Book review: A Perfect Balance

By Laura Ambrose

Synopsis: Emma does not want, or need, a relationship and everything that comes with one. She has her career as a science fiction editor in London keeping her busy, and she needs to overcome her own writer’s block. Every few weeks, she meets the mysterious S and has no-strings-attached dalliances. It’s the best way to satisfy her needs and wants without all the extra bells and whistles.

How did this book end up in my hands? The author kindly sent me a digital copy of this novella in exchange for my honest opinion. 

Was it a page-turner? I wasn’t able to read it in one sitting but, given the chance, I could easily have done that. At less than 150 pages, you wouldn’t expect to get to know the Emma and S so well but there is some great character building going on here and you just can’t help caring and wanting to know what’s in store for them. 

Did the book meet my expectations? Having read A Hidden Hope, the first novella in the series, I had an idea of what to expect but – if even possible – this second novella was even sexier than I expected! Plus, I loved that it is set in the book publishing world and that bloggers get a mention! Books and lesbian romances… it doesn’t get much better than that!

Three words to describe it. Steamy. Bookish. Cute. 

Do I like the cover? It doesn’t quite convey the feeling of the novella but it is easy on the eyes!

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I have read the first novella in the Romancing the Page series, A Hidden Hope, and I look forward to reading the third (and sadly last) novella, An Unheard Song.


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