A lesbian romance novelist and a mathematics professor meet in a bar…
This sounds like one of those dorky jokes you hear in the break room at work, but actually it is the beginning of a cute, quirky and sometimes hilarious novella by Karen F. Williams called Cupid’s Bow. This story really does begin in a Sheraton Hotel bar in Boston. It tells the story of how Kay Westscott, the lesbian author (and English teacher) and Math professor Ann Ward meet and begin a courtship that is both entertaining and sweet.
I fell in love with these characters. They are very well developed and the attraction between the two is obvious and strong from the moment they meet. What I loved the most about this story was the dialogue between the two. It was witty, sometimes sarcastic, funny, and definitely romantic. This dialogue made the characters seem real to me and caused me to change the four star rating I was originally thinking about to the five star rating I’m giving this novella. There has to be something special in a tale for me to give that final star. The dialogue is that something special in this story.
Get Cupid’s Bow and read it. I can whole-heartedly recommend it.
I received this novella as an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review. You can get a copy from Bold Strokes Books