Cara Malone

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Hi, I'm Cara.

I write lesbian fiction with drama, depth and plenty of heat, including the bestselling Lakeside Hospital medical romance series and Rainbow Award honorable mention The Rules of Love.

My books are for you if you're a fan of contemporary romance, if you love strong women who aren't afraid to also be vulnerable, and if you like a little heat with your love stories.

I also really love to talk to my readers, so don't be shy! You can find me on Twitter or Facebook @CaraMaloneBooks

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Cara Malone I still haven't gotten around to Patricia Highsmith's classic, "The Price of Salt," so that one's on the list. I also can't wait to dig into Jea…moreI still haven't gotten around to Patricia Highsmith's classic, "The Price of Salt," so that one's on the list. I also can't wait to dig into Jea Hawkins' Ashland Witches series and Clare Lydon's A Girl Called London.(less)
Cara Malone I would have loved to book club this novel... I have so many thoughts and feelings about this book.

The style was definitely interesting - I was so…more
I would have loved to book club this novel... I have so many thoughts and feelings about this book.

The style was definitely interesting - I was so confused by the nightmarish quality of the opening chapter in the department store, until I did a little digging into Highsmith's other works and discovered that this book is the exception rather than the rule when it comes to her genre and style preferences. I enjoyed the Kerouac-meets-Lovecraft vibe, but on the other hand I must confess I also found it tedious at times - I like the beat generation but I also sometimes wish they wouldn't meander as much as they do!

As for the story and the ending, again, mixed feelings. I can't discount the historical significance of a happy ending for Carol and Therese, but I also can't help thinking that their relationship is probably not going to be the most healthy thing in the world. Carol has so much on her plate throughout this story, and Therese is just discovering who she is. Neither of those point to a solid foundation on which to build a relationship, but I guess we can extrapolate out to a time when Carol's demons are slain and Therese is confident in her identity, and the two of them are happy together.

Thanks for asking, Sophie :)(less)
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