When Roy Girard went looking for Victor Varrano, he never expected a woman to answer the door. He soon discovers that Victor is now Venetia. Roy’s startled, but even more surprised by his attraction to her. As they spend time together, he doesn’t want to let her go. But she’s sure to dump him when she learns his secret.
Venetia’s falling hard and fast for Roy. But when she learns that his brother was the bully who tormented her in high school, she’s shattered. She can’t wrap her head around the fact that the man who made such amazing love to her could so completely betray her trust.
This is a shorter read, but well worth it. Learning to accept who you are and learning to forgive those that were around you. Perhaps the reason they were so awful in the past was not just to be mean, but to hide their own secrets. If everyone is looking at you, no one is looking at them.
Roy’s brother Travis spent many years in school being mean to Victor. He was cruel and unashamed. But years later, the truth comes out and Roy tries to talk Travis out of confronting Victor. Roy was convinced it needed to stay in the past let Victor live his own life. But guilt wanted to part in forgetting about it. But when Travis is gone, Roy feels like it is now something he has to do. If for no other reason, but for his brother.
Roy attempts to return the book he found among his brother’s belongings and decided he needed to do this for his brother. But he never expected what happened next. Victor is now Venetia and holy crap Roy is so attracted to her, even if she used to be a guy, which Roy is constantly reminding himself of. But what is more important Roy love spending time with Venetia. He loves being around her, he loves everything about her… and maybe he loves her…
I enjoyed this book because of the deeper message about acceptance. Though I though the story was quick and went from hello, let me return this to you, straight to I love you in no time at all. I enjoyed the over all message and I enjoyed the strength that Venetia has shown, not only accepting who she is but helping other much younger accept who they are. Giving them a place of unconditional love and a place where they can be who they are and not stand in judgment of others.
About the Author
Nona Raines is a former librarian who lives in upstate New York with her many pets. She’s currently working on her next novel between walking the dog and shooing the cats off the laptop. Her erotic romances are published with The Wild Rose Press and Loose Id. Her transgender romance His Kind of Woman was nominated for the 2014 DABWAHA sponsored by the Dear Author and Smart Bitches, Trashy Books review blogs. Her most recent work is the erotic romance novella Read to Me.