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Pride and the Stranger


Loved it! 😍

This is the second book in the Pride trilogy and yet another excellent addition to the LGBTQ+ genre of fiction.

Pride and the Stranger, by TJ Dallas, is the second book in the Pride trilogy and yet another excellent addition to the LGBTQ+ genre of fiction.

This book deepens the relationships between the characters in new and exciting ways. Lara and Zoe’s relationship is growing as they become more comfortable with each other, and the readers are treated to more shenanigans featuring the Seven Deadly Sins. After an explosive situation occurs during a weekend in Brighton, many of these characters will never be the same again. The stakes are higher than they ever have been before!

I knew when I was going into this second installment that I was going to love it, but I didn’t realize just how much until I dove in and by that time I was hooked. As I mentioned in the review of the first book, one of my favorite aspects of this book is the fact that it isn’t just merely one genre. It is queer erotica, yes, but it is also paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and literary fiction. The characters are well fleshed out and multi-faceted, and I was just as eager to read more about their growth and experiences as I was to read the sex scenes. The writing and pacing were both outstanding. I could not put this one down!

As a bisexual woman, there are many times I long to read books featuring female/female relationships and have a hard time locating ones that are well written and enjoyable. While there are not nearly as many as I would like to see, T.J. Dallas and the Pride trilogy give me hope that well-written LGBTQ+ stories are on the up and up and that we will be seeing more and more books like this in the near future. As with the first book in the trilogy, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun lesbian romp of a story. The story is fantastic, the characters fully realized, even more so here than in the first one, and the sex is steamy and exciting. I am anxiously awaiting the third book!

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I am a librarian and a voracious reader with a never ending appetite for books! I read a variety of different genres, though my favorites are fantasy, LGBT fiction, science fiction, and YA. Last year I read over 350 books and there is nothing I love more than reading books and talking about them!

Prologue: Althea

About the author

TJ Dallas is a UK author. Qualified in bartending and mixology, TJ has managed various pubs and nightclubs through the years. When she’s not working, she’s reading lesbian fiction or writing her own. view profile

Published on September 12, 2020

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100000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Worked with a Reedsy professional 🏆

Genre: LGBTQ Fiction

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