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Now that we know each other, let's get loose. I'm from Milwaukee, yet feel like I really found myself in Chicago. Writing and reading and teaching make my heart smile, and I enjoy all things art, in addition to delicious food, beautiful sights, and a comfortable hammock. I also really, really love hugs."
Let the Lover Be won a 2014 Rainbow Award as Best Lesbian Contemporary General Fiction.
Let the Lover Be by Sheree L. Greer
Paperback: 264 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (August 19, 2014)
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Functional alcoholic Kiana Lewis is looking for a way out. Running away from the memories of her mother’s horrific death and her own dead-end existence, she decides to crash her ex-lover’s New Orleans wedding and put a stop to the whole thing. She arrives in the Big Easy to reclaim her old love, and hopefully, reclaim her own life.
Her plans are disrupted when she meets Genevieve Durand, a seductive and spiritual New Orleans native who challenges Kiana’s skewed sense of resolve and control. Spending time with Genevieve, just like drinking, offers Kiana moments of escape. But unlike the numbing effect of alcohol, the intoxicating Genevieve makes Kiana feel and think about things she’d rather not, like the death of her mother and the destructive ways she uses to cope.
On the brink of losing it all, Kiana must decide if she will reach for the next drink or if she’ll reach beyond herself to finally slay the demons driving her since childhood.
More Rainbow Awards at my website: elisarolle.com, Rainbow Awards/2014
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