie a graphic designer manipulates what the eye can see, but no matter how she looks at it, her life with her boyfriend Mark remains boring and predictable. That is until she meets Ann at a work conference. Ann is talented, driven, and gorgeous and Julie can’t deny their chemistry after their first meeting. When their paths cross again in Barcelona, the spark between them is impossible to extinguish. But when tragedy strikes, Julie must decide between her devotion to Mark or her love for Ann. Can true love survive when the timing is all wrong?
Pros And My Favourite Parts
This is Laura May’s debut novel and in my opinion, she is going to have a successful career as a writer of Sapphic fiction.
I loved that story is told from both main characters’ points of view which worked well with the plot as the reader was able to experience all of their thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The author did a wonderful job describing the scenery and events in Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Kyiv, and Los Angeles.
Julie and Ann are likable characters whose chance meeting at a hotel bar in Tel Aviv changes the course of both of their lives forever. Their connection is instantaneous and they fall for one another immediately. While some may give a hard eye roll at the insta-love aspect, I feel it works well with this story’s plot.
Julie has some difficult decisions to make throughout the book and Ann was just so wonderfully supportive. There were times I wanted to shake Julie and tell her that if she didn’t do something soon, she’d lose Ann forever!
Cons And Heads Up
Sometimes the dialogue felt a bit awkward and stilted. Also, if you can’t deal with cheating in books, you may want to skip this one.
The One Woman by Laura May is a well-written sapphic novel that shows that maybe the person you’re with isn’t the one you’re meant to be with. It’s about uncomfortable situations, hurt feelings, and vulnerability. But it’s also about love, devotion, and honesty. If you’re looking for an emotional story with a bunch of spicy scenes, then give this book a shot!
Excerpt from The One Woman by Laura May
I shut the screen and looked up at the speaker. It was a woman in her thirties with ocean-blue eyes and dark, chin-length curly hair. She had pale skin, which was highlighted by the clothes she wore: black jeans and a charcoal t-shirt. She had strong, sculpted arms, and slenderly cut cheekbones.
“Yes,” I admitted. “The idea was to get a friend for a conference, but I decided to start with a gin and tonic and Instagram,” I smiled. “I’m Julie.”
“Ann.” She also ordered a gin and tonic and sat on the stool near me. “Is it your first conference?”
“Abroad, yes. I wasn’t even supposed to be here in the first place. My colleague couldn’t come, and I got her place. I’m not sure I’ll find lots of useful information since I’m a graphic designer. Did you see the timetable? Lots of stuff for software developers and business growth. And there will be a speech from a Benzon celebrity, which I will probably need to see.”
I was babbling, and I didn’t even know her. It was time to hold my tongue. Ann just looked at me and sipped her drink from a Copa glass.
“Where are you from?” she questioned.
“I am from Kyiv, Ukraine. We have a small office. You know, it’s so chilly and grey there now, so one of the primary reasons I was happy to come to the Mediterranean was to see the sun and the sea. Say hi to warmth even for a couple days.”
Her quiet gaze made me talk non-stop. Maybe it was not a marvelous idea to tell a stranger that I didn’t really care about the conference, and I just wanted to get away from the gloomy winter.
I cleared my throat. “Where are you from? What do you do?”
She glanced at me, and her ocean-blue eyes were so familiar. Her gaze lingered, but she shook her head and took one more sip. It seemed she had forgotten what to say.
“I live in LA, work in HQ. I’m in software development.”
And that was all. I got the idea that she was thinking about something else; maybe she didn’t want to talk to me. For sure she didn’t blabber as much as I did.
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ISBN number: 978-1956183801
Publisher: Creative James Media
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