Author: Carolyn McBride
Genre: F/F / Contemporary / Holiday
Length: Short Story (27 pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press (December 10th, 2013)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥2 Hearts
Blurb: When April came out to her parents over a decade ago, her news was not met with support and love. She lost her home, family and everything familiar. She’s come a long way. She has a hot new girlfriend, a new career and life is going pretty well.
So why is she hearing voices that speak to her from the past, and in Ojibway? Why has she been chosen to care for an orphaned kitten, and how can it possibly all be related?
Review: Honestly, this was quite a disappointing read for me. From the blurb I had the impression something major would happen, even some paranormal activity the way those dreams came into view. Reading it, that impression got stronger at first only to deflate as I continued reading.
This is a simple enough story that shows the peak of April’s life. Being thrown out of her house when she came out to her parents, April didn’t expect much happiness in her life, but things panned out and not only she found a woman to love and cherish being loved and cherished right back, but a loved one from her past comes back into her life making her whole.
The kitten I didn’t really understood what her point as a character was. Don’t expect anything to happen with her, she’s just a kitten. As lovely as they are, I was put off because frankly I expected her to be some sort of a shifter or something. Really, the intro made you believe that much. But no, it’s a simple addition to an already established relationship/home.
In the end I have no idea what the point of this story was, but I’m going to take a wild guess and say it was motivational and maybe point out the fact that everything happens for a reason, and no matter how bad things are the sun always shines the next day. For me it was a flat read though, one I didn’t get to enjoy a lot as the possibilities this story had were numerous yet unexplored.