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Fight Fire with Fire

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Frannie Thorpe is on the verge of getting everything she ever wanted, crowned by securing an exhibition of the work of late queer photographer Rian Sampson--until her funding is put in jeopardy by a would-be senator with an eye on slashing public funding for "pornography."

Ashley Patterson, Sampson's muse and erstwhile indie music darling, steps in to help close the fundi
Kindle Edition, 75 pages
Published September 21st 2018
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K.J. Charles
Satisfying f/f novella about a museum curator organising a photography exhibition and the musician who was the photographer's muse. They get together when a philistine Republican bigot attempts to make political capital out of funding for a queer exhibition. It's very much about how the personal is political, touching on family rejection and the obstacles for trans people in getting healthcare, grief and defiance and survival and the power of organising. Which is a lot for a novella, but works h ...more
Skye Kilaen
Satisfyingly political F/F romance novella about a museum curator and a musician, centered around a conservative group boycotting an exhibit of a deceased queer photographer's work. Frannie Thorpe took a professional risk bringing the exhibit to her museum, but she couldn't pass up the chance to bring Rian Sampson's work to her community. Ashley Patterson, Sampson's muse, hasn't fully dealt with her grief over her friend/partner's death, but she knows she needs to help save the exhibition after ...more
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was awesome. Great little novella and perspective on queer anger and pain that comes with the prejudice against gender non conformity.
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella, ff-romance
This was an interesting f/f novella that managed to create interesting and well developed characters as well as a politically charged setting in barely 70 pages.

The only thing I think it lacked was true chemistry between the main characters, or better said, I think their attraction was very valid and understandable, I just couldn't feel the (spoilers, maybe) more romantic aspect of it since they were together for such a brief time.

It was still well written and kept me engaged and it was wonder
Helen Kord
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh this novella was beautiful. This story is angry at the society that mistreats minorities, supportive towards contemporary art and undestands exactly how important art is, and how it can be used as a big middle finger to everyone who wants us to disappear.

I loved how grief was handled, and how it was shown that even years later, Ashley was punishing herself and running away instead of dealing with her grief and it was beautiful, even if it made me cry in public, repeatedly.

The romance was swoo
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
She is about to have her biggest break when her funding is cut she to a man not liking the porno part of the exhibition. Another comes to help and she is in for a shock. It is a woman and there is a connection between them. What will she do? See where it will go

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, lgbt
2.5 stars.

A novella full of good intent and passion. The love story didn't particularly compel me, but both of the characters are interestingly-written and their personalities are shining off the page.
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Sionna Fox is an author of sweet/hot HEAs, die-hard romance fan, and lover of things nerdy and twee. She drinks too much coffee, has a minor issue with washi tape and planner stickers, and tagging her in anything involving llamas, foxes, or women in suits is a surefire way to her heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her very patient husband and very put-upon dog.

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