Book Reviews

Irresistible Impulse by Nona Raines at The Wild Rose Press

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Summer on 30-September-2012

Book Blurb

Ordinarily, Tania Talcott wouldn't be caught dead at a speed dating event, but the stupid bet she'd lost forced her to be there. Checking out the slim pickings, Tania's convinced the evening will be a total bust— until a classy, sensual, African American woman enters the room. A woman Tania met briefly once before and never forgot.

Latisha Hobbs is only attending this event to support her young cousin, who's ready to start dating again. Latisha's heart has been on ice for quite some time. But she finds herself immediately—and strongly—drawn to the friendly overtures of a vivacious redhead. Or are they more than friendly?

Fueled by an irresistible impulse, Tania wastes no time getting to know this beautiful woman. Latisha is attracted as well, but memories of an unhappy love affair make her reluctant to act. These two opposites definitely attract, but will their differences be too much to overcome?

Book Review

Both coaxed into a hetero speed dating event, Tania and Latisha, are instantly drawn to each other. Tania, a voluptuous redhead with a sweet tooth, is an endearing yet outgoing down-to-earth character who approaches the beautiful yet more reserved Latisha. Latisha is drawn to vivacious Tania and their conversation quickly changes from pleasantries to full-on flirtation.


After they hook up in a restroom, Latisha pulls away from Tania because she is still reeling from her past relationship with a woman who eventually left her for a man. Latisha fears the same treatment from Tania. You really feel the sorrow and possible regret for Latisha as she pushes Tania away. Latisha and Tania reunite at the exciting ending that holds a bit of surprise for the reader.


Irresistible Impulse is an intriguing story and a sweet romance. I’ve never downloaded a “short” story before but it was a great way to pass the time while riding my stationary bicycle.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 39 pages/6441 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-September-2012
Price $0.99 ebook
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