Author Name & Publisher: Valentina Heart (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 2, 2015 — 58 pages
Acceptance is never any easy road for anyone, but some roads are much harder to travel than others. When Marlin comes home one night, she is greeted by the sight of her man, Gabe, spread out on the bed waiting for her. Accepting all the love he has to offer has been a long process, but recounting all it took to get where they are is a reminder that every step was worth it.
I’m getting tired of reading the exact same trans woman story in multiple ways. This author wrote such intense, beautiful, loving, life-giving sex scenes (and man, those were some of the hottest m/f I’ve ever read–just so lush and elegantly detailed) that I cannot for the life of me figure out why the rest of it was so bad. I’m going to trust that Ms. Heart can do a better job next time (and I really hope there’s a next time).
When in reading I always reached for happy ending romances that helped me deal with the bad side of the world, while in my short stories characters died and their life usually reflected the reality that surrounded mine.
In time, vampires and shifters took the place of knights in shiny armors and I still searched for that happy ending . But with the years also came that wish for something edgier.
My current reading habits take me daily into the world of men, where kink is preferable and angst the realistic side of life in my dose of fiction. It was only natural that my fingers followed my thoughts and I came to a point where men only ogled men and women became side characters.
Somehow out of love for reading a writer was born. I won’t say that the handsome men walking through my imagination have everything a reader might want. They are usually troubled, lost and insecure, but as they slowly stroll through my worlds, they eventually find their happy ending.