Giveaway: Two Alone in Dublin by Lucy Carey
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Two Alone in Dublin
by Lucy Carey
Surrounded by one million people in Dublin city, two women feel very alone. One a university student from a small town in the Irish countryside, the other an adventurous spirit from a city in Brazil, they’ve both been searching for the other among the irritations and noise of everyday life…
The big leather armchair was as comfortable as it had looked, Susie noted, as she allowed the soft padding to mould to her weary frame. The café was warm too, a balm to the heavy rain beginning to dash against the windows. The torrent of the raindrops, together with the hissing of coffee machines and the rumble of a dishwasher beat a rhythm in Susie’s ears. She leaned on the arm of the chair to better tune into the sounds and as she did, she heard quietly in the background someone humming. She strained to place the tune but it was not one she recognised. The humming was soft and sweet but Susie thought she caught a sadness in it, a faint but distinct longing. She scanned the room to find the source and her gaze settled on a short woman wiping down tables.
Susie moved the hand she was leaning on to hide her eyes, splaying her fingers to peek out and watch unobserved. The woman was foreign, Susie thought. Latina maybe. Her skin was dark and smooth—not freshly tanned, but a world away from Susie’s own pale skin. As the woman moved to another table, the curve of her hips moved too under a pencil skirt, her ample breasts heaving slightly as she swiped the cloth from edge to edge of the table.
Susie closed her eyes to listen to her humming a little while until her coffee came…
Only a short tale, 106 pages, just a little less than an hours reading, for me but its delightful! It really is! Its all about the cross wires, and things taken out of context, that make this book, and the trouble Mariana and Susie go to. I loved the build up for these two, and Susie’s little meltdown at the end with her house mates was hilarious!
Its been a while since I read a F/F story, and they used to be more…well…explicit than this one, however, I really loved this. Mariana and Susie only come together the once, right at the end, but it was very well written, and very inkepping with the rest of the story. I should like to read more by this author, maybe a longer one, especially if they are F/F based.
Only a short review, for a short and sweet book, but certainly one I would probably read again, and I am NOT a rereader 🙂
Oh I should say, the author is obviously Irish, and that comes across in her writing, so if you are NOT UK based, some spellings and sayings might be a little different. Personally, I loved the Irish words coming out of Mariana’s mouth with a Brazilian accent!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Lucy Carey, Lesbian and Bisexual Romance and Erotic-Fiction Writer
I am a 30-year-old bisexual author who writes the kind of fiction I think other LGBTQ women want to read.
As someone born and raised in Ireland, let me assure you: our country is beautiful…and so are its women.
I aim to introduce you to the best of both—the stunning scenery of the Emerald Isle and its funny, complex, gorgeous, lesbian and bisexual women. I hope you enjoy it.
Lucy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.