Be My Queen by RayeAnn Carter

Be My Queen by RayeAnn Carter
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (154 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

Lavender doesn’t want a man in her life, not if it means exposing that she’s trans. Fortunately, Diego’s only in LA for a week. She can enjoy the attention without him finding out her secret.

Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. Neither is the jealous housemate determined to ruin everything.

Is there really someone out there for everyone? Some people say there is, but Lavender isn’t so sure this is true.

The chemistry between Lavender and Diego was so sweet and bubbly. At times it felt as though neither one of them had ever had a crush before due to their lighthearted approach to the idea. The author did a good job showing the audience some of the reasons why these people might make a good match. They seemed to have similar personalities and interests, both of which are things I look for when trying to figure out if I think two characters should end up together.

With that being said, their relationship moved far too quickly. I could completely understand why they would feel infatuated with each other, but I had trouble figuring out why they said certain things to one another. The plot takes place over an incredibly short amount of time. Had their interactions been spaced out, these conversations between them and the intensity of their emotions would have made more sense.

There’s something to be said for a well-thought out-ending. I wondered how the author was planning to wrap everything up as I approached the final pages. Ms. Carter knows her characters well, though, and I was pleased with how she approached the last scene in particular. It fit in well with everything else that had happened earlier on in the plot.

I’d recommend Be My Queen to anyone who believes in love at first sight.

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