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More filters. Sort order. Dec 15, Alexis rated it liked it Shelves: age-gap , crazy-annoying-awful-ex , femme-femme , hot-steamy , school-teacher-or-student , lesfic. What happened to their writing? Some of the books Cynthia and Hildred have written together have blown me away and others make me wonder if they use them to experiment with different writing styles. A major reason for that was because a lot of very important dialogue between the two main characters has been completely glossed over. Seriously who writes a pivotal scene like that? Aside from the entire concept of an arranged marriage being absolutely archaic the whole story just felt superficial and contrived.
This was a swing and a miss, hopefully book 6 is better. View all 9 comments. Jan 02, CLo rated it really liked it Shelves: kindleunlimited. If you like previous books you will enjoy this one. I think I've read all if not most of the books by the duo. I enjoyed this one and seeing appearances from some characters from previous books Regardless, this one is about 28 year old Jenny who went from being homeless to a CEO and owner of a multi-million dollar company in just over five years and 21 year old Nicole who went from a multi-million dollar heiress to almost penniless.
Each ha If you like previous books you will enjoy this one. Each have their own issues but one main one Edith Myers. It's a pretty straightforward read with small twists but nothing too crazy. The only thing I would have liked to have seen more is Jenny to struggle spending so much money. Nov 28, Doreen rated it really liked it Shelves: ya-coming-out , read-and-reviewed. Nicole and Jenny could be alter bound in With This Ring.
Before reaching thirty, Jenny transitioned from homelessness to running a multi-million dollar fashion accessories business. Talent has taken her far from the streets, but growing up in foster care has taught her next to nothing about building a family. Enter Iris, the high end matchmaker, and her book of marital candidates. Too preoccupied with the demands of running her corporation, Jenny needs help finding a future wife. She's searching for a woman to run her household, but she desperately needs of a family of her own.
Nicole has lost her father and her wealthy lifestyle. Still in college and struggling to make it in her chosen career, an arranged lesbian marriage may be her best financial opportunity.
Although she's straight, men don't do all that much for her in the bedroom. At twenty-one, grieving her father and waking up to life without money, Nicole Delaney is left with few options. Her mother took it upon herself to set things up with Iris and her client. Jennifer Bishop is rich, young, beautiful, creative, successful and a lesbian who wants a wife. Nicole never looked at another woman the way she ogles Jenny. At first dead set against selling herself in holy matrimony, the pressure from her downtrodden mother and the awakening attraction to Jenny opens her mind.
As hard as everything works to bring them together, a malevolent presence decides to toss the bombs necessary to blow them to pieces. Edith Myers sunk her teeth and claws into Jenny while she sold trinkets on the street so that she could dine at McDonald's. She saved Jenny from homelessness and fronted the capital when Jenny started Bishop Takes Rook, her jewelry design business. Time has failed to blunt Edith's determination to assert her ownership of Jenny. Nicole and the couple's impending nuptials are just another obstacle to destroy. With This Ring is another solid lesbian romance set among the upper echelon of wealthy lesbians.
The writing team of Dane and Billings have created a successful series of novels. The characters are richly drawn and the storyline is imbued with great passion. Jenny's struggle to find marital bliss reaches the right emotional peaks and valleys. Dec 05, Cindy Stein rated it really liked it Shelves: lesfic-romance. Jennifer Bishop is an up-and-coming designer of accessories trying hard to get past her youth spent in foster care followed by years of homelessness.
She's also trying to walk the line between being grateful to her female patron, who got her off the streets and gave her her start in business, while creating distance from the same woman who made her agree to a sex-for-support bargain. Jennifer's goal is to have a real family, and she hires a matchmaker to arrange a marriage between her and a futu Jennifer Bishop is an up-and-coming designer of accessories trying hard to get past her youth spent in foster care followed by years of homelessness.
Jennifer's goal is to have a real family, and she hires a matchmaker to arrange a marriage between her and a future wife. Nicole Delaney is a 21 year old heiress whose family has fallen on hard financial times following the death of her father. Nicole is at first outraged when her mother hires a matchmaker in an effort to obtain a secure future for her daughter, but soon she acquiesces. Neither Nicole nor Jennifer thought that this would be the love match that it turned out to be.
But unfortunately, Jennifer's abusive patron has other ideas. Once Jennifer and Nicole become involved, much of the middle of the book is about their burgeoning relationship, including the sexual part. Fans of these co-authors will welcome this new addition, as I did. It's a fun read with a bit of a twist on the traditional rich girl-poor girl story. I'd give it 4. Apr 25, Dannica Zulestin rated it it was amazing Shelves: bought-this , viva , kindle-lendable , f-f , ku.
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Tempted to dock this a point bc it distracted me from college packing but that's my own damn fault, can't blame a book for being too good. I've been procrastinating it in the way you procrastinate things you know you will enjoy, holding off partly bc what if it's not as good as you expect? That said, Billings' backlist is ridiculously long, so I am going to try to stop pro Tempted to dock this a point bc it distracted me from college packing but that's my own damn fault, can't blame a book for being too good.
That said, Billings' backlist is ridiculously long, so I am going to try to stop procrastinating and just read the books of hers that I have I have two more at this point so I can marginally catch up. Except I'll have to let myself breathe for a while before I start the next one because the experience is too intense to read two in a row.
But enough about me. This book was great!
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Something I love about it is how little "will they or won't they" there is. Nicole and Jenny are engaged to be married for most of the book, and while some conflict centers around whether it will be a love match or not, actually they're very straightforward about their feelings and become a "real couple" early on. That makes it sound like the rest of the book is boring, but there's still plenty going on: Troubles from Jenny's past, for one thing, and the slow growth of the relationship and the characters as people.
But Nicole and Jenny settle that they like each other pretty quick. Nicole's been having a crisis of sexuality--she's never considered she might like women before, but she's very into Jenny. For a long moment she thinks about whether she should reach out and hold Jenny's hand, and wishes Jenny would make the first move, while Jenny is oblivious that she's been having the crisis at all.
And then, at the point where most books would leave it as UST and move on, she lunges at Jenny and they start making out! It startled me because it was so straightforward. But for this book, settling something like that so decisively worked, partly because Nicole is a straightforward person; she wouldn't wobble back and forth on something like that for long. In an odd reversal, Jenny, who is now a millionaire, was homeless only a few years ago, while Nicole, currently impoverished, is a former heiress.
This adds interesting dimensions to their characters: Nicole is a little spoiled, but she makes up for it with her earnest nature, and Jenny, who is in a position of power and should hold all the cards in the relationship, is somewhat uncertain of herself and very much wants to be loved and have a family, which is the reason she's seeking out an arranged marriage in the first place. Jenny's longings for love and stability are much of what drive the book, and really I just wanted to give her a hug, constantly.
I'm glad she has Nicole. What else? Uh, there's a lot of fashion talk, but I, who know nothing about fashion, was not put off, so it's not that intense. Both MCs are very femme. I feel guilty because Nicole is described as blonde and very conventionally attractive multiple times but I still mostly pictured her as a brunette because for some reason that's what the name "Nicole Delaney" summons for me. Also, it's kind of a long book. Billings books seem to tend to be longer than most lesfic, but yeah, this clocks in at pages according to Amazon.
I read it very fast myself, but again, I should not have.
I wasted packing time! Also I forgot to add this but I like how Billings isn't afraid of people being bisexual. Nicole in this book is pretty definitely a lesbian--she's been with men before but after making out with Jenny she realizes she's into Jenny in a whole new way, and maybe was never into the men.
But the possibility that she's bi is at least brought up--by Jenny no less, who thinks Nicole's transformation is a little overwhelming--and in the world of lesfic, I appreciate that. In short, I love Hildred Billings and will be back for more soon Feb 01, Charlie Avocado rated it really liked it Shelves: lez-be-honest , fake-love-turns-real. This book was horrible, but I loved it! Okay, the third part was less loved than the first two, but it's fine. I wanted to slap the year old MC, a lot, wait, 22? And I often wanted to shake the older MC as well.
And how absurd was it all. BUT I love the stories where a couple isn't exactly in it for love, but rather for a purpose, such as a fake girlfriend, or here, an arranged marriage. Also books where the couple is thrust into a situation together and not really happy abou This book was horrible, but I loved it!
Also books where the couple is thrust into a situation together and not really happy about it. Seriously, this is not top-shelf anything, but damn was it a good guilty pleasure for enough of the book that I'm not mad. Apr 22, Jen rated it really liked it. It was what it represented. She had been forced to mature long before her body did.
When she was poor and desperate, it was usually her body. Now it was her money. At least that was less traumatic. Jenny had long learned that things that seemed too good to be real were often yanked away from her. Nov 28, Fried Potato rated it did not like it Shelves: shit-i-couldnt-finish , pretty-gay , romance. When I read the book description I knew this would be 1 an amazing story with a lot of dept and character development or 2 the biggest crap I read in a long time.
Sadly, it was the latter. It's the umpteenth story about a straight girl that meets a lesbian she initially hates and then suddenly out of the blue starts to think "you know what would be awesome? So original. The book just feels like those high school papers made in groups where you split the work and everybody writ When I read the book description I knew this would be 1 an amazing story with a lot of dept and character development or 2 the biggest crap I read in a long time.
The book just feels like those high school papers made in groups where you split the work and everybody writes a part, and at the end when you merge it, it doesn't makes any sense cause lacks consistency. Both main characters have like multiple personality without any coherence between scenes. Made me sad cause the plot had A LOT of potential. Feb 10, My2CentsBookReviews rated it liked it.
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