You're My Kind
Justine Thomas and Maddie Kind met at university and were the couple most likely. Everybody said so. That is, until Maddie left without saying goodbye.
Ten years later the pair are reunited at a friends funeral, and now Justine cant shake Maddie from her life. But why is she back? Why did she disappear? And more...more
'You're my kind' is a second chance romance that starts with a ...more
Let's address the troubled lesbian in the room. You'll need to have the shittiest yet legit excuse/s to leave your partner/gf of 4 years without any explanations and no matter what they are, it is still one of the worst thing to do to someone you claim to love. To the other reviewers, I agree with you.
Let's talk about cancer just for a moment. It's the disease that have taken quite a number ...more
Verdict - Just an ok read for me... ...more
This story is about the second chance at love for Justine and Maddie. I must admit, there is ...more
representation: lesbian mc's, f/f romance, bisexual side characters
there's nothing wrong with clare lydon's writing, i've just found the books i've read by her to be pretty boring. i think i'll listen to the audiobooks instead
I liked the second chance aspect of this. In her London series, there's usually a bit of insta-lust/love (or at least that's what I *think* I remember). So I believed that the characters were great first loves, never really got ...more
Now, I was determined to hate Maddie too, on Justines behalf. But she crept up on me. I wanted to resist her, but ...more
Following Justine as she is catapulted into the doom and gloom of a returning ex, and all the feelings that resurface as a result, Justine has to come to terms with Maddie being back in her life, but will she stay this time?
Clare just makes Justine so relatable in this emotional story as she overcomes heartache, and the realisation of what the future could hold for her. I had my moments of doubt, with Justine, as I connected with her ...more
I enjoyed the theme of this book. Made me tear up a bit at times and reminded me not to take family for granted.
Fuck cancer! ...more
This was lovely even though second chance is probably my least favorite trope. All very charming and English and, well, feel-good, despite the themes of death and grieving.
This wonderful book takes the best vibes from movies like "The Big Chill", mixes it with a fantastic second chance romance, nd adds the finishing layer of sweetness by having so much of the story resolve around cake.
The plot is layered well, with the mystery of Maddie's disappearing act, mentioned in the blurb, revealed gradually, with hints along the way. Meanwhile, the chemistry between the leading ladies is depicted superbly, ...more
The flirting and sensual parts delivered. These parts of the book weren't cheesy like they can in erotica novels, and they were real and honest in a way that I (a lesbian) could relate to.
The combination of mourning and romantic pursuit worked really well. I was tearing ...more
A bit darker tones here in a story about love, life, death and cake. Justine is more than a bit bitter about her ex, Maddie, suddenly turning up to a friends funeral.. and even more so when she finds out Maddie intends to stay and wants to be friends again. Maddie, who ten years previously just up and left without any explanation! The nerve!
Basically it's still a romcom, with ...more
I didn't want to like Maddie, but she really turned around, and by the end, I actually liked her better than Justine, lol. Loved Dean and Gemma too. Dean reminded me of ...more
That trend ...more
If you like books shot through with witty dialogue, 3D characters and ...more