First thing, Katia Rose writes such beautiful stories. It’s not only the characters that captivate you, it’s the way she writes these stories. It feels personal and you also feel like you know these characters so deeply. And this soft sapphic romance was exactly what the doctor ordered for my slow week.
The premise of the book hooked me with promises of two academic Black queer women who find each other many years since their last interaction and fall in love. Plus, with Madrid as a backdrop, I was really eager to dive into this.
Skye writes LGBTQIA+ characters with great finesse and she ensures that their stories are told in the most real and honest ways possible. You can feel their struggles and their fight while on the journey to being comfortable with themselves, to accepting who they are at every step of the way.
This is my first Annabeth Albert book and I adored it so much! I didn’t expect to get attached to these characters, but once I started reading, I was sucked into Jasper and Milo’s life so hard that I couldn’t put the book down.
Stumbling across Katia Rose on Instagram might be the best thing I’ve done this year. Because not only did I discover her entire backlist is brilliant, I learned that she’s got a full length queer story featuring lacrosse players coming out this month.