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Out on the Sound (The Adventures of Decky and Charlie #1)

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If you like a good story with laughter, tears and suspense then this is the book for you. In her late thirties, Decky Bradshaw was set for life. She had an incredibly lucky life up to this point, excluding the brief marriage to her son's father. She had a great job, plenty of money and a very comfortable existence. Decky figured if someone ever came along that tickled her ...more
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Published August 22nd 2010 by Blue Crab Publishing (first published August 2010)
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R.E. Bradshaw
Dec 02, 2010 R.E. Bradshaw rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: lesbian
I think this is my favorite, because it was my first, but I really do think this book has some funny scenes and heart thumping drama to boot. It is a book about lesbians coming together late in life, but it is so much more. Charlie and Decky deal with the highs of a new love affair and the lows of what happens to them after Decky's mother finds out. Lizzie, the mom, is a source of many laughs and quite a few gasps of disbelief. I just read it again. I laughed and cried. I am proud of this book.
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Sunny
Feb 24, 2013 Sunny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was really happy to see that this author now has an editor and has re-released some of her early books. The book was MUCH easier to read without all the typos and extra commas. I really liked the first half of the book, but then it sort of went off track for me. The characters became too over-the-top which made the whole story less believable to me. Although, I would love to see Decky's house!
Charlie Avocado
Mar 08, 2017 Charlie Avocado rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lez-be-honest
Refreshingly different in tone and storytelling. Yeah, it requires suspension of some reality, but don't most books? Loved it.
Kristen
Jun 20, 2014 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ncc-books
At thirty-seven, Decky Bradshaw has had a pretty tranquil life. Decky has a job doing what she loves, which has paid so well that she is living more than comfortably, and she's in great health. All of this changes with a single touch on the softball field, from Charlie Warren, the new math teacher in town. Decky would have never thought that her someone special would end up being a woman. From their first meeting the two become inseparable and Decky soon finds out how mean a small town can be an ...more
Ruth
Jul 03, 2012 Ruth rated it really liked it
Decky, successful author meets Charlie at a soft ball game. Charlie has just moved to the area to teach mathematics at the local university.

Decky has never been in love with woman before and Charlie has just left a 10 year lesbian relationship. Are either of them ready to commit to a relationship ?

Will they survive the stress of Charlie’s ex lover and Decky’s mum ?

This first published book from Rebecca Bradshaw already shows her mastery of characterisation and
setting. What starts off as a stra
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Darlene
Apr 19, 2011 Darlene rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Yvensong
Recommended to Darlene by: One of my womyn's groups.
The cover of the book drew me in. Water, the beach. That would have done it alone, but having read Waking Gray, R.E. Bradshaw is a new favorite author. So I had to see. Murder and mayhem, family, and love found unexpectantly, bigotry and court trials makes this a non-stop read. I can hardly wait to read others by/with Decky.
JoAnn
Nov 03, 2014 JoAnn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-it
This was a great read of a thirty something woman who finds herself in a dilemma about her heart. It comes as quite a surprise and it is a story of how she deals with her heart and her feelings! Great read!
Jeanne
Sep 25, 2012 Jeanne rated it it was amazing
This was laugh out loud fun and filled with romance and suspense. You couldn't help liking every character in this book.
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How did a girl from the Outer Banks of North Carolina end up writing contemporary women's fiction in Oklahoma? Well, there has to be a woman involved. Bradshaw began her writing career in 2010, after leaving Theatre and teaching. Since then, her novels ranging from the popular romance, Waking Up Gray, to the Lambda Literary Award Finalists, thriller Rainey Nights and mystery Molly: House on Fire, ...more
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