Book Reviews

Bella Key (Romance on the Go) by Scarlet Chastain at Evernight Publishing

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Romance
Reviewed by jj on 07-July-2013

Book Blurb

Maddie Jacobs must be crazy. At least that’s what her mother thinks. Professionally, she’s confident and secure; personally, she’s a hot mess. Not even a marriage proposal from a man who adores her can quell her search for something more.

In need of an escape, Maddie flees to Key West’s most southern island, Bella Key, to rest and recharge at Casa Bonita. She almost gives up on the weekend retreat when the Bed & Breakfast is closed for repairs until Sunny Rojas, the inn owner, extends an offer of friendship, sweet tea and a room. Still reeling from a breakup with her longtime partner, Sunny is thankful for the diversion from her own broken heart.

The arrival of a fierce storm forces the women’s emotional journey to a head and leads them into each other’s arms. But can Maddie throw her hangups to the wind and go with her heart? The magic of Bella Key teaches her that passion cannot be placed neatly into boxes labeled right and wrong, because love knows no boundaries.

Be Warned: f/f sex, sex toys


Book Review

Serendipity rescues one harried public relations whiz when she cannot re-schedule her flight from Miami back home.  One “sign” leads to another “portent” and she finds herself taking an unexpected holiday in Bella Key of the Florida Keys. I could feel myself unwinding right alongside our harried whiz and that is just the beginning. It was easy and delightful to become enveloped within this wonderfully friendly, secretly seductive, and magically transforming small piece of paradise.

Madison, Maddie for short, is on the fast track within M&J Public Relations. She grabbed a promotion and relocation out of NYC, NY to Portland, OR escaping several problems. She felt relief and exhilaration but also some holes within her world and her heart. Now, a small vacation seemed warranted and doable. 

Soledad, Sunny for short, runs the B&B Casa Bonita in Bella Key. Her place is temporarily closed, but Sunny strikes a clever bargain with Maddie. That was just the first of Sunny’s artful suggestions and arrangements. She was priceless.

This is a beautiful and heartwarming story of a perfectly marvelous vacation spot with very special people. The intimate interludes are gently unraveled. The heat and intensity rises quickly, but it was a short vacation. I couldn’t find “Bella Key” anywhere within the Florida Keys, and I looked because I really wanted to be there. That is how good this story was for me and I heartily recommend it. 





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 12860 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 03-May-2013
Price $2.99 ebook
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