The Color of Love

The Color of Love Literary agent Emily May is in danger of losing everything she s worked for her job her home her friends and the security she provides her older sister back in Singapore all because she doesn t hav

  • Title: The Color of Love
  • Author: Radclyffe
  • ISBN: 9781626397163
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Paperback
  • Literary agent Emily May is in danger of losing everything she s worked for her job, her home, her friends, and the security she provides her older sister back in Singapore all because she doesn t have a green card Racecar enthusiast, high flying, fast living Derian Winfield is called home when the only family member she still cares about falls ill Forced into assuming aLiterary agent Emily May is in danger of losing everything she s worked for her job, her home, her friends, and the security she provides her older sister back in Singapore all because she doesn t have a green card Racecar enthusiast, high flying, fast living Derian Winfield is called home when the only family member she still cares about falls ill Forced into assuming a role in her father s dynasty she s spent years avoiding, Derian needs to rehabilitate her black sheep reputation in a hurry or the agency will likely end up being lost in a takeover Together, she and Emily take on Derian s father and his hatchet woman, and in the process, Derian comes up with a plan to solve both their problems Now she only needs to convince Emily to marry her, a perfectly reasonable solution to all their troubles, or so she thinks She just hadn t counted on falling in love.

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    1. Totally blown away by what i read,unexpected because it was so good from the very first chapter to its ending which i really did to see. You know a book is a hit because of their instant chemistry coming off these pages with the right wording from a great author to go along,plus it takes having some good dialogues,nice supporting cast that blend when necessarily,a little family drama,good steamy sex scenes,great writing,good pacing and editing and a fantastic conclusion to this beautiful storyi [...]

    2. 4 1/2 Stars. When I love an author, like I do Radclyffe, I normally add a warning that I might be a little biased in my review. However, with this book I can't believe it's my bias, this book is just that good.Radclyffe is one of the few authors, that has a large catalog of books, that I can say I've read all her full length books. I've heard a few people mention that her storylines have gotten a little stale. I guess I can see that a little bit, but she is such a brilliant writer, that I still [...]

    3. Rad is back… and what an absolutely fantastic book – I loved it!I started reading The Color of Love at ‘ridiculous-o'clock’ (substitute that with ‘when I should’ve been going to sleep’) and I kept reading into the wee hours of the morning before falling asleep from exhaustion. I got about 3.5 hours sleep before getting up and going to work. It was hard to concentrate on work throughout the day as all I wanted to do was go home and continue reading. Needless to say, when I got home [...]

    4. I've been sitting on my review for a while to let this one settle. Initially I put this down as a 4 star book, but a week later and having read a truly superb book (Poppy Jenkins by Clare Ashton) this book didn't really deserve such a high rating and I dropped it to 3 stars. With hindsight this book is fine, the romance is a little on the instant side (okay it's absolutely love at first sight) and the characters are straight out of Radclyffe's back catalogue. Radclyffe has been writing these typ [...]

    5. I'm completely guilty of judging this book by its cover. One look at it (and the title) and I decided to skip, not even bothering to read the blurb. I maybe stereotyping but the cover model looks more to me like a dolled-up pop star than say, a woman of substance whose story I'd care to read about. I guess that's one of the risks of putting a face on the cover. Anyway, thanks to a little nudge from another reader, I took the plunge and am happy to say, I think I've just read Radclyffe's best rom [...]

    6. The current description for The Color of Love on is outdated and incorrect. Derian is a racing enthusiast not a driver and there is no six month deadline in place. Here is a blurb which matches the book you will want to read. Literary agent Emily May is in danger of losing everything she’s worked for—her job, her home, her friends, and the security she provides her older sister back in Singapore—all because she doesn’t have a green card. Racecar enthusiast, high-flying, fast-living Deri [...]

    7. Yay, good old Radclyffe is back! This is as usual all Rad-formula in action, but with a beautiful touch/feeling of some of her earlier works. All Rad's books are well written -- it is a known fact. She is too experienced, too much of a master of her work, for it to be any other way. But it is another matter entirely whether that well-written book has a soul that creates that special bond with us -- the readers. That special chemistry between the main characters, as well as between them and us. T [...]

    8. DNF. No Stars.I got halfway through this book and put it aside. Two months later and I've yet to return to it. A few reasons. I just couldn't get why the author had Emily come from Singapore, yet have her be Caucasian. Yes, I know there are Caucasians from Singapore. But why not have her be Asian from a predominantly Asian country? There are so few Asian characters in Lesbian fics. If Radclyffe didn't feel comfortable writing an Asian character than have her come from another country.I also got [...]

    9. ARC received from NetGalley in return for a fair review. This is the second Rad book I've read this year that's a standalone, and I find I much prefer them. This one doesn't quite match the synopsis though, judging by that I was expecting a 'The Proposal', marriage of convenience type thing, but that's not what this book is at all, although it does get a mention. I liked both characters, and they do spend a lot of time together, and this time is spent discussing things of substance, they don't j [...]

    10. I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books in exchange for an honest review. This book here is the first book I’ve read by this author. For various reasons I’ve been somewhat, hmm, reluctant to read Radclyffe. One reason is kind of stupid and the other depends on what you (no idea who ‘you’ is) think of series. The stupid reason involves Radclyffe Hall, and how terribly depressing ‘The Well of Loneliness’ is; and no, Radclyffe Hall and Radclyffe, the author [...]

    11. Different setting, same formula but without the depth of character for which Radclyffe is known. Unfortunately, this book didn't quite hit the mark for me. I have read most of the author's other works. I love her "Honor Series". However, with this book, I just didn't feel the connection or the chemistry. Maybe it was the lack of background info on both characters. It was mostly glossed over on both main the mains. This reader just really didn't feel a connection to either Derian or Emily.But in [...]

    12. This is easily the best work of Radclyffe I've read recently. So good news for everyone: Good old Radclyffe is back!

    13. This is a Radclyffe book, so there are certain things that you can expect. Dashing & butch enigmatic player? Check. Strong, intelligent femme in a bind? Check. Well written characters, plot, and dialogue? Yup, all good to go. Radclyffe rarely disappoints with a well-written, HAE romance. I gave her 4 stars because it was a really good book.Now, that being said, I only gave it 4 stars and not my coveted 5 stars because it didn't blow me away. It wasn't 'amazing' like a few of her others have [...]

    14. A pleasant surprise this was!! After loving Rad's books ever since the first one, I gradually became bored with the "same kind of story" all the time. This one was definitely better, especially as they only jumped into bed near the end!!!

    15. Love colors all aspects of this storyThe Color of Love is a romance set in the world of the New York publishing industry. It touches on issues and questions related to our increasingly globalized societies, including immigration.Initially, Derian Winfield and Emily May are a study in contrasts—globetrotting Derian has done everything she could to leave her family in New York behind, while Emily would do anything to stay in New York, but maintains strong connections to her sister, who is in lon [...]

    16. Derian Winfield is the typical bad boi butch. Rich beyond most people’s dreams, rebellious and bored, she spends her life on the Formula One circuit holding parties, smoozing donors and picking up women – women with whom she is unfailingly polite but who mean less than an excellent bottle of scotch.When her beloved aunt, Henrietta, collapses with heart problems, Derian drops everything to go home. She finds Henrietta’s beautiful protégé, Emily May, sat outside her hospital room and a tur [...]

    17. I didn't really connect with the characters so most of the book I felt meh about it. The thing I liked most was the look into the life of a literary agent. Towards the end I started to like the characters a little more and enjoyed how the story ended.Received this book from Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.

    18. Why on earth would you make one of your main characters an immigrant from Singapore, and then describe her as having green eyes, chestnut hair with gold highlights, and pale skin? You have an opportunity to write a character of color (albeit, in a potentially offensive plot), and you choose to code her as white? And then call the book "the color of love?" Admittedly, the title may have nothing to do with the actual story (many of Radclyffe's don't), but it still seems an odd choice. This is othe [...]

    19. I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I have read most of Radclyffe books and I always look forward to her stories. I admit that after reading the blurb I was expecting a different type of story, more in terms of a sham marriage between two women who eventually fall in love. Instead, I found a slow burn romance where the matter of marriage is secondary to the plot and the description of Emily feels more of an American than an immigrant from Singapore. As a [...]

    20. I am a Radclyffe fan. I don't think I haven't enjoyed one of her romance books. I don't know what happened this time but I just struggled to really get into this book. I just didn't feel the chemistry between the two characters. There was no real build up just attraction and then some very minimal resistance that was weak.The story of fighting for the agency I thought needed to have more of a role within the book to give something extra. Again for me the fight was just not really there no angst [...]

    21. After giving up on 4-5 author's books consecutively finally able to read this one. Light and sweet romance with nothing too much going on. It was just perfect for my mood at that time.

    22. At first I rated this a 3 then changed it to two stars. The romance didn't feel real to me, I couldn't feel any type of connection between the main characters. They met then fell in love, I thought HW's diagnosis had more of a build up than the relationship.

    23. Every once in a while I find a book that makes me wonder how short F/F romance would be if people actually managed to communicate on their feelings or what they want out of a budding relationship. Then again I won’t pretend that communication is actually easy— But let’s be honest here, while I feel it is one of the most important building block of any relationship (even friendship!), it’s a pretty hard one to achieve. Needless to say, it’s still a staple of romance in general. Emily Ma [...]

    24. All I need is for the "right person" to come along. If I am patience, she will come. She does not have to be perfect, just right for me.Emily May literary agent, hardworking, caring, focused on self and the well-being of her sister. She is also a loner. As stated by Derian, a woman of substance. Derian Winfield rich, compassionate, player and she is lonely even though she is surrounded by many. Derian has spent all of her adult life chasing fast cars and captivating woman. What engaged me most a [...]

    25. I feel like the romance could be a bit more develop. This is a so-so read for me. There is no critical flaws nor it offered anything exciting to make me give it a higher rating. 3 stars = average. A lot of it have something to do with the story line, and I must say it is very predictable. I am looking for more chemistry between the two main characters. Their development is a bit too fast for my taste. The book doesn't have any kind of element that can make me "get into it". It is the reason why [...]

    26. *ARC provided by Bold Strokes and Netgalley for an honest review*I have always been a fan of Radclyffe's work, especially her earlier works such as the Provincetown and Honor series but I had started to get disenchanted with her work the more I read. I felt that it had become a bit too predictable and I as really tired of the, 'strong stoic butch' and the 'damsel in distress femme', which seemed to become her go to characters but in her more recent works I have seen something new being added whi [...]

    27. The synopsis for this is a tad bit misleading. I had assumed that this would be one of those they pretend to be married for a little bit but eventually fall in love with each other kind of books. It isn’t. The story is about two women from different backgrounds who come together because a close person to them becomes ill and needs help keeping her company afloat while she recovers. Emily works for the Winfield publishing company owned by Derian Winfield’s aunt. The publishing company is part [...]

    28. I'm never disappointed when I read a novel by Radclyffe. I admit that I was led a little astray by the blurb on this novel, it didn't pan out like I thought it would. I was under the impression that they would embark upon marriage early on in the novel and then fall in love, not the other way around so that was a little disappointing. I liked the idea of marrying someone for something like a green card and then falling in love. Perhaps I misread the blurb. Either way it was an enjoyable read.

    29. Derian chose a long time ago not to follow in her families footsteps, she has carved her life in the racecar scene. Spending her time visiting casinos and with beautiful women. A family emergency pulls her back and she is forced to work in a business she had no intention of every taking over. Our other main character Emily is about to have her life turned upside down. With her bosses illness and questions about her status in the US she is forced to face a reality where she may have to return to [...]

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