- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 996 KB
- Print Length: 392 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing Company (30 April 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004ZCID3A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #298,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I first read this book online a few years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed the book then. Both BL Miller and Verda Foster have covered some extremely sensitive topics brilliantly. Child abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, and infidelity are just some of them . But the book is written with such understanding that what could be a big turn off for a reader, actually makes a reader understand more about the subjects, without getting too heavy. I only wish BL Miller and Verda Foster would write more books.
The story itself was an interesting tale of how two people with very little in common can connect. One word of warning though, if you have issues with childhood abuse, especially CSA, this might be a triggering story. That said, although it touches on the aftermath, it doesn't delve so deeply that it becomes bogged down with the aforementioned issues.
Another thing I liked about this story is the fact you don't get a book filled out by unnecessary erotica. For whatever reason far too many stories seem to be no more than soft porn these days. I know erotica has its place, but I hate when you read a book expecting a drama/thriller/western/crime and you end up with it falling into nothing more than the soft porn category.
So for those of us who don't mind a bit of erotica in the story, but hate when that's all a story ends up as, books like these are a breath of fresh air.
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The weeks pass and the two women begin to sort through the many differences they have, the biggest one being Crystal is straight and Laura is a lesbian. When Laura discovers Crystal seems to be suffering from nightmares, she begins to suspect that something terrible must have happened to Crystal in her past. Bad enough it seems, that it causes Crystal horrible nightmares? As they begin forming a tentative friendship, Laura broaches the subject of Crystal talking to someone - professionally - about her nightmares. Crystal picks Laura's ex-lover Jenny, who is a therapist and still Laura's friend, and Laura finds herself experiencing feelings of frustration and just a touch of jealousy. Why?
More time passes and Laura and Crystal begin to discover that feelings of friendship are turning into feelings of a different type. Will Laura, once convinced she was meant to be alone, allow herself to explore these new feelings? Can she help Crystal overcome the traumas of her past and show her that she is worthy of being loved? Will Crystal let herself love and be loved in return?
Verda Foster and B.L. Miller, each an extremely talented writer in their own right, co-author well together as displayed in both Crystal's Heart and their other co-written, wonderfully intriguing book - Graceful Waters. And B.L's co-authorship with Verda's sister Vada, of the bold and endearing book - The Western Chronicles also denotes an outstanding ability to write well in collaboration. Come along as both Verda and BL take the reader on a tremendous journey experiencing the characters' feelings of life, love, loss, drama, and heartbreak. Verda's terrific solo works - The Gift and These Dreams, and B.L.'s wonderful book - Accidental Love, prove that both writers are also equally adept in their individual efforts.
Laura Taylor is a single, neat-nic lesbian with a miserable romantic history who is currently in need of a roommate to help with expenses. Her realtor friend (and resident matchmaker) rents her spare room to Crystal.
Opposites in almost every way, Crystal and Laura learn to understand each other and help each other start to heal with the help of Jenny, Laura's ex and a psychiatrist who specializes in abuse cases.
As with most by B.L.Miller and Verda Foster, solo or as a team, this is a very good book. It is thought-provoking, well-written, and hard to put down.
So now for the first time I've read the published version. There are some changes to the story as scenes were moved around and some, but really only very little things were added. Those changes only serve to make the story better, which I was relieved about.
I can't put my finger on what exactly it is about those characters that makes them so special to me, they just are. The story itself is a very average romance, the writing is ok but nothing remarkable. But oh, those characters... :)
As was stated by another reviewer I would love for the authors to do a story on Jenny. As soon as I was done with this book I wanted to read a sequal to see how Samantha was doing in her recovery and to see how she was growing.