For Better or Worse by Jodi Payne
Torquere Press
Contemporary Lesbian Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Cheryl




Julie's wealthy background has given her the poise and charm to deftly handle any social situation.  Her lover Gail, however, is a little too cheeky and mischievous for most conservative social functions.  Always in trouble, Gail can't seem to help herself.  Normally Gail knows exactly how to make things right, but this holiday season Julie is more sensitive and uptight.  Julie's not-so accepting mother has invited them home for the holidays.  Meeting Julie's family isn't really high on Gail's to-do list, but she loves Julie, and so off to Colorado they go.  Can their relationship survive Christmas and Julie's family?

I must admit I am not a fan of lesbian romances.  Of the few I have tried, I usually hated the characters or the story, and the sex left me dead below the waist.  I never intended to read For Better or Worse, but it was part of a special holiday-themed Single Shot bundle (still available from Torquere Press).  I can't believe that if not for saving a little money, I would have missed out on such a beautiful love story!  Gail and Julie are complete, real characters.  I think I fell a little bit in love with them.  Superbly characterized, they pulled me into their lives.  I loved the simplicity and honesty of their tale. 

Packed with simmering sensuality, witty humor, and real emotion, For Better or Worse is an exquisite story that I can't recommend enough!  Even if you think you don't like lesbian romances, pick up Jodi Payne's For Better or Worse.  It will make a believer out of you!


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