Uncommon Romance

Uncommon Romance

by Jove Belle

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BN ID: 2940148314486
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, Inc
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,015,733
File size: 406 KB

About the Author

Jove Belle was born and raised against a backdrop of orchards and potato fields. The youngest of four children, she was raised in a conservative, Christian home and began asking why at a very young age, much to the consternation of her mother and grandmother. At the customary age of eighteen, she fled southern Idaho in pursuit of broader minds and fewer traffic jams involving the local livestock. The road didn’t end in Portland, Oregon, but there were many confusing freeway interchanges that a girl from the sticks was ill-prepared to deal with. As a result, she has lived in the Portland metro area for over fifteen years and still can’t figure out how she manages to spend so much time in traffic when there’s not a stray sheep or cow in sight.
She lives with her partner of twelve years. Between them they share three children, two dogs, two cats, two mortgage payments, one sedan, and one requisite dyke pickup truck. One day she hopes to live in a house that doesn’t generate a never ending honey-do list.

Incidentally, she never stopped asking why, but did expand her arsenal of questions to include who, what, when, where and, most important of all, how. In those questions, a story is born.

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Uncommon Romance 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Jove Belle's “Uncommon Romance” is a collection of three F/F short stories. Each of the three stories is super sexy in it's own way. Story #1, “Raw Silk,” has a delightful F/F/F three-way. I'm not usually a fan of open marriage stories, but I liked this one. Story #2, “On Her Knees,” was really close to home for me. I think we've all had that one crush that made us miserable yet we wanted them anyway. Story #3, “Hollis,” has a harder edge to it, with some hot dominant/submissive nookie. I loved it!
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
When you buy this book you will find three novellas by the same author all involving sex and relationships between females. While each story has their own twist and plots, the general theme I felt was taking risks and going for what you want. In each story the scenes and characters are well developed and the stories read smoothly. What I liked most about this book was you could read each story as a standalone during a break from work, life or on a short trip. The first story is titled Raw Silk. We have June and Ash happily married but it was clear Ash hasn’t always been confident in this relationship. Ash is an artist who stays at home and works while June is in the business community. During a meeting that she was invited to she meets the new client Kat who is instantly attracted to June. After a few rejected advances on Kat’s part, June talks to Ash about the situation. Ash suggests that June invite Kat home with her for a night of fun to prove to June that she has matured and now knows that as long as she has June’s love she is good. The emotions and thoughts of June were very heavy in this story as she battles her attraction to Kat but values her marriage to Ash. It was nice to see how much control June was giving to Ash in order for her to feel secure in this arrangement. The second story is On Her Knees where we have Abby and Simone. They have a horrid history in high school where Abby really hurt Simone. At a party where Abby was pretending to be her best friend’s girlfriend because he isn’t ready to come out that he is gay, she sees Simone and remembers the feelings she still has for the other woman. Simone is clearly not over her feelings about Abby. We get a chance to watch Simone with her therapist trying to figure out how she feels about Abby. Gavin, Abby’s best friend decides that these two deserve to have a chance and steps in. This story takes us on the journey of the two rediscovering each other and offering/accepting the forgiveness that is long overdue. What Abby realizes is that Simone is not the same shy girl. She has become an experienced sexual being who is willing to teach Abby a few new tricks. The final novella in this book is called Hollis. Jude is going to the FBI training session as a detective and comes across the trainer Hollis. Jude doesn’t know when to shut up and behave till Hollis takes her and uses her BDSM training to make Jude realize she is more of a willing submissive than she thought. This was by far the hottest of the three stories I felt but it also held the most emotion for me. As we watch the two professional law enforcement women strike out as more than just women, we see their strength in every aspect of their lives. Even Jude shows strength in her submission and I really enjoyed that in this story. As I said, if you are looking for long running plots you won’t find that here, but this book does give you three sets of women, all different in their own ways but they each now how to use their bodies to express what words won’t express. I look forward to reading more from this author in the near future. *Copy provided for review* Reviewed by Tbird for Crystal's Many Reviewers
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
This book contains three fast paced short stories full of hot steamy sex. Each story deals with a same sex relationship, with erotic sex scenes of domination and submission but also very loving moments between a married couple. Although F/F bondage is not my usual genre to read, I found these stories interesting and informative. Received copy for review.
QKelly More than 1 year ago
A disclaimer: I don’t really read erotica. However, Jove Belle is a great writer, so when she asked me to review “Uncommon Romance,” I was enthusiastic. And I certainly was not disappointed. “Uncommon Romance” contains three novellas: “Raw Silk,” “On Her Knees” and “Hollis.” My favorite is “On Her Knees,” perhaps because, for me, it strikes the perfect balance between romance, plot and erotica. There is still plenty of raw and graphic sex (and the novella is no doubt erotica), but also the novella has a very sweet, romantic and suspenseful undertone that is not present as much in the other two novellas. In “On Her Knees,” the big question is whether the leads, Simone and Abby, who crushed on each other in high school but couldn’t admit it, can find a future together ten years later. (See an excerpt below this review.) In “Raw Silk,” the leads are a married couple very much in love with each other, so there isn’t, for me, much suspense in the story, even after they bring in a third person for some fun. “Raw Silk” skews more on the side of pure erotica—definitely a great thing for many people! ;) In “Hollis,” the leads, a FBI instructor and a detective at the instructor’s training camp, agree to a BDSM relationship early on, and there’s really no question until very late in the story about whether they have any desire for their relationship to progress past three weeks of fun. That being said, the plots and characterization of “Raw Silk” and “Hollis,” while perhaps not as suspenseful as “On Her Knees,” will still appeal to many people. I in particular enjoyed the BDSM aspect to “Hollis.” Threesomes (as in “Raw Silk”) are fairly common, but BDSM is something I have not read much about, so I really enjoyed learning more on the subject. I fully recommend this collection, and let me tell you one thing. Jove Belle knows how to write sex. She keeps it fresh in scene after scene. Very few methods and techniques are repeated, whether within a story or across all three novellas (off the top of my head, I can name only one notable sex act that was somewhat repeated and even then it was written differently enough both times).
AMANDA_BRAT69 More than 1 year ago
This book had some good parts I just kept skimming more than I read.  If you want a quick read try this book