Book Reviews

On Her Knees (Uncommon Romance) by Jove Belle at Bold Strokes Books

Genre Lesbian / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by jj on 25-February-2014

Book Blurb

In On Her Knees, Simone Davies is finally happy. That is, until her chief tormentor and biggest crush, Abby Nelson, shows up at her firm’s holiday party. Together they struggle to forget the past and build a future together.


Book Review

In the second novella in Uncommon Romance, there are two women still haunted and hurting from what happened to them in high school. They unexpectedly meet at a company party and it is as if the emotions from ten years ago reignite all over again. Feelings run very high and actions skirt a borderline sexual assault. This story is super charged and fueled by missed opportunities and persistent memories, some requiring professional therapy for one participant just to barely maintain balance. This is an especially fine story that was both searingly hot, borderline devastating, and over-the-top dreamlike. Utterly fantastic!

Simone Davies has been haunted by the memory of Abigail Nelson. She has been through a rash of therapists at her parents insistence until she finally found one whom she could not shock. Additionally, Simone poses the question to herself if what she is experiencing is really a profound obsession and not feverish love whose flame burns hot and determined. She does not know, plus she is additionally more than preoccupied with the sense that Abby is lying to the world, to Simone, and to herself. Oh my goodness!

Abby Nelson helps her very good friend Gavin project to the outside world, and especially his work associates, that he is in a happy and healthy relationship with her. They have done this for so many years that they truly do look like a loving couple. At his promotion celebration, Abby has her foundation rocked when she sees Simone at the party. Abby is thrilled and if it had looked okay, she would have jumped into Simone's arms, but what happens is Simone rejects the reunion and hurries to her car to escape.

Abby eventually begins to the see the light and Simone has a beatific breakthrough. One can only hope a happy ending will evolve. I totally enjoyed the extraordinary ups and downs with the possible conclusion leaving smiles on everyone's faces. Amazing!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Anthology/ 3 novellas, 264 pages/70,596 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 01-January-2014
Price $9.99 ebook
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