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Bella Key

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  75 Ratings  ·  26 Reviews
Maddie Jacobs must be crazy. At least that’s what her mother thinks. Professionally, she’s confident and secure; personally, she’s a hot mess. Not even a marriage proposal from a man who adores her can quell her search for something more.

In need of an escape, Maddie flees to Key West’s most southern island, Bella Key, to rest and recharge at Casa Bonita. She almost gives u
ebook, 75 pages
Published April 30th 2013 by Evernight Publishing
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Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Today's review is on Bella Key by Scarlet Chastain

Though I'm not really a girl on girl type of chick, the voyeur in me won out, and I have to say that I was a bit turned on by Bella Key.

I have always been a firm believer in the fact that the written word trumps TV, movies, and video's. For instance, watching porn may turn you on but it leaves nothing to the imagination.

When I read a book all of my senses come into play. I can smell the ocean, I can hear the rain, I can feel the caress, and I ca
Alex is The Romance Fox
I have never been a huge lover of short stories/novellas. They tend to leave me wanting something more….

Saying that, I have been reading some good short stories lately at the recommendations from some of my GR friends. My interest perked up when I saw that it was a f/f erotic romance –it’s pretty hard finding great books in that genre……

I liked the synopsis and I was looking forward to start reading.
Bella Key – great title - is a well-written, fun, sweet, quick and easy to read f/f romance story.
djdavis~*Sivad*Sex Pocket
A special thanks to Scarlet Chastain for providing this book in return for an honest review
Rating: **** 4 out of 5 stars
Read more of this review and others @The Book Wranglers

This is the first book I've read by Scarlet Chastain and the first F/F I've read. I know, I know you all are probably thinking how am I just reading a F/F especially if all I read is 'all things romance'.
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Okay, so you got me. I have to say that this hot little read was just really good. If you're looking for a quick romanc
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, f-f-stories
Rating: 4 of 5 stars (Excellent)


A very romantic story of a woman who took a detour while returning from a business trip to “get away from it all” and her hostess at the bed and breakfast at which she stayed. Maddie needed to not only relax after her business trip, she was also troubled by her questioning of her own desires and identity. Sunny is the hostess and gives a wonderful history of Bella Key.

During the stay, Sunny and Maddie discover their true feelings for each other and engage
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Serendipity rescues one harried public relations whiz when she cannot re-schedule her flight from Miami back home. One “sign” leads to another “portent” and she finds herself taking an unexpected holiday in Bella Key of the Florida Keys. I could feel myself unwinding right alongside our harried whiz and that is just the beginning. It was easy and delightful to become enveloped within this wonderfully friendly, secretly seductive, and magically transforming small piece of paradise.

Madison, Maddie
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
As if my husband didn’t already think I had lesbian tendencies! Oh boy. I read this and was like, Oh shit, I’m so lesbian right now. Lesbianist, (a Kait & I saying for Let’s be honest) I’ve always been someone who can appreciate the female body. Face it - no matter what, as women we are beautiful, mysterious, and powerful creatures.

As much as I enjoyed this novella/short story I have to say that I really wish it were longer. I knew going into this that it was a short story, but this could de
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotic-romance, f-f
From the first line I was swept away by this sweet story. The characters are charming and the setting will make you believe you're on vacation too. Maddie wants to get away and have a real vacation. Instead of waiting to plan something, she takes a detour on her way home from a business trip. From there, the story will simply romance you.

The sexual tension is sweet and exciting and the side characters are entertaining. I was completely charmed by Maddie and Sunny's story and I felt the vulnerabi
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was another wonderful story. I am now a Scarlet Chastain fan for sure! I love her writing style and how she describes the characters and the scene. I could see the characters in my head and I feel like I would know that house if I was driving by. My only complaint is that I now have to wait for this awesome author to write more stories.
Jul 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
A tiny bit of Lesfic candy. Just what I needed with coffee this morning!
Liz F
May 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Evie at In Love With Romance

Review copy courtesy of the publisher

I'm trying to figure out how to write this review and can I tell you that it ain't easy? I'm giving this one 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed it. A lot. Does that mean I'm "into" women?? Just kidding! Let me give you some details and then I'll tell you why this was a great book!

First off, two warnings. 1.) This is a F/F erotic romance. Not a single penis in sight. And holy crap, it's really pretty hot! 2.) This is also a no
May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
When Maddie decides to do something very unlike her and skip her flight back home from a business trip and instead take time off of work and go on a vacation on the fly to Bella Key, she never knew it would change her life forever. Maddie loves her job, but she is running away from her personal problems of a mother who keeps reminding her of her "biological clock" and a man who would love nothing more than to marry her but she feels nothing for. When she finds Sunny's Bed and Breakfast, which lo ...more
This is such cute, well-written and erotic story and it gave me the warm fuzzies all over. You know when you meet someone and you immediately feel so comfortable that none of the usual first meeting guarding comes up? You feel very relaxed and as if whatever you do or say will be fine, you can be yourself? This is the kind of relationship that Maddie and Sunny have. I loved it!

The whole set up on how these two women meet and why Maddie would be there was totally believable and didn’t feel contr
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Okay so on the recommendation of this wonderful author I read Bella Key after I read Little Black Dress. Little Black Dress was a great book introduction book and Bella Key was a little more detailed. Overall it was still a great book. When we first meet Maddie she's very consumed in her work. But you can see she's crashing and burning. Running from a man who wants to marry her, her mother thinks she's crazy and she's sort of lost. So she decides to take a mini vacation away from everything and ...more
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
*Short Story - 46 pages*


This one follows the awakening of romance book rep, Maddie Jacobs, who has been running from commitment (with her boyfriend)... but finds something solid in a woman she meets while vacationing in Bella Key, Florida. That woman runs a beachside Bed and Breakfast where Maddie stays alone with her. It's instant, u-haul love after a day or two.... after sharing fish and a frat boy fantasy masturbation scene. How else do hot femmy chicks hook up?!

One mark of a good st
gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
Click Here to read this review and a guest post from the author: Why she writes F/F Romance "For Women, About Women".

A quick, easy, and breezy read, Bella Key is a warm, sexy, emotional, and heartfelt romance. When Maddie takes a quickie vacation to Bella Key, she has no idea that her life is about to change forever, and her secret fantasies are about to come true.

Chastain does a beautiful job of creating the chemistry between two women. There’s an easy friendship and connection, tinged with ple
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
I really enjoyed this story. It is a great read about a woman who is at a sort of crossroads in her life. Needing to make changes but not sure what direction to take. I think we can all relate to that. I wish all my spur of the moment decisions turned out as well as they did for Maddie. There is plenty packed into this wonderful short story. I really felt like we got a sense of who the characters were and of course the setting played a big part. This taste of the ongoing party-like atmosphere of ...more
synopsis: maddie finishes her business earlier than she had thought, so she took a mini-vacation. she decides to stay at a b&b, but when she gets there, it's closed because the a/c isn't working. maddie asks to use the bathroom, and ends up staying there, even without the a/c. she's running away from the "perfect" guy, who she isn't attracted to at all. sunny, the proprietess of the b&b, is very attractive to her. maddie fights her attraction, and even leaves after acting on the attracti ...more
Buffy Kennedy
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was really fun. The friendship and chemistry between Maddie and Sunny is adorable and even the secondary character Jules was just a hoot. Besides the characters, the writing alone was great with a wonderful balance of storyline to romance. It’s a short read, and yet we still get a sense of who the characters are, what they’re about, and feel the sparks blossom between our two leading ladies.

I will say I would have liked to see a little more of the closure on a few things in Maddie’s life t
Buffy Kennedy
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was really fun. The friendship and chemistry between Maddie and Sunny is adorable and even the secondary character Jules was just a hoot. Besides the characters, the writing alone was great with a wonderful balance of storyline to romance. It 19s a short read, and yet we still get a sense of who the characters are, what they 19re about, and feel the sparks blossom between our two leading ladies.

I will say I would have liked to see a little more of the closure on a few things in Maddie 19s
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbt, romance, e-books, erotica
First let’s be clear this is a novella and approximately 75 pages in length. The positive side of that is that it’s a nice easy read that can be completed during a lunch break, or two. The downside, you might be left wanting more. Typically I am not a huge fan of erotica but the sex scenes in this story are very well written and didn’t feel forced.

Then there is the quirky yet likable character of Sunny who brings out the adventurous side of Maddie while essentially reminding her that what happe
A.R. Von
May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
A short very sweet f/f original erotic romance that left me wanting more in the very best of ways. Bella Key is a very realistic and classily written erotic romance that’s a definite must read for all fans of the genre.

The pressure is on for Maddie. It always is. Between work, her personal life and her mother’s constant reminders of life and the ticking clock. She needs a break! Being spontaneous and just going for it she decides on a mini vacation where she meets Sunny. The sweet and sexy B&
May 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ff-romance
Bella Key is a beautifully written story; Maddie decides she needs a vacation and heads to Bella Key where she meets Sunny.

The main characters were interesting and engaging, once the two met I was on edge waiting to see how things would play out. For a short story the flow was steady and made me want more.
Desiree Gorman -  A Love Affair With Books
Very sweet and endearing short story with a f/f story line.
Beth Stone
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: f-f
Steamy, but predictable... not the best writing either... but still, steamy...
Aug 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Short read and not the best writing, but better than a lot of the f/f out there. Really felt that the Sunny character saying "chica" so much was ridiculous to the point of eye-rolling when I read it.
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May 03, 2013 marked it as to-read
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A Sexy New F/F Romance From Scarlet Chastain And Evernight Publishing 1 6 May 08, 2013 08:52AM  
Scarlet Chastain is the semi-secret pseudonym of a multi-published, best selling author of sensual erotic romance. Scarlet's focus is female-centric sizzling stories written about women, for women.

She lives in the suburban shadows of New York City but her heart belongs to the beaches of Key West. Scarlet can usually be found in her favorite chair of her newly acquired writing cave.

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