Saturday, December 5, 2015

A Clueless Woman by T.B. Markinson (A Woman Lost, #0)

A Clueless Woman
by T.B. Markinson

My rating: 4 stars

Series: A Woman Lost - Book 0
Publication Date: November 24, 2015
Publisher: T. B. Markinson
Genre: Romance | Lesbian Fiction
Print Length: 195 pages
Available from: Amazon


Graduate student Lizzie Petrie feels more comfortable around books than people. Although an expert in the Hitler Youth, she’s a novice in love. Her former lesbian lover is blackmailing her, and not even those closest to Lizzie know the full story of their abusive relationship.

When visiting high school English teacher Sarah crosses Lizzie’s path at the campus, their attraction is instant, but not without complications. As they start to spend more time together, suspicions arise from both women in this sexy piece of LGBT fiction.

Plenty of good-natured teasing takes place between lovers as well as between PhD students in this lesbian contemporary romance. No relationship path ever runs smoothly, and oftentimes, those who can’t keep their mouth shut hasten necessary confrontation.

Lizzie finds herself buried in a mess of lies in this romantic comedy. The harder she tries to keep Sarah and the rest of her friends from finding out the truth about her first girlfriend, the more endearingly clueless she becomes.  


A Clueless Woman by T.B. Markinson (A Woman Lost, #0)

A Clueless Woman (A Woman Lost, #0)You think you know a character after reading about them for a while. What about the events that made them the person/character you’ve met? T.B. Markinson has created a backstory for Lizzie, the main character in her novels, A Woman Lost and A Woman Ignored. Lizzie is a brilliant woman, books smart, educated and a secret trust fund baby. To meet her, one might think she uses too much starch in her undergarments, but as she opens up, ever so slowly, what is revealed is a woman damaged by family, romance and her sexual preferences. Now we are taken back to see a younger Lizzie, a more timid Lizzie, a Lizzie who was abused by her lover, both mentally and physically and finally financially.

When Lizzie finds Sarah, a Bohemian-type woman who is a free spirit, open about her lifestyle and drop dead gorgeous, once again, she takes a chance on love. Will Sarah be the life raft that saves Lizzie from drowning in her own insecurities or does Sarah have her own secrets that she doesn’t share?

Welcome back to the world of T.B. Markinson’s creation that feels real, draws on emotions and has some humor at points that one is not sure whether to chuckle at or cry. Ms. Markinson’s ability to add attitude and believability through her dialogue is amazing. More explicit than the previous “Woman” novels, the depth of feeling and the freeing of Lizzie from her self-imposed emotional prison is detailed and well-documented. A cast of wonderful, vile and quirky characters round out this tale as Lizzie one again, takes a chance on love, and possibly learning to accept herself.

I received this copy from T.B. Markinson in exchange for my honest review.


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