Meet Me in Madrid
An LGBTQ Romance
by Verity Lowell
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Pub Date 26 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 25 Nov 2021
HARLEQUIN - Carina Press, Carina Adores
In this sexy, sophisticated romantic comedy, two women juggle romance and career across continents.
Charlotte Hilaire has a love-hate relationship with her work as a museum courier. On the one hand, it takes her around the world. On the other, her plan to become a professor is veering dangerously off track.
Yet once in a while, maybe every third trip or so, the job goes delightfully sideways…
When a blizzard strands Charlotte in Spain for a few extra days and she’s left with glorious free time on her hands, the only question is: Dare she invite her grad school crush for an after-dinner drink on a snowy night?
Accomplished, take-no-prisoners art historian Adrianna Coates has built an enviable career since Charlotte saw her last. She’s brilliant. Sophisticated. Impressive as hell and strikingly beautiful.
Hospitable, too, as she absolutely insists Charlotte spend the night on her pullout sofa as the storm rages on.
One night becomes three and three nights become a hot and adventurous long-distance relationship when Charlotte returns to the States. But when Adrianna plots her next career move just as Charlotte finally opens a door in academia, distance may not be the only thing that keeps them apart.
Carina Adores is home to romantic love stories where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.
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Average rating from 71 members
What a truly lovely romance between two Black women in academia! Adriana and Charlotte were so vividly written as was the difficulties of being an academic (especially a Black woman academic), having a long distance relationship, and trying to find a career path in a crowded as well as racist, homophobic, and misogynistic field. That makes it all seem less fun than this book is but I include all of that as context for how rare it is to see queer women of color in romance novels and this one is wonderful. The story and characters are compelling, the sex is hot and plentiful, and the settings are so vividly rendered you can feel the heat coming off the streets of Madrid and the cold of the dirty slush in New Haven.
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