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Waiting [Kindle Edition]

Q. Kelly
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Caris Ismay, 30, is falling in love with a woman she dares not pursue, and at exactly the wrong time. Caris knew that life after having her baby would be different, especially since her wife did not love her anymore. But Caris never expected post-baby life to be this difficult. Dale, her wife of three years, is in a coma that turns into a vegetative state. Lena, Dale's 29-year-old daughter, is put in the awkward position of revealing Dale's secrets to Caris.

Caris and Lena share a perfect, passionate kiss that they cannot stop thinking about. Plus, they can help each other in ways no one else can. They try to build a friendship, but their growing attraction gets in the way. Can Caris and Lena move past the taboo of their attraction and find their path together?

About the Author

Q. Kelly lives in Virginia, where she is a writer and an editor. She also has a master's degree in deaf education. In her free time, she hikes and savors frappuccinos.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 446 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Ride the Rainbow Books (8 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005U2P1RU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Fact One: I like corny jokes. If you have any good ones, send them my way!

Fact Two: My favorite color is purple, but my writing is gray. Life is not black and white.

Fact Three: I'm weird. I like being weird.

Email me at yllek_q@yahoo.com. I'd love to hear from you.

Check out my blogs at qkelly.wordpress.com and qkelly.blogspot.com.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting eagerly for the next book 1 Nov 2011
By TerryB
Format:Kindle Edition
30 year old Caris Ismay's life is not going according to plan. She has just had a baby and her 56 year old wife, Dale, has had an automobile accident. Dale's coma turns into be a vegetative state. Their marriage was over before the accident, but how can Caris abandon her now?

29 year old Lena Ismay is Dale's daughter from a previous marriage. Lena is the keeper of Dale's huge secret. A secret that she feels Caris has every right to know about, which may shed some light onto Dale's strange behavior before she had the accident.

Lena is hiding a secret of her own, which if revealed may destroy Caris and Lena's budding friendship. Which for Lena means much more than Caris can ever know. Caris herself is also keeping her feelings to herself. It wouldn't be right to allow them to surface, would it?

The day arrives when Caris and Lena can't fight the growing attraction between them and they kiss passionately. Will Caris and Lena throw caution to the wind to pursue their attraction and what may possibly be true love? Will the fact that Caris is Lena's stepmother, although there is only a years difference in their ages, get in the way? Will love overcome tragedy?

This is Q Kelly's third book. It's a truly excellent, hard hitting, gritty read. Like the other two books by Q Kelly, I couldn't put this down.

Q Kelly covers controversial topics that many authors would fear to write about. She writes with sensitivity, caring and understanding that shows in her works. It is quite obvious that Q Kelly has done a lot of extensive research into the topics covered in this book. The notes at the back of the book give a very good insight into Dale's condition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and engaging 27 Mar 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
The subject matter - a woman and her stepdaughter falling in love - might put some people off, which is a shame and this is a really well-written and engaging book. This isn't a conventional romance, but a story about two people who make a connection during a traumatic time in their lives and realise that they want to fight for each other.

Kelly has a great ability to bring her characters to life as genuine human beings, full of all the wonders and flaws that make up any person. Caris, Lena, their family and their story felt real to me, and it felt almost sad to leave them at the end of the book.

There are a lot of issues dealt with in the book and it's not simple and straightforward, but neither is life, and that's what the author has captured here. I look forward to reading more of her work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really! 18 Jun 2012
By D. Spini - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What was the editor thinking! Although the writing was good - no misspellings and grammatical use was good - this is book full of Jerry Springer like issues. It is too much, and really just too weird.

When you take the points one by one:
Mother who realizes she is a man in a woman's body.
Suicide
StepMother and Stepdaughter having casual sex
End of life care for someone.
Step Mother and Step Daughter brining up baby of StepMother and Mother.
Pregnancy for all the wrong reasons
Adoption
Having a relationship with the children sent for adoption

I can only say.... Really!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading 4 Nov 2011
By Mary Anne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This was the second book I read by the author and I'm on my way to reading her third.
This was not your typical lesbian romance. This is more a story of family drama where the main characters happen to be lesbians. Their sexuality is not the hook that this story hangs on. Rather it is the past familial relationships that shape the difficulties they may face if they allow their attraction to blossom.
The main characters of Caris and Lena are drawn into a romantic/sexual relationship despite their best intentions and almost in spite of themselves.
I think that if you take a chance you will not be disappointed in the time you spend with these women and their family.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waiting eagerly for the next book 1 Nov 2011
By TerryB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
30 year old Caris Ismay's life is not going according to plan. She has just had a baby and her 56 year old wife, Dale, has had an automobile accident. Dale's coma turns into be a vegetative state. Their marriage was over before the accident, but how can Caris abandon her now?

29 year old Lena Ismay is Dale's daughter from a previous marriage. Lena is the keeper of Dale's huge secret. A secret that she feels Caris has every right to know about, which may shed some light onto Dale's strange behavior before she had the accident.

Lena is hiding a secret of her own, which if revealed may destroy Caris and Lena's budding friendship. Which for Lena means much more than Caris can ever know. Caris herself is also keeping her feelings to herself. It wouldn't be right to allow them to surface, would it?

The day arrives when Caris and Lena can't fight the growing attraction between them and they kiss passionately. Will Caris and Lena throw caution to the wind to pursue their attraction and what may possibly be true love? Will the fact that Caris is Lena's stepmother, although there is only a years difference in their ages, get in the way? Will love overcome tragedy?

This is Q Kelly's third book. It's a truly excellent, hard hitting, gritty read. Like the other two books by Q Kelly, I couldn't put this down.

Q Kelly covers controversial topics that many authors would fear to write about. She writes with sensitivity, caring and understanding that shows in her works. It is quite obvious that Q Kelly has done a lot of extensive research into the topics covered in this book. The notes at the back of the book give a very good insight into Dale's condition.
I love the characters Caris and Lena, they are well described so that the reader can feel an affinity with them. The rest of the characters each have their own parts to play in moving the story along.

I eagerly await the fourth book by Q Kelly. Each of her books is totally different from the last. What will be next?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooray for the underdog! 9 Jan 2012
By Sharon - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I must say that this is a different type of book than most of the ones I've read, but I'm very excited about it! It's also interesting in the fact that this book involves transgenders, which is something that I've never read before. I find myself constantly "rooting" for Caris because she really believes in love, but her wife, Dale, has realized for some time that she is a man in a woman's body. She forgets one important thing though, she doesn't have the guts to tell Caris! The interesting "mix" is when Lena (Dale's daughter by a previous marriage, another man who realizes that she is in a woman's body) has had feelings for Caris ever since Dale married Caris. It's really much easier to read than to try and write about it and I would recommend it to anyone. There is also just enough comedy thrown in (i.e. Caris saying, "I feel like a cow with udders!") to keep you thoroughly entertained. Good writing by Q. Kelly.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Let's Talk About the Elephant in the Room 1 July 2012
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Not an edge-of-your-seat type book. But then maybe the title gives that away? So what were we waiting for? I think it is the time when we will stand up for ourselves, and then each other. How deep will the commitment go once we know the true selves? What if we find ourselves in a place of unknowing anything, or at least where others think we know nothing?

Coma, Trans, procreation, love. All words, topics pursued in this book. Q. Kelly is good at researching and delving deep into touchy, scary subjects while creating real characters with real emotions and needs.

Some books go into the emotions of the elephant in the room, though in this case not many books tell the story from the trans man in the coma who was last seen as Mom. But in this case we see how all the people in his world adjust to first his being in a coma and how he got there. Then as they learn more they try to adjust their lives according to their new knowledge. Including the pronouns that may seem insignificant but make those of us who have had to train our mouths to speak of our friend who was female and now is male, feel like fools. Our eyes may accept the male now before us, but pronouns fight us continually.

Q. Kelly does the pronoun dance well as her characters learn to embrace their new information, all the while, in this case, being unsure if they are speaking of someone alive or dead, and waiting to see how that will play out.

Erotica does play a part in the ensuing romance but it is, just that, a part of the love growing in the story. That is why I didn't include it in my tags/shelves. It is so small an issue that if that sort of thing upsets you, you can blink and it is gone.

I think this is a good book to bring up subject that people should talk about as we all grow and become the people we want to be, or should be.
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