Author: Chelsea M. Cameron
Publication Date: 28. January 2017
Rating: 4./5. Stars
Diversity: LGBT Characters
Summary: Anna Corcoran’s life is hectic, but that’s how she likes it. Between her jobs at the Violet Hill Cafe, the local library, and doing publicity work for authors, she doesn’t have much time for anything else. Until Lacey Cole walks into the cafe and she feels like she’s been knocked off her axis.
Lacey’s a photographer and writer and wants to do a profile on the cafe, including an interview with Anna. She’s game, but after spending a few days with Lacey, Anna is falling. Hard. The only problem is that Lacey isn’t going to be sticking around. She floats from town to town, never staying in one place.
But as they get closer and closer, Anna wonders if maybe this would be the one time when Lacey would decide to stay put. With her.
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This is the second books set in Violet Hill, centered around the Violet Hill LGBT Cafe. We get to know quite a bit more about the sapphic ladies that live there and it’s awesome. Anna works in the cafe, as well as in the library and she’s also quite good at Photoshop, which she uses to make banners and other things for authors. Due to this she is always quite busy and doesn’t have a lot of time for friends, much less for relationships. But then Lacey, a photographer who wants to write an article about the cafe, visits them a lot changes.
Unlike the first book, this is not a friends-to-lovers. Lacey is a trans woman, but unlike some other books with trans woman love interests, this is absolutely no problem between them, which was great. The cis MC is also not new to dating trans folks so she doesn’t make a big deal out of with, which was nice to read. There is a bit of relationship drama but in their situation, it makes quite a lot of sense.
Sadly we barely got to know anything about Lacey outside her interest in photography and that she barely stays in one place for long. We also don’t get to know a lot about the awesome LGBT Cafe, but there is a short cameo from the first book, which was really nice. Just as the first book this book is also quite short and so I didn’t expect huge background stories, but it was a bit hard to connect with the characters like this and there was no real character development.
Despite this, the relationship was very sweet and if you’re looking for something short and cute, this is the story for you. If you’re looking for a nice and respectful story with a pansexual MC and a bisexual trans woman LI, this is also the story for you.