Ava should be living her dream as the drummer for Escaping Indigo. The problem is, she’s secretly in love with her bandmate, Tuck. But he’s fallen for someone else. Being a drummer is still the best, but for Ava, every day is also a reminder of what she can’t have.
With her grandmother moving into assisted living, Ava figures it’s a good time to head home and help out. And if it lets her get some distance from Tuck and his girlfriend, all the better. But Ava hasn’t visited her family in years, and home isn’t really home anymore. Instead, it’s the place she’s been running from, full of memories of everything her parents wanted for her—and everything she didn’t want for herself.
But on the airplane, Ava meets Cara, and the two women feel an immediate connection. And when they bump into each other a second time, it seems like fate. Cara offers Ava something she’s never had—someone to love who loves her back. But to be with Cara, Ava may have to change her whole life around, and that’s something she’s not sure she’s ready for.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
To be honest, I haven’t read many F/F romances. However, I read the first book in this series, Escaping Indigo, and was intrigued to see how the series continued. Skin Hunger follows Escaping Indigo drummer, as she returns home to help pack up her grandmother’s house and help her grandmother move to a nursing home. On her flight home, Ava sits next to and connects with Cara. Despite her attraction to Cara, Ava has been in love with one of her bandmates, Tuck, forever. While this book is partly about Ava getting over Tuck and falling for Cara, a majority of the book is focused on her relationship with her family. She and her family have grown apart, due to her parent’s inability to accept lifestyle decisions Ava made. Her return home is a second-chance for her family. Also, Ava while helping pack her grandmother’s house, becomes closer to her grandmother through packing up her books. Skin Hunger is a short book and with so much of it focused on Ava’s family, the developing relationship between Ava and Cara falls to the wayside. Both Ava and Cara are hesitant to form a relationship and are dealing with issues from their past. However, Ava is able to let go of her romantic love for Tuck and recognize that she was using it to hold back from finding anything serious. While Ava and Cara do get together, their story feels unfinished by the end of the book. They live on different coasts and the result of maintaining a long distance relationship isn’t addressed in an epilogue or anything. Rather their relationship and story is left open ended at the end of the book. Despite this, I felt this was a realistic read and I do want to continue Eli Lang’s series. Also, I’m intrigued enough to want to read more F/F romances.